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PRODiG Postdoc in Social and Political Philosophy

Binghamton University, State University of New York
Hospital, NY
Closing date
Apr 11, 2024

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Organization Type
Category:: Professional
Department:: Philosophy
Locations:: Binghamton, NY
Posted:: Feb 13, 2024
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time Temporary
Ref. No.:: 09501
Position ID:: 172534

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 Philosophy Department at Binghamton University, State University of New York, is seeking applicants for a PRODiG+ Postdoctoral Fellowship. The Fellowship is for two academic years, with a teaching obligation of one course per academic year in the area of the Fellow's research, and comes with a highly competitive compensation package. The area of research specialization is Social and Political Philosophy. The Philosophy Department will strongly support the Fellow's research with goal of converting their position to a tenure-track assistant professorship at the conclusion of the fellowship. The standard teaching load for tenured and tenure-track faculty in the Philosophy Department is 2/2.

The Fellowship is part of the SUNY PRODiG+ initiative that focuses on two goals: (1) increasing the number and share of excellent diverse faculty committed to advancing the ideals of diversity, equity, and inclusion; and (2) strengthening the pipeline for retention and support of these faculty.

The PRODiG+ Fellowship is open to any and all prospective candidates regardless of race, color, national origin, or sex, and is consistent with all current governing federal and state nondiscrimination law. All application submissions will be assesses and evaluated in accordance with the required eligibility criteria.

The Fellow will join a vibrant intellectual environment. The Philosophy Department is home to the graduate program in Social, Political, Ethical, and Legal Philosophy (SPEL). SPEL is distinctive in supporting a diverse scholarly community engaged with value theory from multiple (including non-western) historical traditions as well as from a variety of contemporary approaches. The Fellow will be welcome to participate in colloquia, reading groups, and other department and graduate program activities, will have opportunity to interact with graduate students, and will be actively supported by department faculty, many of whom are likely to have partly overlapping research interests.


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 Philosophy or related discipline from an accredited institution completed prior to the start date.

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.

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:

The Fellowship begins at the start of the 2024 Fall semester.

To apply, please submit:

  • a letter of application that indicates your qualifications for the position,
  • a detailed curriculum vitae that identifies three professional references, and a writing sample,
  • a response to the following essay prompt, 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.

After an initial review of these application materials, selected candidates will be asked to submit additional materials such as a teaching dossier, and to have letters from their references submitted. Initial interviews of selected applicants will take place via Zoom, and finalists will be invited for on-campus interviews.

Applications received by March 6, 2024, will receive full consideration.

All applicants must apply via Interview Exchange:

Deadline for Internal Applicants: March 4, 2024

Deadline for External Applicants: Open until filled

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the vacancy is filled.

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