Associate Professor/Assistant Professor, Human Rights – Binghamton University

Job Description:
The Department of Human Development in the College of Community and Public Affairs (CCPA) at Binghamton University seeks to fill a tenured position at the associate professor or tenure­ track position at the assistant professor level in human development to begin Fall 2017. We seek a scholar whose research interests are in the area of human rights as it pertains to communities that are marginalized or disenfranchised within the context of the US and/or internationally. Preference will be given to candidates who examine inequality globally and adopt a comparative perspective. Areas of interest could include: immigration and migration, law, political economy, the state, transnationalism, displacement, refugees, health and migration, disability studies, environment/sustainability, gender/sexuality, race/ethnicity, indigenous and/or Native American theory, and genocide/political violence.

The successful candidate will be required to teach undergraduate and graduate-level courses on human rights, interdisciplinary  research methods (applied community research), and other relevant courses based on their expertise. It is expected that the candidate demonstrate a strong interdisciplinary focus and commitment to human rights in their scholarly research, teaching, and social activism.

Applications will be considered immediately and the position will remain open until filled.

Candidate requirements include a Ph.D. in human development, human rights, cultural studies, gender studies, sexuality studies, or related fields. Candidates at the assistant professor level will be expected to demonstrate promise for a rigorous program of scholarly research, teaching, external funding, and a commitment to social justice.  Postdoctoral research experience is preferred. Senior applicants will be expected to demonstrate a rigorous, well­ established program of scholarly research, teaching, and a commitment to social justice. External funding experience is preferred.

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 17,000 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.

Additional Information:
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, 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.

Application Instructions:
Interested  candidates should submit the following items electronically: (1) letter of  application  that  describes how the candidate’s background  is commensurate with the field of human rights and a fit with our department, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) scholarly research statement, (4) two samples of academic writing {article or chapter), (5) teaching philosophy statement, and (6) list of names, addresses, telephone  numbers,  and  email  addresses of three  academic  references.

Binghamton University believes in, and supports, diversity and inclusion as integral to academic excellence. We actively seek applications from under-represented racial/ethnic groups, sexual minorities, veterans, persons with disabilities and women.

For additional information, please email Dr. Leo Wilton, Search Committee Chair, Human Development.