Position Announcements



The Science and amp; Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay (New York)

Brooklyn College – CUNY

The newly formed Science and amp; Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay (SRIJB) seeks a dynamic and innovative scientist with demonstrated leadership, administrative, and research accomplishments to serve as its Founding Director. The position is expected to be filled by October 1, 2014.

The SRIJB is an exciting new initiative that will be both an important contributor of scientific knowledge and a major creator of opportunities for resilience practice in the socio-ecological systems in and around Jamaica Bay and beyond. In addition to its role in coordinating and leading science research in the field of resilience, it is expected to play an important role in public policy initiatives in the Bay through its respective public agency and stakeholder constituent arms. The former includes all local, state and federal agencies with jurisdiction in the area of Jamaica Bay; the latter includes non-profits and community organizations committed to the wellbeing of the Bay. Both of these entities are already in operation as components of SRIJB.

The Founding Director will oversee all research activities and will develop the capacity of the SRIJB to inform policymaking and resilience building projects in collaboration with all levels of government and with a wide range of social and environmental organizations. He or she will therefore be overseeing staff and/or subconsultants involved in the coordination of policy work, as well as more traditional program-based research staff.

The provisional offices for the SRIJB Directorate will be located at Brooklyn College, with plans to build a new permanent home on Jamaica Bay. The SRIJB Director will be a member of the Brooklyn College faculty and will be eligible for appointment as a full professor with tenure in a department in the natural or social sciences.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO APPLY: Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, has been engaged to assist with this important recruitment. Jane Gruenebaum and Pam Pezzoli are leading the search with Talia Greenwald. Inquiries, nominations, and applications should be directed in confidence to the firm through the website, www.imsearch.com/5055.

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