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Assistant/Associate Professor, Division of Consumer Science - Selling & Sales Management/Retail

Purdue University
Indiana, United States
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Oct 3, 2019
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The Division of Consumer Science is seeking a tenure track assistant professor or tenured associate professor to teach and do research in the following areas: Selling & Sales Management and Retail Management. The programs are among the largest and strongest programs in the U.S.  We are interested in high impact research and teaching and we are dedicated to student and faculty success. Our faculty engage in a wide variety of professional development and scholarly activities.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. (ABD may apply) in Consumer Behavior, Marketing, Organizational Sociology, Retail Management, Sales Management or a related discipline. A strong publication record and previous teaching experience is required. The successful candidate will be expected to establish strong research programs with the potential for external funding, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, supervise graduate students, and engage in department, college, and university service activities. Multiple positions are available.

The Division: The Division of Consumer Science is an integral part of the School of Hospitality & Tourism Management and the College of Health and Human Sciences ( The Division awards BS, MS and PhD degrees.  At the undergraduate level, there are three majors: Selling and Sales Management, Retail Management, and Financial Counseling and Planning. The Center for Professional Selling serves as a pivotal hub of experiential learning for undergraduate students. Research is conducted in Consumer Behavior, Family and Consumer Economics, and Financial Planning. 

The College: The College of Health and Human Sciences is deeply committed to the land-grant mission (teaching, research, and engagement), to international activities and perspectives that span all missions, and to supporting a diverse and inclusive environment focused on excellence. The College has nine academic units and includes 219 faculty, 4,900 undergraduate students, and more than 525 graduate students. 

Application Procedure: Review of applications will begin December 1, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, all candidates must apply through SuccessFactors (SF) ( and include the following: a letter of interest indicating relevant experience and qualifications, statements of research, teaching, and leadership philosophy, complete curriculum vitae, and a list of names of at least three references. Initial nominations and inquiries will be kept confidential; references will be contacted only upon the applicant’s approval. Nominations of potential candidates for the position are welcome. A background check is required for employment in this position. Questions regarding the position may be sent to Dr. David Evans at


Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women,
individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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