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Assistant or Associate Professor, Sociology of Health and Environment

Binghamton University
Binghamton, New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Mar 12, 2024

Job Details

About Binghamton University:

Binghamton University is a world-class institution that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character - shaped by outstanding academics, facilities and community life - promotes extraordinary student success.

Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty and state-of-the-art facilities to engage and challenge its 18,000 students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first-generation college-goers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration and community service.

Job Description:

The Department of Sociology invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured position at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, with expertise in society and health from a broadly-defined political ecology perspective. This encompasses, but is not limited to, healthcare delivery and the socio-ecological determinants of public health, historically and in the present. These include relations between environmental change, social inequality, and global dimensions of public and planetary health, such as climate change, poverty, extractivism, the agro-food system, toxic waste siting, migration, and militarism. We are especially interested in research that engages the Global South and non-Western perspectives. Successful candidates will teach in Sociology as well as health systems and policy in the new Global Public Health program.

Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in Sociology or a relevant humanities or social sciences discipline by the time of appointment. Candidates who would complement our department's reputation in historical sociology are especially welcome. We encourage applicants to explore the new Global Public Health program website ( ) and the Department of Sociology's website to learn about our department's global breadth, historical and transdisciplinary bent, and social justice-centered curriculum. The Department of Sociology is dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive teaching, research, and working environment. Qualified applicants who share this goal and who are members of underrepresented groups, women, veterans, and/or persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Binghamton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

We are particularly interested in scholars who will capitalize on collaboration opportunities and resources within the university's Transdisciplinary Areas of Excellence ( ), Core Facilities ( ), and Harpur College of Arts and Sciences ( ). The faculty member will be encouraged to pursue affiliation with other academic units and programs as appropriate and will have the opportunity to work with graduate students across various disciplines.

  • Teach a 2/2 course load
  • Advise graduate and undergraduate students.
  • Conduct research, including research with the capacity to involve students. Candidates for this position should describe how they will actively contribute to our mission of advancing a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion through their research, teaching, mentoring, and service, and through their engagement with fellow faculty, students, and staff.


Required qualifications:
  • PhD in hand by September 1, 2024
  • PhD in sociology or cognate field
Preferred qualifications:
  • Demonstrated potential for external research funding
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching
  • Demonstrated potential for student engagement in research
  • Demonstrated potential for community engagement in research

Additional Information:

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 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.

As required by title IX and its implementing regulations, Binghamton University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the educational programs and activities which it operates. This requirement extends to employment and admission. Inquiries about sex discrimination may be directed to the University Title IX Coordinator or directly to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). Contact information for the Title IX Coordinator and OCR, as well as the University's complete Non-Discrimination Notice may be found here .

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at .

Binghamton University is a tobacco-free campus effective August 1, 2017.

Application Instructions:

Application Instructions: All applicants must apply via the university applicant tracking system Interview Exchange: Please submit the following materials:
  • Cover letter, not more than 2 pages in length
  • Research statement
  • Teaching statement
  • Diversity statement
  • CV (please include links to any websites or other online resources you would like the committee to consider)
  • Names and contact information for three references
Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2023, but the search will remain open until filled.


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