Cornell University, International and Comparative Labor

Position ID:Cornell-International and Comparative Labor-FACICL [#22787, WDR-00033430]
Position Title: Open Rank Faculty Position - International and Comparative Labor - ILR School at Cornell University
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: International Affairs / International Business
International Relations / International Law, International Organization, International Political Economy
Labor and Employment / Labor and Employment trends, Labor policy, Worker training
Appl Deadline:none (posted 2022/09/14, updated 2022/09/22)
Position Description:    

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The ILR School at Cornell University invites applications from scholars researching international, comparative, and transnational labor issues. We are particularly interested in scholars with expertise in Latin America and the Caribbean. We welcome applicants from a range of disciplines employing historical and archival approaches, ethnography and other qualitative methods, as well as quantitative and survey methods, including big data analytics. Thematic areas of interest include but are not limited to labor standards, slavery, labor migration, global supply chains, labor and ecology, unions, and labor politics. Candidates will be expected to contribute to team-taught introductory courses on labor and the global economy as well as a new regionally-focused course, “Introduction to Comparative and International Labor.”

The ILR School is the world’s leading college focused on work, employment and labor issues.  Information about the ILR School is available at  Our faculty includes leading scholars from a number of disciplinary backgrounds who study a broad range of issues related to labor, employment and organizations.  This job is based at Cornell University’s campus in Ithaca, NY.

Cornell University is committed to supporting the work-life balance of its faculty.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, research statement, teaching statement, a curriculum vitae, diversity and inclusion statement, and the names of three references. Short-listed candidates will be asked for writing samples and letters of reference. Applications from women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged.

Review of applications will begin October 15, 2022.  Questions about this position should be directed to Professor Eli Friedman, Search Committee Chair, at  

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.

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Further Info:
375 Ives Faculty Building
Ithaca, NY 14853