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Open Positions at PFP

The Department of Personal Financial Planning has openings in the following positions:

Regular, Tenured position; Twelve-month academic appointment

Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate in Personal Financial Planning, Finance, Consumer/Family Economics, or Economics. Other terminal degrees, such as a JD, will be considered.
  • CFP® certificate preferred or an agreed upon written plan for certification prior to hire.
  • Collegiality and ability to work with existing faculty.
  • Evidence of collaborative leadership, teaching effectiveness and research competency.
  • Professional membership in relevant organizations.
  • Vision for curriculum development, research, and extension education.

Responsibilities

20% of FTE: Teaching

  • Provide undergraduate/graduate instruction in courses relating to financial planning, including those enabling students to sit for the comprehensive CFP® Examination.
  • Ability to educate from theoretical/conceptual bases, incorporating international applications.
  • Mentor students in matters relative to their professional development and career placement.

30% of FTE: Research

  • Provide vision and mentorship for graduate students.
  • Work collaboratively with current faculty.
  • Initiate, conduct, and publish research.
  • Obtain extramural support for research agenda and other departmental missions.
  • Publicly communicate research findings to our various constituents.

50% of FTE: Service

  • Provide leadership to the department.
  • Develop and maintain productive relationships with industry partners, including members of the Board of Advisors.
  • Advancement, engage in development activities to secure funding for departmental growth and goal attainment.
  • Serve on college, and university committees.

Salary and Rank

Commensurate with qualifications. Competitive with national Human Sciences Financial Planning programs

Effective: Fall 2016

Closing Date: Review of dossiers will continue until position is filled.

Department

  • The Personal Financial Planning program offers a BSHES in the emphases; Personal Financial Planning (CFP Board registered), Personal Financial Management Services, and Financial Counseling; a MS in Personal Financial Planning (CFP Board registered), a MS in Consumer and Family Economics; and a PhD in Human Environmental Sciences with a concentration in Personal Financial Planning (CFP Board registered). The department is a member of the Great Plains IDEA consortium, allowing opportunities for distance education opportunities for both a CFP Board registered MS and a Certificate in Financial Planning. Other CFP Board registered programs include an undergraduate certificate, allowing students from across the university the option of completing the coursework to sit for the CFP exam.
  • The Department is home to the Office for Financial Success and the University of Missouri Center for Economic Education, a financial counseling and education outreach center dedicated to improving the financial lives of university students and community members, while supporting financial literacy through secondary school education.
  • Current faculty members include four tenured/tenure-track resident professors, the Director of the Office for Financial Success/Center for Economic Education (open), one teaching assistant professor, and an extension staff of two.

College

  • The five departments of the College of Human Environmental Sciences are Personal Financial Planning, Architectural Studies, Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, Human Development and Family Science, Textiles and Apparel Management; and the School of Social Work.
  • Information on the college is at http://hes.missouri.edu.
  • Current college undergraduate and graduate enrollment is approximately 1,483 and 300.

University

  • The University of Missouri is the flagship, comprehensive campus of the University of Missouri system with membership in the Association of American Universities (since 1908). The Columbia campus is a land-grant, state-supported, multi-purpose university of approximately 35,425 students offering a wide variety of academic, cultural, and athletic activities. Please see http://missouri.edu/about/index.php.
  • Columbia, Missouri is a regional center for health care and financial services surrounded by a large rural population. Recognized for its high quality of life in national media, Columbia is a community of approximately 108,000 with a wide-range of activities and opportunities. It is located in central Missouri, approximately two-hours from either St. Louis or Kansas City.

Application

Applications should be submitted on-line through the University of Missouri website along with letter of application, curriculum vita, statement of your philosophy regarding financial planning education, official transcript(s) and contact information including email addresses for three references combined into one PDF or Microsoft Word document uploaded as a resume attachment to: http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic/ (Job# 17820). Questions regarding the online application are best directed to Human Resources: (573)882-7976, or PSHRSUPPORT@umsystem.edu.

Reference letters should be mailed to:

Dr. Deanna L. Sharpe, Chair of Search Committee
Department of Personal Financial Planning
239 Stanley Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211
Phone: (573) 882-7836
Fax: (573) 884-8389
E-mail: sharped@missouri.edu

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence. The University of Missouri does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or status as disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam Era. To request ADA accommodations, please contact our ADA Coordinator at 573-884-7278 (V/TTY).

Regular, Tenured position; Nine-month academic appointment

Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate in Personal Financial Planning, Finance, Consumer/Family Economics, or Economics. Other terminal degrees, such as a JD, will be considered.
  • CFP® certificate in hand, or within three years of hire, a requirement.
  • Collegiality and ability to work with existing faculty.
  • Evidence of strong teaching effectiveness and research competence.
  • Professional membership in relevant organizations.
  • Vision for curriculum development desired.

Responsibilities

40% of FTE: Teaching

  • Provide undergraduate/graduate instruction in courses relating to financial planning. Courses will enable students to sit for the comprehensive CFP® Examination. The candidate will teach two courses per semester.
  • Experience in spreadsheet applications and/or financial planning software is desired.
  • Ability to educate from theoretical/conceptual bases, incorporating international applications.
  • Mentor students in matters relative to their professional development and career placement.

40% of FTE: Research

  • Provide vision and mentorship for graduate students.
  • Work collaboratively with current faculty.
  • Initiate, conduct, and publish research.
  • Obtain extramural support for research agenda and the missions of the department.
  • Publicly communicate research findings to our various constituents.

20% of FTE: Service

  • Be a mentor and adviser to students.
  • Attend national academic and financial planning industry conferences.
  • Willing to advise students for national financial planning competitions.
  • Willingness to teach financial planning courses abroad.
  • Serve on department, college, and university committees.

Salary and Rank

Commensurate with qualifications. Competitive with national Human Sciences financial planning programs.

Effective: January 2016 or Fall 2016

Closing Date: Review of dossiers will continue until position is filled.

Department

  • The Personal Financial Planning program offers undergraduate degrees in the emphases; Personal Financial Planning (CFP Board registered), Personal Financial Management Services, and Financial Counseling; an MS in Personal Financial Planning (CFP Board registered), an MS in Consumer and Family Economics; and a PhD in Human Environmental Sciences with a concentration in Personal Financial Planning (CFP Board registered). The department is a member of the Great Plains IDEA consortium, allowing opportunities for distance education opportunities for both a CFP Board registered MS and a Certificate in Financial Planning. Other CFP Board registered undergraduate degree programs include an undergraduate certificate, allowing students from across the university the option of completing the coursework to sit for the CFP® exam.
  • The current undergraduate and graduate student enrollment is approximately 120 and 40, respectively.
  • The Department is home to the Office for Financial Success and the University of Missouri Center for Economic Education, a financial counseling and education outreach center dedicated to improving the financial lives of university students and community members, while supporting financial literacy through secondary school education.
  • Current faculty members include four tenured/tenure-track resident professors, the Director of the Office for Financial Success/Center for Economic Education (open), one teaching assistant professor, and an extension staff of two.

College

  • The five departments of the College of Human Environmental Sciences are Personal Financial Planning, Architectural Studies, Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, Human Development and Family Science, Textiles and Apparel Management; and the School of Social Work.
  • Information on the college is at http://hes.missouri.edu.
  • Current college undergraduate and graduate enrollment is approximately 1,483 and 300.

University

  • The University of Missouri is the flagship, comprehensive campus of the University of Missouri system with membership in the Association of American Universities (since 1908). The Columbia campus is a land-grant, state-supported, multi-purpose university of approximately 35,425 students offering a wide variety of academic, cultural, and athletic activities. Please see http://missouri.edu/about/index.php.
  • Columbia, Missouri is a regional center for health care and financial services surrounded by a large rural population. Recognized for its high quality of life in national media, Columbia is a community of approximately 108,000 with a wide-range of activities and opportunities. It is located in central Missouri, approximately two-hours from either St. Louis or Kansas City.

Application

Applications should be submitted on-line through the University of Missouri website along with letter of application, curriculum vita, statement of your philosophy regarding financial planning education, official transcript(s) and contact information including email addresses for three references combined into one PDF or Microsoft Word document uploaded as a resume attachment to: http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic/ (Job# 17044). Questions regarding the online application are best directed to Human Resources: (573)882-7976, or PSHRSUPPORT@umsystem.edu.

Reference letters should be mailed to:

Dr. Deanna L. Sharpe, Chair of Search Committee
Department of Personal Financial Planning
239 Stanley Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211
Phone: (573) 882-7836
Fax: (573) 884-8389
E-mail: sharped@missouri.edu

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence. The University of Missouri does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or status as disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam Era. To request ADA accommodations, please contact our ADA Coordinator at 573-884-7278 (V/TTY).

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