Assistant or Associate Professor in Consumer Economics

Position ID: 37222
Location
Institution: 
University of Georgia
College/Div/School: 
Family & Consumer Economics
Department: 
Financial Planning, Housing, & Consumer Economics
Position Description
PVA#: 
201700465
New Position?: 
Yes
Job Class: 
Assistant Professor, Associate Professor
Job Description: 

 

Position Information

Faculty Rank Open Rank (Tenure Track)
Posting Number 2017_00465F
Official Title Open Rank (Tenure Track)
Working Title Asst/Assoc Professor in Consumer Economics
Title Code 55194
Retirement Plan TRS or ORP
Department FIN PLAN, HOUSING & CONS ECON
Salary Range Competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Job Summary

The Department of Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics at the University of Georgia invites applications for the position of Assistant / Associate Professor in Consumer Economics.

Position: Assistant / Associate Professor in Consumer Economics (nine months, academic appointment, tenure track, 50% research, 50% teaching).
Start date: August 2018 or as negotiated.

Qualifications: To be considered for the position of Assistant Professor, the applicant must hold an earned doctorate (at time of appointment) in consumer economics or a closely-related discipline (e.g., applied economics, family economics, consumer behavior, policy analysis) with a strong background in quantitative research methods. The applicant should have demonstrated scholarly competence and research productivity, or the potential for such.

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 and an outstanding record of research productivity.

Responsibilities: Develop a nationally recognized research agenda and secure external funding. Work with faculty to grow and/or sustain scholarly undergraduate and graduate programs in consumer economics or related area. Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the Department of Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics. Advise undergraduate and graduate students. Participate in departmental and collegiate governance and professional organizations.

Salary: Competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Department: The Department of Financial Planning, Housing, and Consumer Economics has faculty at UGA Athens and UGA Griffin campuses and is one of the 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 320 undergraduate and 90 graduate students. Undergraduate programs include Consumer Economics (with an optional emphasis in Applied Consumer Analytics), Consumer Journalism, Financial Planning, and Housing Management and Policy (with an optional emphasis in Residential Property Management). Our Griffin campus offers the Consumer Economics degree with an optional emphasis in 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 quality of lives and communities. The department provides research and outreach in support of local government through the Housing and Demographics Research Center.

University: The University of Georgia (UGA), located in Athens, is a public research university, a land-grant/sea-grant institution in the University System of Georgia. Founded in 1785, UGA is the largest and most comprehensive educational institution in the state. The campus and community of Athens offer many cultural and recreational opportunities. UGAhas approximately 36,000 students and has been consistently ranked as one of the top public institutions of higher education in the United States. The Athens campus is approximately 75 miles northeast of Atlanta, 60 miles from Blue Ridge Mountains, and 195 miles from the Atlantic 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 can be found at: http://www.fcs.uga.edu/ and http://www.uga.edu/.

Closing date: Complete applications received by January 8, 2018 will be given full consideration. The college plans to fill this position by the start of the academic year (August 2018), but the search will remain open until the position is filled.

Procedure: Complete applications will include a letter of application, a vita, a copy of transcript for graduate study, a sample of scholarly writing, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of reference. The applications and supporting documents should be uploaded via the Faculty Jobs @ UGA website: http://facultyjobs.uga.edu/postings/2781. Applicants should request that three letters of reference be sent directly to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Patryk Babiarz (pbabiarz@uga.edu). Questions about this position or the application process should be directed to Dr. Patryk Babiarz (pbabiarz@uga.edu) or Ms. Melissa McBride (mmcbride@uga.edu).

We welcome applications and nominations of minorities and others who share our passion about and reflect our desire to support a culture of diversity and inclusion. The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Minimum Qualifications

To be considered for the position of Assistant Professor, the applicant must hold an earned doctorate (at time of appointment) in consumer economics or a closely-related discipline (e.g., applied economics, family economics, consumer behavior, policy analysis) with a strong background in quantitative research methods. The applicant should have demonstrated scholarly competence and research productivity, or the potential for such.”

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 and an outstanding record of research productivity.

Preferred Qualifications

At least one degree in Family and Consumer Sciences is preferred.

Degree Level Doctorate
Posting Date 09/26/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Appointment Status Regular
Location of Vacancy Athens Area
Application Procedure: 
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CIP Discipline Code: 
Consumer Economics
Economics, General
Degree Levels: 
Doctorate
Position Type: 
Faculty
Dates
Application Deadline: 
Open Until Filled
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Position Starting Date: 
To Be Determined
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Status
Vacancy Status: 
ACTIVE

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