New York, USA
Binghamton University - SUNY
Postdoctoral Associate (2 positions)

The Harpur College of Arts and Sciences at Binghamton University - SUNY (Binghamton, NY) will hire two postdoctoral associates for the 2022-2023 academic year. The fellowships are for two years with the possibility of transitioning into a tenure-track line — over the past two years, four postdoctoral associates have been appointed assistant professors.

Increasing campus diversity is one of Binghamton University's most important strategic priorities. The Presidential Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship (PDPF) was established in 2018 so that the university can 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 (https://www.suny.edu/prodig/) which advances diversity and inclusive excellence by encouraging the recruitment, retention and promotion of outstanding scholars from different backgrounds, including individuals from groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.

Our goal is to develop top-tier candidates who may have the opportunity to remain at Binghamton University in a tenure track capacity when their postdoctoral work is completed. Harpur College of Arts & Sciences has fulfilled this commitment, with a track record of four tenure-track assistant professor appointments from the PDPF cohort over the past two years.

Two fellowship appointments will be made in Harpur College of Arts & Sciences for the 2022-23 academic year in two of the following areas: Africana Studies, Anthropology, Art History, Cinema, Comparative Literature, Geography, Music, Political Science, Romance Languages and Literatures, and Theatre. The college is particularly, but not exclusively, interested in scholars who can contribute to interdisciplinary programs in Digital and Data Studies (https://www.binghamton.edu/harpur/undergraduate/digital-data.html) and Global Public Health (degree program currently under development).


Fellows are appointed with the title of Postdoctoral Associate and will receive the annual salary, along with a New York State comprehensive benefits package. Each fellowship appointment is a non-renewable two-year contract. There will be a research allowance that may be used in support of scholarly expenses and conference travel to disseminate research findings. There will be a moving expenses allowance.

The following responsibilities include:

The fellows are expected to conduct original research, publish scholarly work, and/or engage in creative activities, as appropriate to the department wherein they will be appointed, and to teach or co-teach one or more courses per year as the instructor of record.

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


Applicant must receive a doctoral degree in a relevant field prior to the appointment. The expected start date is September 1, 2022, but candidates may be considered for a January 1, 2023 appointment.

Commitment to improving campus diversity and the campus climate.

Applicant must be authorized to work in the United Stated at the time of appointment. Visa sponsorship is not available.


See original job posting and apply online at: https://bit.ly/3He9i41
(shortened URL will take you to the binghamton.interviewexchange.com domain)

Please submit:
> Cover letter that describes your research and teaching interests. This letter should identify
the department (Africana Studies, Anthropology, Art History, Cinema, Comparative Literature,
Geography, Music, Political Science, Romance Languages and Literatures, or Theatre) that
aligns with your research and teaching commitments, along with titles/rubrics of two or three
possible courses that you are qualified to teach in that area. (Cover letters may be addressed "To the Search Committee.")
> CV (curriculum vitae)
> Names and contact information of three references. References will be contacted at a later
stage in the screening process and only for candidates that are under serious consideration.
> Letter describing how your appointment would contribute to enhancing the diversity and
climate of the department, Harpur College, and Binghamton University.
> 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: http://binghamton.interviewexchange.com/login.jsp.

Deadline for Internal Applicants: March 3, 2022
Deadline for External Applicants: Open until filled

Review of applications will begin on March 21, 2022 and continue until the position have been filled.


Contact Chris Bartlette at cbartlette@binghamton.edu if you have any questions.


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.