Stony Brook University: Tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position in computational geophysics

The Department of Geosciences at Stony Brook University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position in computational geophysics. We seek a candidate with the potential to carry out a program of research that complements one or more of the Department’s current and traditional research strengths in geodynamics, seismology, and mineral physics, and who will be an effective teacher in undergraduate and graduate courses. Details of the department’s areas of research emphasis can be found at:


The successful candidate must have the following required qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. in the geosciences or closely related field at the time of appointment
  • Clear potential to establish an internationally recognized, externally funded research program that would include mentoring a diverse body of graduate and undergraduate students
  • A demonstrated commitment to excellence in inclusive teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Application Instructions

Applications should include a cover letter, CV, research and teaching statements and the names and contact information of three references. All application materials must be submitted online at the website: Apply - Interfolio. For technical support, please visit Interfolio’s Support Site ( or reach out to their Scholar Service Team at or (877) 997-8807.

Questions about the position should be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Prof. William Holt (

About Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University, one of four research-intensive campuses within the State University of New York (SUNY) system, is widely regarded as its flagship. The University embraces its mission to provide comprehensive undergraduate, graduate, and professional education of the highest quality, and its rankings bear that out. It’s included among the top 1% of universities in the world by the 2018 QS World University Rankings and among the top 40 public universities by U.S.News & World Report’s 2020 Best Colleges rankings. It is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, composed of the top 62 research institutions in North America. As Long Island’s largest single-site employer, Stony Brook has nearly 15,000 full- and part-time employees, including over 2,700 faculty. It enrolled roughly 26,800 students in fall 2019 — 17,900 undergraduate and 8,900 graduate students — and offers more than 200 majors, minors, and combined-degree programs. The Department of Athletics supports 18 Division I varsity intercollegiate athletic programs that compete at the highest level within the NCAA. Located approximately 60 miles east of Manhattan on Long Island’s beautiful North Shore, Stony Brook is situated on 1,454 wooded acres, encompassing 13 schools and colleges; a Research and Development Park; world-class athletics facilities, including an 8,300-seat stadium and a 4,000-seat arena; and Stony Brook Medicine, Long Island’s premier academic medical center. Also part of the University is a teaching and research campus in Southampton, New York, which offers graduate arts programs and is the site of the Marine Sciences Center. In addition, Stony Brook has a role in running and performing joint research with Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the PollockKrasner House in East Hampton, NY, and the Humanities Institute, with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, Stony Brook sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

Lianxing Wen
Professor of Geophysics
Department of Geosciences
State University of New York at Stony Brook
Stony Brook, NY 11794, USA