Adjunct Instructor/Researcher
University of Oregon - Eugene, OR

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The Labor Education and Research Center (LERC) at the University of Oregon was established in 1977 to provide skills training and educational services for working adults on issues concerning labor relations, collective bargaining and union education. LERC also sponsors public forums and conferences on issues of vital importance to labor and labor relations professionals.

LERC maintains a pool of highly qualified instructors and researchers with direct experience in labor education. Potential positions involve instruction in non-credit labor education programs for adults, research, and special projects. Applicants should have demonstrated expertise in areas such as dispute resolution, labor law, occupational health and safety, labor economics, industrial relations, and collective bargaining. Appointments are part time and temporary, up to one year. Appointments are renewable for up to three years depending on departmental need, funding and instructor performance. Researchers hired out of this pool may be required to complete a background check.

LERC is interested in diversifying its pool of instructors and researchers and therefore encourages applications from people of color, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. The University of Oregon is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with ADA. The successful candidate will have the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds.

Applicants for this pool must meet the following eligibility qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred. In exceptional circumstances, five or more years of significant professional experience in labor education may substitute for a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree.
  • Minimum of three years' experience working with labor unions or on policies and research in a relevant field such as law, economics, adult education, industrial relations, or occupational safety and health is required.
  • Demonstrated high quality experience in labor education or research on work, economic, or employment issues.
  • Excellent instructional skills; working knowledge of current labor issues; portfolio of curricula or program materials.
  • Candidates for research positions and publications must demonstrate skill in research; knowledge of methodologies; and prior experience in publishing research findings.
Screening of applications will take place as positions become available and continue until positions are filled. Applications are accepted immediately and will be maintained on file for a period of one year, through April 30, 2014. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter detailing your experience, a current resume, and the names and contact information for up to three references. Please refer to Posting # 130424 . Send applications to: Deb Mailander, Program Manager, LERC, or via regular mail to LERC 1289 University of Oregon, Eugene OR 97403-1289. Telephone: (541) 346-2895.

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