Assistant Professor - Department of Finance, Financial Planning, and Insurance #24-08

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Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Northridge
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Probationary, Full Time, Faculty - Business/Management
Position Description

Department: Finance, Financial Planning, and Insurance

Faculty Hire Number: #24-08

Rank: Assistant Professor

Effective Date of Appointment: Fall 2024 (Subject to Budgetary Approval)

Salary Scale: $120,000 to $143,900 (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.

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 2022, CSUN enrolls ~38,000 students, where 57.3% are Latinx, 19.8% are White, 9.2% are Asian-American, 4.9% are Black/African American, 0.1% are Native American, and 0.2% are Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander. 

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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 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. The new hire is expected to be actively involved in our CFP Board-registered financial planning program.

In addition to teaching, the position requires weekly office hours, attending faculty meetings, participation in assessment of student learning, 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. Given CSUN’s commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and engagement in a diverse environment, the successful candidate will help the Department achieve equitable academic outcomes for all students through teaching, student mentorship, scholarship, and service.

Normal teaching load is twelve units per semester; however, a 9-unit 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).

Required Qualifications:  

Candidates must possess a solid 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
  • Evidence of, or clear potential for, excellence in university-level teaching (both in-person and online).
  • Evidence of, or clear potential for, conducting and publishing original research on financial planning and related fields

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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/Lab experience that includes working with students from diverse backgrounds 
  • Experience adopting inclusive approaches to mentoring
  • A keen interest in contributing to our CFP board-registered financial planning program and actively connecting with the financial planning industry
  • Relevant prior professional or business experience in financial planning and/or relationships with the professional financial planning community

Application Deadline:  

Screening of applications will begin on September 18, 2023. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline; however, the position will remain open until filled. The Department representatives will conduct initial interviews at the upcoming FMA meetings in Chicago in October 2023. A Zoom meeting option is available for those not attending FMA. Potential candidates will be invited for campus visits thereafter. 

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:

Candidates must submit the following required materials:

  • A cover letter that addresses all the required qualifications (2-page maximum)
  • curriculum vitae
  • research statement (3-page maximum)
  • teaching statement (3-page maximum)
  • sample publication(s) and/or working paper(s), submitted as a single pdf (3 publications/working papers maximum)
  • contact information for at least three individuals willing to serve as references

In later stages of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide additional materials, including three letters of recommendation.  

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.

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 Tracy Todd at 818-677-6847.

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