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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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Apply now(opens in a new window) Job no: 248400-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time, Onsite
Location: Madison
Categories: Faculty

Job Summary:

This is a 9-month tenured faculty position in the Consumer Science Department, with research, teaching and service responsibilities. The position includes a teaching load of 4 courses per year, which will include both online and in-person teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The position includes a role in the implementation of new online degree programs. Other responsibilities include leading an independent, externally funded research program, advising and working with graduate students, and participating in department, school and university service.


This faculty position is housed in the School of Human Ecology within the Department of Consumer Science. The 9-month academic year position includes a teaching load of four (4) courses per year (or equivalent), which will include online courses. The position carries a commitment to the three functions of UW faculty: resident and/or on-line instruction, research and outreach/service, as well as professional and university service as appropriate to the position and rank.
The successful applicant will be expected to:
- Develop and lead an independent, externally funded research program in consumer science;
- Collaborate with investigators in the Department, School of Human Ecology, and/or research centers at UW-Madison or its partner institutions;
- Publish results in leading journals appropriate to areas of investigation;
- Contribute to new online Personal Finance program;
- Teach both traditional and online undergraduate courses in Personal Finance and Consumer Finance in particular, and Consumer Behaviors and Marketplace Studies in general. (typically 4 per year);
- Serve as an advisor to graduate students and mentor to undergraduate students;
- Teach graduate seminars and workshops;
- Interact with industry partners, employers, and public agencies; and
- Participate in professional and university service appropriate to the faculty rank.
- Promote respect and the practice of civility in the workplace

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion


PhD or other terminal degree
Consumer Science, Household Finance, Consumer Economics, Social Work, Psychology, Sociology or related social science fields. Candidates should have quantitative and behavioral research skills focused on individual and household decision making in the areas of household finance, consumer finance, financial capability and asset building, or related area.


Years of experience will be commensurate with the rank sought. All candidates must have proven success in research and teaching appropriate to their stage of career. Associate and Full Professor candidates must possess experience and scholarly credentials for appointment with tenure at UW-Madison. Advanced Assistant Professor who are close to tenure at the time of the appointment are also encouraged to apply.

A key consideration is the ability to lead a research program that attracts external funding, actively engages graduate students, and produces high-impact scholarship. We are interested in candidates with curriculum development and teaching experience relevant to the consumer finance curriculum: consumer finance, financial services, advanced consumer analytics, data science, investment planning, estate planning, risk management and insurance. Candidates should have interest/experience in developing and/or teaching courses in both in-person and online environments.

Successful candidates will also show an ability to work effectively within a diverse community and a demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive work environment.

COVID-19 Considerations:

UW-Madison continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols to protect our campus from COVID-19. All employees remain subject to the COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy: Please visit for the most up-to-date information.

Additional Information:

CONSUMER SCIENCE: The Department of Consumer Science develops students able to apply social science theories to understanding household and consumer interactions within the marketplace and the public sector. Students undertake research on consumer decision-making affecting the social and economic well-being of individuals and families. This is a multi-disciplinary degree program. Activities of the department are designed to foster development of a fair marketplace that enhances the interests and well-being of consumers, families and communities. The Department is home to a Ph.D. program in Consumer Behavior & Family Economics and undergraduate majors in Consumer Behavior and Marketplace Studies and Personal Finance. It is also the administrative home for two campus-wide centers: the Kohl's Center for Retailing Excellence and Center for Financial Security.

KOHL'S CENTER FOR RETAILING (KCR): Founded by a general endowment from Kohl's Department Store, the KCR's mission is to create awareness and excitement about the retailing industry at UW-Madison. KCR provides financial support for student recruitment, internships, industry visitors and speakers and career fairs in fostering development of student careers in retail and related fields. The KCR builds critical relations between students, businesses and academia in retail. See

CENTER FOR FINANCIAL SECURITY: Housed in the School of Human Ecology at UW-Madison, CFS is an intellectual hub for research and outreach across disciplines. Currently, over 100 researchers from the UW and campuses across the nation are affiliated with CFS. CFS attracts leading researchers through its expertise in consumer behavior, commitment to outreach and applied scholarship, and access to resources for behavioral research and the dissemination of research findings. CFS faculty and staff have extensive experience with program development, implementation evaluation, and outcome evaluation. See 

SCHOOL OF HUMAN ECOLOGY: The mission of the School of Human Ecology is to understand the complex relationships and interdependence among individuals, groups and families, and to focus on quality-of-life issues through research, creative innovation, education, and outreach. The School has four academic departments (Civil Society and Community Studies, Consumer Science, Design Studies, and Human Development & Family Studies) with a collective undergraduate enrollment of 1,600 students, and 100 graduate students. See 

UW-MADISON: The University of Wisconsin-Madison has a strong reputation as a research university and for producing research that improves people's lives. The University consistently ranks among the top 6 institutions in national research expenditures. In 2015, the University received a community engagement award from the Carnegie Foundation for its commitment to deeply engaging with local, regional, national, and global communities. It is a land-grant institution with an enrollment of about 43,000 students. Madison (pop. 243,000) is the state capital and combines the culture of a large urban area with the comfort of a small city. See 



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:


Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 22, 2022


ACADEMIC (9 months)

How to Apply:

To begin the application process please click on the "Apply Now" button.

Applicants will be asked to upload the following:
1. a cover letter summarizing your interest in and relevant experience for this position;
2. a current CV focusing on education and professional experiences relevant to this position
3. a teaching statement (max 2 pages) and research statement (max 2 pages) describing your philosophy, accomplishments and goals, respectively.
4. a sample syllabus and evidence of teaching excellence; and
5. a diversity statement describing your experiences with diversity in your prior work and your potential to support our commitment to diversity and equity (max 2 pages). Diversity is a core value and foundational concept in the School of Human Ecology. Catalyzing the power of diversity enriches all of us by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, define and deliver solutions.

Applicants will also be asked to provide names and contact information for three individuals who can serve as a professional reference later in the process.

The deadline for assuring full consideration is February 15, 2022. However, the position(s) will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.


Nancy Andrews

Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:

Professor(FA020) or Associate Professor(FA030)

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  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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