Coastal Groundwater Hydrologist

Friday, October 4, 2013
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Coastal Groundwater Hydrologist
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Stony Brook University
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Coastal Groundwater Hydrologist


As part of a new interdisciplinary initiative in Coastal Zone Management and Engineering, Stony Brook University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position for a groundwater hydrologist with a particular focus on coastal aquifers. The position is expected to be filled at the Assistant Professor level; however, exceptional candidates at the Associate or Full Professor level will also be considered. Candidates are expected to have expertise in one or more aspects related to the island groundwater hydrogeology, submarine groundwater discharge, evaluation of groundwater resources, contaminant transport, and/or the contribution of nutrients and pollutants from coastal aquifers to wetlands and the marine environment.

These positions are 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 through external funding, supervise student research and teach courses related to their field. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in a relevant field by the beginning of the appointment. Applicants must have demonstrated: (1) outstanding research strength; (2) a strong disciplinary background; and (3) strong experimental and/or theoretical skills.

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. 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 University (SBU), is surrounded by water and adjacent to one of the most densely populated urban centers and active ports in the world, Stony Brook University is ideally positioned to become a world leader in research and education related to the sustainable management and development of natural resources in coastal zone systems. Stony Brook University has a strong reputation in research aimed at understanding coastal systems and how their functions are impacted by human activities. Many opportunities exist for collaborative research, and in some cases, joint appointments with BNL.

Application review will begin on 1 November 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Electronic submission of materials is highly preferred. For further details, please visit:

Special Notes: It is expected that the position will be filled at the Assistant Professor level; however, exceptional candidates at the Associate or Full Professor level will also be considered. The position is expected to begin September 2014.


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For a full position description and/or application procedures, visit (Ref. # F-8173-13-09.) 

Stony Brook University/SUNY is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

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