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Professor of Practice/Teaching Assistant Professor

Apply now Department: 3670055080 Personal Financial Planning
Job no: 514242
Employment type: Academic / Faculty - 12 month
Location: Olathe, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Education / Instructional, Applied Sciences, Family Finance, Social / Behavioral Sciences
Pay Grade: 001

About This Role:

The Department of Personal Financial Planning, within the College of Health and Human Sciences, is currently seeking a 12-month Professor of Practice or Teaching Assistant Professor to serve as Program Director, leading the growth of a new program at the K-State Olathe campus.

This position presents the opportunity to create an on-campus financial planning program in Kansas City that is an extension of the Manhattan-based program and possesses strong industry support. The successful candidate will serve as the inaugural program director, working collaboratively with the Department Head of Personal Financial Planning and the Associate Dean of Academic and Research Programs at K-State Olathe to build a program that meets market demands.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide leadership in the development of the program on the K-State Olathe campus
  • Cultivate and support relationships with industry partners
  • Facilitate collaboration between the department and the K-State Olathe campus
  • Teach online and/or on-campus courses as required for the B.S. and M.S. program
  • Recruit and mentor undergraduate and/or graduate students
  • Provide service to the department, college, and university

This 12-month, non-tenure track position at the rank of professor of practice or teaching assistant professor has a preferred starting date of May 2023, with a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Why Join Us:

The Department of Personal Financial Planning is a top program nationally. We offer the following degree programs and certificates:

  • Three degree programs (B.S., M.S., Ph.D.) in Personal Financial Planning
    • All programs are registered with the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Board of Standards, Inc.
    • The B.S. is offered on-campus and online
    • The M.S. is offered on-campus and online
    • The Ph.D. 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.
  • Two graduate certificate programs
    • Personal Financial Planning
    • Financial Therapy

The College of Health and Human Sciences is home to six academic departments (Applied Human Sciences; Food, Nutrition, Dietetics & Health; Hospitality Management; Interior Design & Fashion Studies; Personal Financial Planning; and Kinesiology), the Center on Aging, and the Physician Assistant program. In addition, the college received approval from the Kansas Board of Regents to serve as a satellite location for the WSU nursing program. The College enrolls roughly 2,800 students (graduate and undergraduate) and employs more than 115 full-time faculty members in teaching, research, and Extension positions (https://www.hhs.k-state.edu/). The College is committed to promoting research, scholarship, creative activity, and discovery with a strategic and cohesive focus on health and human behavior.

The K-State Olathe campus was launched in April 2011 and is one of four Kansas State University campuses, including Manhattan, Salina, and Global. Olathe is located in Johnson County, Kansas, and is engaged with educational and research activities in the Greater Kansas City metro area with emphases on animal health and urban food systems. The campus embodies a unique vision jointly developed with the regional community, government, industry, and university stakeholders for higher education partnership in an industry-centric environment. The campus is a strategic partner of the Johnson County Education and Research Triangle, which provides funding to support the campus’ mission. The metro area has a diversity of industries ranging from trade, manufacturing, transportation, utilities, professional and business services, health, and education.

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, and paid time off (vacation, sick, and holidays). To see what benefits are available, please visit https://www.k-state.edu/hsc/benefits.

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Earned M.S. (by start date) in Personal Financial Planning, Consumer Economics, Finance, or a closely related field
  • Demonstrated content expertise to teach core classes in the Personal Financial Planning curriculum
  • Ability to work effectively with undergraduate and graduate students in a multidisciplinary environment
  • Demonstrated experience providing leadership to a team
  • In addition to the requirements listed, to be considered for the rank of Professor of Practice, applicants must have substantial practice experience; to be considered for the rank of Teaching Assistant Professor, applicants much have a terminal degree in a related area

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Earned CFP® marks
  • Ability to promote relationships with industry partners
  • Additional relevant professional designations or licenses
  • Relevant practitioner experience
  • Earned Ph.D. (by start date) in Personal Financial Planning, Consumer Economics, Finance, or a closely related field
  • Active membership in relevant professional organizations, such as:
    • Association of Financial Counseling and Planning Education (AFCPE)
    • Financial Planning Association (FPA)
    • Financial Therapy Association (FTA)

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum vitae (CV)
  3. Contact information for three professional references

Inquiries about the position should be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Elizabeth Kiss, at dekiss4@ksu.edu with the subject line: PFP/Olathe Faculty Search.

Screening of Applications Begins:

Initial review of applications will begin January 15, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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