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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Practice - Retailing & Consumer Science

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, Arizona
Marketing and Sales

Posting Number: req11707

Department: School of Human Ecology-INS

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The John and Doris Norton School of Human Ecology seeks a full-time open rank Professor of Practice to teach traditional and online courses in the Retailing and Consumer Science program (RCSC), expected to start in August 2023. This is a 9-month, full-time (1.0 FTE) appointment (non-tenure-eligible); additional summer teaching opportunities may be available. The position will involve 90% teaching and 10% service (approximately three classes per academic semester). This position is central to the teaching mission of the Norton School and involves teaching courses during fall and spring semesters as well as expectations of professional development and service. The initial contract is for one year, with 1 to 3 year contracts available thereafter based on performance.

This career-track appointment is not eligible for tenure.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; sick leave and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Teach 6 (six) courses during the regular academic year
    (fall/spring semesters) with primary responsibility for the main campus
    RCSC program. Courses will be delivered via a variety of methods including
    face-to-face/in-person, fully online, and hybrid delivery. Courses and/or
    topics presently in need of staffing include, but are not limited to:
    retail operations management, retail innovation, digital retailing, and
    supply chain management.
  • As needed, develop and teach online coursework for
    various program initiatives (i.e., Arizona Online, Arizona Distance
    campuses, others) as directed by the Director of the School;
  • Serve on academic committees as needed; and
  • Provide additional service requirements to RCSC;
    for example, student club advising, and student project oversight.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree in retailing, business, marketing, or
    other related discipline.
  • Five years or more of industry experience in
    retailing, business, or other related discipline with progressively increasing
    responsibilities and/or training of personnel, or significant teaching and
    student-mentoring experience in traditional classroom settings at a college or
    university level.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Significant operational and strategic experience (five years or more with progressively increasing responsibilities) in a retail or business setting which may include supply chain management, store/operations management, marketing, product development, merchandising, or others.
  • Experience with designing and delivering university-level instruction in an engaging manner using student-centered learning strategies. Examples of such strategies include promotion of student engagement in and out-of-class, shared responsibility of instruction, creation of inquiry-based/discovery-oriented curriculum, and encouragement of a community of learning.
  • Experience in online course design and delivery.

Rank: To be Determined

Tenure Information

Career-Track (CT)

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Academic

Job Category: Faculty

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: DOE

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Lance Erickson

Hiring Committee Chair

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Cover Letter

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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