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Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor

The American College of Financial Services is committed to applied financial education through teaching, research, and innovation in program delivery and design. As a nonprofit, accredited education institution, our courses are researched and written by a faculty of the nation’s top thought leaders in personal finance. Our goal is to provide a rigorous, science-based professional education to financial advisors.

The American College of Financial Services, located in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Professor within the Academics Department. We are looking for a candidate with expertise in the area of personal financial planning with strong knowledge of investments, tax planning, risk management, retirement planning, estate planning and insurance. The candidate will be a progressive thinker and education leader with a deep personal commitment to professional education. Some travel is required to attend academic and industry conferences, deliver presentations and speaking engagements, and to provide occasional in-person instruction.

A Day In The Life Typically Includes:

  • Serve as the academic champion for the Certified Financial Planner® (CFP®) and Chartered Financial Consultant® (ChFC®) programs
  • Research subject matter for assigned courses, develop instructional material and update previously prepared material to reflect and incorporate latest research, regulations, theories and concepts in the subject areas
  • Monitor the education needs of the financial planning profession
  • Evaluate the quality of financial planning coursework, maintain course content and improve student learning outcomes
  • Coordinate with the Chief Academic Officer and other faculty in preparing/updating course and program curricula
  • Deliver lectures, webinars, seminars and workshops as specified in the curriculum
  • Actively participate in academic conferences, continuing education seminars, and programs in related subject areas and engage with the planning community

What You Will Need:

  • An active CFP® license or ChFC® designation
  • Master's degree or higher in a relevant subject matter area
  • Teaching, training, or other relevant academic instructional experience
  • Some financial planning experience or related professional experience
  • Conducts all affairs to the highest ethical standards
  • Represents the College at external groups in an effective, professional and respectful manner

What Will Put You Ahead?

  • Scholarly research appearing in peer-reviewed academic journals or top-tier industry journals
  • Experience with instructional design or course content creation
  • Act as a thought leader through trade press and media

Why Work For The American College?

  • A culture that places top priority on integrity, respect, accountability and excellence
  • Encouragement to challenge the status quo and share knowledge 
  • Responsibilities and rewards based on contributions
  • Continued company growth, strengthening the profession for 90 years
  • Competitive pay and benefits that help you manage your personal and financial wellness

Want to learn more about The American College?

The American College of Financial Services places a premium on quality education. The College works tirelessly to ensure that society has informed, ethical financial service and insurance professionals it can trust. Our degrees and designations are universally recognized as representing the highest standard in expertise and education. More than 200,000 professionals have learned and honed their craft here. What they have found is that in the complex world of financial services, the key to success is being better prepared than the competition. It’s why so many return to The College throughout their careers.

How to Apply:

To learn more about this opportunity or apply by sending your resume, letter of interest, and salary requirements to Please reference Assistant Professor in your email.


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