Lecturer or Instructor

Lecturer or Instructor of Labor and Employment Law

School of Labor and Employment Relations

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign


The School of Labor and Employment Relations invites applications for a full-time position of Lecturer or Instructor of Labor and Employment Law, assigned to the Labor Education Program. This is a 12-month education program that offers labor studies and employment rights education to union members, unrepresented workers and university undergraduates.


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 http://go.illinois.edu.EEO.


This position is based in the Chicago office of the Labor Education Program. Considerable travel around the state of Illinois is required.



  • Teach non-credit courses in private and public sector labor and employment law to union and non-union workers
  • Develop & teach new curricula with a focus on workplace discrimination (racial, gender, LGBTQ) and gender violence/sexual harassment for union and non-union workers
  • May also teach on-line/hybrid credit courses to UIUC undergraduates
  • May also assist in conducting research and writing applied policy reports



  • Advanced Degree (JD/MS/PhD) in an appropriate social science discipline or professional area of study, i.e., history, political science, sociology, labor relations, labor studies, public policy, economics, gender race studies, and JD degrees with at least 3 years of teaching/training experience in the labor studies or employment rights field.



  • Experience in online teaching is welcome but not necessary.
  • Spanish fluency welcome but not necessary.


SALARY:  Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience


APPOINTMENT STATUS:   Regular, 100% time of appointment


PROPOSED STARTING DATE:   As soon as possibility after the closing date.



Please create your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu  and upload your cover letter, CV, and the names and email address or phone numbers of three professional references by February 23, 2021. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered.


For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact Robert Bruno, bbruno@illinois.edu, 312-996-2491.  You may also visit http://www.ler.illinois.edu for additional information.  


The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment.