FEATURED JOB: Charles E. Scheidt Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention - Binghamton University - State University of New York

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Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies, African History / Studies, Anthropology, Area Studies

Job Description:

Budget Title: Postdoctoral Associate (SL-1)

Salary: $55,000 (full-time, temporary, 12-month position) - **2 positions available**

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 2023-24 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 post-doctoral 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. I-GMAP's broad conception of atrocity prevention encompasses "upstream" or structural issues (international relations, conflict and peacebuilding, international political economy, sociology of ethnic and other forms of inter-group conflict drivers, issues in resource management, social media and communication, climate change-driven conflict, civil society movements including local actors, political systems, political fragility and regime change, etc., the role of international corporations); "midstream" issues of atrocity response (Responsibility to Protect, humanitarian intervention, international sanctions regimes and other international financial institutions as intervention approaches; and "downstream" approaches for post-atrocity resilience (including transitional justice, reparations, memorialization and memory sites, truth commissions, issues in post-atrocity political culture, literary and cultural studies.) Applicants are also welcome to propose other connections between their research program and atrocity prevention under this broad conception.

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, comparative literature, computer science, engineering, environmental science, geography, gender studies, history, human rights, indigenous studies, international finance, international relations, Latin American studies, philosophy, 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 I-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 I-GMAP activities. The post­ doctoral fellows may take full advantage of the welcoming and vibrant intellectual atmosphere of the Institute to advance their research agendas.

Fellows will also be expected to teach at least one course per academic year at the undergraduate and/or master's level in support of I-GMAP's academic programming.

Fellowships carry a competitive salary and benefits package, and include stipends in support of research, including research-related travel.



  • Terminal degree conferred by the Fellowship start date of August 25, 2023


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Application Instructions:

All applicants must apply via Interview Exchange:  http://binghamton.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=158973

Deadline for Internal Applicants: March 1, 2023

Deadline for External Applicants:  March 25, 2023

A complete application consists of:

  1. a cover letter,
  2. a CV,
  3. a research sample (a published article or report, a conference paper, or a dissertation chapter),
  4. a brief research proposal,
  5. a list of 2-4 courses the applicant is interested in teaching, 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),
  6. Contact information for no fewer than three (3) academic and/or professional references

If available, applicants are encouraged to provide evidence of teaching effectiveness.

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