Researching Consumer Economic

                              and Financial Issues

 Irene Leech, Joyce Serido, Linda Golodner

Call for Proposals

Due October 31, 2016

Irene Leech (Board President 16-17), Joyce Serido (Board President 15-16),

Linda Golodner (Colston Warne Speaker, ACCI 2016, Arlington, VA)

Table of Contents

  1. Did You Know?
  2. President's Letter
  3. Journal Updates
  4. Member's Published
  5. Jobs
  6. Conferences/Events
  7. Calls-For
  8. Bookmark This

Did you Know?

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Letter from the President, Irene Leech

Fellow ACCI members,

Thank you for the opportunity to lead our organization as president in the coming year. It is an honor and a privilege. 

Our celebration of the Journal of Consumer Affairs in June reminds us of the important role it plays. Rhoda Karpatkin challenged us to be relevant today. Other speakers reminded us of the opportunities before us. How will we respond?

During the next year there are several things I want your help to accomplish. Our work is only useful if it is available to those making critical decisions. Continuing reading here.

Journal of Consumers Affairs

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Member Publications


The University of Missouri has an open tenure track Assistant Professor position in College of Human Environmental Sciences. Effective date is January 2017 preferred or Fall 2017. Responsibilities are 40% teaching in courses relating to financial planning, 40% research in related disciplines, and 20% service on committees along with developing working relationships with industry partners. Review of dossiers will commence on October 15 and continue until position is filled. Read more here.

The Department of Consumer Sciences at the University of Alabama is seeking applicants for anAssistant Professor tenure track position in the area of financial planning and counseling. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching undergraduate and graduate courses. Position is responsible for teaching, research and service activities to articulate the mission of the university along with recruiting, mentoring and advising undergraduate and graduate students both on campus and online. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2016 and will continue until position is filled. Read more here.

The University of Alabama seeks applicants for head of the Department of Consumer Sciences. This is the chief department administrative officer responsible for  budgetary and promotion decisions;  leadership and advocacy for teaching, research, and outreach; instructing undergraduate and graduate level courses and direct theses and capstone experiences. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2016 and will continue until position is filled. Read more here.

The University of Alabama seeks an Endowed Research Chair in Human Environmental Sciences with a start date of January 1, 2017(negotiable). This appointment will be held jointly in the College of Human Environmental Sciences and one of its five departments. The ideal candidate for this position currently serves at the Associate or Full Professor level and has established a program of scholarly research with a strong external funding base. Applicants are expected to demonstrate an interest in engaging, mentoring, and advocating for junior faculty. Continuing reading here

 Upcoming Conferences & Events

FDIC: 6th Annual Consumer Research Symposium - October 26-27, 2016

CFA: 29th Annual Financial Services Conference - December 1-2, 2016

Consumers International's World Consumer Rights Day - March 15,2017

Upcoming Calls For

Second CFPB Research Conference on Consumer Finance: Call for Papers - Due August 26, 2016

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