Cornell University, Labor Relations, Law, and History

Position ID:Cornell-Labor Relations, Law, and History-ILRCB [#11376, WDR-00015564]
Position Title: Tenure-Track Faculty Position - Labor Relations, Law, and History
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Law / Administrative Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Business Law, Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship, Legal Studies
Labor and Employment / Labor and Employment trends, Labor policy, Worker training
Appl Deadline:2018/10/31 11:59PMhelp popup* finished (2018/07/05, finished 2020/02/05, listed until 2018/10/31)
Position Description:    

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Assistant Professor of History in the Department of Labor Relations, Law, and History

ILR School, Cornell University

The Department invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in U.S. history at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 2019. We are interested in social and political historians whose scholarship engages questions of work, inequality, the economy, or political and working-class culture. We are particularly interested in scholars whose research focuses on the experiences of African-American or Asian-American workers. This may involve workers’ experiences in their jobs, organizations, and/or communities, or how their labor intersects with questions of citizenship, class, race/ethnicity, disability, and gender and sexuality, among other areas of inquiry. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated potential in scholarly research and teaching who will have completed their Ph.D. prior to August 2019.

Applications from women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged.

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.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter describing their research and teaching interests, a vita, a writing sample, and three references

The deadline for receiving applications is October 15, 2018. Questions about this position should be directed to Professor Ileen DeVault, Search Committee Chair, at

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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374 Ives Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853

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