Assistant Professor, CSM

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Requisition Number: 0810218
Number of Open Positions: 1
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Other Title Information: Assistant Professor, CSM
Position Type: Faculty
Organization: 217401 - CONSUMER SCIENCES
Position Summary:

The Department of Consumer Sciences at the University of Alabama is seeking applicants for an Assistant Professor tenure track position in the area of financial planning and counseling. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the Department of Consumer Sciences, primarily within the financial planning curriculum. 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 business management and interactive technology (these specializations are not part of the expectations of this position).

Responsibilities: •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.

Ad Text:

Qualifications: •Completed doctoral degree in family financial planning and counseling, family resource management, family economics, 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. •Candidates with credentials in the area of financial planning or counseling (e.g., AFC, CFP) are preferred (although not required).

Additional Position Information:

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2016 and will continue until position is filled.

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Search Initiation Date: 07/26/2016
Expected Starting Date: 08/16/2017
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants should submit an application online. An applicant (cover) letter indicating the position for which applicant wishes to be considered, CV, teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation, and teaching documentation should be included in the application. Candidates should attach the teaching documentation as the “Other Document 1”, 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 or 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 and present a research seminar as part of the interview process.

College/School/Division: Human Environmental Sciences
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Supplemental Questions

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  1. How did you hear about this job?
    • on-line ad in national journal/magazine/newspaper
    • printed ad in national journal/magazine/newspaper
    • college/university bulletin board postings
    • personal contacts
    • conferences/meetings/workshops
    • UA website
    • other
  2. What year did you receive your PhD? Answer "pending" if your PhD is not yet complete.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. Will you now or in the future require work authorization/employment visa status sponsorship (e.g., H-1B or other employment-based non-immigrant visa status)?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. Will you be eligible to work lawfully in the United States on the employment start date?
    • Yes
    • No

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Other Document 1
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Reference 1
  2. Letter of Reference 2
  3. Letter of Reference 3