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Post-Doctoral Scholar, Center for International Human Resource Studies

School of Labor & Employment Relations, The Pennsylvania State University, 
University Park, PA, USA

Closing date: March 15, 2015

The School of Labor and Employment Relations at The Pennsylvania State 
University invites applications for the position of Post-Doctoral Scholar 
with the Center for International Human Resource Studies. This is a ten 
month position which begins on August 14, 2015. The Center for International 
Human Resource Studies (CIHRS) has the goal of encouraging international 
human resource management (IHRM) scholarly research, and serving the 
International HR practitioner community. Through targeted events, CIHRS’ 
goal is to develop a strong community of academics and practitioners 
passionate about IHRM, enabling the sharing of ideas to advance knowledge 
and practice in the field.

For the 2015-2016 Post-Doctoral Scholar position, CIHRS is particularly 
interested in candidates with research and teaching interests in the broad 
field of international human resource management, preferably spanning both 
comparative HRM and the HRM-related activities of multinational 
corporations.  Candidates must possess a Ph.D. earned in the last three 
years. The degree should be in a relevant discipline and applicants should 
show evidence of an emerging research program relevant to CIHRS’ interests.

Scholars will receive salary, benefits, and a research/travel fund to 
support their work. Postdoctoral candidates will be expected to teach one 
course each semester related to IHRM topics. Teaching obligations could 
include a course in one of the School’s residential or online programs. 
Other anticipated duties include involvement with on-going research studies, 
developing research funding proposals for CIHRS, and coordinating the CIHRS 
webpage and newsletter. The person appointed will also be expected to 
participate actively in the broader School’s activities.

The School of Labor and Employment Relations is a multidisciplinary 
department with a large undergraduate program, a strong residential Masters 
of Science in Human Resources and Employment Relations (HRER), and a 
fully-online Masters of Professional Studies in HRER. The School has 
existing strengths in workers’ rights, labor relations, human resources, and 
international and comparative employment relations.  Submit a letter of 
application, curriculum vitae, and a writing sample at

Please also arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent directly by 
letter writers to Lisa Pierson, [log in to unmask] If you have additional 
questions, please contact the Center at 814-867-3320 or write Center 
Director, Dr. Elaine Farndale, at [log in to unmask]

Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2015, and continue until the 
position is filled.

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is 
committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, 
veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.


Dr Elaine Farndale

Associate Professor of Human Resource Management

Center Director, Center for International Human Resource Studies: <>

School of Labor and Employment Relations

The Pennsylvania State University

503e Keller Building, University Park, PA 16802, USA

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