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The Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in Employment/Industrial Relations. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence on July 1, 2016.

Research and teaching expertise in at least one core area of industrial relations is required. However, research and teaching expertise in more than one area will be preferred such as labour relations, human resource management, the sociology of work, labour market policy, international labor standards or a related employment relations field.

Applicants must have earned a PhD in industrial relations or a cognate social science discipline by the date of appointment, or shortly thereafter. Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and research. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated by letters of reference, teaching evaluations, dossier and/or syllabi submitted as part of the application. Evidence of research excellence will be shown through research of an internationally competitive caliber, demonstrated by publications in leading journals in the relevant field, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements by referees.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources is internationally renowned for the study of work and employment relations from a variety of disciplinary perspectives and empirical approaches. Historically, faculty with backgrounds in economics, management, sociology, history, law, psychology and political science have been actively engaged in employment/industrial relations research and teaching. We therefore welcome applications from scholars interested in employment relations from those and other relevant backgrounds.

The successful candidate will teach in both the undergraduate and graduate programs and will be expected to develop an independently funded program of research. Candidates must be able to teach a selection of courses in industrial relations and must have strong communication skills as well as demonstrated success in developing students’ mastery of a subject and of the latest developments in the field. Our PhD program is quantitatively and analytically oriented, as such these skills would be expected for involvement in the program including supervision once tenure has been achieved.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, as well as research and teaching statements.   To apply, please click on the link below. Submission guidelines can be found at: We recommend combining documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.  The closing date for applications is December 4, 2015.

Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters directly to the department. These letters should be sent via email to [email protected] by December 4, 2015.

If you have further questions about this position please email Professor Rafael Gomez at [email protected].


For more information about the Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources at U of T please visit: . For information about the University of Toronto visit:

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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