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Financial Planning Teaching Faculty (Open Rank)

University of Illinois
Urbana, Illinois
Commensurate with Experience
Posted Date
Nov 11, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Economics
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Financial Planning Teaching Faculty - Open Rank

Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics

College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics (ACE) at the University of Illinois—Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) invites applications for an open rank, full-time academic year (9-month) teaching position in Financial Planning. The Illinois Financial Planning Program (FPP) is housed within UIUC’s ACE department. FPP is a key engine of growth for UIUC’s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES). Over the past five years, FPP has nearly doubled in size, growing from a total of 81 majors in Fall 2017 to 157 in Fall 2022. In light of this growth, ACE seeks to hire new teaching faculty to support the program’s continued success. We invite you to join us in building a world-class program and shaping the minds of the next generation of Financial Planners.



Candidates for this position should:

1.       Be confident teaching various financial planning topics, preparing students for FINRA exams (Series 65 and SIE) and developing courses to prepare students for working with high-net-worth individuals.

2.       Develop additional courses to further the mission of our program, department, and college.

3.       Have a strong desire to contribute to a premier Financial Planning program, including participating in or leading educational opportunities for students. These may include UIUC’s Financial Planning Day, attending regional and national financial planning conferences with students, developing relationships with current and future student employers, and other service work that promotes our students, program, department, college, and university.



We seek highly qualified applicants with a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching. The ideal candidate possesses a terminal degree (PhD in Financial Planning or related fields; JD or DBA considered). Prior work experience either teaching estate planning or working with wills, trusts and philanthropic clients is preferred. ​An ideal candidate is a CFP® professional at the time of application (CFA, CPA, ChFC, CLU); other appropriate designations are also valued.


Appointment Details:


This is a renewable, full-time, non-tenure-track faculty position on an academic year (nine-month) service basis paid over twelve months. Applicants for a lecturer or teaching track faculty position (at the assistant, associate or full professor rank) must have a Ph.D. in financial planning, finance, economics, business, or other related field. To hold the instructor faculty title, a master’s degree in financial planning, finance, economics, business, or other related field is required. ​


Start Date:


The starting date is negotiable, including January 16 or August 16, 2023.




Commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Application Procedures:


To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 6:00 pm (CST) on December 4, 2022 although the position will remain open until filled. Applications should be submitted by visiting


The application package should include the following: a) cover letter, b) curriculum vitae or resume, c) teaching statement, d) diversity statement, and e) names/contact information for three references. The statement on diversity should address past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through teaching, service, professional activities, and/or research. Applicants may also elect to submit supporting material relevant to the evaluation of their candidacy, such as a summary of teaching evaluations and/or representative syllabi.


Additional Information:


For additional information about the department, please see For information about the position, please contact search committee chair Craig Lemoine at ​For questions regarding the application process, please call (217) 333-2137.




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