Assistant Extension Professor in Family/Resource Management
The Department of Family Sciences is seeking an Assistant Extension Professor in Family Finance/Resource Management. This is a twelve-month, Extension Title Series, 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; is 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; 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.
Demonstrated expertise in consumer economics, personal finance, and financial planning required.
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. Willingness to travel extensively throughout the state is required.
A qualified applicant will have a commitment to the interdisciplinary nature of family and consumer sciences extension.
- Cover Letter
- Letter of Application
- Statement about Program
- Statement of teaching philosophy
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