University of Utah Assistant Professor in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position Information

Proposed Faculty Rank Assistant Professor

Department 00136 - Family and Consumer Studies

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Tenure Track

New Position to Begin 07/01/2019

Details

Assistant Professor in Family Economic Well-being and Financial Health in the Department of Family and Consumer Studies (FCS)

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in the social sciences or business with research and teaching emphases in family economic well-being and financial health, broadly defined. Candidates should have an excellent record of research and evidence of the potential to generate extramural research support, commensurate with their career stage.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will have expertise in topics related to family economic well-being and financial health, preferably with connections to public policy. The candidate will be expected to apply for intramural and extramural funding to support a strong research program. Examples of research topics include, but are not limited to, (1) what role can financial planning play in mitigating socioeconomic disparities? (2) how do public policies, such as the fiduciary rule, alter business behavior? (3) do minority groups use financial planning services differently from others? and (4) to what extent does financial literacy and planning impact family well-being? Teaching responsibilities may include courses in our Certified Financial Planning program and courses on family economic wellbeing.

APPLICATIONPROCEDURE: Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, a list of three references, writing samples or publications, and other supporting documents at http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/79358. In your letter please include a description of how your work and other experiences contribute to the success of underrepresented students. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Information about the Department of Family and Consumer Studies can be found at https://www.fcs.utah.edu. For inquiries about this post, please contact the search committee at FCS_Search@fcs.utah.edu.

RELATEDINFORMATION:FCSis an interdisciplinary department dedicated to understanding and enhancing the wellbeing of individuals and the families and communities in which they live. We examine how the social, economic, political, and physical environments affect families, individuals, and consumers. The faculty includes scholars from sociology, demography, economics, psychology, family studies, human development, and early childhood education. The University of Utah is aPAC-12, Carnegie RU/VH Research University and Utah’s flagship university. Faculty are involved with the Consortium in Families and Health Research, which brings together faculty from 11 departments across 5 colleges, the School of Medicine, the Huntsman Cancer Institute, the University Neighborhood Partnership Center, and the Utah Population Database. The successful candidate may also benefit from the College’s junior faculty leave program, and the Vice President’s Clinical and Translational Scholars Program.

The University is located in beautiful Salt Lake City, which offers an outstanding quality of life in a major metropolitan area of 1.5 million residents, nestled in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains. Utah’s great outdoors are close by, offering activities from world class skiing, hiking, and mountain biking in the spectacular canyons surrounding the city. The city is cosmopolitan with theater, the arts, sports, entertainment and nightlife. The area has received international recognition for its light rail system, downtown, library system, and increasing diversity.

EEO/Diversity Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Notice

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Employees with priorURSservice may elect to enroll in theURSwithin 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits fromURSmust notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information. This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

Special Instructions for Candidates

APPLICATIONPROCEDURE: Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, a list of three references, writing samples or publications, and other supporting documents at http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/79358. In your letter please include a description of how your work and other experiences contribute to the success of underrepresented students. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Information about the Department of Family and Consumer Studies can be found at https://www.fcs.utah.edu. For inquiries about this post, please contact the search committee at FCS_Search@fcs.utah.edu.

Open Date 07/16/2018

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN00268CF

Type Faculty