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Assistant Professor - Department of Finance, Financial Planning, and Insurance 23-34

California State University, Northridge

Last Updated: 5/13/23

Job Description

Assistant Professor - Department of Finance, Financial Planning, and Insurance 23-34

Department: Finance, Financial Planning, and Insurance

Faculty Hire Number: #23-34

Rank: Assistant Professor

Effective Date of Appointment: August 23, 2023(Subject to Budgetary Approval)

Salary: Dependent upon qualifications

CSUN's Commitment to You:

CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation, and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community.

One of the largest universities in the country, California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is an urban, comprehensive university that delivers award-winning undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 40,000 students annually. For more information about the University, visit:

About the College:

Serving over 7,000 students, the David Nazarian College of Business and Economics is one of the largest business schools in the nation and is accredited by AACSB International, the highest standard in business education. The Nazarian College was ranked a top 50 business college by Money Magazine in 2022 and its highly regarded part-time MBA program has been recognized by both the Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report. It houses the premier Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) clinic in the country, top ranked programs in accounting, finance, and financial planning as well as new programs in entrepreneurship and business analytics. For more information about the Nazarian College of Business and Economics, see:

About the Department:

The Department offers a B.S. in Finance with Options in Financial Analysis, Financial Planning, and Risk Management and Insurance. For more information about the Department, see:


The department of Finance, Financial Planning, and Insurance at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is seeking a tenure-track faculty member in Financial Planning at the rank of Assistant Professor.

The successful candidate will primarily teach Financial Planning and have research interests in Financial Planning and related fields.

Normal teaching load is twelve hours per week; however, a 9-hour load is normally assigned to faculty who are actively engaged in research and publication to support their professional activities (SA status according to the AASCB standards). In addition to teaching, the position requires weekly office hours, attending faculty meetings, and service to the department, college, and university. The successful candidate will be held to the standards and requirements of the college and department in which he/she/they is/are housed for recommending tenure and promotion.

As a Hispanic-serving Institution (HSI), inclusiveness and diversity are integral to CSUN's commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and engagement. As of Fall 2020, CSUN enrolls ~40,000 students, where 56% are Latinx, 20.8% are White, 9.3% are Asian-American, 4.8% are Black/African American, 0.1% are Native American, and 0.1% are Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander. The successful candidate will help the Department achieve equitable academic outcomes for all students through teaching, student mentorship, scholarship, and service.

Required Qualifications:

Candidates must possess a strong background in personal financial planning, wealth management, and financial theory, and exhibit potential for scholarly and impactful research and publication.

We are seeking candidates with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.

  • Ph.D. in Financial Planning or related field from an accredited institution is required at time of appointment
  • Evidence of, or clear potential for, conducting and publishing original research on financial planning and related fields
  • Evidence of, or clear potential for, excellence in university-level teaching and in creating a student-centered learning environment

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Relevant prior professional or business experience in financial planning and/or relationships with the professional financial planning community
  • Evidence of effective engagement OR potential to engage with a diverse student body
  • Experience using culturally responsive pedagogy that leads to equitable outcomes for all students
  • Experience creating a student-centered learning environment
  • Research experience that includes working with students from diverse backgrounds
  • Experience adopting inclusive approaches to mentoring

Application Deadline:

Screening of applications will begin January 16, 2023. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline; however, the position will remain open until filled.

How to Apply:

Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN online application. To apply and for more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit this link:

Applicants must submit CV, cover letter that addresses the above required and preferred qualifications, and three letters of reference that also address the required and preferred qualifications. In later stages of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide additional materials, including evidence of scholarly research.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to work in the United States.

General Information:

In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Northridge has made crime-reporting statistics available on-line here. Print copies are available by request from the Department of Police Services, the Office for Faculty Affairs, and the Office of Equity and Diversity.

The person holding this position may be considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

As a condition of employment, all employees need to certify vaccination status by attesting they are fully vaccinated, need a medical exemption, need a religious exemption, or are not working on campus. You can obtain more information about or access the full vaccination policy here.

In accordance with the California State University (CSU) Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California and prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside of California.

CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting office of Finance, Financial Planning and Insurance at [Register to View]

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