Postdoctoral Associate: Global Labor Institute
Job Posted: 12 October 2022
Company: Cornell University, ILR School
Closing Date: Until Filled
Location: Ithica, NJ

Link to application and full position listing

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Associate, tenable at the Global Labor Institute (GLI) at the ILR School at Cornell University. GLI is a research institute dedicated to improving labor conditions in global supply chains. A description of GLI can be found here:

The incumbent will work under the supervision of Professor Sarosh Kuruvilla, Academic Director of the New Conversations Project, and Executive Director, Jason Judd.  The position will commence on January  for a 12 month appointment, with the possibility of renewal for another 10 months. The starting dates are negotiable.

Specific Roles and Responsibilities:

This position will work closely with Academic and Executive Director of GLI on various research and writing projects. The position will entail the analysis of supply chain and labor data, including panel and survey data from secondary sources. In addition, the role-holder will engage in field research, collecting data from companies, suppliers, and multi-stakeholder institutions in multiple countries. Outputs will include articles for a scholarly journals, trade journals, position papers, and a variety of working papers, including research content for the website. In addition, the postdoc will attend conferences and present the work of GLI in different locations, and carry out other tasks as instructed. The position could also involve teaching one elective class every semester. 


  • Applicant must have a doctorate in labor relations, management, sociology, political science, economics, applied statistics or related fields. 
  • Applicant must have demonstrated interests in labor and environmental issues in global supply chains, corporate social responsibility, corporate sustainability, corporate greenwashing, labor relations and related topics.  
  • Applicants must have experience in the handling and organization of large data sets.  Familiarity with analysis of panel or longitudinal data, and working with multilevel models is valued.
  • Must have expertise in using statistical software such as STATA, R, SAS or SPSS.
  • This is a full-time academic, non-tenure track benefits eligible position located in Ithaca, NY. Depending on COVID restrictions, it may be possible to work remotely initially, but the expectation is that this position will be Ithaca based.  

This is a one-year appointment with possible extension, depending on available funding and work.

To be considered, please apply via Academic Jobs Online at We will seek applications until the position is filled.  

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, a vita, a research statement, a statement of contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and three reference letters. Applications from women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries about this position should be directed to Professor Sarosh Kuruvilla at [email protected].

This is a full-time academic, non-tenure track benefits eligible position located in Ithaca, NY.

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