LEARN Director NTT Professor
Job Posted: 18 February, 2021
Company: Rutgers University
Closing Date: Until filled
Location: New Brunswick, NJ


Rutgers University School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR), Department of Labor Studies and Employment Relations (LSER), is 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 New Jersey established the Rutgers Institute for Management and Labor Relations in 1947 to provide extension services that would both help to foster labor-management cooperation in New Jersey 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 in New Jersey 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.

The successful candidate will have a commitment to improving the lives of working people in New Jersey and building a robust network to fulfill the missions of SMLR, LSER, and LEARN. 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. 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. Interested candidates should send a letter of application detailing qualifications, a vitae, and contact information for three references. Applications should be submitted by March 1, 2021 to Professor Dana Britton, Chair, Department of Labor Studies and Employment Relations, Rutgers University, 50 Labor Center Way, New Brunswick, NJ 08901. The position will remain open until filled.

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