Assistant Professor of Psychology & Africana Studies

Binghamton University, State University of New York
Binghamton, NY

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Category:: Faculty
Department:: Psychology and Africana Studies
Locations:: Binghamton, NY
Posted:: Jun 30, 2021
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time
Ref. No.:: 957
Position ID:: 133003

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.

Job Description:

Binghamton University, State University of New York (SUNY), invites applications for a joint tenure-track assistant professor in Psychology and Africana Studies, with tenure-home in Psychology, to start in Fall 2022.

The search committee is interested in candidates conducting basic or applied research in diversity science which extends the boundaries of current psychological theory and creates new discoveries about experiences of diverse populations. We are especially interested in candidates whose research addresses racial disparities in health and mental health. We are particularly interested in candidates with a commitment to the training of students from groups historically underrepresented in psychology. The successful candidate will join a productive, enthusiastic, and interactive faculty and will contribute to both undergraduate and doctoral student supervision and instruction.

Binghamton University strongly supports and encourages trans- and inter-disciplinary collaborations across departments and colleges. Both Africana Studies and Psychology are in the Harpur College of Arts and Sciences. Harpur College is spearheading a new multi-year cluster hire initiative in the thematic area "Critical Studies in Race and Inequality." Harpur seeks to build a network of scholars who are committed to conducting research on race, racism, ethnicity, social justice, power, and structures of inequality in their diverse fields of specialization. The College is particularly interested in recruiting faculty members who are deeply connected to and integrated into the communities that they study, as a means to build on the strong tradition of engaged scholarship at Binghamton University. More information about this initiative is located on the Cluster Hire webpage:

Africana Studies and Psychology are dedicated to advancing equity and inclusion, and in particular to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive teaching, research, and working environment, including a diverse faculty. Evidence of a commitment to advancing equity and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service will be valued. Potential applicants who share this goal, especially members of groups historically underrepresented in the field and those from non-traditional backgrounds, women, and persons with disabilities, are strongly encouraged to apply.


Applicants should have a PhD in Psychology or a related field. Evidence of the capacity to develop a research program capable of securing external funding is expected. Teaching experience in Psychology is preferred.

The Departments of Africana Studies and Psychology are dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive teaching, research, and working environment. Potential applicants who share this goal, especially underrepresented minorities, women and persons with disabilities, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Additional Information:

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 identity or expression, 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.

As required by title IX and its implementing regulations, Binghamton University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the educational programs and activities which it operates. This requirement extends to employment and admission. Inquiries about sex discrimination may be directed to the University Title IX Coordinator or directly to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). Contact information for the Title IX Coordinator and OCR, as well as the University's complete Non-Discrimination Notice may be found here.

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 [email protected].

Binghamton University is a tobacco-free campus effective August 1, 2017.

Application Instructions:

Applicants should include a CV, a statement of research interests, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a statement that describes past, present, and planned contributions to equity, diversity, and/or inclusion. Please include contact information for three recommendation letters (letters are not immediately required). We encourage submission of applications at any time until the search is completed, but for strongest consideration, submit materials by October 15, 2021.


Working at Binghamton University

Message on working at Binghamton University from President Harvey Stenger    


Binghamton University opened its doors as Triple Cities College in 1946, to serve the needs of local veterans returning from service in World War II. Originally located in Endicott, N.Y., five miles west of the present campus, the fledgling school was a branch of Syracuse University.

Four years later, the college was incorporated into the State University of New York (SUNY) and renamed Harpur College in honor of Robert Harpur, a Colonial teacher, patriot and pioneer who helped settle the area west of Binghamton.

In 1961, the campus moved across the Susquehanna River to Vestal. Growing enrollment and a reputation for excellence soon led to the selection of Harpur College as one of four doctorate-granting University Centers in the SUNY system.

In 1965, the campus was formally designated the State University of New York at Binghamton, and in 1992, Binghamton University was adopted as our informal name.

Mission Statement

Binghamton University is a premier public university dedicated to enriching the lives of people in the region, state, nation and world through discovery and education and to being enriched by partnerships with those communities.

Vision Statement

Binghamton as an institution is dedicated to higher education, one that combines an international reputation for graduate education, research, scholarship and creative endeavor with the best undergraduate programs available at any public university.

We are an academically selective community that shares ideas across departments, disciplines and borders. We encourage faculty, students and staff to ask unexpected questions, foster open dialog and develop innovative solutions to important problems.

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