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Assistant Professor of Consumer Affairs

California State University, Long Beach
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Sep 7, 2023

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Assistant Professor of Consumer Affairs

Job No: 515857
Work Type: Instructional Faculty - Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Long Beach
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Family/Consumer Sciences

Position: Assistant Professor of Consumer Affairs
Effective Date: August 17, 2023 (Fall Semester)
Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Application Deadline: Review of applications to begin August 30, 2022. Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled).

College of Health and Human Services
Department of Family and Consumer Sciences

Required Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. or Ed.D. degree with at least one graduate degree in Consumer Affairs, Business, Economics, Family and Consumer Sciences, or closely related field. Degree at time of application or official notification of completion of the doctoral degree by August 1, 2023.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and/or work experience in the Family and Consumer Sciences discipline or equivalent
  • Demonstrated potential for teaching effectiveness at the college level
  • Demonstrated potential for developing a strong record of research, scholarly and/or creative activities
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Background or expertise in consumer protection, consumer advocacy, personal financial planning, housing, and/or consumer behavior
  • Experience in program and curriculum development
  • Demonstrated potential in obtaining grant funding to support research
  • Experience of successfully working with populations demographically and socioeconomically similar to the CSULB student body (demographics)

  • Teach courses in, but not limited to personal and financial management, consumer life skills, housing in a global perspective, family and consumer resource management, consumer dynamics, consumer protection, and internship. [Mode of instruction may include in-person, hybrid, online, and/or any combination thereof.]
  • Mentor and advise students
  • Participate in curriculum and program development and keep content current
  • Serve on thesis/directed project committees
  • Engage in a consistent program of research, scholarly and/or creative activities
  • Participate in service activities at the program, department, college, and university levels

CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University's strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions. CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

Information on excellent benefits package available to CSULB faculty is located here:

How to Apply - Required Documentation:
  • An Equity and Diversity Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (maximum two pages, single-spaced). For further information and guidelines, please visit:
  • Letter of application addressing the required and preferred qualifications
  • CV
  • Names and contact information for three references (to be contacted for confidential letters of recommendation should you reach the finalist stage)
  • Finalists should be prepared to submit an official transcript (e-transcript preferred, if available)

  • How to Apply: Click Apply Now icon to complete CSULB online application

    Requests for information should be addressed to:

    Wendy Reiboldt, Ph.D., Department Chair
    California State University, Long Beach
    Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
    1250 Bellflower Boulevard
    Long Beach, CA 90840-0501



    A background check (including a criminal records check and telephone reference check with most recent employer) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

    The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.

    CSU Vaccination Policy
    CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at Click or tap if you trust this link." href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"> and questions may be sent to

    CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race or ethnicity (including color or ancestry), nationality, religion or religious creed, gender (or sex), gender identity (including transgender), gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability (physical or mental), medical condition, genetic information, age, veteran or military status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Application Closes: Open until filled

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