Purdue University — Clinical Assistant Professor, Financial Counseling & Planning

White Lodging-J.W. Marriott, Jr. School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Division of Consumer Science

Date Available: August 2023 

Primary Duties: Purdue University’s White Lodging-J.W. Marriott, Jr. School of Hospitality and Tourism Management Division of Consumer Science is seeking a Clinical Assistant Professor of Financial Counseling & Planning (FCPL) to teach courses in the program and direct the Center for Financial Planning. The FCPL program is among the top CFP® Board registered baccalaureate degree programs in the US. We take pride in providing an innovative, enriching educational experience. We are interested in high-impact teaching, outreach, and professional group participation, and are dedicated to student and faculty success. The Division is especially interested in candidates with expertise and interest in engaging with diverse financial service professionals to promote the financial well-being of consumers and individuals, and sustainable and thriving communities and organizations. This will be achieved, through teaching and outreach in personal financial planning. The successful candidate is also expected to collaborate with professional organizations related to personal financial planning, communicate with industry partners, and engage with individuals who may serve the program in an advisory capacity. Candidates who value and promote diversity, equity and belonging are sought and desired. 

Qualifications: 

  • MS/MA/MBA in Financial Planning, Consumer Economics, Family Resource Management, Consumer Behavior, or a related discipline and previous teaching experience. Ph.D. is preferred. 
  • The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses, direct the Center for Financial Planning, and engage in division, school, college, and university service activities. 
  • A candidate must have a CFP® Certificate or qualify to sit for CFP Board’s CFP® certification examination (i.e., he or she must hold a designation, license, or degree that would qualify under CFP Board’s “Challenge Status” to sit for the CFP® certification examination). 
  • (Desired) Teaching experience in FCPL courses. 
  • (Desired) History of engagement in FCPL relevant associations and/or organizations, such as CFP Board, FPA, or FPA Chapters, AFS, FTA, and AFCPE. 
  • (Desired) Leadership experience in industry and/or student associations.

The Division: The Division of Consumer Science is a diverse division with 10 full-time lecturers and tenure track faculty. The Division awards BS, MS and PhD degrees and currently has 391 undergraduates, and 7 MS/PhD students. Research is conducted in Consumer Behavior, Family and Consumer Economics, and Financial Planning. At the undergraduate level, there are three majors: Selling and Sales Management, Retail Management, and Financial Counseling & Planning.

The School & University: The Division of Consumer Science is an integral part of the White Lodging-J.W. Marriott, Jr. School of Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) and the College of Health and Human Sciences, with a Program ranked among the best in the United States. Purdue HTM is situated in the heart of the main campus in West Lafayette, Indiana. The University has more than 44,000 students and is located in a prosperous county of about 150,000 people. Purdue University is about 60 miles northwest of Indianapolis and 120 miles southeast of Chicago. Please access the following websites for more information:

FCPL Major: https://hhs.purdue.edu/undergraduate-majors/financial-counseling-and-planning/ 
HTM: https://hhs.purdue.edu/htm/
Purdue University: http://www.purdue.edu/
Community: http://www.HomeOfPurdue.com/ 

Application Procedure: Applications must include: 1) Letter of Interest indicating relevant experience, qualifications, and statements of teaching philosophy, 2) Complete Curriculum Vitae, 3) Reference List (at least three); references will be contacted only upon applicant’s approval, 4) Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement (as outlined in the next paragraph). Nominations of potential candidates for the position are welcome; initial nominations and inquiries will be kept confidential. 

Purdue University’s White Lodging-J.W. Marriott, Jr. School of Hospitality and Tourism Management Division of Consumer Science is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in a separate Diversity and Inclusion Statement, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion. 

Purdue University, the College of Health and Human Sciences, and White Lodging-J.W. Marriott, Jr. School of Hospitality and Tourism Management Division of Consumer Science are committed to free and open inquiry in all matters. Candidates are encouraged to address in their letter of interest how they are prepared to contribute to a climate that values free inquiry and academic freedom. 

Application review will begin November 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. A background check is required for employment in this position. 

All candidates must apply through SuccessFactors (SF), using the below address:
https://careers.purdue.edu/job-invite/22582/ 

For further information, contact Search Committee Chair: Dr. Jiyun Kang – jiyunkang@purdue.edu | 765-494-6287 

Purdue University is EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. 

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