The Department of Consumer Sciences in the College of Human Environmental Sciences at the University of Alabama is seeking dynamic Assistant Professor/Associate Professor to work with existing faculty to expand undergraduate and graduate programs in financial planning and financial counseling that are approved by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFP® Board) and Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education (AFCPE®).

The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching undergraduate and graduate courses on campus and online; maintaining a nationally-recognized research agenda; serving on department, college, and university committees; mentoring undergraduate and graduate students; and seeking funding to support both instruction and research.

To be considered for the position of Associate Professor, the applicant must have attained tenure at a comparable university and be evaluated by the College of Human Environmental Sciences Tenure and Promotion Committee according to The University of Alabama Criteria and Standards for Promotion available at

To be considered for the position of Assistant Professor, the applicant must hold an earned doctorate from a nationally accredited institution in consumer sciences, personal finance, financial planning, or closely related field. The ideal candidate will have experience developing and teaching both online and on campus graduate courses in financial planning or closely related field. An established program of research or demonstrable promise of future research productivity is expected. Active membership in relevant professional organizations is desirable.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience developing and teaching both online and on campus graduate courses in financial planning or closely related field.
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor graduate students.
  • Current CFP® certificate in good standing.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and a cover letter indicating the position for which the applicant wishes to be considered. The cover letter should address the applicant's professional, teaching, and research experience and future goals. Also include the name and contact information for three academic and/or professional references who may be contacted for letters of reference at a later date.

Questions about this position can be directed to Dr. Robert Nielsen, Search Committee Chair, Department of Consumer Sciences, College of Human Environmental Sciences, Attn: Dr. Robert Nielsen, Box 870158, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Three (3) letters of reference will be requested if candidate is invited to telephone or campus interview.

Prior to employment, the successful candidate must pass a pre-employment background investigation. If hired, an official transcript of candidate's most recent advanced degree will be required.