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University of Kentucky Seeks Assistant Extension Professor in Family/Resource Management

October 18, 2019

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Assistant Extension Professor in Family/Resource Management

Job Description


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.

Required Education:
By start date, candidates must have a Ph.D. in consumer/family economics, personal finance, resource management, financial planning, or closely related field. A qualified applicant will have a commitment to the interdisciplinary nature of family and consumer sciences extension.
Required Skills:

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.

Application Requirements:
To apply, please include a CV, a letter of application indicating areas of specialization (upload under Cover Letter), a statement about program of research/scholarship (upload under Specific Request 1), and a statement of teaching philosophy (upload under Specific Request 2).
In addition, please include the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the application. Applications will be reviewed beginning October 31, 2019, and continue until the position is filled. Anticipated start date is July 1, 2020. Applicants may direct questions to Amy Kostelic (
Required Documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Letter of Application
  • Statement about Program
  • Statement of teaching philosophy


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.


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