Cornell University, International and Comparative Labor

Position ID:Cornell-International and Comparative Labor-NCPPOSTDOC [#22786, WDR-00033425]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate - New Conversations Project, ILR School, Cornell University
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Labor and Employment / Labor and Employment trends, Labor policy, Worker training
Administrative / Political Science, Economics, Sociology
Appl Deadline:none (posted 2022/09/14)
Position Description:    

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Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Associate, tenable at the New Conversations Project at the ILR School at Cornell University. The New Conversations Project (NCP) is a research project dedicated to improving labor conditions in global supply chains. A description of NCP can be found here:

The incumbent will work under the supervision of Professor Sarosh Kuruvilla, Academic Director of the New Conversations Project, and Executive Director, Jason Judd.  The position will commence on November 1 for a 12 month appointment, with the possibility of renewal for another 10 months. The starting dates are negotiable.

Specific Roles and Responsibilities:

This position will work closely with Academic and Executive Director of NCP on various research and writing projects. The position will entail the analysis of supply chain and labor data, including panel and survey data from secondary sources. In addition, the role-holder will engage in field research, collecting data from companies, suppliers, and multi-stakeholder institutions in multiple countries. Outputs will include articles for a scholarly journals, trade journals, position papers, and a variety of working papers, including research content for the website. In addition, the postdoc will attend conferences and present the work of NCP in different locations, and carry out other tasks as instructed. The position could also involve teaching one elective class every semester. 


Applicant must have a doctorate in labor relations, management, sociology, political science, economics, applied statistics or related fields. 

Applicant must have demonstrated interests in labor and environmental issues in global supply chains, corporate social responsibility, corporate sustainability, corporate greenwashing, labor relations and related topics.  

Applicants must have experience in the handling and organization of large data sets.  Familiarity with analysis of panel or longitudinal data, and working with multilevel models is valued.

Must have expertise in using statistical software such as STATA, R, SAS or SPSS.

This is a full-time academic, non-tenure track benefits eligible position located in Ithaca, NY. Depending on COVID restrictions, it may be possible to work remotely initially, but the expectation is that this position will be Ithaca based.  

This is a one-year appointment with possible extension, depending on available funding and work.

We will seek applications until the position is filled.  

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, a vita, a research statement, a statement of contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and three reference letters. Applications from women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries about this position should be directed to Professor Sarosh Kuruvilla at

This is a full-time academic, non-tenure track benefits eligible position located in Ithaca, NY.

As part of the university's comprehensive vaccination program, all Cornell employees are required to have and provide proof of an FDA-or WHO-authorized or approved COVID-19 primary vaccination or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption, regardless of their role and work location.

New hires are required to provide documentation showing primary vaccination status (that is, completion of two shots of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine or one shot of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson) before their first day of work. If a new hire's vaccination is not complete or information is not received by their start date, the first day of work will be delayed. It is possible in some cases that an offer of employment may be withdrawn.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.

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:
375 Ives Faculty Building
Ithaca, NY 14853