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Position Summary: The Department of Consumer Sciences at the University of Alabama is seeking applicants for a tenure track Assistant Professor position. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Consumer Quality Management on our main campus as well as online. Preference will be given to a candidate with evidence of effective and innovative college-level teaching and an active research agenda.
The department offers a master’s degree in Human Environmental Sciences with a specialization in Consumer Quality Management.
•Teaching, research, and service activities to articulate with the mission of the university.
•Produce a record of scholarly activity in Consumer Sciences.
•Recruit, mentor, and advise undergraduate and graduate students both on campus and online.
•Develop and update online courses as needed.
•Obtain external funding to support a nationally competitive research program.
•Serve on departmental, college, and university committees.
Minimum qualifications: an earned doctorate in Consumer Sciences, Consumer Affairs, Consumer Quality Management, Family Financial Planning,or a closely related field.
•Strong writing and publication skills.
•Strong interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with faculty, staff, and students.
•Established research agenda with publication record appropriate for position rank.
•Evidence of involvement with relevant professional organizations
Review of applications will begin November 25, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.
Applicants should submit a Cover Letter, CV, and a list of 3 references (including contact information). The list of references should be attached as “Other Document 1”. You may submit one other document, if you choose to do so, as “Other Document 2”. Candidates invited to interview will be expected to present a research seminar as part of the interview. If hired, an official transcript of your most advanced degree will be required.
Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction before a hiring decision is made. EOE/AA
The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.
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