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Position at UMass Amherst

The Department of Sociology and the Labor Center invite applications for a “Professor of Practice” in Labor Studies position to be appointed Spring 2013 at the earliest. This is a full-time non-tenure-track faculty position.

The ideal candidate will have a track record working with the labor movement, broadly defined, and substantial experience with applied research and labor education. A Ph.D. or a Master degree and an extraordinary record of practical accomplishments is required.

Specific duties include:
Offer training, research, strategic planning, and organizational development assistance to unions, community-based organizations, and NGOs, in collaboration with colleagues in the statewide Labor Extension Program and across the University;
Conduct applied research and pursue grants and contracts for labor-related research projects; supervise RAs and collaborate with faculty in Sociology and other social sciences;
Write reports and publicize findings through conferences, websites, media outlets in collaboration with statewide and community-based organizations;
Support the mission of the Labor Center, including our limited-residency and traditional Master’s degree program, and occasionally teach in those programs.

Applications received before November 1st will receive full consideration.

Applications should include a CV, letter of application, sample of written work, and three letters of reference. Electronic applications are strongly preferred and can be accessed at

Paper submissions can be sent to Professor Tom Juravich, Recruitment Committee Chair, Department of Sociology, Thompson Hall, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003-5725.

The University of Massachusetts is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. In addition, the Labor Center has a deep commitment to diversity and we strongly encourage minorities and women to apply.