Increasing campus diversity is one of Binghamton University's most important strategic priorities. The Presidential Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship (PDPF) was established in 2018 so that the university can recruit highly qualified candidates for research and scholarship in disciplines that have found it difficult to attract a diverse faculty. This fellowship program mirrors the goals of the SUNY PRODiG program (https://www.suny.edu/prodig/) which advances diversity and inclusive excellence by encouraging the recruitment, retention and promotion of outstanding scholars from different backgrounds, including individuals from groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.
Our goal is to develop top-tier candidates who may have the opportunity to remain at Binghamton University in a tenure track capacity when their postdoctoral work is completed. Harpur College of Arts & Sciences has fulfilled this commitment, with a track record of four tenure-track assistant professor appointments from the PDPF cohort over the past two years.
Two fellowship appointments will be made in Harpur College of Arts & Sciences for the 2022-23 academic year in two of the following areas: Africana Studies, Anthropology, Art History, Cinema, Comparative Literature, Geography, Music, Political Science, Romance Languages and Literatures, and Theatre. The college is particularly, but not exclusively, interested in scholars who can contribute to interdisciplinary programs in Digital and Data Studies (https://www.binghamton.edu/harpur/undergraduate/digital-data.html) and Global Public Health (degree program currently under development).
Fellows are appointed with the title of Postdoctoral Associate and will receive the annual salary, along with a New York State comprehensive benefits package. Each fellowship appointment is a non-renewable two-year contract. There will be a research allowance that may be used in support of scholarly expenses and conference travel to disseminate research findings. There will be a moving expenses allowance.
The following responsibilities include:
The fellows are expected to conduct original research, publish scholarly work, and/or engage in creative activities, as appropriate to the department wherein they will be appointed, and to teach or co-teach one or more courses per year as the instructor of record.
Fellows will receive formal mentoring, as well as constructive feedback throughout the appointment in an effort to improve their candidacy for a tenure track appointment.
Requirements: Applicant must receive a doctoral degree in a relevant field prior to the appointment. The expected start date is September 1, 2022, but candidates may be considered for a January 1, 2023 appointment. Commitment to improving campus diversity and the campus climate. Applicant must be authorized to work in the United Stated at the time of appointment. Visa sponsorship is not available.
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