The Department of Family Sciences is seeking an Assistant Extension Professor in Family Finance/Resource Management. This is a twelve-month, tenure-track position at the University of Kentucky in the Department of Family Sciences. The anticipated distribution of effort is 85% Extension and 15% teaching (one course per year). The successful candidate will demonstrate expertise in consumer economics, personal finance, and financial planning.
The successful candidate will be expected to provide leadership in planning, delivering, and evaluating research-based Family Financial Management Extension programming, as well as develop educational materials, develop and conduct in-service training for county agents, and collaborate with resident faculty and other Extension specialists, county agents, and state-wide family finance professionals to address the resource management needs of diverse families. In addition, the successful candidate will implement applied research relative to the needs of Kentucky families and publish findings in refereed journals; seek extramural funding for projects that enhance the lives of Kentucky families; and participate in departmental and collegiate governance and professional organizations. This position would contribute toward the College strategic plan goal of producing innovative solutions through multidisciplinary collaborations.
To apply, please include a CV, cover letter, and a statement of teaching philosophy (upload under Specific Request 1). In addition, please include the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the application.
Applications will be reviewed beginning January 21st, 2019, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants may direct questions to Amy Kostelic (email@example.com) and/or Claudia Heath (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Candidate must display a commitment to excellence in teaching, including strong interest in contributing to a student-centered environment that nurtures and challenges students to achieve at high levels; commitment to a systemic approach to family life; and a commitment to diversity.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
By start date, candidates must have a Ph.D. in consumer/family economics, personal finance, resource management, financial planning, or closely related field.
Required Related Experience:
Demonstrated expertise in consumer economics, personal finance, and financial planning required.
Required License/Registration/Certification :
Experience with Extension and/or outreach program development, delivery, applied research, and publications are strongly desired.
Grant writing experience is also preferred.
University Community of Inclusion:
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.
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