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The School of Human Sciences at Mississippi State University is seeking nominations and applications for a nine-month, tenure track, teaching and research position of Assistant Professor, Consumer Economics/Human Development and Family Studies

LOCATION:   Mississippi State University (Starkville, Mississippi)

STARTING DATE:    August 2013


•     Teaching courses in consumer economics and human development and family studies.
•     Advising undergraduate and graduate students.
•     Establishing an active and focused research/scholarship program, including securing extramural funding for research efforts and publishing in respected journals and other outlets.
•     Providing service to the school, university, profession, and community
•     Doctorate in consumer economics, human development and family studies, family and consumer sciences or a closely related field, with a focus in consumer economics.  (ABD candidates will be considered.)
•     Demonstrated interest in and commitment to diversity and to quality teaching in higher education.
•     Ability to work effectively with students, faculty, administrators, and industry professionals.
•     Exhibited initiative and drive when working with students and other stakeholders.

POSITION:  The College of Human Sciences at The Florida State University seeks a Chair for the Department of Retail Merchandising and Product Development.  The successful candidate will be a scholar with vision and experience to lead a nationally and internationally recognized department into even greater prominence. 

QUALIFICATIONS:  Applicants must have academic qualifications consistent with appointment at the level of Associate or Full Professor at Florida State University including a distinguished record of scholarly productivity, grantsmanship, graduate student training and mentoring, and professional leadership.  Candidates should hold a doctoral degree in one of the disciplines in the Department of Retail Merchandising and Product Development or a related area. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:  The Chair will provide vision and leadership for the department, including providing direction for undergraduate and graduate programs, personnel and fiscal management, and resource development.  The chair is expected to contribute to the scholarly activity of the department in the areas of teaching, research and service.  The chair will uphold the University's commitment to faculty governance and serves as the administrative representative of the department on various university and college committees.

The Florida State University Department of Retail Merchandising and Product Development invite applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position is available August 2013 and the starting salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.   


  • Develop and sustain a program of scholarly activity in retail, merchandising and/or product development 
  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses and contribute to curriculum development
  • Advise graduate students
  • Engage in university and community service activities, serve on departmental/college/university committees, participate in professional organizations and network with representatives from the retailing industry and business community.


  • Doctoral degree in retail merchandising or a related area. 
  • Demonstrated industry experience and/or teaching experience in planning, allocation and buying.
  • Promise of productive research/scholarship.
  • Commitment to teaching, scholarship, and service that is consistent with the College's priorities and the mission of the University.
  • Experience with apparel, merchandising, textiles, or retail business and industries is preferred.

Department of Human Sciences - Ohio State University

The Ohio State University's Department of Human Sciences is accepting applications for three planned hires that are expected to seek meaningful interactions with each other resulting in an integrated and dynamic research, teaching, and university extension program that will have substantial impact in the discipline and the state of Ohio. Detailed job descriptions are available at

Consumer Financial Policy Position: Focuses on consumer financial decision making and is expected to inform our understanding of how consumers, especially those in Ohio, can be helped to make better decisions related to family finances, credit, savings and investment choices through innovations in public policy, business and consumer education. For inquiries contact Dr. Caezilia Loibl (; 614-370-6884).

Family Decision Making and Policy Position: Focuses on how individuals and families make decisions across a wide range of family domains, including: family formation and dissolution, strategies to balance work and family demands, family finances, health and nutrition of adults and children, and caring for dependents. Understanding how family policies help shape these decisions and behaviors is also central to this position. For inquiries contact Dr. Anastasia Snyder (; 614-688-4169).

Food Security Position: Focuses on food security and food security education, especially in Ohio and its neighboring states, as it relates to human wellness throughout the lifespan. For inquiries contact either Dr. Karen Bruns (; 614-292-9613) or Dr. Mark Failla (; 614-688-1444).

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