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Assistant or Associate Professor in labor education, tenure track

School for Workers - University of Wisconsin Madison
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Dec 28, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Other Education, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Labor & Industrial Relations
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Summary

School for Workers seeks to fill a tenure track vacancy. This is a full-time, twelve-month, tenure track appointment. However, highly accomplished candidates with strong programmatic, research, or grant portfolios will be considered for more senior ranks. In keeping the School for Workers’ mission, faculty will be expected to participate in teaching, research, and service. The school seeks candidates who are committed to social justice and the empowerment of working people, as well as has the ability to contribute to the department’s program revenue requirements. The ideal candidate will have at least five (5) years of experience in one or more fields: union and/or community organizing, labor relations, employee benefits, labor research, and labor-management partnerships. Candidates will also be evaluated on a demonstrated track record of developing, promoting, and delivering education and outreach programs to diverse audiences. Second language skills and/or proven success in writing and securing grants is highly desirable. The School for Workers strongly encourages applications from women and people of color.


The University of Wisconsin-Madison School for Workers

The School for Workers is the oldest university-based labor education program in the United States, founded in 1925. Part of the Division of Continuing Studies in the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the offices of the school are located on the scenic campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. School for Workers offers non-credit residential training, both on campus and online, and non-residential trainings throughout the United States. Currently, there are four full-time faculty who represent a wide range of disciplines including political science, law, history, industrial relations, industrial engineering, community organizing and immigration, worker migration, and social movement building. Faculty provide wide range of services to labor unions, labor-management committees, community organizations, employers, and workers. Learn more at



Essential responsibilities

  • Develop, promote, coordinate, and teach non-credit, adult education classes using appropriate teaching methods, technologies, and program formats. Requires evening and weekend work, the ability to teach in an online environment, and the ability to travel.
  • Scholarly research in one of more area(s) of labor relations and/or working-class studies.
  • Service to the department, college, university, and academic community.
  • Conduct scholarly and applied research and publish results. Disseminate research results using vehicles and techniques that are accessible to and appropriate for clientele.
  • Assist unions, community organizations, worker advocates, and other clientele in areas such as labor relations, including collective bargaining, contract administration, employee benefits, labor research, leadership skills, strategic campaigns, union administration, labor, and employment law, and engaged or applied community research.
  • Provide facilitation services for diverse clientele in areas such as strategic planning, labor-management cooperation, group effectiveness, diversity initiatives, collective bargaining, membership mobilization, contract administration, interest-based bargaining, strategic research, and community applied and/or qualitative research.
  • Engage in public service activities related to working people, including presentations, conducting workshops, writing articles, appearing on panels, radio, and television, and similar activities.
  • Participate collegially in faculty governance in the department and the university. Work with colleagues to generate sufficient program revenue to support the mission and activities of the department, although tenure-track candidates will be supported in their work necessary to meet UW-Madison tenure requirements.


Other details

Salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Appointment type/duration: On-going, renewable

COVID-19 vaccination requirement: UW-Madison employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before January 18, 2022, or the first day of employment, whichever comes later. An individual is considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the single-dose vaccine or two weeks after the second dose in a two-dose vaccination series. Medical or religious accommodations will be considered.


Application process and additional information

Applications must be received through UW-Madison's online application system at The deadline for ensuring full consideration is May 15, 2022; however, the position will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled. Candidates will be asked to submit three documents:

  1. a curriculum vitae with contact information for three professional references;
  2. a letter of application summarizing research and teaching interests; and
  3. two representative publications uploaded as one document.


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