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Open Rank Search in the department of International and Comparative Labor

Cornell University
Ithaca, New York
Closing date
Oct 23, 2022

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Cultural Anthropology
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Open Rank Search in the department of International and Comparative Labor


The ILR School at Cornell University invites applications from scholars researching international, comparative, and transnational labor issues. We are particularly interested in scholars with expertise in Latin America and the Caribbean. We welcome applicants from a range of disciplines employing historical and archival approaches, ethnography and other qualitative methods, as well as quantitative and survey methods, including big data analytics. Thematic areas of interest include but are not limited to labor standards, slavery, labor migration, global supply chains, labor and ecology, unions, and labor politics. Candidates will be expected to contribute to team-taught introductory courses on labor and the global economy as well as a new regionally-focused course, “Introduction to Comparative and International Labor.”


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.  This job is based at Cornell University’s campus in Ithaca, NY.


Cornell University is committed to supporting the work-life balance of its faculty.


To be considered, please apply via Academic Jobs Online at:


Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, research statement, teaching statement, a curriculum vitae, diversity and inclusion statement, and the names of three references. Short-listed candidates will be asked for writing samples and letters of reference. Applications from women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged.


Review of applications will begin October 15, 2022.  Questions about this position should be directed to Professor Eli Friedman, Search Committee Chair, at


Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.

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