Cornell University: Assistant and Associate Professor Human Resource Studies

The Human Resource Studies department of the ILR School at Cornell University has an opportunity to add two new faculty members beginning August of 2014. One opening is at the assistant professor level, while the other is at the associate or full professor level. At the assistant professor level, preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated potential to publish high-quality research in human resource studies and to teach HR courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

At the associate and full professor levels, preference will be given to tenure-qualified applicants whose work tends to take a strategic or organizational (i.e., macro) perspective of the field. We are seeking candidates with strong records of publications in top-tier journals in areas such as (but not limited to): untangling relationships between workplace practices and contexts and important stakeholder outcomes, emerging new approaches to work and employment relationships, human and social capital issues related to firm performance, international and comparative HRM, and the evolving role of the HR function. Particularly well-qualified applicants at the associate and full professor level will be considered for a chaired appointment as the William J. Conaty GE Professor of Strategic Human Resources.

At the time of appointment, applicants must possess a PhD in relevant disciplines, such as human resource studies, industrial and labor relations, work and employment, business strategy, organization theory, organizational behavior, I/O psychology, sociology, or economics. Applicants at the associate and full levels should have an active interest in engaging in outreach activities with HR executives and related stakeholders through the School’s Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies (CAHRS), executive education programs, and similar venues.

Founded in 1865, Cornell University is a private, Ivy League university located in Ithaca, New York. The ILR School is the world’s leading college focused on work, employment, and related issues. Information about the School is available at The HR Studies faculty includes 12 scholars who focus on both the macro and micro aspects of the field and study a wide range of issues in these arenas. Information about the department is available at In addition to CAHRS, the department is closely affiliated with the Institute for Compensation Studies, which is a major incubator and clearinghouse for compensation and related research (

Interested candidates should e-mail a cover letter describing their research and teaching interests, vita, writing sample, and three reference letters to Pam Staub, Administrative Assistant, Department of Human Resource Studies ( Alternatively, application materials may be mailed to: Pam Staub, 173 Ives Hall, ILR School, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853.

The deadline for submission of all application materials is October 1, 2013. Informal meetings may take place in August, 2013 at the Academy of Management conference in Orlando, FL. Interested candidates should email a CV and statement of interest in advance of the meetings to Pam Staub ( Questions about these positions should be addressed to Professor Rosemary Batt at

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