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The Department of Consumer Sciences at the University of Alabama is seeking dynamic applicants for an Assistant/Associate Professor tenure track position. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching undergraduate and graduate courses. An appointment at the rank of Associate Professor will require an established record of scholarly publications and external funding appropriate for the University of Alabama and would likely share in department leadership duties. Preference will be given to a candidate with evidence of effective and innovative college-level teaching.
The department offers a bachelor’s degree in Consumer Sciences with concentrations in consumer affairs and family financial planning and counseling and a master’s degree with either a focus in consumer economics or family financial planning and counseling. In addition, the department also houses graduate specialty programs in sports management and interactive technology (these specializations are not part of the expectations of this position).
•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.
•Completed doctoral degree in family resource management, family economics, family financial planning and counseling, 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 or associations.
Review of applications will begin November 21, 2014.
Applicants should submit online an applicant letter indicating the position for which applicant wishes to be considered, CV, teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation. Candidates should attach as the “Other Document” a sample of classes taught and provide evidence of student evaluations reflecting teaching ability; attached as a single document. The three letters of recommendation may be attached online OR mailed directly to: Department of Consumer Sciences, College of Human Environmental Sciences, Attn: Dr. Melissa Wilmarth, Box 870158, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487. If hired, an official transcript of your most recent advanced degree will be required. Candidates invited to interview will be expected to teach a class as part of the interview process.
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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