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Presidential Diversity Early Career Fellowship That May Lead to Tenure Track

Job Details

Category:: Professional
Department:: Watson College of Engineering and Applied Science
Locations:: Binghamton, NY
Posted:: Feb 22, 2023
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time
Ref. No.:: 12531
Position ID:: 159365

About Binghamton University:

Binghamton University is a premier public R1 research institution in the State University of New York (SUNY) system that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character - shaped by our mission, outstanding academics, facilities, and community life - promotes extraordinary student success, research, and service; Binghamton University is where our students, faculty and staff thrive.

Working at Binghamton University is more than about having a great job - it is about having the opportunity to flourish in an exciting, engaging environment. Our faculty and staff appreciate Binghamton's collegial and inclusive culture and its commitment to excellence, education, innovation and civic engagement. Our diverse campus community contributes to our success.

Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty, exceptional staff, and ultramodern 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.

We are an affirmation action/equal opportunity employer, and in keeping with this commitment, we welcome all to apply, including veterans and persons with disabilities.

Job Description:

Budget Title: Postdoctoral Associate (SL-1)

Salary: up to $75,000 annually (full-time, temporary, 24-month position)

The Presidential Diversity Early Career Fellowship was established in 2018 to help the university recruit highly-qualified doctoral candidates for research and scholarship who will contribute in a meaningful and measurable way to enhancing the diversity and inclusive environment of the University. The goal of the Early Career Fellowship program is to support and develop top-tier candidates who may remain at Binghamton University in a tenure track capacity and launch promising careers as independent educators and researchers when their fellowship is completed. Each fellowship appointment is for two years.

A fellowship appointment will be made in the Thomas J. Watson College of Engineering & Applied Science for the 2023-24 academic year in one of the following departments: Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Systems Science & Industrial Engineering.

About Watson College:

The Thomas J. Watson College of Engineering and Applied Science at Binghamton University is home to roughly 1,000 graduate and 2,000 undergraduate students, over 100 tenured and tenure-track faculty, and 60 staff. On an annual basis, the faculty of the college conduct nearly $20M of sponsored research in high priority areas of national importance including artificial intelligence, data science, robotics and autonomous systems, cybersecurity, high performance computing, advanced communication and wireless technologies, semiconductors and microelectronics, advanced manufacturing, biotechnology, advanced materials, clean energy, energy efficient systems, systems science and engineering, and more.

The Watson College stands committed to fostering a community that reflects our diverse society to ensure that its teaching, research, scholarship and outreach programs include and serve a wide range of individuals. We self-evaluate and self-critique our environment to recognize and mitigate power imbalances, improve our policies and programs and foster a culture of belonging.

We strive for a community in which all backgrounds, contributions and perspectives are valued and respected. In 2021, the American Society for Engineering Education honored Watson College with its Bronze-level award for its commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Fellows are appointed with the title of Postdoctoral Associate and will receive an annual salary, up to a $75,000, with a New York State comprehensive benefits package. There will be a research allowance for scholarly expenses and conference travel aimed at disseminating research findings. An allowance for moving expenses will be provided.


The fellows are expected to conduct original research in cutting -edge areas relevant to the department wherein they will be appointed, to publish high quality, peer-reviewed scholarly work as a result of this effort, and to teach or co-teach one or more courses per year as the instructor of record.

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


  • We are looking for a highly creative and talented individual with a strong publication record in their area of research and excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Applicants must receive a doctoral degree in a field relevant to the Watson College (including but not limited to the research areas listed above) prior to the appointment and must be no more than three years beyond receiving their Ph D degree.
  • The expected, but negotiable, start date for this position is August 3, 2023. Earlier start date for qualified applicants will be entertained.
  • Applicants must contribute to campus diversity and creation of a more inclusive campus environment.
  • We highly encourage individuals with historically underrepresented identities in engineering and computer science (e.g., racial/ethnic populations including Black/African Americans, American Indians including Native Alaskans, Latinx/Hispanics and Native Pacific Islanders, and women) to apply for this position
  • Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at the time of appointment. Visa sponsorship is not available.

Additional Information:

Offers of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check and verification of degree(s) and credentials.

Binghamton University is a tobacco-free campus.

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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.

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Application Instructions:

All applicants must apply via Interview Exchange:

Deadline for Internal Applicants: March 14, 2023

Deadline for External Applicants: Open until filled

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the vacancy is filled.

Please submit:

  1. CV (curriculum vitae)
  2. Cover letter that describes your research and teaching interests, This letter should identify the Watson College department that aligns with your research and teaching interests, , along with the titles/rubrics of two or three possible courses that you are qualified to teach in that area.
  3. Letter describing how your appointment would contribute to enhancing the diversity and inclusive environment of the department, Watson College and Binghamton University
  4. 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.

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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.

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