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University of Kentucky
Department of Family Sciences
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Posted: 01/14/2019
Assistant Extension Professor of Family Finance/Resource Management

Title: Assistant Extension Professor of Family Finance/Resource Management

Responsibilities: This is a twelve-month, Extension Title Series, tenure-track position at the University of Kentucky in the Department of Family Sciences. The anticipated distribution of effort is 85% Extension and 15% teaching (one course per year).

The successful candidate will demonstrate expertise in consumer economics, personal finance, and financial planning; is expected to provide leadership in planning, delivering, and evaluating research-based Family Financial Management Extension programming, as well as develop educational materials, develop and conduct in-service training for county agents, and collaborate with resident faculty and other Extension specialists, county agents, and state-wide family finance professionals to address the resource management needs of diverse families; implement applied research relative to the needs of Kentucky families and publish findings in refereed journals; seek extramural funding for projects that enhance the lives of Kentucky families; and participate in departmental and collegiate governance and professional organizations. This position would contribute toward the College strategic plan goal of producing “innovative solutions through multidisciplinary collaborations”.

Qualifications: By start date, candidates must have a Ph.D. in consumer/family economics, personal finance, resource management, financial planning, or closely related field. A qualified applicant will have a commitment to the interdisciplinary nature of family and consumer sciences extension. Experience with Extension and/or outreach program development, delivery, applied research, and publications are strongly desired. Willingness to travel extensively throughout the state is required.

Candidate must display a commitment to excellence in teaching, including strong interest in contributing to a student-centered environment that nurtures and challenges students to achieve at high levels; commitment to a systemic approach to family life; and a commitment to diversity. Grant-writing experience is preferred.

Department of Family Sciences: Family Sciences is a student-centered department that within the College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment at the University of Kentucky. There are approximately 150 undergraduate students, 20 M.S. students and 20 Ph.D. students. Additional information can be found at

Application Procedure: Application can be made online at Application additionally requires a letter of application indicating areas of specialization, a statement about program of research/scholarship, a curriculum vita, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information for three references. Salary, fringe benefits, and initial operating support are competitive with other leading land-grant universities.

Application Deadline: The search committee will begin reviewing materials January 21, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Anticipated start date is July 1, 2019.

The University of Kentucky is an equal opportunity university. We encourage applications from women, minorities, and all interested and qualified people. The EEO Coordinator is Tim West, S-105 Agricultural Science North, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40546-0091.

Questions: Claudia Heath ( and Amy Kostelic (, Search Committee Co-Chairs, University of Kentucky Family Sciences Department, 315 Funkhouser Building, Lexington, KY 40546-0054