The School of Labor and Employment Relations at The University of Illinois anticipates inviting applications for the position of Post-Doctoral Scholar with the Project for Middle Class Renewal. This is a 24-month position that begins on August 24, 2016. The Project for Middle Class Renewal was established in the fall of 2015 with the goal of promoting policy analysis, scholarly research and scholar-practitioner exchanges on employment related issues. The Project’s focus is broadly on employment policy, including the labor market, precarious work, industry studies, labor unions, training, education, and collective bargaining. Candidates should possess a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline, or a J.D., earned in the last three years, as well as evidence of an emerging research program relevant to the Project‘s interests. Scholars will receive salary, benefits, and a research/travel fund to support their work.
Postdoctoral candidates will be expected to teach one course each semester in the Global Labor Studies Program. Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.
For more information, contact Professor Robert Bruno, firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-996-2491
Title: Post-Doctoral Fellowship Policy Analyst
Duties and Responsibilities:
Research and Project Management
- Develops, conducts, and manages execution of comprehensive research programs on targeted industries, specific programs, and relevant public policies
- Monitors current and emerging legislation and policies
- Addresses emerging trends and the effect of specific legislative actions on employment
- Monitors scholarly research, governmental reports, and policy institute publications
- Prepares written analysis, issue briefs and white papers on research findings and policy implications
- Partners with academics to publish scholarly labor market research
Teaching and Education
- Works with LEP staff where appropriate to provide training and education on research study topics
- Teaches one course a semester in Global Labor Studies Program
- Presents research findings at university issue forums
- Speaks at national, state, and regional conferences on the issues
- Contributes to the formation of policy messages for the purposes of educating the public
- Builds and maintains alliances with staff and researchers within and outside of academic programs
Policy Analyst/Director Job Qualifications: PhD with coursework in economics, political science, public policy, labor relations, sociology, or related field. Knowledge of labor unions, collective bargaining, labor market public policy and economic trends. Ability to analyze and project trends affecting workers, employment relations, the labor market, labor unions, employment related policy, and the collective bargaining process. Capacity to work with and analyze large observational datasets, such as the Current Population Survey (CPS) and conduct impact analysis using IMPlan or other similar tools. Ability to work independently and collaboratively to initiate and execute projects. Effective communications skills, both orally and in writing, so that complex technical information is translated into understandable formats. Excellent quantitative skills and advanced use of personal computers and database software needed. Some travel required.
For more information contact Professor Robert Bruno, email@example.com or 312-996-2491