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Job ID: 160073

Extension Specialist/Assistant Professor
Auburn University

Date Posted Jun. 4, 2021
Title Extension Specialist/Assistant Professor
University Auburn University
Auburn, AL, United States
Department Consumer & Design Sciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Prof of Practice/Clinical Prof
    Assistant Professor
  • Finance

Position: Assistant Professor, tenure track, 12-month appointment — 95% Extension and 5% Service in Personal Financial Management and Workforce Development. This position is housed in the Department of Consumer and Design Sciences in the College of Human Sciences. It is designed to assist the College of Human Sciences and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) in equipping Alabama’s citizenry with knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to make sound financial and workforce decisions to improve the economic stability and viability of Alabama families.

Responsibilities: Provide strategic and inclusive leadership to the Personal Financial Management and Workforce Development (PFMWD) priority program team of the Alabama Cooperative Extension Service (ACES). Responsibilities include:

  • Lead planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of innovative evidence-based programs and applied research.
  • Train, collaborate with, and support the team of Regional Extension Agents (REAs) to implement, evaluate, and report impacts on the practical information and technical instruction that they provide to individuals and families in communities throughout Alabama.
  • Identify, develop, and deliver educational tools (e.g., presentations, publications, videos, and website information), which are grounded in scientific research, to improve the financial security and employability skills for varied socioeconomic and age groups.
  • Design and undertake evidence-based Extension and applied research projects that engage and involve client groups, stakeholders, and whole communities to improve their quality of life.
  • Establish and maintain a strong, extramurally funded Extension and applied research program.
  • Disseminate PFMWD programming and research scholarship through journals and conference presentations and seek recognition of excellence in programming.
  • Participate in and assist PFMWD program team in development of annual plans of work and federal reporting.
  • Collaborate with Human Sciences faculty on interdisciplinary community programming.
  • Engage Human Sciences students in development and delivery of educational tools and programs.
  • Contribute to departmental, college, ACES, and professional service.

The Program: CADS houses three undergraduate majors and M.S. and Ph.D. graduate degrees. The newest undergraduate major is Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies that incorporates financial planning coursework including the option of completing a Financial Management Certificate that prepares graduates to sit for the Certified Financial Planner® exam. The CADS Department has 17 full-time tenured/tenure track-faculty and 4 lecturers, 633 undergraduates, and 30 graduate students. Auburn University is a premier land-grant and R1 research institution located in the city of Auburn in east Alabama. It is a one-hour drive from Montgomery, two hours from Birmingham, one and a half hours from the Atlanta airport, and four hours from the Gulf. It has consistently been ranked by US News and World Report as one of the top 50 public universities in the U.S. For more information, please see and Auburn University is understanding and sensitive to the needs of faculty, including dual-career couples.

Start Date: Position is available with start date of August 1, 2021.

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