Post Doctoral Research Associate - School of Labor and Employment Relations (F1700114)




POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR
School of Labor and Employment Relations
Labor Education Program
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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SHORT DESCRIPTION SUMMARIZING POSITION FUNCTIONS
The School of Labor and Employment Relations at The University of Illinois invites applications for the position of Post-Doctoral Scholar with the Project for Middle Class Renewal. This is a 12 or 24-month position that begins on February 12, 2018. The Project for Middle Class Renewal was established in the fall of 2015 with the goal of promoting policy analysis, scholarly research and scholar-practitioner exchanges on employment related issues. The Project's focus is broadly on employment policy, including the labor market, precarious work, industry studies, labor unions, training, education, and collective bargaining.

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Conduct high quality research on targeted industries, specific program, and relevant public policies. Prepare and present research findings at national, state and regional conferences.
• Contribute to the formation of policy reports and messages for the purposes of educating the public
• Work with Labor Education Program staff to provide training and education on research study topics

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates should possess a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline as well as evidence of conducting research aligned with the Project's interests. Applicants should have the capacity to work with and analyze large observational datasets, such as the Current Population Survey (CPS) and conduct impact analysis using IMPlan or other similar tools.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of labor unions, collective bargaining, labor market public policy and economic trends. Ability to analyze and project trends affecting workers, employment relations, the labor market, labor unions, employment related policy, and the collective bargaining process. Capacity to work with and analyze large observational datasets, such as the Current Population Survey (CPS) and conduct impact analysis using IMPlan or other similar tools. Ability to annually develop multiple employment policy reports and to respond to emerging policy debates.

SALARY: Salary will be commensurate with experience

APPOINTMENT STATUS: 100% time for a period of 12 or 24 months.

PROPOSED STARTING DATE: Proposed starting date is February 12, 2018

Application Procedures: To apply for this position, please create your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload your cover letter and resume by the October 20, 2017 close date. On-line application will require name and contact information for 3 references. For more information, contact Professor Robert Bruno, bbruno@illinois.edu or 312-996-2491.

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The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University's commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu



College Name or Administrative Unit: LER
Category: Post-Doctoral Research Associate
Title: Post Doctoral Research Associate - School of Labor and Employment Relations (F1700114)
Open Date: 09/12/2017
Close Date: 10/20/2017
Organization Name: ILIR-Administration

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