Job Details

Category:: Faculty
Department:: Empire Innovation Program
Locations:: Binghamton, NY
Posted:: Dec 21, 2021
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time
Ref. No.:: 523
Position ID:: 140898

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:

The Thomas J. Watson College of Engineering and Applied Science at Binghamton University invites applications for a senior faculty position at the full professor level, with a possible start date of Fall 2022. We invite prominent leaders in the interdisciplinary fields of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and data science that are integrated into the healthcare applications. This position was made possible by the SUNY Empire Innovation Program, and will be the first of the three cluster hires in "Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Health Sciences, Systems, and Outcomes" over the next two years. All three faculty will have the title, "SUNY Empire Innovation Professor."

The successful candidate will be expected to present a clear vision for leading the University's existing research and industrial collaborations, which encompass computer vision and imaging, cybersecurity, nursing, biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences, data science, computer science, systems science, statistical learning, network science, mathematical programming, informatics and real-time system control, and health systems engineering. This candidate will also lead the subsequent search for two senior faculty positions (at the associate professor level) during the 2022-2023 academic year. These hires will have a direct role in the growth of the University's education programs related to artificial intelligence.

Although the area of specialization within the AI/ML/healthcare fields is open, we are particularly interested in a candidate who can conduct and lead research in the fundamental AI/ML core research and healthcare applications. Other key areas of interest include affective computing, emotional AI, trustworthy AI, computer vision, natural language processing, imaging and perception, cognitive and robotic science, computational learning theory, large-scale and hyper-parameter optimization, statistical machine learning, complex systems, advanced network science, process mining, data mining, precision and personalized medicine, disease & behavior intervention modeling, delivery optimization, medical knowledge extraction and representation, bioprocess modeling and integration, tissue biofabrication, and robotic engineering of bioprocesses.

Binghamton University currently enrolls over 18,000 students and the engineering school has over 3,100 students across five departments (Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Systems Science and Industrial Engineering) and two programs (Materials Science and Engineering, Engineering Design Division). The engineering school maintains a close collaboration with other colleges (Harpur College of Arts and Sciences, Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences, and the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences) to support the development of research and scholarship. We 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.

Binghamton University has a long-standing reputation for academic excellence in undergraduate and graduate education. The institution is known as a premier research university with a range of master's and doctoral programs in the liberal arts, sciences, engineering, nursing, and other professional programs. Binghamton is categorized as a highest research activity (R1) institution in the Carnegie Classification system. Binghamton is one of four SUNY university centers, which currently generates over $48M in research expenditures annually. The National Academies, Fulbright, Ford, and Guggenheim have recognized the scholarship of the campus' faculty, and the University manages grants from the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Department of Education, Department of Defense, Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Agriculture, New York State, and industry partners.

As the university is growing in its creative and scholarly work, the faculty have guided the creation of six Transdisciplinary Areas of Excellence (TAE) ( Among them, two TAEs (Health Sciences and Data Science) will support the research efforts dedicated to AI, ML, and health sciences. Binghamton University is also expanding its commitment to state and national industry partners through industrially based research that benefits from AI tools and applications (for examples, see;;

Binghamton University's new Health Sciences Campus in Johnson City includes the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences. By cultivating associations with the hospitals and increasing research investments, the University aims to become a leader in medical and pharmaceutical research. Towards that end, Binghamton University is also establishing a new Brain and Body Imaging Center, in partnership with United Health Services that will enable new research collaborations utilizing MRI imaging to begin in fall 2022.


Candidates must have a doctorate in an engineering discipline or a closely related field, and must have developed an outstanding research program, including a strong record of securing external funding and establishing leadership. In addition, candidates must have a strong record of scholarship as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications and citations, and be an effective instructor at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

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 must provide current curriculum vitae, a statement of leadership experience, commitment to diversity and inclusion, and vision for the research in AI, ML, and health sciences, systems and outcomes, and the contact information of at least three references. Application submitted through the online system requires the contact information of referees, but they will not be contacted without the candidate's permission. For full consideration, candidates should submit the application by February 15, 2022; after this date, applications will be continuously accepted until the position is filled.

Contact Info: Please contact the search committee chair, Prof. Junghyun Cho, at [email protected], for any questions about or nominations for the position.


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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.

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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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