Budget Title: Postdoctoral Associate (SL-1)
Salary: $55,000 (full-time, temporary, 12-month position)
Binghamton University's Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention (I-GMAP) is pleased to announce the Charles E. Scheidt Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention and welcomes applications for two (2) positions for the 2023-2024 academic year. These one-year fellowships are renewable for a maximum of two years.
Through the generous support of the Charles E. Scheidt Family Foundation, the postdoctoral fellowships offer qualified applicants the opportunity to pursue their research at Binghamton University while working closely with the I-GMAP team to promote and advance interdisciplinary and practitioner-relevant scholarship dedicated to improved understanding of and capacities for the prevention of mass atrocities.
The fellowship supports recent recipients of terminal degrees in any relevant academic discipline with potential to contribute to atrocity prevention, broadly conceived. Applicants must have their terminal degree conferred by the Fellowship start date of August 25, 2023. Recent PhDs from any discipline (including but not limited to Africana studies, anthropology, Asian studies, business administration, computer science, engineering, environmental science, geography, gender studies, history, human rights, indigenous studies, international finance, international relations, Latin American studies, political science, psychology, public administration, or sociology) are welcome to apply. Under appropriate circumstances applications by recent recipients of the J.D. will also be considered, as will those already occupying temporary or tenure-track positions.
The three-fold mission of Binghamton University's 1-GMAP is to: 1) bridge the gap between scholars conducting academic research on the causes, risks, and mechanisms for reducing the occurrence of atrocity crimes and the global community of prevention practitioners in both state and non-state roles; 2) to break down barriers that prevent academic disciplines from working together effectively; and 3) to bring all the resources of a modern research university to bear to advance atrocity prevention. To that end, fellows will be expected to benefit from and contribute to the full range of 1-GMAP activities. The post-doctoral fellows may take full advantage of the welcoming and vibrant intellectual atmosphere of the Institute to advance their individual prevention focused research agendas. This may include work on a book manuscript and/or peer-reviewed journal articles, but is also expected to include policy briefs, technical reports, training or educational workshops, and/or mass media publications. Fellows will also be expected to teach at least one course at the undergraduate and/or master's level in support of 1-GMAP's academic programming; to present at least one public lecture, and to participate in the full range of 1-GMAP activities, including interactions with resident practitioners, visiting practitioners and faculty fellows, and 1-GMAP's annual Frontiers of Prevention forum.
- Terminal degree conferred by the Fellowship start date of August 25, 2023
Offers of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check and verification of degree(s) and credentials.
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All applicants must apply via Interview Exchange:http://binghamton.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=154605
Deadline for Internal Applicants: October 31, 2022
Deadline for External Applicants: Open until filled
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the vacancy is filled.
Persons interested in this position should apply online.
- A cover letter;
- a CV;
- A research sample (a published article or report, a conference paper, or a dissertation chapter);
- A research proposal including a statement of how the proposal furthers research in the prevention of genocide and mass atrocity, and with particular attention to its practical and interdisciplinary dimensions;
- A list of 2-4 courses the applicant is prepared to teach that would support I-GMAP's academic programs. Applicants are encouraged to indicate whether they are prepared to teach any of the core GMAP courses (Essentials of Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention, Comparative Genocides, Micro-Dynamics of Mass Atrocity, International NGOs, Transitional Justice) or if they would like to propose a course that would fit in any of the following broad elective areas (Politics and Policy for Atrocity Prevention, Tools and Technologies for Atrocity Prevention, Advanced Methods for Atrocity Prevention, or Special Topics in Atrocity Prevention). In addition to listing the proposed course title, the applicant should provide a brief course description;
- No fewer than three professional letters of recommendation.
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