FILLED – The Simons Center for Geometry and Physics Seeks a Deputy Director

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, 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. Many opportunities exist for collaborative research,
and in some cases, joint appointments with BNL or with Medical School departments.

Stony Brook University’s 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 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.

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. The full position posting can be viewed here.

Candidates are required to have:
i. A Ph.D. in Mathematics or Theoretical Physics or a related field.
ii. A proven research record.
iii. Demonstrated administrative experience in a scientific context.

Preference will be given to candidates with:
i. A record of significant academic leadership and achievement at, or above, Department
Chairperson level or equivalent (3 years).
ii. Experience in building public and/or private partnerships.
iii. Experience in securing and/or administering external funding.
iv. Experience in strategic planning, program assessment and/or accreditation.
v. Evidence of working effectively with constituents.

To apply, applicants should complete the application process online at
The application process consists of: 1) standard cover sheet, 2) cover letter, 3) curriculum vita,
4) publication list, 5) research statement, and 6) three reference letters. Electronic references are
preferred, but the SCGP will accept letters via postal mail.

Alternative format may be used to submit your cover letter, C.V., publication list, research statement, and
three reference letters to: The Appointments Committee, Deputy Director Search, 414 Simons Center for
Geometry and Physics, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-3636.

The SCGP and Stony Brook University are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers. Women, people of color, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are especially encouraged to apply.