Penn State Center for Global Workers’ Rights: Post-Doc Opportunity

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 twelve-month position that begins on August 12, 2016.

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.

Candidates should possess a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline, or a J.D., earned in the last five 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 the School’s Labor and Global Workers’ Right MPS program, which is part of the Global Labour University network (http://www.global-labour-university.org/). Teaching obligations could include a course in one of the School’s other residential or online programs. 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. Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a writing sample at https://psu.jobs/job/60781. Please also arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent directly by letter writers to Lisa Pierson, lkh13@psu.edu. If you have additional questions, please contact the Center at 814-865-0751 or write Center Director, Dr. Mark Anner, at msa10@psu.edu. Review of applications will begin on March 11, 2016, and continue until the position is filled.

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