Assistant or Associate Professor in Consumer Economics
University of Georgia - Georgia

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College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Department of Housing and Consumer Economics

Position: ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR IN CONSUMER ECONOMICS (Nine month, academic appointment, tenure track). Start date August 15, 2013 or as negotiated.

Qualifications; To be considered for the position of Assistant Professor, the applicant must hold an earned doctorate in consumer economics or closely related discipline (e.g., applied economics, consumer behavior, family economics, policy analysis). At least one degree in Family and Consumer Sciences is preferred. The applicant should demonstrate great potential for outstanding scholarly competence, and research productivity. Successful college teaching experience and active membership in relevant professional organizations are desirable. All applicants must have a commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education.

To be considered for the position of Associate Professor, the applicant must meet the above qualifications, and have attained tenure at a comparable university or have at least four years of experience as an assistant professor.

Responsibilities; Work with faculty to expand scholarly undergraduate and graduate programs in consumer economics. Teach undergraduate and graduate courses In the Department of Housing and Consumer Economics. Develop a nationally recognized research program and secure external funding. Advise undergraduate and graduate students. Participate in departmental and collegiate governance and professional organizations.

Salary; Competitive: commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Department and the University; The Department of Housing and Consumer Economics has faculty at UGA Athens and UGA Griffin campuses and is one of four academic units in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences. It offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees with an enrollment of approximately 265 undergraduate and 20 graduate students. Undergraduate programs include Consumer Economics, Consumer Journalism, Family Financial Planning, and Housing with an optional emphasis in Residential Property Management. Our Griffin campus offers the Consumer Economics degree and an optional emphasis in Family Financial Planning. The Department is staffed by 20 faculty members with expertise in consumer decision making, consumer and family policy, financial literacy, financial planning, housing, and residential property management. Extension and public service faculty provide practical, research-based information to Georgia residents to improve the quality of lives and communities. The Department provides research and outreach in support of local government through the Housing and Demographics Research Center.

The University of Georgia, located in Athens, is a Research I, land-grant/sea-grant institution in the University System of Georgia. Founded in 1785, the University of Georgia is the largest and most comprehensive educational institution in the state. The campus and community of Athens offer many cultural and recreational opportunities. UGA has approximately 35,000 undergraduate students and has been consistently ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top 25 public institutions of higher education in the United States. The Athens campus is approximately 75 miles northeast of Atlanta, 60 miles from the Blue Ridge Mountains, and 195 miles from the coast. Athens fosters a rich cultural environment Interconnected with the university and is perennially identified as one of America's most livable cities. Additional information about the college and university may be found at: and .

Closing Date: Applications received by May 1, 2013 will be given full consideration. The College plans to fill this position by the start of the academic year (August 2013), but the search will remain open until the position is filled.

Application Procedure: Applicants should provide a letter of application, a vita, a copy of transcripts for graduate study, a scholarly writing sample, and the names of three references to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Robert Nielsen, . Applicants should also request that three letters of reference be sent directly to the Search Committee Chair. Email submissions with attachments are preferred, but written application material may be directed to: Dr. Robert Nielsen, Department of Housing & Consumer Economics, 205 Dawson Hall, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602.

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CIP Discipline Code: Consumer Economics Degree Levels: Doctorate Position Type: Faculty