The Department of Consumer Sciences in the College of Human Environmental Sciences at the University of Alabama is seeking an Assistant Professor/Associate Professor to collaborate with existing faculty to expand undergraduate and graduate programs in one or more of the following areas: consumer affairs, consumer economics, family financial planning and counseling.

The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses on campus and online; build and maintain a nationally-recognized research agenda; serve on department, college, and university committees; mentor undergraduate and graduate students; and seek external funding to support both instruction and research.

To be considered for the position of Associate Professor, the candidate must have attained tenure at a comparable university and be evaluated by the College of Human Environmental Sciences Tenure and Promotion Committee according to The University of Alabama Criteria and Standards for Promotion available at

The successful candidate will have completed a doctoral degree in family resource management, consumer economics, applied economics, financial planning, or a closely related field prior to employment. In addition, the successful candidate will have provided evidence of effective interpersonal communication skills; evidence of either an emerging or established publication record appropriate for position rank; and evidence of involvement with relevant professional organizations.  Experience developing and teaching both online and on-campus graduate courses in financial planning, personal finance, consumer economics, or closely related field is desirable.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and a cover letter indicating the position for which the applicant wishes to be considered. The cover letter should address the applicant's professional, teaching, and research experience. 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.  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.

Questions about this position can be directed to Dr. Melissa Wilmarth, Search Committee Chair, Department of Consumer Sciences, College of Human Environmental Sciences, Attn: Dr. Melissa Wilmarth, Box 870158, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Review of applications will begin 4/25/19. The start date is 8/16/19, or as negotiated.  See the full posting at