Assistant Research Professor, Center for Global Workers’ Rights

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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College of the Liberal Arts
The School of Labor and Employment Relations


The School of Labor and Employment Relations at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for the position of Assistant Research Professor with the Center for Global Workers’ Rights. This is a twelve-month position that begins on August 16, 2019. The Center for Global Workers’ Rights was established in the fall of 2012 with the goal of promoting scholarly research and scholar-practitioner exchanges on issues related to workers’ rights. It has a broad focus that includes, but is not limited to, sweatshops, precarious work, labor standards, international labor and employment law, worker organizing, and workers’ rights in global supply chains. Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline, or a J.D., earned in the last five years, as well as evidence of an emerging research program relevant to the Center’s interests. The Assistant Research Professor will receive a salary, benefits, and a research/travel fund to support their work. The Assistant Research Professor will work closely with the Center Director on a research project and scholar-practitioner exchange focusing on worker organizing in global supply chains. The Assistant Research Professor will be expected to provide a specific contribution in the area of migrant worker organizing. The Assistant Research Professor will also be expected to teach two courses over the 12-month period. This may include teaching for the School’s Labor and Global Workers’ Right MPS program, which is part of the Global Labour University network ( Teaching obligations could include a course in one of the School’s other residential or online programs. Candidates also are expected to actively participate in School activities. The School of Labor and Employment Relations is a multidisciplinary department with a large undergraduate program, a strong residential Master’s of Science in Human Resources and Employment Relations (HRER), and a fully-online Masters of Professional Studies in HRER. The School has existing strengths in workers’ rights, labor relations, human resources, and international and comparative employment relations. Upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a writing sample at Please also arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent directly by letter writers to Mark Ivicic, If you have additional questions, please contact the Center at 814-865-0751 or write Center Director, Dr. Mark Anner, at Review of applications will begin on June 11, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088