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Financial Planning Teaching Faculty (Open Rank)

University of Illinois
Urbana, Illinois
Commensurate with Experience
Closing date
Dec 11, 2022

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Full Time
Experience Level
5 to 9 years
CFP® Certification

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 

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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. The candidate for this position will be instrumental to the future of the Program, Department, and College.




Candidates for this position should


1.      Be capable of teaching various financial planning topics, including personal finance, investments, small business planning, consumer economics, and other relevant offerings.


2.      Be able to develop campus-wide personal finance courses.


3.      Be comfortable using quantitative financial planning tools and instructing students in their use.


4.      Have a strong desire to contribute to a premier Financial Planning program, including participating 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. A graduate degree in financial planning, finance, economics, business, or other related field, is required. The preferred candidate is a CFP® professional at the time of application, has a record of teaching excellence, and has prior work experience in financial services (CFA, CPA, ChFC, CLU or 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 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—all in a single PDF file as an upload in the “CV/Resume" section. 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 member Donovan Sanchez at for questions regarding the application.




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