Assistant Professor
Job Posted: 11 September 2017
Company: Michigan State University
Closing Date: 1 October 2017 or until filled
Location: East Lansing, MI

School of Human Resources & Labor Relations
College of Social Science
Michigan State University

The School of Human Resources & Labor Relations in the College of Social Science at Michigan State University seeks applicants for a full-time tenure system position at the Assistant Professor level in Human Resources and Labor Markets.  This position is an academic-year (nine-month) appointment with a beginning date of August 16, 2018.

We are particularly interested in applicants with research and teaching interests in labor markets and the response of firms and individuals to market dynamics. The ideal candidate will demonstrate an understanding of the role of labor market institutions and organizations and bring an economics perspective on internal and external labor markets.  Instructional responsibilities include teaching in our signature Master of Human Resources & Labor Relations program, our doctoral program and at the undergraduate level.

We seek applicants with demonstrated records of research and scholarship excellence and demonstrated records (or strong potential for success) in obtaining external funding to support one's research agenda.  Applicants must have completed a Ph.D., prior to the beginning date, in a field such as economics or a related discipline, such as employment relations, human resource management, strategic management, organization studies, or sociology, with a strong economics background.

Special instructions to applicants:

Applicants should complete an application and provide a cover letter outlining one's research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, writing samples, and the names and addresses of three faculty who will provide letters of recommendation. To view the posting and apply for the position go to and select "Faculty/Academic Staff" under “Work Type”. Then go to posting #457965.

Given the interdisciplinary nature of the position, the review of applications will be conducted in two waves. The deadline for the first wave of reviews is October 1, 2017. The second wave deadline is December 1, 2017. All applications will be reviewed until this position is filled.  

Further inquiries should be directed to:  Dr. Dale Belman, School of Human Resources & Labor Relations, Michigan State University, 368 Farm Lane, 408 SKH, East Lansing, MI 48824.  Email:

The School of Human Resources & Labor Relations strongly encourages applications from women, persons of color, ethnic minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities. To find out more about the School, visit our website:

Michigan State University actively promotes a dynamic research and learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry. MSU is located in East Lansing, MI, with easy access to the state capital, Lake Michigan, and great school districts The University is pro-active in exploring opportunities for employment for dual career couples, both inside and outside the University.  Information about MSU’s dual career support can be found at