Tenure-Track Assistant Professor at Binghamton University of New York (SUNY)

Binghamton University-State University of New York (SUNY) invites applications for a joint tenure-track assistant professor in Psychology and Africana Studies with tenure-home in Psychology, to start in Fall 2022.

The search committee is interested in candidates conducting basic or applied research in diversity science, which extends the boundaries of current psychological theory and creates new discoveries about the experiences of diverse populations. We are especially interested in candidates whose research addresses racial disparities in health and mental health. We are particularly interested in candidates with a commitment to training students from groups historically underrepresented in psychology. The successful candidate will join a productive, enthusiastic, and interactive faculty and will contribute to both undergraduate and doctoral student supervision and instruction.

Binghamton University strongly supports and encourages trans- and inter-disciplinary collaborations across departments and colleges. Both Africana Studies and Psychology are in the Harpur College of Arts and Sciences. Harpur College is spearheading a new multi-year cluster hire initiative in the thematic area, “Critical Studies in Race and Inequality.” Harpur seeks to build a network of scholars who are committed to conducting research on race, racism, ethnicity, social justice, power, and structures of inequality in their diverse fields of specialization. The College is particularly interested in recruiting faculty members who are deeply connected to and integrated into the communities that they study to build on the strong tradition of engaged scholarship at Binghamton University. More information about this initiative is located on the Cluster Hire webpage: https://www.binghamton.edu/harpur/research/cluster-hire.html

Africana Studies and Psychology are dedicated to advancing equity and inclusion, and in particular to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive teaching, research, and working environment including a diverse faculty. Evidence of a commitment to advancing equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service will be valued. Potential applicants who share this goal, especially members of groups historically underrepresented in the field and those from non-traditional backgrounds, women, and persons with disabilities—are strongly encouraged to apply.


Applicants should have a PhD in Psychology or a related field. Evidence of the capacity to develop a research program capable of securing external funding is expected. Teaching experience in Psychology is preferred.

The Departments of Africana Studies and Psychology are dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive teaching, research, and working environment. Potential applicants who share this goal, especially underrepresented minorities, women and persons with disabilities, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Additional Information:

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Application Instructions:

Applicants should include a CV, a statement of research interests, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a statement that describes past, present, and planned contributions to equity, diversity, and/or inclusion. Please include contact information for three recommendation letters that are not immediately required). We encourage the submission of applications at any time until the search is completed, but for the strongest consideration, submit materials by October 15, 2021.

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.