ASSISTANT OR ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF CONSUMER SCIENCE

Job description

ASSISTANT OR ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF CONSUMER SCIENCE

Job no: 97816-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time
Department:SOHE/GENERAL ADMINISTRATION
Location: Madison
Categories: Instructional, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

This is a 9-month tenure track or tenured faculty position in the Consumer Science Department, with research, teaching and service responsibilities. The position includes a teaching load of 4 courses per year, which will include both online and in-class teaching in the Personal Finance Program. The position includes a leadership role in the development and implementation of a new online Personal Finance degree. Other responsibilities include leading an independent, externally-funded research program, advising and working with graduate students, and participating in university service.

Principal Duties:

This is a 9-month tenure track or tenured faculty position in the Consumer Science Department, with research, teaching and service responsibilities. The position includes a teaching load of 4 courses per year, which will include both online and in-class teaching in the Personal Finance Program. The position includes a leadership role in the development and implementation of a new online Personal Finance degree. Other responsibilities include leading an independent, externally-funded research program, advising and working with graduate students, and participating in university service.

This faculty position is housed in the School of Human Ecology within the Department of Consumer Science. The 9-month academic year position includes a teaching load of four (4) courses per year (or equivalent), which will include online courses. The position carries a commitment to the three functions of UW faculty: resident instruction, research and outreach/service, as well as professional and university service as appropriate to the position and rank
The successful applicant will be expected to:
--Develop and lead an independent, externally-funded research program in consumer science;
--Collaborate with investigators in the Department, School of Human Ecology, and/or research centers at UW-Madison or its partner institutions;
--Publish results in leading journals appropriate to areas of investigation;
--Provide leadership to new online Personal Finance program
--Teach both traditional and online undergraduate courses in Personal Finance curriculum (typically 4 per year);
--Serve as an advisor to graduate students and mentor to undergraduate students;
--Interact with industry partners, employers, and public agencies; and
--Participate in professional and University service appropriate to the faculty rank.
--Promote respect and the practice of civility in the workplace

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

PhD in Consumer Science, Consumer Economics, or related field. Candidates should have quantitative and behavioral research skills working in the areas of household finance, consumer finance, or related area.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

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 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. We are particularly interested in candidates with curriculum development and teaching experience in online programs and educational innovations relevant to the consumer finance curriculum: consumer finance, financial services, advanced consumer analytics, data science, investment planning, estate planning, risk management and insurance. Candidates should have interest/experience in developing and/or teaching courses in both in-person and online environments.
--Ability to work effectively within a diverse community
--Demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive work environment

License or Certificate:

CFP desirable but not required

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 http://sohe.wisc.edu

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 http://wisc.edu

Department(s):

A271000-SCHOOL OF HUMAN ECOLOGY/GENERAL ADMINISTRATION

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:

Ongoing/Renewable

Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 19, 2019

Salary:

Negotiable
ACADEMIC (9 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

Please upload a current CV and a detailed statement of interest addressing your relevant background for and interest in the position.

In addition, you will be asked to provide the names and contact information of three references willing to be contacted for letters of recommendation at a later date. If you are applying for the assistant professor position, please send three reference letters to: [email protected]

The deadline for assuring full consideration is April 1, 2019, however the position will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.

Contact:

Clifford Robb
[email protected]
608-262-3053
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR(C30NN) or ASSISTANT PROFESSOR(C40NN)

Employment Class:

Faculty

Job Number:

97816-FA

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://oed.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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