Assistant Professor of History in the Department of Labor Relations, Law, and History

Assistant Professor of History in the Department of

Labor Relations, Law, and History


ILR School, Cornell University


The Department invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in U.S. history at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 2019.  We are interested in social and political historians whose scholarship engages questions of work, inequality, the economy, or political and working-class culture. We are particularly interested in scholars whose research focuses on the experiences of African-American or Asian-American workers. This may involve workers’ experiences in their jobs, organizations, and/or communities, or how their labor intersects with questions of citizenship, class, race/ethnicity, disability, and gender and sexuality, among other areas of inquiry. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated potential in scholarly research and teaching who will have completed their Ph.D. prior to August 2019. 


Applications from women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged. 


The ILR School is the world’s leading college focused on work, employment and labor issues.  Information about the ILR School is available at  Our faculty includes leading scholars from a number of disciplinary backgrounds who study a broad range of issues related to labor, employment and organizations.


To be considered, please apply via Academic Jobs Online at Interested candidates should submit a cover letter describing their research and teaching interests, a vita, a writing sample, and three references           


The deadline for receiving applications is October 15, 2018.  Questions about this position should be directed to Professor Ileen DeVault, Search Committee Chair, at


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