Presidential Diversity Early Career Fellowship That May Lead to Tenure Track
Company: Binghamton University
Posted on: September 15, 2023
Budget Title: Postdoctoral Associate (SL-1)
Salary: up to $75,000 annually (full-time, temporary, 24-month
The Presidential Diversity Early Career Fellowship was established
in 2018 to help the university recruit highly-qualified doctoral
candidates for research and scholarship who will contribute in a
meaningful and measurable way to enhancing the diversity and
inclusive environment of the University. The goal of the Early
Career Fellowship program is to support and develop top-tier
candidates who may remain at Binghamton University in a tenure
track capacity and launch promising careers as independent
educators and researchers when their fellowship is completed. Each
fellowship appointment is for two years.
A fellowship appointment will be made in the Thomas J. Watson
College of Engineering & Applied Science for the 2023-24 academic
year in one of the following departments: Biomedical Engineering,
Computer Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Mechanical
Engineering, or Systems Science & Industrial Engineering.
About Watson College:
The Thomas J. Watson College of Engineering and Applied Science at
Binghamton University is home to roughly 1,000 graduate and 2,000
undergraduate students, over 100 tenured and tenure-track faculty,
and 60 staff. On an annual basis, the faculty of the college
conduct nearly $20M of sponsored research in high priority areas of
national importance including artificial intelligence, data
science, robotics and autonomous systems, cybersecurity, high
performance computing, advanced communication and wireless
technologies, semiconductors and microelectronics, advanced
manufacturing, biotechnology, advanced materials, clean energy,
energy efficient systems, systems science and engineering, and
The Watson College stands committed to fostering a community that
reflects our diverse society to ensure that its teaching, research,
scholarship and outreach programs include and serve a wide range of
individuals. We self-evaluate and self-critique our environment to
recognize and mitigate power imbalances, improve our policies and
programs and foster a culture of belonging.
We strive for a community in which all backgrounds, contributions
and perspectives are valued and respected. In 2021, the American
Society for Engineering Education honored Watson College with its
Bronze-level award for its commitment to diversity and
Fellows are appointed with the title of Postdoctoral Associate and
will receive an annual salary, up to a $75,000, with a New York
State comprehensive benefits package. There will be a research
allowance for scholarly expenses and conference travel aimed at
disseminating research findings. An allowance for moving expenses
will be provided.
The fellows are expected to conduct original research in cutting
-edge areas relevant to the department wherein they will be
appointed, to publish high quality, peer-reviewed scholarly work as
a result of this effort, and to teach or co-teach one or more
courses per year as the instructor of record.
Fellows will receive formal mentoring in research and teaching, as
well as receive constructive feedback throughout the appointment in
an effort to improve their candidacy for a tenure-track
- We are looking for a highly creative and talented individual
with a strong publication record in their area of research and
excellent organizational and communication skills.
- Applicants must receive a doctoral degree in a field relevant
to the Watson College (including but not limited to the research
areas listed above) prior to the appointment and must be no more
than three years beyond receiving their Ph D degree.
- The expected, but negotiable, start date for this position is
August 3, 2023. Earlier start date for qualified applicants will be
- Applicants must contribute to campus diversity and creation of
a more inclusive campus environment.
- We highly encourage individuals with historically
underrepresented identities in engineering and computer science
(e.g., racial/ethnic populations including Black/African Americans,
American Indians including Native Alaskans, Latinx/Hispanics and
Native Pacific Islanders, and women) to apply for this
- Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at
the time of appointment. Visa sponsorship is not available.
Offers of employment may be contingent upon successful completion
of a pre-employment background check and verification of degree(s)
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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
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All applicants must apply via Interview Exchange:
Deadline for Internal Applicants: March 14, 2023
Deadline for External Applicants: Open until filled
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until
the vacancy is filled.
- CV (curriculum vitae)
- Cover letter that describes your research and teaching
interests, This letter should identify the Watson College
department that aligns with your research and teaching interests, ,
along with the titles/rubrics of two or three possible courses that
you are qualified to teach in that area.
- Letter describing how your appointment would contribute to
enhancing the diversity and inclusive environment of the
department, Watson College and Binghamton University
- Names and contact information of three references. References
will be contacted at a later stage in the screening process and
only for candidates that are under serious consideration.
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