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Assistant Professor in Personal Financial Planning

AREA: Personal Financial Planning

POSITION: Assistant Professor
9-month, 100% time, tenure track

DATE AVAILABLE: August, 2014

DEADLINE: Application review will begin 11/15/2013 and continue until the position is filled.

LOCATION: School of Family Studies and Human Services, College of Human Ecology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506


The successful candidate will be expected to teach on campus and on-line courses as required for the CFP core curriculum in the Personal Financial Planning B.S., M.S., Ph.D., and graduate certificate programs. In addition, the successful candidate will:

  • chair and serve on M.S. and doctoral committees;
  • conduct and publish research in refereed scholarly journals related to family and consumer financial behavior and related personal financial planning and financial therapy topics;
  • advise and mentor graduate and/or undergraduate students;
  • obtain external grant funding; and
  • provide service to the unit, school, college and university.

Required Qualifications

  • Doctorate in Personal Financial Planning, Consumer Economics, Finance, or closely related field (ABD will be considered);
  • demonstrated content expertise to teach core classes in the Personal Financial Planning program;
  • excellent research, data analysis, and grant writing skills; and
  • ability to work effectively with undergraduate and graduate students in a multidisciplinary environment.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates who:

  • possess professional practice experience in the financial planning/services profession;
  • hold a CFP® or demonstrate a commitment to obtain a CFP® designation;
  • have excellent on-line teaching experience; (d) have an active research interest/agenda in financial behavior;
  • experience teaching doctoral level research and statistic courses; and
  • hold active membership in relevant professional organizations, such as the Association of Financial Counseling and Planning Education, Financial Planning Association, American Council on Consumer Interests, Financial Therapy Association, and similar organizations.

General Information

Kansas State University is a land grant institution with an enrollment of approximately 24,000 students in nine colleges and the graduate school. The Personal Financial Planning program is part of the College of Human Ecology, which serves approximately 2,400 students through three departments and one School.

The Personal Financial Planning unit at Kansas State University offers four programs (B.S., Certificate, M.S., and Ph.D.) registered with the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. The graduate certificate program is a 14-month program of study consisting of six eight-week, online courses. The master’s program is offered entirely online in cooperation with eight universities through the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance. The doctoral program is a hybrid program; students take courses online during the fall and spring semesters, and participate in 10-day intensive courses on campus in August and an international experience in their final summer. The Personal Financial Planning program consists of approximately 60 undergraduate, 40 certificate, 40 masters, and 40 doctoral students.


A competitive salary, commensurate with qualifications and experience, will be provided.

Application Instructions

Candidates interested in this position must submit a letter of application that includes a statement of research interests and teaching philosophy, a curriculum vita, official academic transcripts, and contact information for three professional references:

Ms. Connie Fechter
School of Family Studies and Human Services
College of Human Ecology
304 Justin Hall
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506
Phone: (785) 532-1473

Or electronically to fechter@k-state.edu with Personal Financial Planning Search Application in the subject line of the message.

Inquiries may be addressed to Dr. Cliff Robb at cliffrobb@k-state.edu or (785) 532-1407.


This is an unclassified position of Kansas State University. The Kansas State University benefit package includes a retirement plan, group health and life insurance plans, worker’s compensation, sick leave, and other benefits.

A background check is required before employment. Kansas State University is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

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Contact Information

College of Human Ecology
Kansas State University
119 Justin Hall
Manhattan, Kansas 66506
+1 (785) 532-5500

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