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Kansas State University Instructor (Personal Financial Planning) in Manhattan, Kansas

About This Role:

The Department of Personal Financial Planning, within the College of Health and Human Sciences, is currently seeking a full-time, 9-month Instructor. The teaching load (consisting of both on-campus and online instruction) is generally four to five classes per semester with release from classes to take on other responsibilities and adjustments in load for larger classes.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Teach the courses for the core curriculum in the Personal Financial Planning B.S. program
  • Actively participate in recruitment for the program
  • Support career development activities for students
  • Provide service to the department, college, and university

This 9-month position at the rank of instructor has a proposed starting date of August 2021, with a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience (for information regarding how benefits may apply to this position, please visit: https://www.k-state.edu/hcs/docs/BenSummaryWhite.pdf).

Why Join Us:

The Department of Personal Financial Planningstems from a successful program already established within the College of Health and Human Sciences that is a top ranked 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 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.
  • Graduate certificate programs in:
  • Personal Financial Planning
  • Financial Therapy

Our undergraduate program is growing, and our undergraduate student teams consistently place in the top 3 programs at national competitions. Our doctoral students excel in the field and take a variety of academic and industry positions, including placements at peer-institution programs and business schools. The program currently has over 100 undergraduate students, over 100 master’s degree students and graduate certificate students, 35 doctoral students, 12 faculty members, and 2.5 staff members. The faculty’s award-winning research focuses on the intersection of personal finance and behavior and seeks to inform the professional practice of personal financial planning. For more information, please go to: https://www.hhs.k-state.edu/pfp/

The College of Health and Human Sciences is home to six academic departments (Food, Nutrition, Dietetics, and Health; Hospitality Management; Interior Design and Fashion Studies; Kinesiology; Personal Financial Planning; and the School of Family Studies and Human Services) and three academic units (Interdisciplinary Program in Gerontology, Family and Consumer Sciences Education, and General Human Ecology Studies). In addition, the College received approval from the Kansas Board of Regents to begin a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program. The College enrolls more than 2,200 undergraduate and nearly 400 graduate students, 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.

Kansas State University is a distinguished public research I university and land-grant institution renowned for the excellence of its faculty, students, staff, academic programs, research, and service. It is a three-campus system with the main campus located in Manhattan and the other campuses in Olathe and Salina. Online degree programs, professional development conferences and workshops, and enrichment classes and programs are offered through the K-State Global Campus. The university has an enrollment of more than 22,200 students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. K-State was recognized by the Princeton Review as one of America’s best colleges and U.S. News & World Report lists the university among the top 75 public universities in the U.S. The mission of K-State is to foster excellent teaching, research, extension, and service that develop a highly skilled and educated citizenry necessary to advancing the well-being of Kansas, the nation, and the international community. K-State is also implementing an aggressive plan to become a top 50 public research university by 2025 (https://www.k-state.edu/2025/plan/refresh/).

K-State is centered on a 664 acre campus in Manhattan located 50 miles west of the state capital of Topeka and 125 miles west of Kansas City in the rolling Flint Hills. Manhattan provides access to a wide range of educational, cultural, medical, and recreational programs and facilities. The local economy is bolstered by K-State and its proximity to Fort Riley, a large U.S. Army installation, and is the future home of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF).

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:

  • Ph.D. in Personal Financial Planning (ABD will be considered)
  • Familiarity with Personal Financial Planning related career paths
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to balance multiple priorities simultaneously

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CFP® professional certification
  • Successful experience teaching undergraduate courses
  • Experience in teaching online classes
  • Relevant professional experience working with community partners
  • Experience with college-level career development activities
  • Experience with diverse populations and/or evidence of cultural competence

How to Apply:

To assure full consideration, please submit the following documents:

  1. Cover letter addressing qualifications
  2. Curriculum vita or résumé
  3. Contact information for three professional references

Screening of Applications Begins:

Screening of applications will begin January 31, 2021 and continues until position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

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.

Department: 3670055080 Personal Financial Planning

Job no: 509971

Work type: Academic / Faculty - 9 month

Location: Manhattan, Kansas

Categories: Education / Instructional, Family Finance

Pay Grade: 001

Advertised: Dec 04, 2020 Central Standard Time

Applications close: Open until filled