Assistant Professor of Consumer Economics and Personal Finance

Lexington, KY
Mar 09, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The College of Agriculture at the University of Kentucky is currently seeking an Assistant Professor within its department of Family Sciences.This is a twelve-month, tenure-track position in the regular title series. The candidate will teach 3-4 courses per year. The anticipated distribution of effort is approximately 40% teaching, 50% research, and 10% service.

The successful candidate will demonstrate expertise in consumer economics, personal finance, and financial counseling. Additionally, a successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain a nationally recognized program of research that includes external funding and publish results in peer-reviewed journals; supervise theses and dissertations; participate in departmental and collegiate governance and professional organizations. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to a new major in Consumer Economics and Personal Finance (CEFP).

Family Sciences is a student-centered department that is one of three units in the School of Human Environmental Sciences within the College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment at the University of Kentucky. There are approximately 150 undergraduates, 20 M.S. students and 20 Ph.D. students. Additional information can be found at http://

Applications should include a letter of application indicating areas of specialization (upload under Cover Letter), a statement about program of research/scholarship (upload under Specific Request 1), a curriculum vita, a statement of teaching philosophy (upload under Specific Request 2), and the names and contact information for three references (please list within the application). This information will be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.

Application review will begin March 29, 2017, and will continue until filled. Anticipated start date is July 1, 2017.

Questions may be directed to:
Jennifer Hunter, Ph.D. (
Nathan Wood, Ph.D. (email:
Search Committee Co-Chairs
University of Kentucky
Family Sciences Department
315 Funkhouser Building
Lexington, KY 40546-0054

Job Title
Assistant Professor of Consumer Economics and Personal Finance

Requisition Number

Working Title

Department Name

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education

By start date, earned Ph.D. in human development and family sciences or closely related field, with expertise in consumer economics, family finance, and financial counseling.

Required Related Experience


Required License/ Registration/Certification

Candidate should have the AFC® designation, through AFCPE, or be willing to obtain the AFC® designation.


Candidate must display a commitment to excellence in teaching and supervision, including strong interest in contributing to a student-centered environment that nurtures and challenges students to achieve at high levels; commitment to a systemic approach to family life; and a commitment to diversity.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Undergraduate and graduate teaching experience and grant-writing experience are preferred.

Open Untill Filled

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • Academic Keys
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Specific Request 1
  4. Specific Request 2
Optional Documents


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