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Lecturer in Financial Planning and Consumer Economics

The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia (US)
Competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Department of Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics

Lecturer in Financial Planning and Consumer Economics

The Department of Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics at the University of Georgia invites applications for the position of Lecturer in Financial Planning and Consumer Economics.


Lecturer (nine months, academic appointment, non-tenure track, 100% teaching).

Start date:

August 2024 or as negotiated.

Minimum Qualifications:

The applicant must have earned a doctorate in financial planning, finance, accounting, consumer economics, or other closely related disciplines with expertise in the area of financial planning and consumer economics.

Preferred Qualifications:

At least one degree in Family and Consumer Sciences is preferred. Demonstrated expertise in the areas of financial planning and consumer economics.


The faculty member will have a 100% Teaching nine-month, full time appointment in the Department of Financial Planning, Housing, and Consumer Economics, but will be expected to collaborate across campus on teaching and outreach. The primary teaching assignment for the individual filling this position will be 4 courses every semester. These include teaching courses in financial planning and consumer economics. The hired faculty should be knowledgeable of the CFP® certification processes and standards. The hired faculty member will be expected to mentor undergraduate students, lead students to academic and professional conferences, student competitions, help with promoting and developing the financial planning program, and participate in departmental and collegiate governance and professional organizations, and pursue active membership in relevant professional organizations.


Competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience.


The Department of Financial Planning, Housing, and Consumer Economics 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 Consumer Economics (with an optional emphasis in Applied Consumer Analytics), Social Entrepreneurship, Financial Planning, and Housing Management and Policy (with an optional emphasis in Residential Property Management). 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.


Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. 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 employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.


Closing date:

Complete applications received by January 15, 2024 will be given full consideration. The college plans to fill this position by August 2024.


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: Applicants should request that three letters of reference be sent directly to Melissa McBride (mmcbride@ Questions about this position or the application process should be directed to Dr. Lance Palmer (lpalmer@ or Ms. Melissa McBride (mmcbride@

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 ( Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.


The University of Georgia, a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest and most comprehensive institution of higher education. Founded in 1785, it is the birthplace of public higher education in America.

Today, UGA enrolls more than 40,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The main campus has 460 buildings on 767 acres of land. The total acreage of UGA in 30 Georgia counties is 41,539. UGA has 18 colleges and schools, which include Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Ecology, Education, Engineering, Environment and Design, Family and Consumer Sciences, Forestry and Natural Resources, Graduate School, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Pharmacy, Public Health, Public and International Affairs, Social Work, Veterinary Medicine, and the Honors College. It offers 24 baccalaureate degrees in more than 140 fields; 33 master’s degrees in 144 fields; 8 educational specialist degrees; four doctoral degrees in 99 areas; professional degrees in law, pharmacy and veterinary medicine; and more than 170 study-abroad and exchange programs. UGA Libraries rank among the nation’s best research libraries and contain a total of 5.3 million volumes and one of nation’s largest map collections. The university has had 25 recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, making it one of the nation’s top Rhodes producers among public universities. UGA is home of the Peabody Awards, presented annually for distinguished achievement and meritorious public service for television, podcast/radio, and digital media. It also is home of Georgia’s State Botanical Garden, state Museum of Art and State Museum of Natural History. Additionally, UGA has one of the largest and most comprehensive public service and outreach programs conducted by an American educational institution.

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