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Assistant Teaching Professor of Labor and Employment Law, School of Labor & Employment Relations

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Urbana, 61820
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Assistant Teaching Professor of Labor and Employment Law, School of Labor & Employment Relations

School of Labor and Employment Relations

Job Summary
The School of Labor and Employment Relations invites applications for a full-time non-tenure track position of Assistant Teaching Professor 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 position is a 12-month appointment and is covered by a collective bargaining agreement.

This position is based in the Chicago offices of the Labor Education Program. Considerable travel around the state of Illinois is required, and online teaching may also be required. There is the possibility of a courtesy appointment (subject to faculty approval) or other collaboration with the Illinois College of Law at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Teach and develop non-credit courses in private and public sector labor and employment law to union and non-union workers.
  • Teach grievance processing, arbitration, and collective bargaining classes.
  • Develop
    and 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.
Minimum Qualifications

Advanced Degree (JD preferred, or PhD in an appropriate social science discipline or professional area of study).

At least 3 years of teaching/training experience in the labor law, immigration law, or employment rights field, or equivalent years practicing labor law with some teaching/training experience.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in developing new curricula/training programs is a plus.
  • Experience in online teaching is welcome but not necessary.
  • Spanish fluency welcome but not necessary.
Appointment Information

This is a 100% full-time Academic position, appointed on a 12-month basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after 5/16/2024. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Application Procedures & Deadline Information

Applications must be received by 6:00 pm (CST) on Monday, April 15, 2024. Applications not submitted through will not be considered. Please upload your cover letter, CV, and the names and email address of three professional references by the close date.  All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date, although no hiring decision will be made until after that date.  For further information about this specific position, please contact Robert Bruno,  For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

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, 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: 1023855

Job Category: Faculty

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