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Professor of Practice/Teaching Assistant Professor

Apply now Department: 3670055080 Personal Financial Planning
Job no: 514526
Employment type: Academic / Faculty - 9 month, Academic / Faculty - 12 month
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Business / Accounting / Finance, Education / Instructional
Pay Grade: 001

About This Role:

The Department of Personal Financial Planning, within the College of Health and Human Sciences at Kansas State University, is seeking a full-time 9-month Professor of Practice or Assistant Teaching Professor of Personal Financial Planning.

You will be expected to:

  • Teach online and/or on-campus courses as required for the B.S., M.S., and graduate certificate programs
  • Advise and mentor graduate and/or undergraduate students
  • Cultivate and support relationships with industry partners
  • Provide service to the department, college, and university

This full-time, 9-month, non-tenure track position is at the rank of Professor of Practice or Teaching Assistant Professor and has a preferred starting date of August 2023. To be considered for the position of Assistant Teaching Professor, the applicant must have a terminal degree in a related area. To be considered for the position of Professor of Practice, the applicant must have substantial practice experience. Although not guaranteed, this position has the potential for promotion into an Assistant Professor tenure-track position at a later date.

Why Join Us:

The Department of Personal Financial Planning at Kansas State University 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.
  • Three graduate certificate programs
    • Personal Financial Planning
    • Advanced Financial Planning
    • Financial Therapy

Our undergraduate program is growing and student teams consistently place in the top 3 programs at national competitions. Our doctoral students are excelling in the field and taking a variety of academic and industry positions, including placements at peer institution programs and business schools.

The College of Health and Human Sciences is home to six academic departments (Applied Human Sciences; Food, Nutrition, Dietetics & Health, Hospitality Management; Interior Design and Fashion Studies; Personal Financial Planning; and Kinesiology), the Center on Aging, and the Physician Assistant Program. In addition, the college serves as a satellite location for the WSU nursing program. The College enrolls roughly 2,700 students (graduate and undergraduate) and employs over 100 full-time faculty members in teaching, research, and Extension positions ( The College is committed to promoting research, scholarship, creative activity, and discovery with a strategic and cohesive focus on health and human behavior.

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: 

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes 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 Qualifications:

  • Earned MS degree (by start date) in Personal Financial Planning, Consumer Economics, Couple and Family Therapy, 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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Earned terminal degree (by start date) in Personal Financial Planning, Consumer Economics, Couple and Family Therapy, or a closely related field
  • Expertise to teach advanced financial planning and/or financial therapy content
  • Ability to promote relationships with industry partners
  • Relevant professional designations or licenses
  • Excellent online teaching experience
  • Relevant practitioner experience
  • Active membership in relevant professional organizations, such as:
    • Association of Financial Counseling and Planning Education (AFCPE)
    • Financial Planning Association (FPA)
    • American Council on Consumer Interests (ACCI)
    • 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 may be addressed to the search committee chair, Dr. Derek Lawson (

Review of Applications Begins:

Screening begins immediately 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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