The Department of Family & Consumer Studies (FCS) at the University of Utah invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position to begin July 2024.
QUALIFICATIONS: FCS seeks a candidate who will strengthen our curricular and research capacity in the area of Financial Planning & Counseling and Family Economics. We are especially interested in scholars whose research addresses issues related to family economic well-being and financial health, preferably with connections to public policy. Examples of research topics include, but are not limited to: (1) how can financial planning mitigate socioeconomic disparities? (2) how do public policies, such as the SECURE ACT 2.0, alter family’s financial and economic behaviors? (3) do immigrant and minority groups use financial planning services differently from others? and (4) to what extent does financial literacy and planning impact family well-being?
By the time of appointment, applicants must have a doctoral degree in Family Resource Management, Personal Financial Planning, Consumer Sciences, Economics, Finance, and similar fields. CFP® certification or being on the track of earning one is strongly desired. Candidates should have an excellent publication and teaching record, commensurate with career stage, and show potential to generate extramural research support. Teaching responsibilities may include courses in the Financial Planning and Counseling Program as well as topics related to family economics.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please submit (1) a cover letter, (2) an up-to-date curriculum vitae, (3) research and teaching statements, (4) a diversity, equity, and inclusion statement, not to exceed 2 pages, (5) two writing samples or publications, (5) a list of three references, and (6) other supporting documents to: https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/152134. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. Information about the Department of Family and Consumer Studies can be found at https://fcs.utah.edu/. Inquiries regarding the position may be directed to the Faculty Search Committee Chair, Dr. Su Shin (firstname.lastname@example.org).
RELATED INFORMATION: FCS is an interdisciplinary department dedicated to understanding and enhancing the wellbeing 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. In addition to the graduate program, the department offers two undergraduate programs: Human Development & Family Studies and Financial Planning & Counseling. The faculty includes scholars from sociology, demography, economics, psychology, family studies, human development, and early childhood education. The University of Utah is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), Carnegie RU/VH Research University and Utah’s flagship university. The successful candidate may also benefit from an impressive set of research-related resources, such as the Federal Statistical Research Data Center on campus, the Consortium in Families and Health Research, the College’s junior faculty leave program, the Vice President’s Clinical and Translational Scholars Program, and the University Neighborhood Partners, among many others.
The University is located in beautiful Salt Lake City, which offers an outstanding quality of life in a major metropolitan area of 1.5 million residents, nestled in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains. 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, and library system, and has a rapidly diversifying population.
The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students, staff, faculty and patients from diverse backgrounds and who possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education, employment opportunities, and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented groups. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD), email: email@example.com.