University of Alabama — Instructor or Assistant Professor, Consumer Sciences

The Department of Consumer Sciences in the College of Human Environmental Sciences at the University of Alabama is seeking an Instructor or Assistant Professor to collaborate with existing faculty to expand undergraduate and graduate programs in the area of family financial planning and counseling. 

The successful candidate will teach courses both on campus and online; serve on department, college, and university committees; mentor students; seek resources to support instruction; and cultivate relationships with potential employers and industry partners. The position is a non-tenure earning renewable three year contract. It is renewable each year based on performance, need, and funding availability. 

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and a cover letter. Also attach (as Other Document 1), the name and contact information for three academic and/or professional references who may be contacted for letters of reference at a later date. Additional documents (e.g. teaching philosophy) may be needed upon request. Prior to employment, the successful candidate must pass a pre-employment background investigation. If hired, an official transcript of candidate’s most recent advanced degree will be required. Applications from candidates who will enhance the academic, profession, and ethnic or racial diversity of the department are encouraged. Review of applications begins immediately. The start date is August 16, 2020, or as negotiated. 

The department offers a bachelor’s degree with concentrations in consumer affairs and family financial planning and counseling. Our master’s degree includes concentrations in consumer economics and family financial planning and counseling. These concentrations are currently being pursued by approximately 200 undergraduate students and 70 graduate students. 

Questions about this position can be directed to Eve Pentecost, Search Committee Chair, Department of Consumer Sciences, College of Human Environmental Sciences, Attn: Eve Pentecost, Box 870158, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487. 

For the full announcements, including minimum qualifications, see the following: 

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