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Research Associate-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, Research/Scientific, Human Resources, Fixed Term Academic Staff, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union, Remote-Friendly

Position Summary

Professor Hye Jin Rho is seeking a full-time postdoctoral research associate with a PhD in sociology, labor relations, management, economics, public policy, or a related field. The post-doctoral research associate will join an NSF-funded project examining the impact of new advanced technologies on workers in the hospitality industry. The postdoctoral researcher is to contribute to data collection and analysis of a survey of guest room attendants. Responsibilities include collecting, managing, and cleaning data; conducting statistical analysis; and contributing to drafting research articles. The postdoctoral research associate will work closely with other research team members at the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, Carnegie Mellon University, and New Mexico University by participating in regular team meetings and other research-related discussions.  

During the appointment, Professor Rho will provide professional and research mentoring to the research associate. Moreover, there will be opportunities to design and collaborate on other research projects that align with both the candidates’ and Rho’s research agendas. The research associate would be encouraged to co-author with Rho and maintain an ongoing program of independent research. The position will primarily focus on research, but there may also be teaching opportunities available at the School of Human Resources and Labor Relations (SHRLR). 

The position is based at the SHRLR at Michigan State University. While the position will be in-person, remote work will be considered. The position duration is for one year with a start date of June 1, 2024, although an earlier or later start date may be possible.   

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

Doctorate -Human Resources, Economics and Managemen

Minimum Requirements

The ideal candidate must possess a recent PhD or be near the completion of a PhD by the start of employment.  We will give preference to candidates who demonstrate experience designing and conducting rigorous research using original survey data collection, analysis of large-scale administrative data, or field experiments.

Candidates are expected to be highly proficient in Stata and/or R.

Desired Qualifications

  • Emerging or established record of scholarly activity. 
  • Demonstrated ability to teach effectively at the undergraduate or graduate level.  

Required Application Materials

Please submit

  • a cover letter,
  • CV, and
  • one or two writing samples (e.g., published papers, working drafts, or dissertation chapters, at least one of which is sole authored).

Review of applicants will begin April 1, 2024.

Special Instructions

Further inquires can be directed to Dr. Hye Jin Rho

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Remote Work Statement

MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon.


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.

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