School of Labor and Employment Relations: Post-Doctral Research Associate - LEP (107413)
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 as soon as possible after the closing date. 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 as soon as possible after the closing date.
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 January 3, 2019 close date. On-line application will require name and contact information for three references. For more information, contact Professor Robert Bruno, [email protected] or 312-996-2491.
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College Name or Administrative Unit: LER
Title: School of Labor and Employment Relations: Post-Doctral Research Associate - LEP (107413)
Open Date: 12/06/2018
Close Date: 01/03/2019
Organization Name: Labor Ed Programs