Assistant Research Professor

The Institute of Global Cultural Studies at The State University of New York at Binghamton invites applications for the position of Assistant Research Professor. The position is open to candidates possessing a Ph.D. in any one of the major social science disciplines. This position is a non-tenure track position set to begin in January 2010. We are seeking a dynamic scholar who combines an active research agenda with excellent teaching and fundraising experience. The institute will be embarking on a fundraising campaign beginning in the fall 2010. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in one or more of the following areas of research and teaching: North-South relations, Africa, Islam, globalization issues, Africa’s relation with Asia or cultural influences in international relations. Teaching responsibilities will include one course per semester in the candidate’s discipline and shared teaching responsibility in a second co-taught course one semester per year. 

Interested candidates should forward a cover letter, CV, a writing sample, graduate transcript and examples of teaching syllabi to:

Chair, Search Committee
Attn: Ravenna Narizzano
Institute of Global Cultural Studies, LNG-100
Binghamton University
PO Box 6000
Binghamton NY 13902-6000

Deadline for submission of applications is Monday November 16, 2009. Questions about the position may be addressed via email to Dr. Seifudein Adem (

About the Institute of Global Cultural Studies:

The Institute of Global Cultural Studies (IGCS) was founded by Professor Ali A. Mazrui in 1991 at the State University of New York at Binghamton. The Institute’s primary purpose is to develop new multi-disciplinary approaches to the study of culture and cultural influences across societies in the contemporary world. IGCS promotes the study of these cultural forces through research, publications, teaching, academic conferences, and mass media educational programs. It is particularly interested in the role of culture in the context of international relations and world affairs.

Current research foci of IGCS include:

  • The Politics of Human Rights and Civil Liberties

  • Development and Democratization

  • Religion and its Political and Social Implications

  • Race, Ethnicity, and Nationalism

  • Language as a Political Force

  • Comparative Gender Studies

  • North-South Relations

  • Africa’s Relations with Asia

  • Comparative Philosophy and Comparative Social Thought

IGCS and The State University of New York at Binghamton are strongly committed to affirmative action. We offer access to services and recruit students and employees without regard to race, color, sex, religion, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or national origin.