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Empire Innovation Professor

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Additional Supporting Documentation can be used to submit any additional information that the applicant feels is relevant to the position. The University at Buffalo is the largest and most comprehensive university in The State University of New York (SUNY) system, with about 20,000 undergraduates, 10,000 graduate students, and 1600 full-time faculty. Buffalo is located in New York State's second-largest metropolitan area, known for its friendly residents, world-class cultural institutions, and international flavor. RENEW faculty are located on the UB North and South Campuses, in or adjacent to suburban Amherst, an area that combines outstanding public schools and services with a surprisingly low cost-of-living. Downtown Buffalo, with eclectic neighborhoods, the Lake Erie waterfront, and vast cultural resources, is 15 minutes away by car. The awe-inspiring Niagara Falls is also just 20 minutes away. The University at Buffalo is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer/Recruiter. Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov.

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Empire Innovation Professor
Posting Number F1700054
Employer State
Appointment Term Term
Position Type UUP Faculty

Posting Detail Information

Position Summary

The Institute on Research and Education in Energy, Environment and Water (RENEW) at the University at Buffalo (UB) aims to advance Energy, Water and Environmental Sustainability as a foundation for a regenerative economy through interdisciplinary research cutting across UB’s academic organizations. The institute’s interdisciplinary focus – involving the faculties of the School of Architecture and Planning, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Law School, School of Management, School of Public Health and Health Professions and the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences – is designed to foster new collaborations and innovative ideas. The initiative taps the leadership and vision of deans and faculty at these seven schools and colleges. The institute engages over 100 faculty in these seven schools and aims to hire 19 additional faculty in the next several years. Further details can be found in www.buffalo.edu/renew.

The Institute has established five research and educational focus areas that crosscut Energy, Environment, & Water: (1) Next-Generation Materials and Technologies for Energy, Environment & Water Sustainability; (2) Sustainable Urban Environments; (3) Freshwater Coastal Ecosystems and Blue Economy; (4) Environmental Exposures, Genomes and Health; and (5) Climate Change & Socio-Economic Impacts. Each of these highly interdisciplinary focus areas have active participation of faculty from many schools and colleges. Details of each of these focus areas and the interdisciplinary positioning of the RENEW Institute can be found on the RENEW website – http://www.buffalo.edu/renew/research/renew-focus-areas.html.

The Institute is seeking to fill three senior Empire Innovation Professor (EIP) faculty positions at the Associate or Full Professor level, across the Energy, Environment and Water areas. The senior faculty are expected to be established global-leaders in their respective interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary areas with a demonstrated track-record of obtaining significant external funding and a reputation of established international leadership in their scientific areas. Applicants will have a shared interest in the integrated and interdisciplinary space and positioning of the RENEW Institute. Their research will intersect the RENEW focus areas listed above and is expected to make a profound impact to these areas cross-cutting renewable energy, clean environment and water. We will also be interested in considering senior candidates that have a strong background at the intersection of Food, Energy and Water and/or Food, Energy, Environment and Water.

Applicants must have a creative vision for original research and will be expected to establish an externally funded and internationally recognized research program. Successful applicants will have an established reputation world-wide, a stellar publication record, would have received major national/international awards and will be an elected Fellow of several professional societies. They are expected to mentor junior faculty, mentor and supervise postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and teach undergraduate and graduate classes. They are expected to lead large interdisciplinary, multi-investigator grant proposals to various federal and state agencies. Possible faculty appointments will be in the appropriate departments comprising the seven schools and colleges which are part of the RENEW institute.

This position was originally posted as Posting Number 1700059.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. with significant work experience. All candidates must have a proven record or strong drive toward team research, a strong record of research publication, the ability to attract funding, along with a demonstrated commitment to effective teaching. Applicants should submit a CV, statement of research plans and vision and elaborate on how their research intersects the RENEW focus areas, preferred departmental affiliation(s) within the seven schools and colleges participating in RENEW Institute, a statement of teaching plans, and names of at least three references via the UBJobs system. Review of applications will begin February 15, 2017 and will continue until the positions are filled. For additional information, please email Director RENEW and Empire Innovation Professor Amit Goyal at renew@buffalo.edu.

Preferred Qualifications
Physical Demands
FTE 1.00
Campus As Assigned
Special Instructions to Applicants

Additional Supporting Documentation can be used to submit any additional information that the applicant feels is relevant to the position.

The University at Buffalo is the largest and most comprehensive university in The State University of New York (SUNY) system, with about 20,000 undergraduates, 10,000 graduate students, and 1600 full-time faculty. Buffalo is located in New York State’s second-largest metropolitan area, known for its friendly residents, world-class cultural institutions, and international flavor. RENEW faculty are located on the UB North and South Campuses, in or adjacent to suburban Amherst, an area that combines outstanding public schools and services with a surprisingly low cost-of-living. Downtown Buffalo, with eclectic neighborhoods, the Lake Erie waterfront, and vast cultural resources, is 15 minutes away by car. The awe-inspiring Niagara Falls is also just 20 minutes away.
The University at Buffalo is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer/Recruiter.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov.

Additional Information

Contact Information

Contact's Name Dr. Amit Goyal
Contact's Title
Contact's Email renew@buffalo.edu
Contact's Phone 716-645-5900

Posting Dates

Posted 01/17/2017
Deadline for Applicants Open Until Filled
Date to be filled

Reference Letters

Number of Reference Letters Required 3
Reference Cutoff Date
Instructions to Applicant

By providing the names and e-mail addresses of my references, I hereby authorize either Human Resources or the applicable hiring department to contact my references via e-mail to request a reference letter on my behalf.

Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Statement
  4. Research Statement
  5. Contact Information for References
Optional Documents
  1. Writing Sample
  2. Additional Supporting Documentation