Binghamton University, State University of New York

Presidential Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship That May Lead to Tenure Track

About Binghamton University:

Binghamton University is a world-class institution that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character - shaped by outstanding academics, facilities, and community life - promotes extraordinary student success.

Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty and state-of-the-art facilities to engage and challenge its 18,000 students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first-generation college-goers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration, and community service.

Increasing campus diversity is one of Binghamton University's most important strategic priorities. Binghamton is meeting this challenge with the establishment of a program of Presidential Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowships that will allow the university to better recruit highly qualified candidates for research and scholarship in disciplines that have found it difficult to attract a diverse faculty. This fellowship program mirrors the goals of the SUNY PRODiG program, which advance diversity and inclusive excellence by encouraging the recruitment, retention and promotion of outstanding scholars from different backgrounds, including individuals from groups who have historically been underrepresented in higher education and women in STEM disciplines.

Our goal is to develop top-tier candidates when faculty positions appear in these departments, so that they may remain at Binghamton in a tenure track capacity when their postdoctoral work is completed. Each fellowship appointment is up to two years. Postdoctoral fellows may become eligible for the PRODiG program if and when hired as tenure track faculty.

Job Description:

Budget Title: Postdoctoral Associate (SL-1)

Compensation and Allowances:

Fellows are appointed with the title of Postdoctoral Associate and will receive a $50,000 annual salary with a New York State comprehensive benefits package. There will be a research allowance, of up to $13,000 per year, that may also be used in support of conference travel to disseminate research findings. There will be a moving expenses allowance, of up to $4,000.

Responsibilities:

The fellows are expected to conduct original research appropriate to the department wherein they will be appointed, to publish scholarly work as a result of this effort, and to teach or co-teach one or more courses per year as the instructor of record.

Fellows will receive formal mentoring in research and teaching, as well as receive constructive feedback throughout the appointment in an effort to improve their candidacy for a tenure track appointment.

Requirements:

Applicant must receive a doctoral degree in a relevant field prior to the appointment (candidates that are still ABD status at expected time of appointment are ineligible)

Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills

Commitment to improving campus diversity and the campus climate

Additional Information:

Offers of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check and verification of degree(s) and credentials.

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Cover letters may be addressed "To the Search Committee."

Postings active on the website accept applications until closure.

For information on the SUNY PRODiG program, please visit: www.suny.edu/prodig/

For information on the Dual Career Program, please visit: www.binghamton.edu/human-resources/dual-career-program/

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

The State University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Binghamton University to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.

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Application Instructions:

Deadline for Internal Applicants: March 4, 2020

Deadline for External Applicants: Open until filled

Persons interested in this position should apply online: binghamton.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=120360

Please submit:

  • Cover letter that describes your research and teaching interests. This letter should identify a department that you would envision conducting your research and teaching, along with titles/rubrics of two or three possible courses you are qualified to teach
  • CV (curriculum vitae)
  • Three confidential letters of recommendation
  • Letter describing how your appointment would contribute to enhancing the diversity and climate of the department, school, and university
  • Review of complete applications will begin on March 15, 2020 and continue until the positions have been filled.

You may add additional files/documents after uploading your resume. After you fill out your contact information, you will be directed to the upload page. Please login to check/edit your profile or to upload additional documents: binghamton.interviewexchange.com/login.jsp.

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Last updated: 2020-04-02