The Human Development and Consumer Sciences (HDCS) Department at
the University of Houston seeks to hire a tenure-track faculty
member at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank in Retailing
and Consumer Science with expertise in two or more of the
following: digital retailing, retail technology, entrepreneurship,
global sourcing, social media, merchandising, buying, consumer
behavior, or product development.
Candidates should have a doctorate degree in Retail, or related
field or, expect to complete their doctoral program by July 2023.
Applicants with an interest in the areas of digital retailing
and/or product development with a concentration on emerging
technologies related to the retail industry are encouraged to
apply. Individuals with experience teaching and researching digital
technologies in relation to the retail or apparel industry are
preferred. In addition, the scholar should have experience in
effectively teaching and mentoring students in multiple modes
(e.g., F2F and online) and have a research agenda in retailing
and/or consumer behavior. Rank will be commensurate with the final
candidate's credentials and experience.
Given the important focus on research at a Tier One institution,
the Retailing programs are seeking a scholar who can contribute to
the success of undergraduate and graduate programs by (1) building
and maintaining a productive research program to include
high-quality publications, external funding, and professional
presentations, (2) teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, and
(3) participating in activities that further develop the Retailing
programs and the HDCS Department.
The University of Houston, with one of the most diverse student
bodies in the nation, seeks to recruit and retain a diverse
community of scholars. Given this, a candidate should exhibit
experience and potential for exceptional research, excellence in
teaching, and a clear commitment to enhancing the diversity and
inclusiveness of the faculty and students. Diverse candidates are
strongly encouraged to apply.
The Retailing and Consumer Science program, in the Department of
Human Development and Consumer Science at the University of Houston
offers a Bachelor of Science Degree in Retailing and Consumer
Science and a Master of Science Degree in Global Retailing.
Transition from the College of Technology to a merged college with
Engineering, as well as an extension/move from the main campus to
the UH campus at Sugar Land, are ongoing. The faculty appointment
will begin on September 1, 2023. The application deadline is
November 22, 2022, and application review will begin immediately.
Applications should include a letter of interest, names and email
addresses for three letters of recommendation (references will be
contacted via the online system to submit letters directly), a
current curriculum vita, two representative publications,
unofficial transcripts, and evidence of excellence in teaching. The
University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual-career
The University of Houston is an equal opportunity and affirmative
action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with
disabilities are encouraged to apply.
- Ph.D. in Retail or related field required at the time
- Must be proficient in English and possess excellent written and
interpersonal communication skills.
- Experience in teaching students in multiple modes
- Evidence of a research agenda in retailing and/or consumer
Notes to Applicant:
- Professional experience in the retail or apparel industry
- Grantsmanship experience
- Experience with teaching and researching digital technologies
in relation to retail or apparel industry
Official transcripts are required for a
faculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of the
final candidate. All positions at the University of Houston are
security sensitive and will require a criminal history check.