Assistant Professor

Location
Stony Brook, NY
Posted
Oct 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Campus Description: Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff. SBU is a comprehensive research-intensive university and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which includes 34 public universities among its 62 members. SBU consists of 12 schools and colleges and a teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art healthcare in the Long Island region. SBU also manages and performs joint research with Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast, and shares doctoral programs with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a world-renowned molecular biology institute. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the Pollock-Krasner House in East Hampton, New York, the Humanities Institute, and the Southampton Arts Program, and with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, SBU sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

Budget Title: Same as above

REF#: F-9828-17-10

Department: Ecology and Evolution: VERTEBRATE EVOLUTION AND ITS ENVIROMENTAL CONTEXT

Salary: Commensurate with Experience

Faculty Position

Campus: Stony Brook West Campus/HSC

Required Qualifications: Doctoral degree in ecology, evolution, or a field closely related to the subject of the search.


Preferred Qualifications: Postdoctoral training in a field closely related to the subject of the search.



Responsibilities & Requirements: As part of a university-wide initiative involving the Turkana Basin Institute, the Department of Ecology and Evolution at Stony Brook University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor whose research concerns vertebrate evolution and/or its ecological and climatological context. Areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to, phylogenetics, comparative vertebrate morphology, vertebrate paleontology, paleoecology, and paleo-community ecology.

This position is one of five faculty lines being created across campus for researchers whose interests intersect with the goals and resources of the Turkana Basin Institute. 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, while taking advantage of Stony Brook's unique relationship with the Turkana Basin Institute and related programs across campus. The Turkana Basin is a premier site for the discovery and understanding of hominid and vertebrate evolution and the ecological and climatological context of these processes. Candidates need not at present have a research program in the Turkana Basin.

We seek a candidate who will be an effective teacher in undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of ecology and evolution, and who will develop programs that will enhance the department's tradition of interdisciplinary research. Details of the department's areas of research emphasis and current facilities may be found at http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/ecoevo/.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in ecology and evolution or closely related field at the time of appointment; preference will be given to those with related post-doctoral experience. The successful candidate must also have the clear potential to establish an internationally recognized, externally funded research program that would include mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students.

The successful candidate will teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, generate external funding to support their research, perform research, mentor undergraduate and graduate students, participate in departmental and university committees, and perform service to support the Department of Ecology and Evolution and the Turkana Basin Institute.



Special Notes: This is a tenure track position. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Internal and external search to occur simultaneously. Anticipated Start Date : Fall 2018.

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The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.



Application Procedure: Those interested in this position should submit a State Employment Application , cover letter, resume/CV, statement of research interests, and a statement of teaching interests through Academic Jobs Online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/10164 . Applicants should request three letters of recommendation to be submitted on their behalf to Academic Jobs Online. For confidentiality, applicants should not submit the letters of reference themselves.

Email: ecoevo_tbi_search@stonybrook.edu
Jeffrey Levinton
Distinguished Professor
Department of Ecology and Evolution
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-5245

Applications are due on December 1st, 2017. Questions should be directed to the chair of the Search Committee, Prof. Jeffrey Levinton, at jeffrey.levinton@stonybrook.edu

Applications for this position must be received, as specified in the Application Procedure Section, no later than 5:00 PM Eastern Time on 12/01/2017 , unless specifically noted otherwise in the Special Notes Section.
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Posting Date: 10/12/2017

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