Cornell University, Labor & Employment Law

Position ID:Cornell-Outreach-LABOREMPLAW [#22105, WDR-00032421]
Position Title: Senior Labor & Employment Law Education Associate - Senior Extension Associate HYBRID - ILR School, Cornell University
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:New York, New York 10022, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Administrative / Teaching and Practice, Academia
Law / Business Law, data and digital justice, law and humanities, Legal Studies
Human Resources
Economics / Law and Economics
Industrial Psychology / Human Factors (more...)
Appl Deadline: finished (2022/07/18, finished 2023/11/20)
Position Description:   URMs  

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

The Labor and Employment Law Program is based in New York, NY, within the Cornell University ILR School located at 570 Lexington Ave. Position may be located in New York City, Buffalo, Ithaca, or other locations in New York State.

The School of Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR) at Cornell University has an immediate opening for an experienced Labor and Employment lawyer for the Labor and Employment Law Program in the NYC Extension/Outreach Division of the School of Industrial and Labor Relations.

Our Focus:

LEL offers legal instruction and resources to employers/entrepreneurs, community and advocacy organizations, and individuals, including those with criminal records and others harmed by NYS’s former drug laws. We provide training on the labor and employment law obligations of employers/entrepreneurs to ensure a just, fair and discrimination-free work environment and to increase the likelihood of success for new business owners. Instruction also is provided to justice impacted individuals and communities to promote the social equity goals of NYS.

LEL’s focus is labor and employment law training, offering legal instruction and resources to employers/entrepreneurs, community and advocacy organizations, and individuals, including those with criminal records and others harmed by NYS's former drug laws.

What you will do:

The Senior Labor & Employment Law Education Associate is responsible for teaching and curriculum development, including topics ranging from best practices in hiring people impacted by mass incarceration, employment rights of justice-involved people, equal employment rights, drug testing, wage and hour requirements, labor relations and human resource practices to hire and retain the best employees.

A lawyer in this position will collaborate with colleagues, partners, and stakeholders to develop and deliver programs and services. They also will evaluate and monitor the quality, impact, and outcomes of education, training, technical assistance, consulting and research activities of the program to ensure that it meets stated programmatic goals.

In this role, you will:

·         Design curriculum and deliver labor and employment law training programs (in-person and remotely, as needed), including developing a broad range of legal education programs for varied and diverse audiences, working with colleges and universities, employers, social equity licensees, unions, community groups, advocacy and reentry organizations throughout NYS.
·         Prepare instructional materials, guides, toolkits, articles, reports, and other resources for use in training, on websites, with stakeholders.
·         Evaluate and monitor the effectiveness of the training and resources.
·         Remain current in the field Labor and Employment Law broadly defined, as well as the impact on labor and employment law throughout the US, as states decriminalize the use of hemp with high THC levels for medical and adult recreational use, while its use, manufacture, and sale violate the federal Controlled Substances Act of 1970.

The Senior Extension Associate position is an academic, full-time, non-tenure track, term position with an initial appointment through June 30, 2024. The position may be reappointed based on recommendations by the Director of the Labor and Employment Law Program and Associate Dean for Outreach, as well as available funding and work.

More information about the ILR School can be obtained at our web site,, and the Labor and Employment Law Program

What we need:

·         Graduation from an accredited law school and admission to the bar in a state or territory of the US.

·         Four or more years of labor and/or employment law experience.

·         Demonstrated legal research and writing ability (law journal articles, legal briefs, research and program reports, informational brochures, policy briefs, instructional materials, etc.).

·         Exceptional interpersonal communication skills (oral, written, etc.).

·         Four or more years of experience working with people of diverse backgrounds.

·         Minimum of one to three years’ experience developing and delivering educational programming to diverse audiences via multiple modalities, including in-person, print, and virtual programming.

·         Travel within NYS will be required.

You will be a top candidate with our preferred qualifications:

·         Three to five years of experience working with worker rights organizations.

·         Experience in successful grant writing and grant management.

·         Fluency in Spanish.

·         Admitted to the NYS bar.

 Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

 Salary Range: $108,000-$139,000 commensurate with experience and qualifications.

 This is a full-time, 12-month/year position.

Cornell’s ILR School appreciates employees by providing the opportunity to pilot a 9 day per month campus-to-home hybrid schedule after a period of orientation and acclimation.

Cornell appreciates employees with great rewards & benefits:

Cornell provides great benefits that include educational benefits, access to a plethora of wellness programs, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, health care options to choose from, generous paid leave provisions and superior retirement contributions.

Cornell has also been nationally recognized as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability, and diversity initiatives. For more information click here.

To Apply:

Interested parties should submit a vita and letter of application describing qualifications and research agenda, teaching and training experience and a diversity and inclusion statement.

Familiarize yourself with Cornell’s COVID-19 workplace guidance as well as the university’s COVID-19 services and information

Employment Assistance:

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EEO Statement:

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, and we do not tolerate discrimination based on any protected characteristic, including race, ethnic or national origin, citizenship and immigration status, color, sex/gender, pregnancy or pregnancy-related conditions, age, creed, religion, actual or perceived disability (including persons associated with such a person), arrest and/or conviction record, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender expression and/or identity, an individual’s genetic information, domestic violence victim status, familial status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations in accordance with applicable law. 

Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty, and staff to all identities and backgrounds. We encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

Pay Ranges:

The hiring rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria:

  • Prior relevant work or industry experience.
  • Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position.
  • Academic Discipline (faculty pay ranges reflects 9-month annual salary)
  • Unique applicable skills.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
email address
201G Dolgen Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853