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The School of Professional Studies at Columbia University offers innovative and rigorous programs that integrate knowledge across disciplinary boundaries, combine theory with practice, leverage the expertise of our students and faculty, and connect global constituencies. Through seventeen professional Master’s degrees, courses for advancement and graduate school preparation, certificate programs, summer courses, programs for high school students, and a program for learning English as a second language, the School of Professional Studies transforms knowledge and understanding in service of the greater good.
Columbia University, School of Professional Studies (SPS) seeks candidates to serve as a part-time Lecturer to teach a graduate-level course in Foundations of Labor and Employment Law. This course explores the legal framework governing labor relations, workplace ethics, and employee/employer rights in the workplace. In addition to a review of current developments and best practices, the course will cover collective bargaining, union organizing, disability law, privacy, and employment litigation. Other subjects will include handling employee complaints and working with legal counsel on the resolution of those complaints. The overall goal of the course is for students to attain a working knowledge of employee and employer rights and obligations in an effort to maximize the productivity of their organization and gain the confidence to make employee/employer-related decisions on a daily basis. This will include developing the basis for protecting both employer and employee rights and the knowledge necessary to minimize legal exposure and communicate effectively with legal counsel on a variety of labor and employment law issues.
Lead class lectures, instructional activities, and classroom discussion.
Attend all class sessions.
Monitor and address student concerns and inquiries.
Evaluate, grade student work, and assessments.
Conduct office hours.
Columbia University SPS operates under a scholar-practitioner faculty model, which enables students to learn from faculty that have outstanding academic training as well as a record of accomplishment as practitioners in an applied industry setting.
Graduate degree, with a preference for a doctorate, in an area related to Human Capital Management
Professional experience and demonstrated success in Labor and Employment Law in a law firm and/or industry setting
Proficiency in multiple Human Capital Management disciplines preferred
Preferred Skills & Experience
10+ years of professional experience in a role related to Labor and Employment Law
2+ years of teaching experience, ideally at the graduate level.
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.