University of Illinois
Illinois, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Jan 25, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

School of Labor and Employment Relatlons
Labor Education Program
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


The School of labor and Employment Relations at The University of Illinois invites applications for the position of Post-Doctoral Scholar with the Project for Middle Class Renewal. This is a 12 or 24-month position that begins as soon as possible after the closing date. The Project for Middle Class Renewal was established in the fall of 2015 with the goal of promoting policy analysis, scholarly research and scholar-practitioner exchanges on employment related issues. The Project's focus is broadly on employment policy, policies impacting job access and readiness, job growth, the labor market, all forms of work, industry studies, workers in all industries, labor unions, and collective bargaining.


The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit



•Conduct high quality research on targeted industries, workers, labor markets, specific programs, and public policies relevant to employment. Prepare and present research findings at national, state and regional conferences.

• Contribute to the formation of policy reports and messages for the purposes of educating the public

• Work with labor Education Program staff to provide training and education on research study topics


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates should possess a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline as well as evidence of conducting research aligned with the Project's interests. Applicants should have the capacity to conduct statistical analyses (e.g., regressions) and work with statistical programs (e.g., STATA) and work with and analyze large observational datasets, such as the Current Population Survey (CPS) and conduct impact analysis using IMPlan or other similar tools.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of labor unions, collective bargaining, labor market public policy and economic trends. Ability to analyze and project trends affecting workers, employment relations, the labor market, labor unions, employment related policy, and the collective bargaining process. Capacity to work with and analyze large observational datasets, such as the Current Population Survey (CPS) and conduct impact analysis using IMPlan or other similar tools. Ability to annually develop multiple employment policy reports and to respond to emerging policy debates.


SALARY: Salary will be commensurate with experience


APPOINTMENT STATUS: 100% time for a period of 12 or 24 months.


PROPOSED STARTING DATE: Proposed starting date is as soon as possible after the closing date.



Please create your candidate profile at  and upload your cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information of three professional references by the close date of February 18, 2021. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered.


For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact Robert Bruno,, 312-996-2491.  You may also visit for additional information.


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