Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, Stony Brook University

Position ID:SBU-SCGP-DD [#1183]
Position Title: Deputy Director
Position Location:Stony Brook, New York 11794-3651, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Administrative / Geometry
High Energy Physics / Theoretical Particle Physics
Cosmology/Particle Astrophysics
Physics / HEP-Lattice (hep-lat), Theoretical Physics, HEP-Phenomenology (hep-ph), GR-Cosmology (gr-qc), Theoretical Particle Physics, HEP-Theory (hep-th)
Appl Deadline: finished (posted 2011/10/14, finished 2012/08/02, listed until 2012/09/01)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

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, including those employed at Stony Brook University Medical Center, 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. Many opportunities exist for collaborative research, and in some cases, joint appointments can be arranged. The Simons Center for Geometry and Physics is an endowed research think-tank devoted to furthering fundamental knowledge in geometry and theoretical physics; especially knowledge at the interface of these two disciplines.

The Simons Center for Geometry and Physics at Stony Brook University is searching for a Deputy Director. The Center sponsors programs and workshops in Mathematics and Theoretical Physics and brings researchers from around the world to the Center for periods of one week to one year. The role of the Deputy Director is to oversee the visitor programs and workshops from the initial fashioning of proposals and the decisions of which proposals to fund, to working with the organizers as they put the program together and select participants, to reviewing and evaluating the programs after they are over. The Deputy Director will work closely with the Director, the Chief Administrative Officer of the Center, and the staff responsible for supporting the visiting activities. The Deputy Director is expected to spend half time doing research in mathematics or physics.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Mathematics, Theoretical Physics or a related field. Demonstrated administrative experience in a scientific context and a proven research record.

Preferred Qualifications: Record of significant academic leadership and achievement at, or above, Department Chairperson level or equivalent (3 years). Experience in building public and/or private partnerships. Experience in securing and/or administering external funding. Experience in strategic planning, program assessment and/or accreditation. Evidence of working effectively with constituents.

The position is for a fixed term, which is normally two to three years but is possibly longer; the term is negotiable. The expected start date is September 1, 2012. Full position details can be found at

To apply, applicants should complete the Academic Jobs Online application process at The application process consists of: 1) State Faculty Employment Application, 2) Standard Cover Sheet, 3) cover letter, 4) CV, 5) publication list, 6) research statement, and 7) three reference letters. Electronic references are preferred, but the Department will accept letters via postal mail.

Alternative format may be used to submit your State Faculty Employment Application, cover letter, C.V., publication list, research statement, and three reference letters to: The Appointments Committee, Deputy Director Search, Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-3636.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, people of color, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are especially encouraged to apply.

Application Materials Required:
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And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Simons Center for Geometry and Physics
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3636

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