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Jean W. Bauer Financial Capability Post-Doctoral Associate
University of Minnesota Extension
Working Title: Financial Capability Post-Doctoral Associate
Appointment: Post-Doctoral Associate (9546), Full-time, 12-month appointment
Location: University of Minnesota, St. Paul campus
Program Area: Extension Center for Family Development
Application Deadline: May 5, 2019; Open until filled
The University of Minnesota Extension is a major outreach arm of the University of Minnesota, a land grant institution with a mission to serve the public through education and applied research. This work helps to carry out the mission of the University of Minnesota Extension by making a difference because it connects community needs and university resources to address critical issues in Minnesota. Find further information at https://extension.umn.edu/
ABOUT THIS POSITION
In the Center for Family Development, our financial capability and resource management programming addresses a variety of different audiences and has an impact at all levels (i.e. individual, family, community). Financial capability programming efforts provide educational opportunities aimed at improving the financial well-being of low income individuals, families and diverse groups. Program topics include navigating the banking system, improving the use of credit, building assets and improving general financial well being. The overall goal of our programming is to increase awareness of financial issues leading towards attitudinal change, eventual behavior change, and long term financial well-being.
Working closely with the Applied Research and Evaluation Team, the Financial Resource Management team and the Family Resiliency Program leader, the role of this person will be to lead and build the capacity of the evaluation infrastructure for the Financial Capability program area in the Center for Family Development. This position will provide both funding and mentoring for an emerging scholar with an interest in applied research. The goal of this position is to produce high quality research products, a sustainable evaluation system for the program’s future, as well as to support scholars to become leaders in the field of financial capability and resource management.
This position is supported by the Jean W. Bauer Fund in Financial Management. Dr. Jean W. Bauer was an Extension family resource management specialist and professor in the Department of Family Social Science who passed away in 2012. Dr. Bauer’s body of work focused on the economic well-being of families and communities.
Program Evaluation (60%)
Training and Support (10%)
Initial appointment will be for 12 months with the possibility to extend pending the availability of funds, performance, and project needs. Anticipated start date of July 1, 2019. This is a University of Minnesota Academic Professional and Administrative appointment, job code 9546, Post-Doctoral Associate. Benefits, including medical, dental, and life insurance, are listed on the University of Minnesota Human Resources web page: www.umn.edu/ohr/eb.
Please apply at: https://extension.umn.edu/home/careers, Job Opening ID: 329844
Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click on the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position. Please include the following attachments with your online application:
· Cover letter
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