Open Positions

Assistant Professor, Non-Tenure Track

Posted: Feb. 1, 2018


  • Non-tenure track, 65% teaching/35% service nine-month academic appointment, with possible summer funding.
  • Director, Office for Financial Success and Assistant Teaching Professor, Personal Financial Planning Department.


  • Qualified applicants must either be ABD or hold a Doctorate in Financial Planning, Consumer/Family Economics, Economics, Finance or related field.
  • Experience running a financial counseling center or comparable enterprise and experience working with college students highly desired.
  • Teaching effectiveness in the areas of financial counseling and personal finance face-to face and online.
  • Experience in financial counseling or planning and curriculum development desired.
  • CFP®, AFC®, or equivalent professional experience required to oversee and conduct financial counseling.
  • Active professional membership in relevant organizations.


  • Provide leadership to the Office for Financial Success, our undergraduate financial counseling center.
  • Under department supervision, oversee allocation and use of program resources and report resource use and services provided to department on regular basis.
  • Represent department at the University of Missouri Summer Welcome program.
  • Teach undergraduate courses relating to financial counseling and planning, including engaging students in the counseling process.
  • Manage/coordinate student experiential learning activities such as student team competitions.
  • Collaborate with department chair and faculty in department planning and development efforts.
  • Seek, develop, and maintain relationships with industry partners to garner external support for both the director position and operations of the department’s Office for Financial Success.
  • Serve on department, college, and university committees.

Salary and Rank:

Commensurate with qualifications. Competitive with financial planning programs in Human Science.

Effective Date:

Appointment will begin Fall semester of 2018. Review of applications will begin immediately and position will remain open until filled.


The Personal Financial Planning program offers several CFP® Board registered programs, including a B.S. in Personal Financial Planning, and undergraduate and a post-baccalaureate Financial Planning certificate; M.S. in Personal Financial Planning (thesis and non-thesis tracks); and a Ph.D. in Human Environmental Sciences with a concentration in Personal Financial Planning. In addition, we offer a B.S. in Personal Financial Management Services and are part of the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (GP-IDEA) that offers a graduate certificate and M.S. degree in Personal Financial Planning.

Current undergraduate and graduate student enrollment is approximately 220 and 20, respectively.

Current members of the faculty include 5 tenured/tenure-track resident professors, one Teaching Assistant Professor, and 3 extension professionals.

Information on the department and the Office for Financial Success may be found at


The College of Human Environmental Sciences is comprised of five units: Personal Financial Planning, Architectural Studies, Human Nutrition and Foods, Human Development and Family Studies, Textiles and Apparel Management, and the School of Social Work.

Information on the college is at

Current college undergraduate and graduate enrollment is approximately 1,300 and 390, respectively.


The University of Missouri is the flagship, comprehensive campus of the University of Missouri system. The Columbia campus is a land-grant, state-supported, multi-purpose university of approximately 33,000 students offering a wide variety of academic, cultural, and athletic activities.

Columbia, MO 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 120,000 with a wide-range of activities and opportunities.


Complete the brief online application. Be prepared to upload a letter of application, a current curriculum vita/resume, evidence of type and quality of prior financial counseling and teaching experiences, official transcripts, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references. If you have questions about this job opportunity please contact:

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

The University of Missouri-Columbia is an equal opportunity/access/affirmative action/pro-disabled and veteran employer.