Announcement: The School of Labor and Employment Relations at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for the position of Post-Doctoral Scholar with the Center for Global Workers’ Rights. This is a ten month position which begins on August 15, 2014.
The Center for Global Workers’ Rights was established in the fall of 2012 with the goal of promoting scholarly research and scholar-practitioner exchanges on issues related to workers’ rights. It has a broad focus that includes, but is not limited to, sweatshops, precarious work, labor standards, international labor and employment law, worker organizing, and strategic corporate research and campaigns. For the 2014-2015 Post-Doctoral Scholar position, the Center is particularly interested in candidates with research and teaching interests in the field of strategic corporate research and campaigns, although candidates with other interests will be considered.
Candidates should possess a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline, or a J.D., earned in the last three years, as well as evidence of an emerging research program relevant to the Center’s interests. Scholars will receive salary, benefits, and a research/travel fund to support their work. Postdoctoral candidates will be expected to teach one course each semester. This may include teaching for a new Labor and Global Workers’ Right MPS program that the Center and the School are in the process of establishing. The MPS will be part of the Global Labour University network. Teaching obligations could include a course in one of the School’s other residential or online program. Candidates also are expected to actively participate in School activities.
The School of Labor and Employment Relations is a multidisciplinary department with a large undergraduate program, a strong residential Masters of Science in Human Resources and Employment Relations (HRER), and a fully-online Masters of Professional Studies in HRER. The School has existing strengths in workers’ rights, labor relations, human resources, and international and comparative employment relations.
Electronic submission of applications is strongly preferred. Send applications consisting of a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a writing sample via the faculty search website www.la.psu.edu/facultysearch/. Three letter writers should send letters of recommendations via email to Lisa Pierson, email@example.com. If you are unable to send your application electronically, applications can be mailed to Associate Professor Mark Anner, Director of the Center for Global Workers’ Rights, School of Labor and Employment Relations, 506 Keller Building, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802. If you have additional questions, please contact the Center’s Administrative Support Assistant, Lisa Pierson, at 814-865-0751. Applications received by January 6, 2014 will be assured of consideration; however, all applications will be considered until the position is filled.
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Department Website: http://lser.la.psu.edu/
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