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Subject: [Job] E&E Chair, Stony Brook University, USA
From: Chris Harrod <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Scientific forum on fish and fisheries <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Wed, 21 Aug 2013 00:46:22 +0100

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CHAIR- Department of Ecology and Evolution

Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, United States

The Department of Ecology and Evolution at Stony Brook University is seeking an individual with an outstanding academic background in any field of ecology or evolutionary biology to serve as the Department Chair.  The successful candidate should have internationally recognized research credentials, a track record of extramurally funded research, demonstrated commitment to excellence in research and teaching, and proven leadership skills in an academic environment.  Applicants should present a compelling vision to guiding the future trajectory of the Department, and capitalizing on the new initiatives put forward by the Department and University.  The successful candidate will teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses according to their area of expertise.

The Department is a dynamic and growing department in a Tier I, AAU university offering competitive teaching loads and startups.  Information about department faculty and our strong graduate training program is available at <>* **edu/ee/*.  Areas of strength in our program include population genetics, conservation ecology, molecular evolution and phylogenetics, evolutionary genomics, species interactions, invasion ecology, biogeography, mathematical ecology, and marine and freshwater ecology. The Department has recently benefited from new University initiatives that include faculty hiring in a new cross-departmental human evolution major, and active involvement in a number of campus-wide multi disciplinary cluster hires.  SUNY 2020 has reinvigorated Stony Brook University with increasing resources and a drive for academic excellence.  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.  Stony Brook University Medical Center is Suffolk County's only academic medical center and tertiary care provider.  Collaborations are also possible with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories.  The campus is close to marine and terrestrial research sites, including 50,000 acres of legally protected pine barrens and woodlands.  While in the New York metropolitan area, Stony Brook is located on the north shore of eastern Long Island, NY, with access to farmlands, vineyards, miles of beaches, and convenient access to the cultural resources of New York City.

Applicants must hold a PhD in Ecology, Evolution, Statistics or related field, and have demonstrated excellence in research and leadership.
Applications are due September 30, 2013. Applicants should complete the Academic Jobs application process online at  The application process consists of: 1) State employment application<$FILE/HRSF0113.pdf>,
2) cover letter detailing administrative leadership experiences and philosophy, 3) research and teaching experience, 4) resume, and 5) the names and contact details of three academic referees for recommendation.  *Electronic submission via academicjobsonline is strongly preferred.*

Alternatively, applicants may submit the application materials by mail
to:  Douglas Futuyma, Chair of Search Committee, c/o Donna DiGiovanni, Assistant to Chair, Department of Ecology and Evolution, Life Sciences Building, Room 650, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-5245, For a full position description, application procedures, and to apply online, visit

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