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JOB NO.: 95253-FA

Work Type: Faculty-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Instructional

Employment Class: Faculty

Position Vacancy ID: 95253-FA

Working Title: Assistant, Associate or Full Professor


FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: AUGUST 19, 2019

Term: N/A

Advertised Salary:

ACADEMIC (9 months)

Degree and Area of Specialization:

PhD in Consumer Science, Consumer Economics, or related fields including but not limited to Psychology, Sociology, Marketing, Economics, Social Work, Behavioral Decision Making, or Public Policy. Candidates should have quantitative and behavioral research skills working in the areas of consumer wellbeing, consumer choice, household finance, health, and/or sustainability. Prefer candidates with experience or a demonstrated focus in applied economics, applied psychology, and/or transformative consumer research.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Minimum Required Qualifications:
-- Years of experience will be commensurate with the rank sought. All candidates must have proven success in conducting researching and teaching appropriate to their stage of career. Associate/Full Professor candidates must possess experience and scholarly credentials for appointment with tenure at UW-Madison.
-- A key consideration is the ability to lead a research program that attracts external funding, actively engages students, and produces high-impact scholarship.
-- Ability to work effectively within a diverse community
-- Demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive work environment

License or certificate:

Position Summary:

We are interested in candidates who have teaching interest in the following subjects: consumer finance, financial services, advanced consumer analytics, data science, applied and experimental economics, consumer behavior and decision-making, and consumer wellbeing.

Additional Information:

CONSUMER SCIENCE: The Department of Consumer Science increases knowledge about the interaction of consumers as individuals and household members with public and private markets for goods and services. Activities of the department are designed to foster development of a fair marketplace that enhances the interests and well-being of consumers, families and communities. The Department is home to a Ph.D. program in Consumer Behavior & Family Economics and two undergraduate majors in Retail & Consumer Behavior and Personal Finance. It is also the administrative home for two campus-wide centers: the Kohl's Center for Retailing Excellence and Center for Financial Security.

SCHOOL OF HUMAN ECOLOGY: The mission of the School of Human Ecology is to understand the complex relationships and interdependence among individuals, groups and families, and to focus on quality-of-life issues through research, creative innovation, education, and outreach. The School has four academic departments (Civil Society and Community Studies, Consumer Science, Design Studies, and Human Development & Family Studies) with a collective undergraduate enrollment of 1,200 students, and 100 graduate students. Faculty members in the School of Human Ecology often affiliate with centers and programs including the Center for Community and Nonprofit Studies, the Center for Demography and Ecology, the Center for Child and Family Well-Being, the Center for Financial Security, the Institute on Aging, the Institute for Research on Poverty, the LaFollette School of Public Affairs, and the Center for Research on Women and Gender. See

UW-MADISON: The University of Wisconsin-Madison has a strong reputation as a research university and for producing research that improves people's lives. The University consistently ranks among the top 6 institutions in national research expenditures. In 2015, the University received a community engagement award from the Carnegie Foundation for its commitment to deeply engaging with local, regional, national, and global communities. It is a land-grant institution with an enrollment of about 43,000 students. The University provides excellent technology and library resources. Madison (pop. 243,000) is the state capital and combines the culture of a large urban area with the comfort of a small city. See


Judith Bartfeld
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Instructions to applicants:

To apply, upload your CV and a cover letter. Applicants will also be asked to provide names and contact information for three references.

The deadline for assuring full consideration is September 9, 2018; however positions will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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