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Assistant/Associate Professor - Plant Community Ecologist

The Department of Ecology and Evolution at Stony Brook University invites applications for a faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the area of plant community ecology as part of a university-wide focus on resilient coastal communities and critical infrastructure. We seek an established scholar with at least four years of independent research experience and an active research program focused on the interaction of plants with their environment. In this context, this faculty member would collaborate with faculty in the Department of Geosciences and in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences.

We seek a candidate with the potential to augment or build upon one or more of the Department of Ecology and Evolution’s current research strengths, develop initiatives that will enhance the department’s tradition of interdisciplinary research, and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of community ecology and plant diversity. Long Island includes over 100,000 acres of protected pine barrens and over 300 miles of shoreline. Our campus has a 14,000 sq ft. greenhouse building containing 15 individually controlled rooms and 10 growth chambers. The Flax Pond Research Laboratory contains a smaller greenhouse with access to running seawater. Details of the department’s areas of research emphasis and current facilities may be found at

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in ecology, evolution, or a related field at the time of appointment with at least four years of independent research experience and an externally-funded research program. The successful candidate must have the clear potential to establish an internationally recognized research program relevant to Long Island watersheds and mentorship of graduate and undergraduate students.

Review of applications will start on November 15, 2021; applications will continue to be accepted until December 15, 2021. Applications must be submitted through Interfolio at Applications must include a cover letter, CV, research, teaching, and diversity statements, current and recent grant support, and the names and contact information of three references. The research statement should clearly address the potential to build collaborations in the pure or applied aspects of nutrient cycling in coastal watersheds and environmental remediation. Applications should be addressed to Search Committee, Department of Ecology and Evolution, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, 11794-5245, USA. Questions should be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Prof. Heather Lynch (