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School of Business Financial Planning Faculty

Calvin University
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Closing date
Dec 5, 2023

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Job Role
Employment Type
Full Time
Experience Level
5 to 9 years
CFP® Certification

Job Details

The Calvin University School of Business (CUSB) invites applications for a full-time faculty member in financial planning (open rank, tenure-track or renewable-term) to join the school beginning in August 2024.

The university seeks applicants with vibrant Christian faith who are dedicated to integration of that faith with their field of study. 

Ideal candidates will hold a PhD or other terminal degree in finance or financial planning, or a master’s degree/MBA in finance and five years of finance experience. They are expected to demonstrate excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level and have an active stream of relevant research and publication.

Preference will be given to candidates with:

  • Expertise and practical experience in financial planning

  • Strong networks in the financial planning industry

  • Desire to help mentor and advise students

  • Experience teaching with a variety of methods and instructional technology


The university will prioritize candidates with broad interdisciplinary interests, demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, ability to integrate questions of meaning, significance, and ethics into all course content, and deep commitment to engaging students beyond the classroom. 

Faculty Responsibilities

Ideal candidates will teach courses in financial planning including insurance, retirement planning, estate planning, and personal finance. Candidates could also teach corporate finance, valuation, investments, derivatives, private equity, and debt.


The selected candidate will serve as the program director of the Bachelor of Science in Financial Planning program including oversight of accreditation through Kingdom Advisors and the Nexus financial peer coaching program.


Candidates will actively pursue a scholarship agenda; mentor and advise students; participate in Calvin University and School of Business committees; and actively engage with professional and academic associations in financial planning.

Faculty members typically teach 24 semester hours per academic year. Faculty are expected to grow in Reformed Christian commitment, to pursue an active scholarly agenda, to teach effectively, and to serve the university, department, students, and the wider community. Candidates will be asked to affirm their commitment to the educational mission of Calvin University as a Christian liberal arts university in the Reformed tradition, affiliated with the Christian Reformed Church. (See Educating for Shalom and Faculty Expectations.) Calvin University provides numerous faculty development opportunities to foster growth in these commitments. 


Faculty Resources

Calvin University stands at the forefront of Christian scholarship across disciplines. The University hosts a number of Centers and Institutes and provides other funding opportunities to support faculty teaching and research, including sabbaticals, grants, course releases, summer research stipends, travel funds, and student research opportunities. Additionally, the Calvin University School of Business is host to the Calvin Center for Innovation in Business (CCIB), which is funded by a generous endowment and supports scholarship, pedagogical development, and engagement with the business community via course releases and summer support.

About the Calvin University School of Business
In 2021, the CUSB received a generous $22.25 million gift to build a new facility, strengthen its faculty, increase enrollment, and become a premier School of Business informed and guided by a Reformed Christian perspective. The CUSB has more than 600 students enrolled across its eight undergraduate majors (Accounting, Business Analytics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Financial Planning, Human Resource Management, Marketing, and Operations & Supply Chain Management) and two graduate programs (Master of Accounting and Master of Business Administration). All majors and programs feature significant elements of experiential learning along with strong academic components. 

CUSB faculty members have extensive industry and teaching experience, and most hold terminal degrees. Faculty value creativity and teamwork in helping students learn and gain hands-on experience with the business community.

About Calvin University

Calvin University is a top-ranked national university that equips students to think deeply, to act justly, and to live wholeheartedly as Christ’s agents of renewal in the world. Approximately 3,000 Calvin students study liberal arts and select from a broad range of majors and professional programs. The university is in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in a thriving metropolitan region of approximately one million people situated equidistant from Chicago and Detroit. Furthermore, the West Michigan region is ranked by Forbes as the #1 place to raise a family. For more information, visit

Calvin University seeks faculty members who affirm the Christian faith as expressed by the Reformed confessions and who have academic and personal qualifications for teaching and scholarship. Calvin is building a tradition of diversity and accessibility and welcomes applications from persons whose personal characteristics will further that commitment. Calvin does not discriminate in the employment of individuals on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, sex, or age. Calvin University is an educational agency of the Christian Reformed Church and, in compliance with Title VII and other applicable law, reserves the right to give preference in employment based upon religion. 


To Apply

Complete the online application process and attach the following:  

  • A one-page letter of application that addresses your ability to fulfill the requirements and responsibilities of the position

  • A 250 to 500-word statement describing your Christian faith and explaining your interest in teaching and scholarship at a Reformed Christian University

  • Your full curriculum vitae (CV)


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications received by November 1. Direct questions to Elena Gill, CUSB Program Coordinator, via email at




1. Commitment to the educational mission of Calvin as a Christian liberal arts college affiliated with the Christian Reformed Church.  

2. A commitment to the Christian faith and to the integration of faith, learning, and student development.



Demonstrated awareness and commitment to effectively establishing relationships and positive communication across multiple dimensions of diversity including, but not limited to, race, gender, physical limitations, class, or religious perspectives.


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