Assistant Professor, Consumer Sciences, Tenure Track

Employer
The University of Alabama
Location
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Salary
competetive
Closing date
Dec 11, 2021

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Job Role
Faculty
Employment Type
Full Time

Search for Two Tenure-Track Assistant Professors

The Department of Consumer Sciences at The University of Alabama is seeking two tenure-track Assistant Professors to collaborate with existing faculty in one or more of the following areas: family financial planning and counseling, consumer affairs, and consumer economics. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses; build and maintain a nationally-recognized research agenda; serve on department, college, and university committees; mentor undergraduate and graduate students; and seek external funding to support both instruction and research.

Successful candidates will have completed a doctoral degree in financial planning, family resource management, consumer economics, applied economics, housing, or a closely related field. Successful candidates will have provided evidence of effective teaching; evidence of an emerging or established publication record appropriate for position rank; evidence of a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in educational settings; and evidence of involvement with relevant professional organizations. Experience developing and teaching both online and on-campus graduate courses in financial planning, personal finance, consumer economics, or closely related field is desirable. A doctoral degree must be conferred prior to the start date of 8/16/2022.

The Department of Consumer Sciences is home to 15 full-time faculty who support approximately 90 graduate students and 170 undergraduate students. Undergraduate students may earn one of two concentration areas: family financial planning and counseling or consumer affairs. Undergraduates may earn minors in personal finance, conflict resolution, and digital consumer engagement. Graduate students earn a master’s degree in one of two concentrations: family financial planning and counseling or consumer economics. The department is also home to a graduate certificate in conflict resolution, and collaborates with the College of Human Environmental Sciences MS on a Consumer Quality Management area of study.

In addition to the online application available at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu/, applicants submit:

  1. Cover letter that includes evidence of a commitment to further The University of Alabama’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion Curriculum vitae List of three professional references who may be contacted at a later date

For full details and to apply, go to https://facultyjobs.ua.edu/postings/49529

This search was initiated on 10/27/2021. For full consideration, submit an application to https://facultyjobs.ua.edu/ before 1/15/2022. Questions may be directed to Dr. Robert Nielsen rbnielsen@ches.ua.edu or Dr. KT Kim ktkim@ches.ua.edu, Search Committee Co-Chairs, Department of Consumer Sciences, College of Human Environmental Sciences, Box 870158, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487. Phone: (205) 348-6178

Resources:

Department of Consumer Sciences: http://www.csm.ches.ua.edu/

College of HES Committee on Diversity and Inclusion: http://www.ches.ua.edu/diversity.html

The Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: https://diversity.ua.edu/

The University of Alabama Faculty Careers: https://provost.ua.edu/faculty-careers/

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