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Research Assistant Professor in Anthropology

Job Details

Category:: Faculty
Department:: Anthropology
Locations:: Binghamton, NY
Posted:: Feb 8, 2023
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time
Ref. No.:: 1309
Position ID:: 158880

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 Department of Anthropology at Binghamton University (SUNY) seeks qualified applicants for a full-time three-year Research Assistant Professor position, with duties split between teaching and laboratory support. The teaching requirement includes three courses at the undergraduate and graduate level in Biological and Biomedical Anthropology. The successful applicant will be prepared to develop or adapt existing graduate courses in at least two of the following areas: molecular anthropology methods, ancient DNA, paleogenomics, human biology and bioinformatics. The laboratory support requirement includes up to 20 hours per week providing instructional support for laboratory courses (e.g. preparing materials, maintaining and running sequencing equipment, providing safety training, and supervising student research) and overseeing the day-to-day operation of the department's wet laboratories. Applicants will be expected to teach, supervise and demonstrate laboratory techniques utilized in anthropology. Applicants are also expected to write and submit grants to external funding agencies and help support faculty and student grant writing as it relates to using and supporting the lab equipment.



  • PhD in biological anthropology or closely related field.
  • Teaching experience in undergraduate and/or graduate biological anthropology courses.
  • Experience running and maintaining Sanger ABI and Illumina next gen sequencing equipment.


  • Demonstrated experience teaching or assisting in teaching laboratory courses in anthropology.
  • Demonstrated experience in laboratory methods (PCR, gel electrophoresis, DNA sequencing/prep, DNA extraction, purification and quantification, enzyme immunoassay, etc.). Experience in the bioinformatics of handling and analyzing data from those sequencing platforms.
  • Evidence of grant writing and grant submission to external funding agencies.

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:

All applicants must apply via the university applicant tracking system Interview Exchange:

Applicants should submit a CV and a cover letter detailing their preparation for the position. Applicants should specifically state what lab skills they possess relating to the position, courses they are prepared to teach, and the names and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Visa sponsorship is available for this position.


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

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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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