The Department of Sociology and the Labor Center invite applications for a “Professor of Practice” in Labor Studies position to be appointed Spring 2013 at the earliest. This is a full-time non-tenure-track faculty position. The ideal candidate will have a track record working with the labor movement, broadly defined, and substantial experience with applied research and labor education. A Ph.D. or a Master degree and an extraordinary record of practical accomplishments is required. Specific duties include: 1) Offer training, research, strategic planning, and organizational development assistance to unions, community-based organizations, and NGOs, in collaboration with colleagues in the statewide Labor Extension Program and across the University; 2) Conduct applied research and pursue grants and contracts for labor-related research projects; supervise RAs and collaborate with faculty in Sociology and other social sciences; 3) Write reports and publicize findings through conferences, websites, media outlets in collaboration with statewide and community-based organizations; 4) Support the mission of the Labor Center, including our limited-residency and traditional Master’s degree program, and occasionally teach in those programs.
Applications received before November 1st will receive full consideration. Applications should include a CV, letter of application, sample of written work, and three letters of reference. Electronic applications are strongly preferred and can be accessed at https://academicjobsonline.org. Paper submissions can be sent to Professor Tom Juravich, Recruitment Committee Chair, Department of Sociology, Thompson Hall, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003-5725. The University of Massachusetts is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. In addition, the Labor Center has a deep commitment to diversity and we strongly encourage minorities and women to apply.