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Finance Professor
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Doctorate Degree

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Financial Planning


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


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


Start date:
August 2018.


Job Summary:
Candidates must have a record of excellence in teaching graduate and undergraduate classes, and an established record of publications consistent with rank, in top-tier and other high-quality research journals. Evidence of high-quality research and an active research agenda are necessary, and candidates with demonstrated success in securing external research funding are especially encouraged to apply.


Minimum Qualifications: 
To be considered for the position of Assistant Professor, the applicant must hold an earned doctorate (at time of appointment) in financial planning or a closely-related discipline. The applicant should have demonstrated scholarly competence and research productivity, or the potential for such.




To be considered for the position of Associate Professor, the applicant must meet the above qualifications, and have attained tenure at a comparable university, or meet the criteria for promotion to associate professor in the Department of Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics. An associate professor in the Department must be rated at a satisfactory level of performance in teaching and research as defined by the Department of Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics Supplement to the University Promotion and Tenure Guidelines


To be considered for the position of Full Professor, the applicant must meet the above qualifications and meet the criteria to be rated at a superior level of performance in teaching and/or research as defined by the Department of Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics Supplement to the University Promotion and Tenure Guidelines. 


Preferred Qualifications: 
At least one year of direct client experience, clinical supervision experience, and research experience that bridges the fields of financial planning and counseling or marriage and family therapy is preferred. Credentials consistent with the practice of financial planning are preferred.


Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the Department of Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics. The primary teaching assignment for the individual filling this position will be financial planning. Advise undergraduate and graduate students. Assist with clinical supervision in the College’s ASPIRE Clinic. Exhibit a nationally recognized research agenda and record of external funding. Work with faculty to grow and/or sustain scholarly undergraduate and graduate programs in financial planning or related area. Participate in departmental and collegiate governance and professional organizations. Pursue active membership and leadership in relevant professional organizations.


Competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience.


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 320 undergraduate and 90 graduate students. Undergraduate programs include Financial Planning, Housing Management and Policy (with an optional emphasis in Residential Property Management), Consumer Economics (with an optional emphasis in Applied Consumer Analytics), and Consumer Journalism. Our Griffin campus offers the Consumer Economics B.S. with an optional emphasis in Financial Planning and the M.S. degree with a concentration in financial planning. The Department is staffed by 20 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.


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 January 15, 2018 will be given full consideration. The college plans to fill this position by the start of the academic year (August 2018).


Complete applications will include a letter of application, a vita, and a statement of teaching philosophy. The applications and supporting documents should be uploaded via the Faculty Jobs @ UGA website: Questions about this position or the application process should be directed to Dr. Joseph Goetz ( or Ms. Melissa McBride (


We welcome 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, sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, 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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