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PRODiG+ Post-doctoral Fellow in Sociology

Binghamton University, State University of New York
Binghamton, NY

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Category:: Professional
Department:: Sociology
Locations:: Binghamton, NY
Posted:: Mar 6, 2024
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time
Ref. No.:: 18732
Position ID:: 173359

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 affirmative 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: $76,000 (12-month position)

The Sociology Department at Binghamton University is seeking applicants for a PRODiG+ Postdoctoral Fellowship. The Fellowship is for two years, with a teaching obligation of one course per year in the area of the Fellow's research and comes with a highly competitive compensation package. The preferred area of research specialization is Critical Carceral Studies and Race. The department will strongly support the fellow's research with the goal of converting their position to a tenure track assistant professor at the conclusion of the fellowship. The standard teaching load for tenured and tenure-track faculty in the Sociology Department is 2/2.

The Fellowship is part of the SUNY-wide PRODiG+ initiative which aims to: 1) increase the system's number and share of excellent diverse faculty committed to advancing the ideals of diversity, equity, and inclusion and 2) strengthen the retention and support for these faculty. Through the PRODiG+ program, SUNY expects to generate a pipeline of over 400 postdoctoral fellows to enter tenure-track faculty positions over the next 10 years. Eligible candidates should demonstrate personal, academic, and/or work experience engaging with diversity, equity, and inclusion and/or a commitment to facilitating and enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in the campus community. Also, candidates must be eligible to work in the United States without a visa sponsorship, and expect to complete a Ph.D. in Sociology or related discipline from an accredited institution prior to the start date.

The Fellow would join a sociology department distinguished by its global breadth and historical bent. They would also join a growing cohort of scholars in the department and across Harpur College of Arts and Sciences who are committed to conducting research on race, racism, ethnicity, social justice, power and structures of inequality in their diverse fields of specialization. We welcome historical, mixed methods and/or quantitative approaches. We conceive critical carceral studies expansively to include carceral practices in the US and globally, past and present, and the abolition projects they have provoked. Some teaching experience is preferred.


Eligible candidates must demonstrate personal, academic, and/or work experience engaging diversity, equity, and inclusion and/or a commitment to facilitating and enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in the campus community. Such experience may include, but is not limited to, an academic/scholarly track record focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion; work, volunteer/unpaid/community service; or related experience/expertise in serving underserved or vulnerable areas and/or populations. Also, candidates must be eligible to work in the United States without a visa sponsorship, and have a Ph.D. in Sociology or related discipline from an accredited institution completed prior to the start date of Sept 1, 2024.

Preference shall be given to candidates who are (1) current SUNY students, alumni, and/or Fellows, and/or (2) from low-income background (e.g., Pell-eligible as undergraduates), were first generation college students (students whose parents have not earned a bachelor's degree), have overcome adversity, are AmeriCorps alumni, or are veterans. Research experience in critical carceral studies and race is preferred. Previous teaching experience is preferred.

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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Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
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.

Application Instructions:

All applicants must apply via Interview Exchange:

Deadline for Internal Applicants: March 20, 2024

Deadline for External Applicants: Open until filled

To apply, please submit 1. a letter of application that indicates your qualifications for the position, 2. a detailed curriculum vitae, 3. a research statement, 4. a response to the following question in 750 words or less: please describe how you've engaged, facilitated, and/or enhanced diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in the campus community. Examples could include personal, academic, and/or work experience and may include, but is not limited to, an academic/scholarly track record focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion; work, volunteer/unpaid/ community service; or related experience/ expertise in serving underserved or vulnerable areas and/or populations, and 5. the names and contact information for three professional references. The Fellowship begins at the start of the 2024 fall semester.

Applications received by April 6, 2024, will receive full consideration, but the position will remain open until filled.

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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.

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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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