Assistant Professor in Feminist Social and Political Philosophy

Job Details

Category:: Faculty
Department:: Philosophy
Locations:: Binghamton, NY
Posted:: Sep 14, 2022
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time
Ref. No.:: 1483
Position ID:: 153222

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 Philosophy Department at Binghamton University, State University of New York, is seeking applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Feminist Social and Political Philosophy. Eligible candidates may work primarily in the Anglo-American or Continental tradition, but it is desirable that the candidate be comfortable with both. Research and teaching strengths in related areas of social ontology, social epistemology, disability studies, gender and sexuality studies, and/or critical race theory are also desirable.

The successful candidate will be expected to play an active role in the department's graduate program in Social, Political, Ethical, and Legal Philosophy (SPEL). SPEL is distinctive in supporting a diverse scholarly community engaged with value theory from multiple (including non-western) historical traditions as well as from a variety of contemporary approaches. Excellence in research and an appreciation of pluralism in philosophical inquiry are essential. The successful candidate will teach graduate seminars, supervise teaching assistants, serve on thesis and dissertation committees, direct graduate-level work, participate in department colloquia, and the like.

The teaching load for the position is 2/2. Part of this teaching will be in support of Binghamton University's large Philosophy, Politics, and Law major. This will involve developing upper-level seminars and teaching lecture courses that are broadly in line with the candidate's teaching interests and competence. Candidates who have an interest in doing so may be affiliated with Binghamton University's program in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and/or participate in the Kaschak Institute for Social Justice for Women and Girls.

The Philosophy Department is committed to equity and inclusion and is working to increase diversity amongst its faculty. Members of groups historically underrepresented in the field and those from non-traditional backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Additionally, evidence of a commitment to advancing equity and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service will be valued.


Candidates should possess a Ph.D. in philosophy by August 15, 2023.

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.

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

Application Instructions:

To apply, please submit a letter of application, a detailed curriculum vitae that indicates three professional references, and a writing sample. Applications should be submitted through the following link: After an initial review of these application materials, selected candidates will be asked to submit additional materials such as a teaching dossier, and to have letters from their references submitted. Selected finalists will be invited for on-campus interviews in early 2023.

Applications received by November 1, 2022, will receive full consideration.


Working at Binghamton University

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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.

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