The Department of Consumer Science is hiring lecturer positions to teach one or more sections of the following courses in the Personal Finance major during the Fall 2023 semester. The Personal Finance program leverages economics, social sciences, and financial analysis from a people-centered perspective, developing financial experts who can help individuals and families live more financially secure lives.
CNSR SCI 275: Consumer Finance
This course is an introduction to concepts and methods used in personal and family financial planning. Methods for planning and allocating resources to attain specific financial objectives are discussed. Topics include investments in real and financial assets, consumer credit issues, and insurance, pension, tax, and estate planning.
CNSR SCI 627: Advanced Consumer Finance
This course studies financial markets and instruments from the perspective of individual consumers and their portfolio decisions over their lifetime.
It is expected that CNSR SCI 627 will be taught in an in-person format, and CNSR SCI 275 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.
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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.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. 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.