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Director, Professor

Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ
Closing date
Oct 15, 2021

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We are seeking a non-tenure track faculty member (rank open) to direct our LEARN (Labor Education and Research Network) program. The Labor Education Action Research Network is the continuing education unit of LSER. The State of established the Institute for Management and Labor Relations in 1947 to provide extension services that would both help to foster labor-management cooperation in workplaces and educate labor-management representatives and the general public about the advantages of such cooperation as well as the means to achieve it. As SMLR has grown and expanded its mission, adding degree programs, research centers, and special programs, LEARN remains a central component of our mission. LEARN works with the Center for Innovation in Worker Organization (CIWO) to fulfill this mission and improve the lives of working people and beyond. LEARN sponsors public programs and activities that strengthen the community at work, facilitate workplace democracy, and address inequalities of power and wealth in the wider society.

Minimum Education and Experience

The successful candidate will have a commitment to improving the lives of working people and building a robust network to fulfill the missions of SMLR, LSER, and LEARN. A master's degree in a related field is required, although a doctoral, law, or other terminal degree is preferred. A record of participation in applied research related to labor studies and employment relations is also desirable


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Candidates should also have experience designing, developing, and recruiting for labor education programs, including programs targeted at a leadership level.
  • We are interested in someone who can work with faculty and labor leaders to develop a mix of leadership programs and who can reshape and recruit for our Union Leadership Academy, certificate programs, and other New Jersey-based offerings.
  • Candidates must have extensive experience in the labor movement and in labor education.
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