University of Arizona (Norton)

United States

Assistant, Associate

    April 11, 2023

The John and Doris Norton School of Human Ecology invites applications for a tenure/tenure eligible position at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor in the Retailing and Consumer Science (RCSC) program beginning in August, 2023. The position will involve 60% research, 30% teaching (approximately 2 classes per academic year) and 10% service. 

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) is establishing an interdisciplinary initiative in decision analytics and human behavior in the areas of agriculture and resource economics, retailing, the environment, natural resources, and human health and well-being. A successful candidate will develop collaborative research in applying data informed insights from cognitive psychology and behavioral economics to the understanding of human behavior in relation to decision making that impacts consumer choices and policy. Research focal areas include, but are not limited to: consumer spending; financial decision making; household financial stability and stressors; impact of borrowing, spending, and savings decisions; consumer behavior and preferences. 

Retailing and Consumer Science has approximately 250 undergraduate majors. The academic program also is affiliated with the Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing ( For more information about the department, see RCSC is one of four academic units within the John and Doris Norton School of Human Ecology. The mission of the School is to be the hub to which policymakers, business, and community leaders turn for research and education to ensure that every family thrives. We seek candidates whose demonstrated grant record, research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education. 

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

The successful candidate will be
expected to do the following:

  • Develop and/or expand a robust externally funded
    research program in an impactful area of data analytics and human behavior
    of retailing and consumer science.  
  • Conduct and publish research in an area of expertise
    and through interdisciplinary collaborations.
  • Teach undergraduate and courses in data analytics and
    decision making within the Norton School of Human Ecology (approximately 2
    classes per academic year).
  • Provide professional service to the department,
    college, university and community.
  • Demonstrate a strong interest in collaboration and
    engagement with diverse communities.

Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD in Behavioral Economics, Cognitive Psychology, Marketing,
    Consumer Analytics, Consumer Behavior, Data Analytics, or other related
  • Demonstrated expertise in data analytics, including the
    use of large datasets and computational resources.
  • Experience teaching students with diverse

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated record of success in securing extramural funding for research. 
  • Experience with working effectively and collegially with a wide and culturally diverse range of students, staff, faculty, and community. 
  • Experience teaching relevant courses in Retailing and Consumer Science or Personal and Family Financial Planning. 

Rank: To be Determined

Tenure Information

Tenure Track (T/TE)

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: $95,000 – $140,000

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

Dr. Lance Erickson 

Search Committee Chair

Open Until Filled: Yes

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

Special Instructions to ApplicantTo apply, please submit the following documents along with your application: 

  • Curriculum Vitae 
  • Letter of interest (uploading slot titled ‘Cover Letter’) addressing minimum and preferred qualifications, as well as a statement of ongoing and expected future contributions to promoting diversity and inclusion 
  • A statement of ongoing and future trajectory of research agenda (uploading slot titled ‘Additional Document’) 
  • A statement of teaching philosophy and teaching experience (uploading slot titled ‘Additional Document’)
  • Contact information for three references (uploading slot titled ‘Additional Document’)

Reviewing is ongoing and will continue until the position is filled.

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 a 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.The University of Arizona is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.