Assistant Professor in Human Resources and/or Employment Relations
Job Posted: 17 October 2019
Company: Michigan State University, School of Human Resources and Labor Relations
Closing Date: Until filled
Location: East Lansing, MI

Job #: 614663

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.

Toward building on its capacity and expertise in the future of work and technology, 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/or employment relations. This position is an academic-year (nine-month) appointment with a beginning date of August 16, 2020.

We are seeking candidates whose primary research interests and expertise focus on the human-technology interface at work, and the effects of rapidly emerging technologies on work and the workplace. The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary group of faculty across the social sciences, engineering, computer science, and management examining the future of work and technology. Instructional responsibilities include some combination of teaching in our signature Master of Human Resources and Labor Relations program, our Human Capital and Society undergraduate major, and our doctoral program.

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 their research agenda.  Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in human resource management, employment relations, business, sociology, political science, or a related discipline prior to the beginning date.

Special instructions to applicants:

Applicants should complete an application and provide a cover letter outlining their research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, up to three representative writing samples or reprints/preprints of scholarly publications, a diversity and inclusion statement (a statement addressing how past/and or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance MSU’s commitment to inclusive excellence, and contact information (name, mail, and email addresses) for three references. To view the posting and apply for the position, go to and search for posting # 614663.

The initial review of applications will begin on October 16, 2019, but all applications will continue to be considered until this position is filled.  

For questions about the process for applying online, applicants should contact Annette Bacon at [email protected] or 517-355-1801. Other inquiries unrelated to the online application process should be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Mevan Jayasinghe (417 SKH, 368 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI 48824), at [email protected] or 517-432-2798. Applications and supporting materials must be submitted using the University’s online application system, identified above.

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MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university, the College of Social Science, and the School of Human Resources & Labor Relations strongly encourages applications from women, persons of color, ethnic minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

MSU is located in East Lansing, MI, with easy access to the state capital, Lake Michigan, great school districts, and two large metropolitan areas (Grand Rapids, Detroit). 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