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Assistant or Associate Professor

School of Labor and Employment Relations
Champaign, Illinois
commensurate with experience.
Posted Date
Dec 20, 2022

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The School of Labor and Employment Relations (LER) and Department of Psychology (PSYC) have a vacant faculty position (for a 75%-25% joint appointment between LER and PSYC, respectively) in Human Resource Management--IO Psychology--Employment Relations. Such joint appointments are very common in LER. We are particularly looking for candidates who have teaching and research interests in micro and/or meso topics in organizational behavior/human resource management/industrial-organizational psychology, and especially in scholars who have expertise in gender/race/diversity in organizations, and/or who have expertise in research methods.

Current faculty have conducted a great deal of research on gender, race, and diversity in the workplace, particularly in relation to race and gender gaps in hiring, vocational interests, leadership emergence/glass ceiling, corporate board membership, work-family, and wages. Faculty with related interests include Leo Alexander, Dan Newman, YounghAh Park, Simon Restubog, Jim Rounds, Bo Zhang, Teresa Cardador, Amit Kramer, Eunmi Mun, Richard Benton, Jiwook Jung, Eliza Forsythe, Tinting Zhang, Andrew Weaver, and Russell Weinstein. For more information, please see the departmental websites at and .

This is a full-time tenure-track position that combines research with teaching in LER’s popular master’s and PhD programs in human resources and industrial relations, as well as undergraduate and PhD programs in Industrial/Organizational (IO) psychology. The School of LER and the IO Psychology group in the Psychology Department are academic units that concentrate on research and teaching in the HR-IO-ER fields. 

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

• Conduct original, high quality scholarly research for publication in leading academic journals

• Teach in undergraduate, master’s and PhD programs 

• Participate on School-wide service committees

Minimum Qualifications
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in IO Psychology, Management, Labor Relations, or a related field; however, ABDs who demonstrate a strong potential for conducting exemplary research and teaching and anticipate Ph.D. completion no later than August 2023 will be considered.

Preferred Qualifications
Advanced Degree (PhD)

Appointment Information
This is a 100% full-time Academic position, appointed on a 9-month basis. The expected start date is 8/16/2023. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Application Procedures & Deadline Information
Please upload your statement of interest, vitae, a writing sample, teaching statement, and the identity of three professional references (name, institution, email address and phone number) by 6:00 pm (CST) on January 31, 2023. Applications not submitted through will not be considered. For further information about this specific position, please contact Professor Simon Restubog, (217) 300-8007, For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

Interviews may be conducted before the closing date, although no hiring decisions will be made until after the search has closed.

The Illinois College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. Faculty in the College create knowledge, address critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge, and prepare students for lives of impact in the state, nation, and globally. To meet these objectives, the College embraces and values diversity and difference through hiring faculty candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the Illinois community.

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing

Requisition ID: 1014669
Job Category: Faculty
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