Assistant / Associate Professor in Financial Planning

Athens, Georgia
Commensurate with experience
Apr 12, 2021
May 12, 2021
Job Role
Employment Type
Full Time
Entry Level
Experience Level
CFP® Certification
Not necessary

The Department of Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics at the University of Georgia invites applications for the position of Assistant / Associate Professor in Financial Planning.

Position:                Assistant / Associate Professor in Financial Planning (nine months, academic appointment, tenure track or tenured, 50% research, 50% teaching).

Start date:             August 2021 or as negotiated.

Qualifications:      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). At least one degree in Family and Consumer Sciences is preferred.

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.

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.

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.

University:            The University of Georgia (UGA), located in Athens, is a public research university, a land-grant/sea-grant institution in the University System of Georgia. Founded in 1785, UGA is the largest and most comprehensive educational institution in the state. The campus and community of Athens offer many cultural and recreational opportunities. UGA has approximately 36,000 students and has been consistently ranked as one of the top public institutions of higher education in the United States. The Athens campus is approximately 75 miles northeast of Atlanta, 60 miles from Blue Ridge Mountains, and 195 miles from the Atlantic coast. Athens fosters a rich cultural environment interconnected with the university and is perennially identified as one of America’s most livable cities. Additional information about the college and university can be found at: and

Closing date:         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.

Procedure:            Complete applications will include a letter of application, a vita, a copy of the applicant’s unofficial transcript for graduate study, a sample of scholarly writing, and a statement of teaching philosophy. Three letters of reference are preferred but not required unless invited to interview. The applications and supporting documents should be uploaded via the UGAJobs website:

Applicants should request that three letters of reference be sent directly to Melissa McBride ( Questions about this position or the application process should be directed to Dr. Joe Goetz ( or Ms. Melissa McBride (

The college welcomes applications and nominations of minorities and others who share our passion about and reflect our desire to support a culture of diversity and inclusion. 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 ( Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.

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