Instructor in Human Resources and Labor Relations

Michigan State University College of Social Science

United States

Instructor-Fixed Term

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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Social Science
Department: Human Resources And Labor Relations 10038508
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Education/Training, Fixed Term Faculty, Part Time (1-49.9%), Non-Union

Position Summary

Teach HRLR 401 Income Inequality course in Spring 2023 in the School of Human Resources & Labor Relations.  The purpose of this course is to help students gain an understanding of the causes and consequences of income inequality, as well as develop solutions to mitigate inequality, including discussion of recent theory and research.  Responsibilities include instruction of 3 credit course, grading, and overall course management. 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Masters -emp rels, hum res mgt, sociology, econ,

Minimum Requirements

Successful experience as instructor or teaching assistant at university level

Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging

Current expertise in at least one research area related to income inequality

Desired Qualifications

Demonstrated ability to teach effectively at undergraduate university level

Demonstrated ability to interact with undergraduate students

Emerging or established record of scholarly productivity

Required Application Materials

To apply, please visit the MSU job postings website ( and search for posting in the faculty/academic staff section.  Please submit the following: cover letter indicating reasons for interest and explanation of qualifications, and a curriculum vitae including contact information for at least two references

Together-we-will Statement

The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at:

Special Instructions

Further inquiries should be directed to:  Professor Peter Berg,


Department Statement

The School of Human Resources and Labor Relations (SHRLR) aims to impact the world of work through research, teaching and outreach in a way that improves employer-employee relationships, creating opportunities for sustained competitive advantage, impact, and rewarding and equitable work lives. As a School, we are committed to building a diverse community that values integrity and excellence in research, that respects a broad range of backgrounds, viewpoints, and experiences, and embraces individual differences. We treat each other with respect and reject hate in any form.

SHRLR offers the Human Capital & Society degree, which trains students in effective organizational staffing and leadership, building motivating workplaces, managing global/local legal compliance, fostering diversity and inclusiveness, and analyzing total rewards and labor market data.

MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

Advertised: May 31, 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Dec 15, 2022 Eastern Standard Time

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