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College of Community
and Public Affairs
Department of Human Development

The Department of Human Development in the College of Community and Public Affairs (CCPA) at Binghamton University seeks to fill a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level to begin Fall 2018.

We seek an scholar whose research interests are in the area of human rights as it pertains to communities that are marginalized or disenfranchised within the context of the US and/or internationally. Preference will be given to candidates who examine inequality globally and adopt a comparative perspective. Areas of interest could include: immigration and migration, law, political economy, the state, transnationalism, displacement, refugees, health and migration, environment/sustainability, gender/sexuality, race/ethnicity, and indigenous and/or Native American theory.

Finally, experience in working with one or more of the following is required: government or non-government organizations connected to human rights at the local, national, or international level. This can include human rights advocacy, human rights media, United Nations organizations, or development agencies.

Applications will be considered immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Candidate requirements include a Ph.D. in human development, sociology, anthropology, geography, human rights, cultural studies, gender studies, sexuality studies, or related fields.
Candidates will be expected to demonstrate a rigorous program of scholarly research. It is expected that the candidate demonstrate a strong interdisciplinary focus and commitment to human rights in their scholarly research, teaching, and social activism.

The position involves teaching at all levels from  undergraduate to advanced graduate-level courses. The candidate must have substantial teaching experience in human rights, as well as teaching experience in one or more of the following: social justice, critical race theory, feminist theory, social inequities, or other relevant courses based on their expertise. The ability to teach practice-oriented courses about inequities, justice, and social change, especially on the community but also on the state, national and international levels, is required.

Additional Information:
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, 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.

For additional information, please contact Dr. Lubna Chaudhry, Search Committee Chair,
Human Development, E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Application Instructions:
Interested candidates should submit the following items electronically to (1) letter of application that describes how the candidate’s background is commensurate with the job announcement and a fit with our department, (2) CV, (3) scholarly research statement, (4) one sample of academic writing (article or chapter), (5) teaching philosophy statement, and (6) list of names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three academic references.