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
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 ( email@example.com
) or Ms.
Melissa McBride ( firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Assistant Professor of Extension of Financial Planning and Consumer
FACS-Fin Plan,Housing&Cnsm Ecn
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 ( https://www.uga.edu/
). 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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Open until filled
Location of Vacancy
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 (email@example.com).
Academic (9 mo.)
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
Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or
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
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.
Is this a Position of Trust?
Does this position have operation, access, or control of
Does this position require a P-Card?
Is having a P-Card an essential function of this
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
Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- Cover Letter
- Unofficial Transcripts
- List of References with Contact Information
- Teaching Portfolio/Philosophy
- Unofficial Letters of Recommendation