Assistant Professor, Marine Conservation Ecology (Tenure-Track)

Location: West Campus
Deadline: Jan 05, 2024 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time


The School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) at Stony Brook University invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in marine conservation ecology to begin as early as Fall 2024. SoMAS is a multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary environment, with opportunities for collaborations within the School to advance its research mission. We are particularly interested in candidates who have a strong potential to collaborate with other faculty and staff across disciplines within SoMAS, and who will establish and sustain a vigorous independent externally funded research program in the broad area of marine conservation ecology. Successful candidates are expected to teach and mentor students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The candidate will be expected to actively participate in the M.A. in Marine Conservation and Policy Masters of Arts Program and contribute to other departmental and university service, including contributions to promoting equity, inclusion, and diversity. All candidates must have a Ph.D. in ecology, conservation ecology, marine sciences or a closely related discipline and have demonstrated excellence in research and a strong commitment to teaching. The position will be filled at the Assistant Professor level. This is a tenure-track position, with an initial three-year, renewable appointment.

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. SBU is the lead organization for the management of the New York Climate Exchange. 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. The School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) is the State University of New York's center for marine and atmospheric research, education, and public service. It is also the home of the university's Sustainability Studies Program. Approximately 800 graduate and undergraduate students currently work and study at SoMAS. The SoMAS Faculty are internationally known for their leadership in research in atmospheric sciences, in all the major disciplines of oceanography - biological, chemical, geological, and physical - and in sustainability studies.


Required Qualifications: Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in ecology, conservation ecology, marine science, or closely related discipline, in hand no later than August 31, 2024. Demonstrated excellence in research related to conservation ecology or closely related topics, and a compelling agenda for future research. Strong commitment to teaching.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in teaching undergraduate or graduate courses in conservation ecology or closely related topics. Experience with course and curriculum development. Experience mentoring undergraduate and/or graduate students. Experience obtaining and managing external research funding. Experience and interest in working in multi-disciplinary or trans-disciplinary environments. Potential for collaboration within the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences and with others across the SBU campus to advance its research mission.

Application Instructions

To apply, visit Complete applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, contact information for at least three (3) professional references, and separate statements of: i) current and proposed research, ii) teaching and outreach philosophy, interests, and previous experiences (e.g., courses, activities); and iii) statement of your experience with and contribution to a diverse, inclusive, and equitable work and professional environment. These statements should not be more than two pages each. Applications should be received by January 5, 2024 for best consideration, although applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Stony Brook University is committed to excellence in diversity and the creation of an inclusive learning, and working environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information,veteran status and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

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