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Career-Line Assistant Professor (Lecturer) in Financial Planning and Counseling

University of Utah
Salt Lake County, Utah
Closing date
Apr 22, 2023

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Temp to Full Time
Entry Level
Experience Level
1-4 years
CFP® Certification

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The Department of Family and Consumer Studies (FCS) in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (CSBS) at the University of Utah invites applications for a career-line faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor (Lecturer). The faculty member will have an 80% teaching and 20% service nine-month, full-time appointment in the FCS. The initial contract will be for the academic year 2023-2024, although it is expected to renew with subsequent appointments of a longer duration, dependent upon performance, departmental needs, and budgetary approvals. In partnership with Salt Lake Community College (SLCC), the University of Utah is expanding course offerings at an instructional site in Herriman, Utah, located approximately 30 miles from the main campus in Salt Lake City.


All full-time employees are provided a health benefit plan. University of Utah's career-line faculty structure includes a renewable contract and multi-year appointments (for details, see: and We are looking for faculty who are excited to support the educational mission of the Department and strengthen our award-winning Financial Planning and Counseling program.


The successful applicant will be administratively housed in the Herriman campus, with shared responsibilities to support the Financial Planning and Counseling Program at the main campus. This position will contribute directly to the teaching needs of the Herriman campus: Research Methods, Statistics, Family Economics, or Investments, as well as other relevant courses required by the Financial Planning and Counseling Program of FCS at the main campus, registered with the CFP® Board and AFCPE®. In-person classes will be scheduled in Herriman, though teaching responsibilities will also include online classes that serve both the main campus and the Herriman campus. This position also will be responsible for coordinating our program with SLCC and providing administrative support for the Program Director at the main campus. The ideal candidate will have a doctoral degree or be expected to earn a doctoral degree before July 2023 in Family Resource Management, Personal Financial Planning, Consumer Sciences, and similar fields. Having a CFP® designation or being on track to earn the designation is strongly desired.


The University of Utah recognizes that a diverse faculty benefits and enriches the educational experiences of the entire campus and greater community. The Department of Family & Consumer Studies s is deeply committed to equity and social justice and strives to remove barriers that have been traditionally encountered by individuals from underrepresented groups. We, therefore, actively seek to recruit faculty who will further enhance our diversity. The Department has a history of valuing excellent teaching and providing a supportive environment for attaining academic and professional goals and milestones.



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 interdisciplinary 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 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.

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