JOE - February 2013

Stony Brook University
Interdisciplinary Faculty Cluster Hiring Initiative
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Interdisciplinary Faculty Cluster Hiring Initiative
Section: 1 -- US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Stony Brook, NY, USA
JEL Classification: A -- General Economics and Teaching
Salary Range: DOE

JOE ID Number: 201302_398475

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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 1,039-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 Hospital is Suffolk County's only academic medical center and tertiary care provider. Many opportunities exist for collaborative research, and in some cases, joint appointments with BNL or with departments within the school of Medicine.

Interdisciplinary Faculty Cluster Hiring Initiative:
The positions of Smart Energy Technologies (SET) are part of an exciting new initiative, undertaken as part of NY SUNY 2020, to hire 100 faculty members over the next five years to rejuvenate the intellectual capital of Stony Brook University and expand teaching and research in emerging fields of study that cut across traditional boundaries of academic disciplines. The interdisciplinary faculty cluster hires are aimed at addressing society's most vexing challenges through the collaboration of natural, life and social sciences; technology; medicine; humanities; policy; business; and the arts. The positions are designated for faculty members whose research and teaching interests are interdisciplinary. The goals of this initiative are to place Stony Brook University strategically on the emerging frontiers of research and knowledge and to enhance our ability to shape new fields of discovery, learning and engagement.

Cluster Hires in Smart Energy Technologies (SET)
The SET cluster addresses the broad range of challenges of modern power generation, transmission, distribution, delivery and consumption, especially computational and smart grid issues. The challenges span distributed networking and distributed systems, cyber security, modeling of power grids, all the way to business and economic aspects of grid systems. The cluster will leverage Stony Brook's existing DoE Smart Grid Demonstration Project (jointly with LIPA and Farmingdale State College) and involving the Advanced Energy Center (AERTC), Center of Excellence in Wireless Information Technology (CEWIT) and BNL. Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Technology and Society, Mechanical Engineering and the College of Business have been all brought together to build a world-class research and development (R&D) program in smart energy technologies. At Stony Brook, the R&D results can easily be transitioned to industry through the New York State Smart Grid Consortium (NYSSGC) and Stony Brook's incubators.

Details Pertaining to Specific Positions:
During the next three years, the SET cluster will recruit faculty at all levels whose research interests span a range of topics related to smart energy technologies: business and economics aspects of grid systems; consumer, commercial and industrial energy user technologies; green computing; grid cyber-security; power engineering; energy efficient electronics and opto-electronics, smart grid networking; smart energy generation and distribution; smart energy management and control systems; and smart energy modeling and simulation. Academic appointments for cluster faculty will be based on their areas of research, may span the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the College of Business, and may include one or more of the following departments: Applied Math & Statistics, Business, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Technology and Society, as well as BNL.

Currently we seek two tenure-track faculty members to begin in Fall 2013. Exceptionally qualified junior or senior candidates in all areas of SET are invited to apply. The successful candidates would join other engineers, computer scientists, applied mathematicians and economists in creating new knowledge for effective smart grid management and security.

* SET seeks a candidate in the following areas: cyber security, distributed networking and green computing; experience with electrical grid systems is preferred. This candidate will be a member of the SET cluster and have an appointment in the Department of Computer Science and possibly other departments. Candidates must have a PhD in computer science, electrical and computer engineering, operations research or a commensurate degree in a related field.

* SET also seeks an economist with a research focus on energy economy; experience with dynamic pricing, electricity market design/regulation, or electrical grid systems is preferred. This candidate will be a member of the SET cluster, and have an appointment in the College of Business and possibly other departments. Candidates must have a PhD in Business, Economics or a commensurate degree in a related field.

Application Procedures:
Applicants should apply online at Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. Alternatively submit a State employment application, cover letter, a resume and names of three references to: Kathryn Germana, SET Search, Department of computer science, Computer Science Building, Room 2434, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-4400. For a full position description or application procedures, visit (Ref. #F-7670-12-12). Stony Brook University/SUNY is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.
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