EXTENSION ASSOCIATE OR ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF LABOR EDUCATION, TENURE TRACK
Industrial Engineering focus
The School for Workers is the oldest university-based labor education program in the United States, founded in 1925. Part of the Division of Continuing Education, Outreach and Electronic Learning in the University of Wisconsin-Extension, the offices of the School are located on the scenic campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Consistently ranking among the most livable cities in America, Madison is an ethnically and culturally diverse city of over 200,000 known for a lively arts scene, Big Ten athletics, excellent outdoor opportunities and a world-class university.
The School trains over a thousand students each year in about 80 non-credit programs. Residential programs are offered in Madison at UW-Extension conference center facilities. Other educational programs are offered throughout Wisconsin and the U.S. The School also conducts extensive applied research on a project basis.
Currently, there are five full-time faculty who represent a wide range of disciplines including political science, law, history, industrial relations and industrial engineering and provide a wide range of services to labor unions, labor-management committees, employers and workers. This opening fills a tenure-track vacancy. The School for Workers seeks to diversify its faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and people of color. H1-B sponsorship is possible with this position.
This is a full-time, twelve-month appointment and requires a Baccalaureate degree in Industrial Engineering or Technology. Applicants who possess a Baccalaureate degree will be considered for hire at the Extension Associate level, and will be expected to pursue an advanced degree to progress to Assistant Professor. Appointment as Assistant Professor on tenure track requires possession of a Masters or Doctorate degree in a field related to labor education, such as industrial relations, adult education, work organization, workforce development, human resources management, economics, sociology, or similar discipline. Candidate with exceptional qualifications can be hired with early tenure consideration and earning of tenure within the first year of hire.
The School for Workers seeks candidates who are committed to social justice and the empowerment of working people. In addition, faculty are evaluated in part on their ability to contribute to the department’s program revenue requirements The ideal candidate will have 5-10 years experience in both industrial engineering and one or more of these fields: union and/or community organizing, labor relations (including collective bargaining), workforce development, training and education, or labor-management partnerships. Candidates will also be evaluated on their professional experience including a demonstrated track record of developing, promoting, and delivering education and outreach programs to diverse audiences. Ability to speak fluent Spanish is also desirable.
Responsibilities: Teach non-credit, adult education classes to workers, union members and labor-management committees, and related audiences. Plan and coordinate labor education programs. Select and develop teaching materials. Develop, market, and promote new labor education programs. Contribute to the department’s program revenue requirements. Conduct, publish and disseminate applied research. Provide technical assistance and facilitation services to workers, unions and labor-management committees. Participate in faculty governance, and assist with administrative functions of the department. Considerable travel, including overnight stays, is required.
Salary and starting date: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The successful candidate is expected to start as soon as possible, preferably by January 2017.
Application deadline: November 1, 2016 or until filled.
Application Procedure: Interested candidates should submit a current curriculum vitae and cover letter in which they specifically address the criteria above online.
Application materials are available in alternative form upon request.
The University of Wisconsin-Extension is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer