Professor of Practice

  • Texas Tech University
  • Lubbock, TX
  • Jul 18, 2022
Full time

Job Description

Professor of Practice
Lubbock
29458BR
Personal Financial Planning

Position Description
Contributes to the university's mission through teaching in an area of expertise, mentoring students in professional and career preparation and serving as liaison with professional contacts and entities on behalf of the department or program.

Major/Essential Functions
Teaching and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students (.5)
  • Teach the equivalent of six credit hours per Fall and Spring semesters. This could be a combination of Ph.D.-level courses, online Life-Centered Financial Planning graduate certificate courses, PFI courses, and other undergraduate and graduate courses as needed by the School of Financial Planning.
  • Develop curriculum within the overall area of financial health and wellness, including financial psychology, therapy, counseling, behavior, and the existing Life-Centered Financial Planning graduate certificate program at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as needed by the School of Financial Planning. Course releases would apply to maintain an equivalent of six scheduled credit hours per semester.
  • Serve as a member of dissertation committees when needed for specific professional expertise.
Director of Financial Health and Wellness (.5)
  • Use professional connections to recruit nontraditional and working-professional students into the School of Financial Plannings graduate-level online programs within the overall area of financial health and wellness, including financial psychology, therapy, counseling, behavior, and the existing Life-Centered Financial Planning graduate certificate program. This includes recruiting larger cohorts of students through large prominent wealth management and brokerage firms.
  • Develop a strategic plan to expand the School of Financial Plannings curriculum to reflect financial health and wellness and to integrate with the College of Human Sciences health and wellness initiative, including:
    • Online graduate certificate program development
    • Explore dual degree collaborations (undergraduate and graduate) with COHS and TTU programs.
    • Explore other potential collaborations within TTU and the professional financial planning community.
    • Identify funding opportunities to support research and program development within financial health and wellness.
    • Develop continuing education credit opportunities to align curriculum with prominent designations within personal finance and financial planning (e.g., CFP , AFC , CFT-I).
    • Participate and contribute to the COHS Health and Wellness committee.
  • Provide oversight and management to faculty and teaching assistants working within the Life-Centered Financial Planning graduate certificate program and new programs developed within financial health and wellness.
  • Attend professional conferences annually to network with professionals, and alumni, and foster new relationships.
Required Qualifications
Normally, a masters degree in the discipline or the substantiated equivalent in professional experience of ten (10) years or more.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Earned Ph.D. in PFP, Finance, Accounting, Economics, Consumer/Family Economics, Law, or appropriate field required.
  • Industry experience and connections in financial planning or counseling.
  • Higher education administrative experience.
  • CFP and LMFT required (AFC , CFA , CPA designations valued).
  • Active membership in relevant professional organizations.
  • Demonstrated commitment to financial planning education.
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness, curriculum planning, leadership, and collegiality
  • A demonstrated and ongoing commitment to serving diverse student populations.
  • Demonstrated expertise in securing external grant funding.
  • Experience serving on dissertation committees.
  • A track record of peer-reviewed research articles, books, and book chapters focused on financial psychology, financial therapy, or financial counseling.
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As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university welcomes applications from minoritized candidates, women, protected veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples.jeid-4ffc92fc397bfb42a46ef95b2314e792 img.php?id=3237718&image=pixel

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