Free open Job in North, South & Central America Reuben G. Soderstrom Professorship (Full Professor) at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Illinois is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. We serve the state, the nation, and the world by creating knowledge, preparing students for lives of impact, and addressing critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge. Illinois is the place where we embrace difference. We embrace it because we value it. Illinois is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the Illinois community. 

The School of Labor and Employment Relations invites applications for the Reuben G. Soderstrom Professorship. This is a named professorship at the Full Professor (with tenure) level. We are interested in outstanding scholars who have expertise and academic abilities within the fields of U.S. and/or international labor relations. Candidates should have established outstanding scholarly reputations through extensive publication records at the highest level of research quality. Preference will be given to candidates who have engaged workers and workers’ organizations through scholarship, teaching, and service, as well as those who have a body of work on workers in union settings. This is a full-time tenured position that combines research with teaching in the School’s master’s and PhD programs in human resources and industrial relations. The School is a multi-disciplinary academic unit that concentrates on research and teaching in the HR-ER fields. For more information, please see our website at 

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit 


  • Conduct original, high quality scholarly research for publication in leading academic journals
  • Teach in the School’s master’s and PhD programs
  • Participate on School-wide service committees


Applicants must have a Ph.D. in an appropriate discipline or professional area of study (e.g., JD) and a research and teaching record commensurate with the rank of full professor. 

SALARY: Salary will be commensurate with experience and rank 

APPOINTMENT STATUS: Regular, 100% time, tenured faculty appointment (full professor)

PROPOSED STARTING DATE: Proposed starting date is August 16, 2020 

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Please create your candidate profile at and upload your statement of interest, vitae, a writing sample, and the identity of three professional references (name, institution, email address and phone number). Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Interviews may be conducted before the closing date, although no hiring decisions will be made until after November 15.

For further information regarding application procedures or for informal inquiries about the position, you may contact Associate Professor Ryan Lamare by email at or by phone at 217-244-6241. You may also visit for additional information. 

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