SCHOOL OF LABOR & EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS AND DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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SHORT DESCRIPTION SUMMARIZING POSITION FUNCTIONS
The School of Labor and Employment Relations (LER) and Department of Psychology (PSYC) have a
vacant faculty position (for a 75%-25% joint appointment between LER and PSYC) in Human Resource
Management–IO Psychology–Employment Relations. Such joint appointments are very common in
LER. We are particularly looking for candidates who have teaching and research interests in micro
and/or meso topics in organizational behavior/human resource management/industrial-organizational
psychology, and especially in scholars who have expertise in gender/race/diversity in organizations,
and/or research methods.
Current faculty have conducted a great deal of research on gender, race, and diversity in the workplace,
particularly in relation to race and gender gaps in hiring, vocational interests, leadership emergence/glass
ceiling, corporate board membership, work-family, and wages. Faculty with related interests include Fritz
Drasgow, Dan Newman, YounghAh Park, Simon Restubog, Jim Rounds, Yihao Liu, Teresa Cardador,
Amit Kramer, Eunmi Mun, Richard Benton, Jiwook Jung, and Russell Weinstein. For more information,
please see the departmental websites at http://www.ler.illinois.edu/ and
This is a full-time tenure-track position that combines research with teaching in our popular master’s and
PhD programs in human resources and industrial relations, as well as undergraduate and PhD programs
in Industrial/Organizational (IO) psychology. The School of LER and the IO Psychology group in the
Psychology Department are academic units that concentrate on research and teaching in the HR-IO-ER
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Conduct original, high quality scholarly research for publication in leading academic journals
• Teach in the master’s and PhD programs
• Participate on School-wide service committees
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in IO Psychology, Management, Labor Relations, or a related
field; however, ABDs who demonstrate a strong potential for conducting exemplary research and
teaching and anticipate Ph.D. completion no later than August 2022 will be considered.
Advanced Degree (PhD)
SALARY: Salary will be commensurate with experience and rank
APPOINTMENT STATUS: Regular, 100% time, tenure-track faculty appointment (assistant professor)
PROPOSED STARTING DATE: Proposed starting date is August 16, 2022
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Please create your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and
upload your statement of interest, vitae, a writing sample, and the identity of three professional references
(name, institution, email address and phone number) by September 15, 2021.
The search number is 151729.
Interviews may be conducted before the closing date, although no hiring decisions will be made until
after the search has closed.
For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact Professor Dan Newman, 217-
244-2512, email@example.com. You may also visit http://www.ler.illinois.edu for additional information.
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engagement. Faculty in the College create knowledge, address critical societal needs through the transfer
and application of knowledge, and prepare students for lives of impact in the state, nation, and globally.
To meet these objectives, the College embraces and values diversity and difference through hiring faculty
candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and/or service to the diversity and
excellence of the Illinois community.
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contingent offer. Convictions are not a bar to employment. The University of Illinois System requires
candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual
harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual
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