Assistant or Associate Professor of Financial Planning
Posting DetailsPosting Details Posting NumberF0279PWorking TitleAssistant or Associate Professor of Financial PlanningDepartmentFACS Fin Planning, Housing & ConsumAbout the University of Georgia
The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (http://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.About the College/Unit/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 360 undergraduate and 120 graduate students. Undergraduate programs include Consumer Economics (with an optional emphasis in Applied Consumer Analytics), Consumer Journalism, Financial Planning, and Housing Management and Policy (with an optional emphasis in Residential Property Management). Our Griffin campus offers the Consumer Economics degree with an optional emphasis 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.College/Unit/Department websitehttps://www.fcs.uga.edu/fhcePosting TypeExternalRetirement PlanTRS or ORPEmployment TypeEmployeeBenefits EligibilityBenefits EligibleUnderutilizationMinorities & FemalesAdvertised SalaryAnticipated Start Date08/01/2019Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings)Job Posting Date02/07/2019Job Closing DateOpen until filledYesSpecial Instructions to Applicants
Complete applications will include a letter of application, a vita, a copy of the applicant’s unofficial transcript for graduate study, a sample of scholarly writing, and a statement of teaching philosophy. Three letters of reference are preferred but not required unless invited to interview. The applications and supporting documents should be uploaded via the UGAJobs website: http://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/66121. Applicants should request that three letters of reference be sent directly to Melissa McBride ([email protected]). Questions about this position or the application process should be directed to Dr. Lance Palmer ([email protected]) or Ms. Melissa McBride ([email protected]).
Complete applications received by March 11, 2019 will be given full consideration. The college plans to fill this position by August 2019, but the search will remain open until the position is filled.Location of VacancyAthens Area EEO Statement
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.Position Details Position Information Classification TitleOpen RankPay GradeFLSAExemptFaculty RankOpen RankContract TypeAcademic (9 mo.)Tenure StatusTenure Track or TenuredMinimum Qualifications
Terminal degree appropriate for the disciplinePosition Summary
Assistant / Associate Professor in Financial Planning (nine months, academic appointment, tenure track or tenured, 50% research, 50% teaching).
Responsibilities: Develop a nationally recognized research agenda and secure external funding. Work with faculty to grow and/or sustain scholarly curricula in financial planning across all programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Teach primarily financial planning courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the Department of Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics. Advise and mentor graduate students. Participate in departmental and collegiate governance and professional organizations.
The successful candidate must have a commitment to furthering the body of knowledge for the profession through research and publication in appropriate journals as well as excellence in undergraduate and graduate education.
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, sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.Additional Requirements
All applicants must hold an earned doctorate (at time of appointment) in financial planning or a closely-related discipline (e.g., family economics, consumer economics, resource management, accounting).
Additionally to be considered for the position of Associate Professor, the applicant must also have at least four years of experience and an outstanding record of research productivity.
To be eligible for tenure on appointment, candidates must be appointed as an Associate Professor, have been tenured at a prior institution, and bring a demonstrably national reputation to the institution. Any request for tenure upon appointment must be approved before hire.Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification
At least one degree in Family and Consumer Sciences is preferred.Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or CompetenciesPhysical DemandsDoes this position have financial responsibilities?NoDoes this position require a P-Card? NoIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? NoIs driving a responsibility of this position?Credit and P-Card policy
Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.Duties/Responsibilities Duties/Responsibilities
Develop a nationally recognized research agenda and secure external funding. Work with faculty to grow and/or sustain scholarly curricula in financial planning across all programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Teach primarily financial planning courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the Department of Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics. Advise and mentor graduate students. Participate in departmental and collegiate governance and professional organizations.Percentage Of Time100Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- Cover Letter
- Writing Sample
- Unofficial Transcripts
- Teaching Portfolio/Philosophy
- Unofficial Letters of Recommendation