Assistant Professor in Consumer Analytics

University of Georgia
Georgia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 17, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Accounting & Finance, Economics, Other Business & Management, Professional Fields, Public Administration & Policy, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Home Economics & Consumer Sciences
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Summary

The Department of Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics at the University of Georgia invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor in Consumer Analytics. The faculty member will have an expected 50% Research / 50% Teaching nine-month, full time appointment in the Department of Financial Planning, Housing, and Consumer Economics, and will be expected to collaborate across campus on research, outreach, and teaching. The candidate is expected to develop a nationally recognized research agenda and secure external funding. The candidate is also expected to deliver courses in causal inference, experimental design, consumer analytics and the strategic use of informatics in a curriculum dedicated to consumer behavior, consumer economics, policy evaluation, and consumer well-being. It is expected that the successful candidate will collaborate with others to grow and/or sustain all scholarly undergraduate and graduate programs in consumer analytics or related area and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the Department of Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics, including the Master’s in Consumer Analytics program. The primary teaching assignment for the individual filling this position will be consumer analytics and consumer economics courses; the assignment may also include courses in consumer policy or other related areas. The hired faculty member will be required to advise undergraduate and graduate students, participate in departmental and collegiate governance and professional organizations, and pursue active membership in relevant professional organizations.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Complete applications will include a letter of application, a vita, a copy of the applicant’s unofficial transcript for graduate study, a sample of scholarly writing, and a statement of teaching philosophy. Three letters of reference are preferred but not required unless invited to interview. Applicants should request that three letters of reference be sent directly to Melissa McBride ( Questions about this position or the application process should be directed to Dr. Dee Warmath ( or Ms. Melissa McBride (
Complete applications received by January 7, 2022 will be given full consideration. The college plans to fill this position by August 2022, but the search will remain open until the position is filled.

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About the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia ( UGA ), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( ). UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

The Department of Financial Planning, Housing, and Consumer Economics is one of the four academic units in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences. It offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees with an enrollment of approximately 320 undergraduate and 90 graduate students. Undergraduate programs include Consumer Economics (with an optional emphasis in Applied Consumer Analytics), Consumer Journalism, Financial Planning, and Housing Management and Policy (with an optional emphasis in Residential Property Management). The Department is staffed by 20 faculty members with expertise in consumer decision making, consumer and family policy, financial literacy, financial planning, housing, and residential property management. Extension and public service faculty provide practical, research-based information to Georgia residents to improve quality of lives and communities. The department provides research and outreach in support of local government through the Housing and Demographics Research Center.

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Open until filled


Location of Vacancy

Athens Area

EEO Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (

UGA Statement

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Position Details

Position Information

Classification Title

Assistant Professor


Faculty Rank

Assistant Professor

Contract Type

Academic (9 mo.)

Tenure Status

Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications

To be considered for the position of Assistant Professor, the applicant must hold an earned doctorate in consumer economics, consumer behavior, policy analysis, analytics or closely related discipline with expertise in quantitative and qualitative methods, causal inference, experimental design and/or analytic techniques.

Additional Requirements

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification

At least one degree in Family and Consumer Sciences is preferred. Consumer analytics research skills focusing on government, industry or nonprofit sectors is preferred.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Physical Demands

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Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?


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Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.


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Applicant Documents
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  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Writing Sample
  4. Unofficial Transcripts
  5. List of References with Contact Information
  6. Teaching Portfolio/Philosophy
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Letters of Recommendation

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