Binghamton University, State University of New York (SUNY), invites applications for an assistant professor (tenure-track) joint position in Psychology and Africana Studies, with tenure-home in Psychology, to start in Fall 2020. The search committee is interested in candidates conducting either basic or applied research in diversity science, which extends the boundaries of current psychological theory and creates new discoveries about the unique psychological processes relevant to the experiences of diverse populations. We are especially interested in candidates whose research addresses disparities in mental health access and care. This focus may be broadly interpreted, including identifying trends, causes, and remedies to the disparities in mental health services. This may also include understanding the barriers in receiving needed mental health care; the potential developmental, cognitive, neural, and physiological processes that serve as important markers of mental health in different cultures; or the development of empirically based strategies for reducing disparities in mental health access and outcomes. 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 the departments of 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 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. More information about this initiative is located on the Cluster Hire webpage: https://www.binghamton.edu/harpur/research/cluster-hire.html
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. Binghamton University 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 sex, 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.
Applicants should have a PhD in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Cognitive Neuroscience, 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.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. To apply, please submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement describing your research, three representative publications, a teaching statement, and any other relevant information. Contact information for three references must be provided; instructions for submitting letters of reference will be sent directly to the referees. Materials should be submitted to: http://binghamton.interviewexchange.com.