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 schoolforworkers.wisc.edu.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Engage in public service activities related to working people,
including presentations, conducting workshops, writing articles,
appearing on panels, radio, and television, and similar
- 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.
Salary: Salary is commensurate with
qualifications and experience.
Appointment type/duration: On-going,
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 jobs.hr.wisc.edu. 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
- a curriculum vitae with contact information for three
- a letter of application summarizing research and teaching
- two representative publications uploaded as one document.
for more details and to apply.