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Assistant/Associate Professor Consumer Science, College of Health and Human Sciences (002941-2013)

RANK: The Department of Consumer Science, Purdue University, invites applications for two (2) tenure-track Assistant/Associate professors in the broad areas of Communication, Economics, Finance, Financial Planning, Sales, Marketing, Psychology, Public Health, Sociology or closely related fields.

SPECIALIZATION & RESPONSIBILITIES:  We are seeking applicants who can demonstrate their potential for high-impact research, external funding, and teaching in the broad areas of social and behavioral science. We seek scholars in research areas related to the health, behavior, and quality of life of consumers. Our faculty members are a unique multi-disciplinary blend of researchers. Prospective candidates will be encouraged to collaborate both within the department and across the university. Current faculty members have appointments and/or collaborations with the departments of Communication, Economics, Nursing, Psychology, Sociology, Health and Kinesiology, Engineering & Technology. Applicants who can contribute to the multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary research strength of the department in addressing health and human behavior are strongly encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will be responsible for initiating, conducting, and publishing research, including seeking internal and external funding; teaching undergraduate and graduate courses; and participating in service and outreach activities.

Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in the areas mentioned above.  Evidence of a strong research program/ plan and  teaching potential is desired. Advanced junior faculty or those with a record of successful Post-Doctoral work are encouraged to apply.

STARTING DATE:  August 2014, or as arranged.

CORRESPONDENCE AND APPLICATION:  Send a cover letter summarizing qualifications in relation to the position requirements, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and representative publications to:  Professor Thomas Templin, Search Committee Chair, Dept. of Consumer Science, Purdue University, 812 West State Street, West Lafayette, IN, 47907-2055. Please note that a background check will be required for employment in these positions.  Review of applications will begin in November 1, 2013, and continue until the position is filled.  Questions may be directed to ttemplin@purdue.edu.

THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER SCIENCE:  The Department of Consumer Science is an interdisciplinary applied social science department that prides itself on a strong research/teaching agenda investigating consumer decision making from multiple perspectives. It includes a vibrant, creative faculty serving more than 600 undergraduate and 30 graduate students, and is based within the College of Health and Human Sciences.  Purdue University is a large, land grant university located in West Lafayette, Indiana.