The Department of Family and Consumer Studies (FCS) at the University of Utah invites applications for a nine-month visiting assistant professor in family financial planning. The expected teaching load for this position is three courses per semester, with courses pertaining to personal finance and financial planning. The department hopes to attract a candidate who also wishes to actively engage in research. Salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience. Summer support via teaching opportunities may also be available, but is not guaranteed. The start date will be August of 2018.
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The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.
QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should: (1) hold a PhD in family finance, financial planning, finance, economics, consumer economics or a related field in social sciences (advanced doctoral candidates will be considered); (2) have the demonstrated ability or strong potential for effective teaching in both face-to-face and online formats; and (3) have the ability to engage in service activities related to the Financial Planning Program. Preference will be given to candidates who have a relevant professional certification (such as CFP®, CFA®, or PFS®) or are willing to obtain such certification.
Additional Salary Information: We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, which is commensurate with experience and credentials.
FCS established its financial planning program in 2008. This program has been approved by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFP® Board) since its inception and, more recently, by AFCPE® (Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education). The financial planning curriculum includes an official university emphasis and an interdisciplinary certificate program. FCS is an in...terdisciplinary department dedicated to understanding and enhancing the well-being of individuals and the families and communities in which they live. We examine how the social, economic, political, and physical environments affect families, individuals, and consumers. The faculty includes scholars from sociology, demography, economics, psychology, family studies, human development, early childhood education, and city planning. The University of Utah is a PAC-12, Carnegie RU/VH research university and Utah’s flagship university. The successful candidate should be committed to working in a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment. Information about the Department of Family & Consumer Studies can be found at www.fcs.utah.edu.The University is located in Salt Lake City, nestled in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains. The location offers outstanding quality of life in a major metropolitan area of 1.5 million residents. Utah’s great outdoors are close by, offering activities from world-class skiing, hiking, and mountain biking in the spectacular canyons surrounding the city. The city is cosmopolitan with theater, the arts, sports, entertainment, and nightlife. The area has received international recognition for its light rail system, downtown, library system, and increasing diversity.