Faculty Positions in Labor and Employment Relations, Assistant and Associate Professor School of Labor and Employment Relations

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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Work Unit:
College of the Liberal Arts
Labor and Employment Relations (LER)


The School of Labor and Employment Relations (LER) at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for multiple tenured faculty appointments in labor and employment relations at the Assistant Professor and Associate Professor ranks to begin August 2020. The School of LER is a growing, dynamic program that wishes to strengthen its already strong faculty. Specific expertise in workplace diversity, labor and employment law, work and gender, and work, family, and society would be considered an asset, as would the ability and willingness to teach research methods or statistics. Applicants from all labor and employment relations-related areas of interest are encouraged to apply. Applicants for the Associate Professor position should possess a terminal degree (Ph.D.) in industrial/employment relations, sociology, or a related field or a J.D. and have a record of demonstrated excellence as a scholar and teacher; ability to secure external funding will also be considered for candidates at this rank. Candidates for the Assistant Professor rank must have completed all requirements for the terminal degree in industrial/employment relations, sociology, or a related field or a J.D. by the appointment date and possess significant research potential. The School of Labor and Employment Relations is a growing multidisciplinary program with strong residential B.A. and B.S. in Labor and Employment Relations (LER), M.S. in Human Resources and Employment Relations (HRER), and M.P.S. in Labor and Global Workers’ Rights (LGWR) programs. We also offer several online undergraduate degrees, as well as the leading online HRER Master’s program in the nation. In addition, we offer a newly established Doctoral Minor. We value a diversity of perspectives and backgrounds relevant to understanding the dynamics involving employees and workers in organizational, societal, and global contexts and strive for a collaborative, respectful, and multi-disciplinary environment. Penn State is regularly ranked among the top universities in the world. The University Park campus is located in a beautiful setting in State College, PA which regularly appears on lists of the best college towns in the US. It has a top-ranked school district and is also consistently ranked among the nation’s safest and most livable cities by a variety of organizations and publications. Candidates must submit a letter of application, a curriculum vita, and the names of three potential reference; however, letters of reference will only be sought from finalists for the position. Review of applications will begin October 13, 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