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Lecturer in Geography

Binghamton University, State University of New York
Binghamton, NY

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Social Sciences, Geography
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Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Category:: Faculty
Department:: Geography
Locations:: Binghamton, NY
Posted:: Mar 4, 2024
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time
Ref. No.:: 50018
Position ID:: 173243

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 Geography at Binghamton University invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position for an appointment of up to three years with the possibility of renewal. The lecturer will teach a range of undergraduate courses in the areas of Introduction to Geography, GIS/Cartography, Economic/Retail Geography, and Medical/Health Geography to begin August 2024. Following the first year, the specific courses may differ, depending on departmental need. The teaching load is 3/3.

We especially seek a candidate whose background and experience includes course development and teaching in Introduction to Geography, health issues, urban geography and/or retail geography. We also welcome expertise in cartographic principles and GIS, and population characteristics. Experience in applying geospatial analysis to urban/historic landscapes is required.

The ideal candidate would, in their teaching, complement the department's ongoing interdisciplinary project concerned with local urban revitalization.

The Binghamton University Geography Department offers both BA and MA degrees and provides a collegial atmosphere focused on the academic and professional development of its students. It has worked to recruit and support diversity among students and faculty, and seeks candidates who share this commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive learning environment. The State University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

For more information about the Geography Department, please visit our website at:



  1. Ph.D. in Geography
  2. Experience applying geospatial analysis to urban/historic landscapes


  1. Experience teaching undergraduate geography courses including Introduction to Geography, and health issues, urban geography, and/or retail geography
  2. Ability and willingness to mentor undergraduate students.

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 apply using the university's applicant tracking system, Interview Exchange Note that visa sponsorship is not available for this position. Interested candidates should submit the following documents to the link above: a cover letter, CV, teaching statement, and the names and contact information of three referees.

Applications submitted by March 11, 2024 will receive full consideration. The position will remain open until filled.


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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