Assistant Extension Professor in Family Finance/Resource Management

Job description

The Department of Family Sciences is seeking an Assistant Extension Professor in Family Finance/Resource Management. This is a twelve-month, tenure-track position at the University of Kentucky in the Department of Family Sciences. The anticipated distribution of effort is 85% Extension and 15% teaching (one course per year). The successful candidate will demonstrate expertise in consumer economics, personal finance, and financial planning.

The successful candidate will be expected to provide leadership in planning, delivering, and evaluating research-based Family Financial Management Extension programming, as well as develop educational materials, develop and conduct in-service training for county agents, and collaborate with resident faculty and other Extension specialists, county agents, and state-wide family finance professionals to address the resource management needs of diverse families. In addition, the successful candidate will implement applied research relative to the needs of Kentucky families and publish findings in refereed journals; seek extramural funding for projects that enhance the lives of Kentucky families; and participate in departmental and collegiate governance and professional organizations. This position would contribute toward the College strategic plan goal of producing innovative solutions through multidisciplinary collaborations.

To apply, please include a CV, cover letter, and a statement of teaching philosophy (upload under Specific Request 1). In addition, please include the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the application.

Applications will be reviewed beginning January 7th, 2019, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants may direct questions to Amy Kostelic ([email protected]) and/or Claudia Heath ([email protected]).

Job Title
Assistant Extension Professor in Family Finance/Resource Management

Requisition Number

Working Title

Department Name
81600:Family Sciences

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education

By start date, candidates must have a Ph.D. in consumer/family economics, personal finance, resource management, financial planning, or closely related field.

Required Related Experience

Demonstrated expertise in consumer economics, personal finance, and financial planning required.

Required License/ Registration/Certification



Candidate must display a commitment to excellence in teaching, 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

Experience with Extension and/or outreach program development, delivery, applied research, and publications are strongly desired.

Grant writing experience is also 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?
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • Academic Keys
    • Latinos in Higher Education
    • 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
Optional Documents





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    Posted: 12/18/2018
    Application Due: 1/17/2019
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