Location: Binghamton, NY Category: Faculty Posted On: Mon Dec 2 2019 Job Description:
The Department of Sociology invites applications for an Assistant Professor position in critical studies of race, ethnicity, and inequality. The Department is especially interested in building in the areas of carceral/surveillance studies, urban ethnography, and environmental racism, but our search is not limited to these areas. The faculty holds issues of diversity as core values in the institutional life of the university, in curricular planning, scholarship, atmosphere and mentoring of its students, staff, and junior faculty. Many of the current faculty in Sociology have research, publishing, and teaching agendas that explicitly address questions of race and ethnicity from a variety of paradigms, historical periods, and areas of the world. See the Department's webpage (https://www.binghamton.edu/sociology/) for more on existing strengths. Although the appointment would be in the Sociology Department, we welcome applications from scholars with degrees in related social science fields, including those with training in ethnography and historical research. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to teach in their areas of expertise at the graduate and undergraduate level. We encourage applicants who are actively building solidarity with historically marginalized groups.
This hire will be part of the Harpur College of Arts & Sciences' 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 appointing faculty members who are deeply connected to and integrated into the communities that they study, as a means to build on the strong tradition of engaged scholarship at Binghamton University. For more information on specific positions: https://www.binghamton.edu/harpur/research/cluster-hire.html.
Applicants should have PhD in in hand by July, 2020. Although the appointment would be in the Sociology Department, we welcome applications from scholars with degrees in related social science fields, including those with training in ethnography and historical research.
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