The Department of Mechanical Engineering in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS) at Stony Brook University is seeking candidates for the position of Department Chair. The successful candidate is expected to have an outstanding and internationally recognized record of scholarly and technical achievement, a strong commitment to engineering education, and effective leadership, management and interpersonal skills. Candidates must be able to articulate a vision for the future growth of the Department.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering currently has more than 400 undergraduate students, 180 graduate students, and 24 tenured/tenure track faculty. The Department is also home to the newly created program in Civil Engineering. The Department is undergoing unprecedented growth as a result of SUNY 2020, an initiative at Stony Brook University aimed at hiring an additional 267 faculty members campus-wide, over five years.
Stony Brook University hosts many highly ranked graduate research programs and 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, including those employed at Stony Brook Medicine, Suffolk County's only academic medical center and tertiary care provider. The University is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and co-manager of nearby Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), a multidisciplinary research laboratory supporting world class scientific programs utilizing state-of-the-art facilities. Stony Brook is the largest institutional scientific user of BNL facilities. As such, many opportunities exist for collaborative research, and in some cases, joint appointments can be arranged.
Required Qualifications: Candidates must have an earned doctorate in Mechanical Engineering or related field and be qualified for a tenured position at the rank of full professor within the department. Candidates must have demonstrated evidence of excellence in education and a strong record of scholarly work and externally funded research. Candidates should have strong communication skills and a demonstrated record of leadership, management, and ability to successfully work with industry partners.
Desired Qualifications: Candidates should have a record of scholarly achievement in one or more of the areas supported by the department - mechanical design, advanced manufacturing, robotics and control, thermo-fluids, engineering mechanics, and composite materials. Appreciation of and experience in interdisciplinary education and research is desirable. Candidates should support faculty development and promote a diverse faculty, staff, and student body.
Application Deadline: This position will remain open until filled. Applications will be reviewed starting December 10, 2013. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter describing their technical qualifications, research and teaching background, leadership style, and their vision for the department; a curriculum vitae; and contact information for at least four professional references. Electronic submission via Academic jobs online highly preferred.
Coastal Zone Engineering and Management Cluster Hiring
|Descriptive Title: Civil Engineering - Ports and Harbors||REF#: F-8175-13-09|
|Budget Title: Assistant Professor||Faculty Position|
|Department: SoMAS, Geosciences, Sustainability Studies, Civil Engineering||Campus: Stony Brook West Campus/HSC|
|Salary: Commensurate with Experience|
Required Qualifications: Doctoral degree in Civil Engineering or related discipline with a coastal emphasis. Research experience in waterways, ports and harbors, resilient infrastructure, coastal and/or environmental remediation or ecosystem restoration. Demonstrated outstanding research strength; a strong disciplinary background; and strong experimental and/or theoretical skills.
Preferred Qualifications: Professional Engineer. Publication record in civil engineering ports and harbors. Graduate and/or undergraduate teaching. Research experience in ports and harbors. Professional experience on the U.S. East Coast. A professional engineer's license, or the potential to obtain one.
Responsibilities & Requirements: The Coastal Zone Engineering and Management is part of an exciting new initiative, undertaken as part of SUNY 2020, to hire 100 faculty members over the next five years to expand teaching and research in emerging fields of study that cut across traditional boundaries of academic disciplines. These interdisciplinary faculty cluster hires are aimed at addressing society's most vexing challenges that require a broad understanding of ocean processes and human interaction with the sea. Special emphasis would be directed towards the important societal issues of the region, such as transportation, offshore renewable energy, water quality, and our ability to monitor and simulate the ocean’s properties and functioning as well as the consequences of societal choices. The positions are designated for faculty members whose research and teaching interests are interdisciplinary. The goals of this initiative are to strategically place Stony Brook University on the emerging frontiers of research and knowledge and to enhance our ability to shape new fields of discovery, learning and engagement.
As part of a new interdisciplinary initiative in Coastal Zone Management and Engineering, Stony Brook University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of Civil Engineering, with a specialization in ports and harbors. Candidates are expected to have expertise in one or more aspects related to the design and operation of ports and harbors, including navigation, waterways and hydrography; security, resilience and sustainability; port and harbor infrastructure; and/or environmental remediation and ecosystem restoration.
This position is part of an interdisciplinary faculty cluster aimed at addressing some of society's most vexing challenges in the coastal zone through collaboration of natural scientists, social scientists and engineers. Successful candidates would be expected to develop an independent, internationally recognized research program, supervise student research and teach courses related to their field.
For further details please visit: http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/clusterhires/index.html.
Special Notes: This is a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level, however, exceptional candidates at the Associate or Full Professor level will also be considered. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA.Anticipated start date: Fall 2014. **Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.
Application Procedure: Applicants should complete the Academic Jobs Online application process online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/3306. The complete dossier should include a cover letter, CV, statements of research and teaching insterests and a list of four professional references. Electronic submission of materials is highly preferred.
Alternatively, materials may be sent to:
Search Committee Chair
Coastal Zone Management and Engineering Cluster Search (8175)
250 Heavy Engineering
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-2300
Home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, Stony Brook University 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, including those employed at Stony Brook University Medical Center, Suffolk County's only academic medical center. The University is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and co-manager of nearby Brookhaven National Laboratory, a multidisciplinary research laboratory supporting world class scientific programs utilizing state-of-the-art facilities such as the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, the National Synchrotron Light Source, and the Center for Functional Nanomaterials. Stony Brook is a partner in managing the Laboratory for the Department of Energy, and is the largest institutional scientific user of BNL facilities. As such, many opportunities exist for collaborative research, and in some cases, joint appointments can be arranged.
Stony Brook University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minority, and individuals with disabilities are
encouraged to apply.