Lecturer in Financial Planning

Open Until Filled: Yes

Job Summary: The Department of Financial Planning, Housing, and Consumer Economics at the University of Georgia invites applications for the position of Lecturer in Financial Planning. Position: Lecturer in Financial Planning (nine months, academic appointment, non-tenure track, 87.5% teaching, 12.5% public service). Start date: August 2018. Job Summary: The Lecturer in Financial Planning will be responsible for educating college students on finances through teaching 7 courses each academic year (87.5% teaching). This individual will also be expected to expand the department's financial wellness outreach initiatives (12.5% public service). Minimum Qualifications: To be considered for the position of Lecturer, the applicant must hold an earned doctorate or be ABD with expected completion date by December 2018 and have at least 1 semester of experience teaching undergraduate and/or graduate financial planning courses or 1 year experience as a financial educator. Preferred Qualifications: Hold earned doctorate. At least 1 semester of experience teaching large (more than 50 student) sections of courses. At least 1 year of experience as a financial advisor or ability to attain relevant certification in financial planning. Responsibilities: Teach 7 undergraduate and/or graduate courses in the Department of Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics financial each academic year. Expand the department's financial wellness outreach initiative. Work with faculty to grow and/or sustain scholarly undergraduate and graduate programs in financial planning or related area. Participate in departmental and collegiate governance and professional organizations. Pursue active membership and leadership in relevant professional organizations. Department: The Department of Financial Planning, Housing, and Consumer Economics has faculty at UGA Athens and UGA Griffin campuses and is one of the four academic units in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences. It offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees with an enrollment of approximately 320 undergraduate and 90 graduate students. Undergraduate programs include Financial Planning, Housing Management and Policy (with an optional emphasis in Residential Property Management, Consumer Economics (with an optional emphasis in Applied Consumer Analytics), Consumer Journalism. Our Griffin campus offers the Consumer Economics B.S. with an optional emphasis in Financial Planning and the M.S. degree with a concentration in financial planning. The Department is staffed by 20 faculty members with expertise in consumer decision making, consumer and family policy, financial literacy, financial planning, housing, and residential property management. Extension and public service faculty provide practical, research-based information to Georgia residents to improve quality of lives and communities. The department provides research and outreach in support of local government through the Housing and Demographics Research Center. University: The University of Georgia (UGA), located in Athens, is a public research university, a land-grant/sea-grant institution in the University System of Georgia. Founded in 1785, UGA is the largest and most comprehensive educational institution in the state. The campus and community of Athens offer many cultural and recreational opportunities. UGA has approximately 36,000 students and has been consistently ranked as one of the top public institutions of higher education in the United States. The Athens campus is approximately 75 miles northeast of Atlanta, 60 miles from Blue Ridge Mountains, and 195 miles from the Atlantic coast. Athens fosters a rich cultural environment interconnected with the university and is perennially identified as one of America's most livable cities. Additional information about the college and university can be found at: http://www.fcs.uga.edu/ and http://www.uga.edu/. Closing date: Complete applications received by April 16, 2018 will be given full consideration. The college plans to fill this position by the start of the academic year (August 2018). Procedure: Complete applications will include a letter of application, a vita, and a statement of teaching philosophy. The applications and supporting documents should be uploaded via the Faculty Jobs @ UGA website: http://facultyjobs.uga.edu/postings/3579. Questions about this position or the application process should be directed to John Grable (grable@uga.edu) or Melissa McBride (mmcbride@uga.edu). We welcome applications and nominations of minorities and others who share our passion about and reflect our desire to support a culture of diversity and inclusion. The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (facultyjobs@uga.edu). Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.

Minimum Qualifications: To be considered for the position of Lecturer, the applicant must hold an earned doctorate or be ABD with expected completion date by December 2018 and have at least 1 semester of experience teaching undergraduate and/or graduate financial planning courses or 1 year experience as a financial educator.

Preferred Qualifications: Hold earned doctorate. At least 1 semester of experience teaching large (more than 50 student) sections of courses. At least 1 year of experience as a financial adviser or ability to attain relevant certification in financial planning.

Salary:

Faculty Rank: Lecturer

Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track

Employee Percentage: 100

Location od Vacancy: Athens Area

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