LERC - University of Oregon’s Labor Education and Research Center

University of Oregon’s Labor Education and Research Center

Labor Educator

May be based in either our Eugene or Portland, OR offices


The University of Oregon’s Labor Education and Research Center (LERC) is looking to hire a new Labor Educator faculty member.

LERC is a dynamic program that provides labor education, strategic planning and applied research services to workers and labor organizations across the state of Oregon and throughout the Pacific Northwest, in addition to offering classes and internships for Oregon undergraduates. Oregon’s is one of the strongest labor movements in the country, and LERC partners with the state AFL-CIO and myriad local unions in hosting classes and conferences for Oregon workers. We also work directly with unions on preparation for bargaining, strategic planning, and equity and inclusion strategies. LERC’s research has been instrumental to policy discussions on issues including fair scheduling, the right to paid sick leave, prevailing wage, the care economy, and the ability of women and workers of color to access construction apprenticeship programs.

We are looking for someone to join us in this work. This is not a tenure-track position, but is a regular faculty position, covered by our faculty union contract and, as a public employee of the state of Oregon, comes with generous benefits. The person hired into this position will be a regular LERC faculty member, with the same rights and vote on departmental policies as any other faculty member. The positions starts at $80,000 – $85,000 depending on experience; minimum education requirement is a Master’s degree in relevant field.

To Apply
The complete position description, along with a link to apply for the job, can be found here:

LERC has offices in both Eugene and Portland, and the new faculty member may be based in either location. The first review of applications is December 15, 2021.

Women and candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Anyone considering applying who has questions about the position should feel free to contact Gordon Lafer at glafer@uoregon.edu to arrange a time to talk by phone.

Prof. Gordon Lafer
Chair, Search Committee
Labor Education & Research Center
University of Oregon

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