Assistant or Associate Professor of African-American or Latinx History

Binghamton University, State University of New York
Binghamton, NY

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Job Details

Category:: Faculty
Department:: History
Locations:: Binghamton, NY
Posted:: Aug 14, 2023
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time
Ref. No.:: 593
Position ID:: 166105

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 History at Binghamton University invites applications for the position of Assistant or Associate Professor of African-American or Latinx history, with research focus on race, racism, ethnicity, social justice, power and/or structures of inequality in the history of the United States, in any period, beginning Fall 2024.

Candidates should be able to: design and teach history courses in their area of specialization, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; participate in the rotation of the U.S. history surveys, either the early or modern half; and, train, mentor, and advise graduate students through their programs of study. The teaching load is 2-2. Applicants can find information about the History Department here:

This hire is part of the Harpur College of Arts and Sciences' multi-year cluster hire in the thematic area "Critical Studies in Race and Inequality." Read more about Harpur College's cluster hire programs here: Binghamton University is dedicated to the advancement of social justice for all individuals and populations. Read more about these important initiatives here:


The PhD degree must be in hand by the start of the appointment. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a robust scholarly agenda and to make significant contributions to their areas of specialization.

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

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

Application Instructions:

All applicants must submit applications using the University's applicant tracking system, Interview Exchange: Applicants will submit:

  • A 3-4-page letter of application (describing a research agenda, teaching philosophy and teaching experience),
  • Curriculum vita,
  • A statement about commitment to and experience in advancing DEI values and aims through teaching and research (approximately one page),
  • An academic writing sample (dissertation or book chapter or article),
  • The names and contact information for three recommenders by September 30, 2023.

The search committee will review and screen applications for initial virtual interviews and then subsequently bring a selection of candidates to campus.


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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