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Charles E. Scheidt Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention

Binghamton University, State University of New York
Binghamton, NY

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Category:: Professional
Department:: Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention
Locations:: Binghamton, NY
Posted:: Feb 22, 2024
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time Temporary
Ref. No.:: 47584
Position ID:: 172903

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Job Description:

Budget Title: Postdoctoral Associate (SL-1)

Salary: $55,000

Binghamton University's Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention (I-GMAP) is pleased to announce the Charles E. Scheidt Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention and welcomes applications for one (1) position for the 2024-25 academic year. This one-year fellowship is renewable for a maximum of two years.

Through the generous support of the Charles E. Scheidt Family Foundation, the post-doctoral fellowship offers qualified applicants the opportunity to pursue their research at Binghamton University while working closely with the I-GMAP team to promote and advance interdisciplinary and practitioner-relevant scholarship dedicated to improved understanding of and capacities for the prevention of mass atrocities.

The fellowship supports recent recipients of terminal degrees in any relevant academic discipline with potential to contribute to atrocity prevention. I-GMAP's broad conception of atrocity prevention encompasses "upstream" or structural issues (international relations, conflict and peacebuilding, international political economy, sociology of ethnic and other forms of inter-group conflict drivers, issues in resource management, social media and communication, climate change-driven conflict, civil society movements including local actors, political systems, political fragility and regime change, etc., the role of international corporations); "midstream" issues of atrocity response (Responsibility to Protect, humanitarian intervention, international sanctions regimes and other international financial institutions as intervention approaches; and "downstream" approaches for post-atrocity resilience (including transitional justice, reparations, memorialization and memory sites, truth commissions, issues in post-atrocity political culture, literary and cultural studies.) Applicants are also welcome to propose other connections between their research program and atrocity prevention under this broad conception.

Applicants must have their terminal degree conferred by the Fellowship start date of August 29, 2024. Recent PhDs from any discipline (including but not limited to Africana studies, anthropology, Asian studies, business administration, comparative literature, computer science, engineering, environmental science, geography, gender studies, history, human rights, indigenous studies, international finance, international relations, Latin American studies, philosophy, political science, psychology, public administration, or sociology) are welcome to apply. Under appropriate circumstances applications by recent recipients of the J.D. will also be considered, as will those already occupying temporary or tenure-track positions.

The three-fold mission of Binghamton University's I-GMAP is to: 1) bridge the gap between scholars conducting academic research on the causes, risks, and mechanisms for reducing the occurrence of atrocity crimes and the global community of prevention practitioners in both state and non-state roles; 2) to break down barriers that prevent academic disciplines from working together effectively; and 3) to bring all the resources of a modern research university to bear to advance atrocity prevention. To that end, fellows will be expected to benefit from and contribute to the full range of I-GMAP activities. The post-doctoral fellow may take full advantage of the welcoming and vibrant intellectual atmosphere of the Institute to advance their individual prevention-focused research agendas. This may include work on a book manuscript and/or peer-reviewed journal articles, but is also expected to include policy briefs, technical reports, training or educational workshops, and/or mass media publications. Fellows will also be expected to teach at least one course at the undergraduate and/or master's level in support of I-GMAP's academic programming; to present at least one public lecture, and to participate in the full range of I-GMAP activities, including interactions with resident practitioners, visiting practitioners and faculty fellows, and I-GMAP's annual Frontiers of Prevention forum.

Fellowships carry a competitive salary and include stipends in support of research, including research-related travel.

The deadline for submission of applications is April 15, 2024.

Visa sponsorship is available for this position.


  • Terminal degree conferred by the Fellowship start date of August 29, 2024

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

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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 11, 2024

Deadline for External Applicants: April 15, 2024

A complete application consists of:

  1. a cover letter,
  2. a CV,
  3. a research sample (a published article or report, a conference paper, or a dissertation chapter),
  4. a research proposal including a statement of how the proposal furthers research in the prevention of genocide and mass atrocity, and with particular attention to its practical and interdisciplinary dimensions,
  5. a list of 2-4 courses the applicant is prepared to teach that would support I-GMAP's academic programs. Applicants are encouraged to indicate whether they are prepared to teach any of the core GMAP courses (Essentials of Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention, Comparative Genocides, Micro-Dynamics of Mass Atrocity, International NGOs, Transitional Justice) or if they would like to propose a course that would fit in any of the following broad elective areas (Politics and Policy for Atrocity Prevention, Tools and Technologies for Atrocity Prevention, Advanced Methods for Atrocity Prevention, or Special Topics in Atrocity Prevention). In addition to listing the proposed course title, the applicant should provide a brief course description,
  6. Contact information for no fewer than three (3) academic and/or professional references

If available, applicants are encouraged to provide evidence of teaching effectiveness.

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