Job Announcement

Associate Research Director

Florida International University, Miami 

The Research Institute on Social and Economic Policy (RISEP), the research arm of the Center for Labor Research and Studies invites applications for a non-tenure-track research faculty position to be appointed Fall 2011. We are searching broadly for candidates to fill the position of associate research director with expertise in labor movements, the sociology of work, and cognate fields. Possible areas of focus might include: immigration, political economy, public policy, labor history and law, organizing and collective bargaining. The ideal candidate would be trained in multiple social science research methodologies, have excellent writing skills, and grant proposal development and writing experience, as well as experience with one or more of RISEP’s research foci. RISEP’s areas of research focus are: 1. Workers Rights and Economic Justice; 2. Civic Engagement, Human Rights and Social Movements; and 3. Equitable Urban Development. The Labor Center offers a full curriculum in Labor Studies and the successful candidate will make teaching contributions to that curriculum, offering one or two courses on topics such as Labor and the U. S. Economy, Organizing, Labor and Globalization, Labor History, Labor Law, and/or Collective Bargaining. RISEP has a strong commitment to applied research in collaboration with progressive community based organizations and grant development, teaching and undergraduate intern mentoring. Research is geared toward partnering with the campaigns, movements and strategies to improve the conditions of Florida’s working men and women, their families and communities.

Applicants should have firm expectations of a completed Ph.D. in Sociology or another appropriate social science by January 2012 and be eager to join a highly committed, lively and hard-working staff of applied social science researchers. Applications received before October 30 will receive full consideration. The starting date for this position is December 1, 2011 or soon thereafter. Applications should include a CV, letter of application, publications or samples of written work. If the candidate is invited to interview, three letters of reference will also be required. Electronic applications are strongly preferred and can be sent to Carol Dutton Stepick at or paper copies may be mailed to her at RISEP; Center for Labor Research and Studies; Florida International University; Miami, Florida 33199. The successful candidate will be subject to a background check, including a criminal history check. Florida International University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages minorities and women to apply. This position is eligible to join the faculty union and receive all benefits available to in unit faculty.

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