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Faculty Position in Labor Education at Penn State

The School of Labor and Employment Relations at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a non-tenure track faculty appointment at the Lecturer rank. The position will be a twelve-month appointment and will include a three-year renewable contract. Start date is negotiable. The School of LER is committed to providing union members and leaders with opportunities to pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees, both online and through traditional resident instruction. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to help the School aggressively move forward in this area.

The position will include some combination of responsibilities in several areas related to the School’s labor education mission. Among these are: promoting the School’s online undergraduate and graduate degree programs to unions and union members; developing experiential learning assessment policies and practices for the School; working with union apprenticeship programs to develop pathways to Penn State’s online degree programs; working with community colleges to facilitate the transfer of credits to Penn State degree programs through articulation agreements and transfer guides; teaching in Penn State’s online degree program; and planning, administering, and teaching non-credit labor education programs.

Candidates should have experience working with unions on labor education programs and some expertise in the area of experiential learning assessment and a general understanding of best practices and trends in the field. Candidates should also be able to teach in the School’s undergraduate Labor and Employment Relations degree program. Applicants should possess a minimum of a Master’s degree in a relevant field.

The School of Labor and Employment Relations is a multidisciplinary program with large residential and online Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, strong research programs, and growing outreach initiatives.

Candidates must electronically submit a letter of application and a curriculum vita. All candidates should request letters from three references to be sent directly to Trisha Everhart, pxm205@psu.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.