Presidential Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship (with opportunity for Tenure Track), Binghamton University
Presidential Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship That May Lead to Tenure Track at Binghamton University, Binghamton, New York
Start Date: Fall 2020
Binghamton University invites applications for two-year Presidential Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowships. Fellows are expected to conduct original research appropriate to the department wherein they will be appointed, to publish 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 appointment.
Increasing campus diversity is one of Binghamton University's most important strategic priorities. Binghamton is meeting this challenge with the establishment of a program of Presidential Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowships that will allow the university to better recruit highly qualified candidates for research and scholarship in disciplines that have found it difficult to attract a diverse faculty. This fellowship program mirrors the goals of the SUNY PRODiG program, which advance diversity and inclusive excellence by encouraging the recruitment, retention and promotion of outstanding scholars from different backgrounds, including individuals from groups who have historically been underrepresented in higher education and women in STEM disciplines.
Our goal is to develop top-tier candidates when faculty positions appear in these departments, so that they may remain at Binghamton in a tenure track capacity when their postdoctoral work is completed. Each fellowship appointment is up to two years. Postdoctoral fellows may become eligible for the PRODiG program if and when hired as tenure track faculty.
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The Department of Philosophy, Bates College, in Lewiston, Maine, invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position stating Fall 2020. AOS and AOC are open. Candidates should have a Philosophy Ph.D. completed or nearly complete. Bates College has a 5-course teaching responsibility. The Bates academic calendar includes two regular semesters (Fall and Winter) and a short four-week May term, with a teaching schedule of either 2-3 or 2-2-1. Teaching will include two sections of Introduction to Philosophy scheduled for Fall term 2020. For Winter term 2021, the visiting faculty member will teach either Ancient Philosophy or Moral Philosophy. The other two courses will be matched to the interests of the new faculty member.
The College and the Philosophy Department are committed to enhancing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum. Candidates with demonstrated success in teaching and supporting underrepresented and marginalized student populations are strongly encouraged to apply. The successful applicant must be interested in innovative and inclusive approaches to teaching philosophy. Attracting students from all backgrounds to the study of philosophy, starting with undergraduate classes, is important to the vitality of the discipline. Bates College and the Philosophy Department encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups in the professoriate. Candidates who can contribute to the academic excellence and diversity of the College and department should identify their strengths in contributing to a diverse academic community.
The Department has a strong culture of emphasizing and supporting faculty scholarship. In addition to an active department culture, funds for travel to conferences are also available to all faculty. Bates is a highly selective liberal arts college and will provide an excellent climate for professional development and scholarship. Applicants should submit to Interfolio a letter of application and complete dossier, including: a C.V., research statement, writing sample, teaching statement, diversity statement, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Consideration of applications will begin on April 10, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check. For more information about the college and department, please visit the Bates website: http://www.bates.edu/philosophy/.
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