Lecturer in Consumer Behavior and Marketplace Studies
University of Wisconsin Madison
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Internal Number: 278788-AS
The Department of Consumer Science is hiring lecturer positions to teach one or more sections of the following courses in the Consumer Behavior and Marketplace Studies (CBMS) major during the Fall 2023 semester. The CBMS program centers the consumer in a dynamic global marketplace for goods and services, leveraging behavioral science, business knowledge, creativity, and analytics to understand and improve the global consumer experience.
CNSR SCI 201: Consumer Insights This course provides basic training in quantitative data analysis, with an emphasis on descriptive and inferential statistics with consumer research applications. The course is designed around four general phases of research involving problem definition, data collection, data analysis, and communication for making real-world decisions.
CNSR SCI 257: Introduction to Retail This course provides foundational knowledge of the retail industry including the retail process, the evolution of the industry, key drivers and trends to provide a framework and set of concepts that will support the remainder of the core retail courses.
CNSR SCI 567: Product Development Strategies in Retailing This courses focuses on merchandise product development, brands, concept to customer, market trend analysis, assortment planning, design thinking & supply chain (tech services, sourcing, production, compliance, sustainability)
It is expected that CS 567 will be taught in an in-person format, and CS 201 and 257 will be taught in an online, asynchronous format during the fall of 2023, with the potential to continue teaching related courses in the Department of Consumer Science in the future.
Facilitates classroom, online, and/or laboratory instruction and assists with instructional development and design for a single course or series of courses within an academic discipline to support the delivery of quality instruction. Provides for-credit instruction in formats such as classroom, online and/or laboratory settings, including grading. Serves as an instructor of record.
80% Facilitates classroom, online and/or laboratory instruction for one or more courses, including assessment of student performance
5% Develops instructional design and curriculum relevant to a course of instruction
15% Serves as an initial point of contact for students as it relates to specific course or series content and expectations
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Required Master's Degree A minimum of a Masters degree in Consumer Science, Business Administration or closely related field is required.
Qualified candidates will have the following skills and abilities: - Ability to work effectively within a diverse community - Demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive work environment - Industry experience and knowledge of the subject matter
Preferred Qualifications: - At least two years of successful teaching experience at the college level is preferred
Full or Part Time: 33% - 100%
It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.
Appointment Type, Duration:
Terminal, 4 month appointment. This position has the possibility to be extended or converted to an ongoing appointment based on need and/or funding
Minimum $45,000 ACADEMIC (9 months) Depending on Qualifications
CONSUMER SCIENCE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Consumer Science develops students able to apply social science theories to understanding household and consumer interactions within the marketplace and the public sector. Students undertake research on consumer decision-making affecting the social and economic well-being of individuals and families. This is a multi-disciplinary degree program. Activities of the department are designed to foster development of a fair marketplace that enhances the interests and well-being of consumers, families and communities. The Department is home to a Ph.D. program in Consumer Behavior & Family Economics and undergraduate majors in Consumer Behavior and Marketplace Studies and Personal Finance. It is also the administrative home for two campus-wide centers: the Kohl's Center for Retailing Excellence and Center for Financial Security.
KOHL'S CENTER FOR RETAILING (KCR): Founded by a general endowment from Kohl's Department Store, the KCR's mission is to create awareness and excitement about the retailing industry at UW-Madison. KCR provides financial support for student recruitment, internships, industry visitors and speakers and career fairs in fostering development of student careers in retail and related fields. The KCR builds critical relations between students, businesses and academia in retail. See https://badgersinretailing.wisc.edu
CENTER FOR FINANCIAL SECURITY: Housed in the School of Human Ecology at UW-Madison, CFS is an intellectual hub for research and outreach across disciplines. Currently, over 100 researchers from the UW and campuses across the nation are affiliated with CFS. CFS attracts leading researchers through its expertise in consumer behavior, commitment to outreach and applied scholarship, and access to resources for behavioral research and the dissemination of research findings. CFS faculty and staff have extensive experience with program development, implementation evaluation, and outcome evaluation. See https://cfs.wisc.eduSCHOOL OF HUMAN ECOLOGY: The mission of the School of Human Ecology is to understand the complex relationships and interdependence among individuals, groups and families, and to focus on quality-of-life issues through research, creative innovation, education, and outreach. The School has four academic departments (Civil Society and Community Studies, Consumer Science, Design Studies, and Human Development & Family Studies) with a collective undergraduate enrollment of 1,600 students, and 100 graduate students. See https://humanecology.wisc.edu/
SCHOOL OF HUMAN ECOLOGY: The mission of the School of Human Ecology is to understand the complex relationships and interdependence among individuals, groups and families, and to focus on quality-of-life issues through research, creative innovation, education, and outreach. The School has four academic departments (Civil Society and Community Studies, Consumer Science, Design Studies, and Human Development & Family Studies) with a collective undergraduate enrollment of 1,600 students, and 100+ graduate students. Faculty members in the School of Human Ecology often affiliate with centers and programs including the Center for Community and Nonprofit Studies, the Center for Demography and Ecology, the Center for Child and Family Well-Being, the Center for Financial Security, the Institute on Aging, the Institute for Research on Poverty, the LaFollette School of Public Affairs, and the Center for Research on Women and Gender. See http://sohe.wisc.edu
How to Apply:
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To apply for this position you will need to upload a cover letter and resume that relate to this position, and contact information for at least three professional references, including your current supervisor. References will not be contacted without advance notice. Your cover letter should address your qualifications as they pertain to the minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience listed above.
The deadline for assuring full consideration is May 23, 2023, however this position will remain open until filled.
In addition to the lecturer need(s) identified in this position, the Department of Consumer Science is establishing a pool of qualified candidates to be considered when part-time lecturers are needed to teach courses. Upon successful submission of your application, you will be considered for future teaching opportunities. The Department will keep your application on file as a prospective candidate who could potentially fill a position when a need arises. If the need shall arise and review of your application materials result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted via the contact information provided on your application.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, including but not limited to, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, or status as a protected veteran and other bases as defined by federal regulations and UW System policies. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.
The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
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