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Job ID: 107731

Empire Innovation Professor
University at Buffalo

Date Posted Jun. 6, 2018
Title Empire Innovation Professor
University University at Buffalo
Department Renew Institute
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Buffalo, NY
    United States
  • Associate Professor
  • Natural Sciences
    Marine/Freshwater Sciences
    Environmental Sciences/Ecology/Forestry
    Earth Sciences

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

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 –

The Institute is soliciting applications or expressions of interest for a senior, tenured, Empire Innovation Professor (EIP) faculty position at the Associate or Full Professor level in advanced materials and devices related to CVD growth of 2D materials and heterostructures for a range of energy and electronic applications. 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 encourage Women and Minorities to apply.

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. Successful applicants are expected to have a demonstrated track-record of obtaining significant external funding. They are expected to lead large interdisciplinary, multi-investigator grant proposals to various federal and state agencies. They are expected to mentor junior faculty, mentor and supervise postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and teach undergraduate and graduate classes. Possible faculty appointments will be in the appropriate departments comprising the seven schools and colleges which are part of the RENEW institute.

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.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants should submit:
1. A Curriculum Vitae
2. A Cover Letter
3. A detailed statement of research plans and vision and elaborate on how their research intersects the RENEW focus areas, and preferred departmental affiliation(s) within the seven schools and colleges participating in RENEW Institute.
4. A statement of teaching plans.
5. Names of at least three references.

Application materials must be submitted via the UBJobs system (; Posting number F1800060 ). Review of applications will begin immediately. For additional information, please email Director RENEW and Empire Innovation Professor Amit Goyal at

Additional Information
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

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Contact’s Name Dr. Amit Goyal
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Contact’s Phone 716-645-5900

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