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Assistant Professor of Extension of Financial Planning and Consumer Wellbeing

Position Summary

The Department of Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics at the University of Georgia invites applicants for the tenure-track Assistant Professor of Extension for Financial Planning and Consumer Wellbeing . Assistant Professor of Extension for Financial Planning and Consumer Wellbeing (nine month, academic appointment, tenure track, expected to be 75% public service and outreach, 25% teaching)


Work with faculty with multiple disciplinary expertise to grow and/or sustain scholarly undergraduate and graduate programs in financial planning. Teach the equivalent of 2 three-credit undergraduate and/or graduate courses per year in financial planning, housing and consumer economics. Conduct and disseminate applied research findings through trainings and materials to County Extension Agents, and the general public, as needed. Obtain extramural funds for research and program funding. Participate in departmental and collegiate governance and professional organizations.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Complete applications will include a cover letter, a statement of teaching philosophy, a curriculum vita, an unofficial copy of transcript for graduate study, and names and contact information for three references. Applicants are invited, but not required, to submit up to three letters of support. Questions about this position or the application process should be directed to Dr. Pamela Turner ( ) or Ms. Melissa McBride ( ).

Complete applications received by October 16, 2022 will be given full consideration. The college desires to fill this position by August 2022, but the start date is negotiable. The search will remain open until the position is filled.

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Assistant Professor of Extension of Financial Planning and Consumer Wellbeing


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About the University of Georgia

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 3,000 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.

About the College/Unit/Department

The Department of Financial Planning, Housing, and Consumer 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 Financial Planning, Consumer Economics (with an optional emphasis in Applied Consumer Analytics), Housing Management and Policy (with an optional emphasis in Residential Property Management), and Social Entrepreneurship. Master’s degree emphases include Financial Planning, Consumer Economics, and Applied Consumer Analytics, Community Development, and Housing Management and Policy. The Department is staffed by 20 faculty members with expertise in financial literacy, financial planning, consumer decision making, consumer and family policy, 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.

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Benefits Eligible


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Job Closing Date

Open until 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

Position Information

Classification Title

Assistant Professor


Faculty Rank

Assistant Professor

Contract Type

Academic (9 mo.)

Tenure Status

Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have a doctorate degree at the time of appointment in financial planning or a closely-related discipline (e.g., family economics, consumer economics, resource management, accounting, and economics).

Additional Requirements

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

The successful applicant must understand and embrace the land grant mission of public service and outreach, including serving the needs of underrepresented and/or economically disadvantaged individuals and communities. The successful applicant must be an effective communicator, both orally and written and with diverse audiences, and must work successfully, both independently and within a team. The ideal applicant must have a commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education.
Candidates must demonstrate promise of moving toward excellence in service to Georgia citizens and their families, student instruction, scholarly activities, professional development activities, professional leadership, and/or service to the profession.
The ideal candidate will have a strong research agenda related to financial health literacy, be able to collaborate with faculty working on the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance ( VITA ) program at UGA . Expertise in writing grant proposals, familiarity with university grants and contracts, knowledge of IRB /Human Subjects procedures and policies, and the ability to manage many different projects and programs simultaneously is desired.

Physical Demands

Is this a Position of Trust?


Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?


Does this position require a P-Card?


Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position?


Is driving a responsibility of this position?


Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?


Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)


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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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. List of References with Contact Information
  5. Teaching Portfolio/Philosophy
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Letters of Recommendation

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