Assistant or Associate Professor of Financial Planning

Posting Details

Posting Number F0872P Working Title Assistant or Associate Professor of Financial Planning Department FACS Fin Planning, Housing & Consum About 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 ( ). 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 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 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 425 undergraduate and 111 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). The Department is staffed by 22 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 website Posting Type External Retirement Plan TRS or ORP Employment Type Employee Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible Underutilization Advertised Salary Anticipated Start Date 08/01/2021 Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings) Job Posting Date 04/01/2021 Job Closing Date Open until filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

Complete applications received by May 6, 2021 will be given full consideration. The college plans to fill this position by August 2021, but the search will remain open until the position is filled.

Location of Vacancy Athens 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. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (

Position Details

Classification Title Open Rank FLSA Exempt Faculty Rank Open Rank Contract Type Academic (9 mo.) Tenure Status Tenure Track or Tenured Minimum Qualifications

Terminal degree appropriate for the discipline

Position 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.

Additional Requirements

All applicants must hold an earned doctorate (at time of appointment) in financial planning or a 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 five years of experience at the rank of Assistant Professor 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 Competencies Physical Demands Is this a Position of Trust? No Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? No Does this position require a P-Card? No Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No Is driving a responsibility of this position? No Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care? No Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications) No 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.


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  3. Writing Sample
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