JOE - December 2013

Ohio State University
College of Education and Human Ecology
Human Sciences
Faculty Position in Consumer Policy
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Faculty Position in Consumer Policy
Section: 1 -- US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Columbus, OH, USA
JEL Classifications:
D1 -- Household Behavior and Family Economics
G2 -- Financial Institutions and Services
J1 -- Demographic Economics
Keywords: Consumer Policy, applied economics, family economics, consumer finances
Deadline Information: Applications received by deadline given priority
Deadline Date: 12/15/2013

JOE ID Number: 201312_400088

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Full Text of JOE Listing:
Position: Assistant or Associate Professor (12-month) tenure-track position in the Department of Human Sciences (51%) and State Specialist with Ohio State University Extension (49%).

Qualifications: Candidates must demonstrate an active research and outreach program with strong potential for external funding and have a research track record related to role of public policy in influencing family finances, credit, savings and investment choices of consumers. We invite applications from across fields: public policy, consumer research, consumer sciences, applied economics, agricultural and development economics, social psychology, family studies, sociology, social work, marketing, and finance. Evidence of successful experience in working effectively with university students and community partners/Extension colleagues is preferred. An earned doctorate is required.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate is expected to conduct applied research assessing consumer decision-making in the financial marketplace, work collaboratively with Extension faculty/staff on applied research and sharing research results with OSU Extension faculty and staff across Ohio through collaborative team work, professional development training and program development; publish in high-impact journals; secure external research funding; teach two courses per year in our graduate or undergraduate programs; advise master's and Ph.D. students; engage in curriculum development; and provide service to the department, college, and the university community appropriate for rank.

Our goal for this hire is to stimulate cross-disciplinary collaboration and improve our capacity for applied, impact-heavy research and community engagement in the emerging area of consumer financial decision-making. This research is expected to inform our understanding of how consumers, especially those in Ohio, can be helped to make better decisions through innovations in public policy, business, and consumer education.

Salary: Salary is negotiable and commensurate with qualifications.

Review of Applications: Review will begin as applications arrive and continue until position is filled. Applications received before December 15, 2013, will receive priority.

Effective Date: Autumn Semester 2014 (negotiable).
Application Instructions:

Applicants should send a letter of application with names of three references, CV, and up to three representative publications to: Consumer Policy Search Committee c/o, Mark Wallace, 305 West 17th Avenue, A135 PAES Building, Columbus, OH 43210. Hard copy applications are required.

FAX for Applications: 614 688 8133

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Consumer Policy Search Committee c/o, Mark Wallace
Department of Human Sciences
305 West 17th Avenue
A135 PAES Building
Columbus, Ohio USA 43220

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For more information, phone: 614 292 4561

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Dean Lillard
Department of Human Sciences
1787 Neil Avenue
235B Campbell Hall
Columbus , Ohio USA 43220

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