DePaul University, Mathematical Sciences

Position ID: DePaul-JAMF [#14577]
Position Title: Joint Appointment in Mathematics and Finance
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Chicago, Illinois 60614, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Actuarial Science, Risk management, Finance
Application Deadline: (posted 2019/09/24, listed until 2020/03/24)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Mathematical Sciences in the College of Science and Health and the Department of Finance in the Driehaus College of Business at DePaul University are seeking candidates for a joint appointment position (open rank) to teach courses in the areas of actuarial science, risk management, quantitative finance, data analytics and related fields. DePaul University’s Actuarial Science program is housed in two colleges: The College of Science and Health and the Driehaus College of Business. Currently, DePaul offers a degree in Actuarial Science for students pursuing the degree within the Department of Mathematical Science. The Department of Finance and the Department of Mathematical Sciences collaborate to offer a Bachelor’s of Science in Business degree with a major in Actuarial Science.

As of fall 2018 academic quarter, the program has attracted a total of 75 new students; with 21 pursuing the bachelor’s degree in Actuarial Science in the Department of Mathematical Sciences and 54 students pursuing a major in Actuarial Science through the Finance Department in the Driehaus College of Business. A major goal for the Actuarial Science Program is for DePaul University to become the first school in the Chicago area to be named a Center of Actuarial Excellence (CAE) by the Society of Actuaries.

The successful candidate will be the Program Director of the actuarial science programs in both departments.

This is a tenure-track position. The primary focus of the position will be to teach, conduct research and engage in service activities intended to support the actuarial science academic programs. (e.g., working with student groups, cultivating industry relationships, etc.)


Successful candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree in mathematics, finance, economics, statistics, or a closely related field. Industry experience in actuarial science or a related field is a plus but not a requirement. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.


The department currently consists of a faculty of 18, including five clinical professors. It is the home of the Driehaus Center for Behavioral Finance, the Arditti Center for Risk Management and the John L. Keeley Jr. Center for Financial Services. We offer an MBA. concentration in finance, a Master of Science in Computational Finance and a Master of Science in Finance. The undergraduate program has its own honors track as well. (For additional information please visit our website:

The department provides Compustat, CRSP and other data sets as well as research assistance, including access to WRDS database. Our Christopher L. Keeley Finance Lab provides faculty and students with access to a large number of platforms and data feeds including Bloomberg, Morningstar Direct and Thompson Financial.


The Department of Mathematical Sciences currently consists of 29 full-time faculty, as well as numerous adjuncts who enrich the department’s teaching and professional programs. We offer BA and BS in Mathematical Sciences (several possible concentrations), BS in Actuarial Sciences, BA in Data Science, and BS in Mathematics & Computer Science. In addition, there are MS degrees in Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Applied Statistics, Mathematics for Teaching, and an MA in Mathematics Education. The department is also the home of the College of Health and Science’s Statistical Consulting Center. The full-time faculty consists of dedicated teachers/scholars concerned with quality of instruction and actively involved in serving local and national academic and professional communities through a broad spectrum of activities.

Our Actuarial faculty consists of dedicated teachers, industry experts and accomplished academicians. One of our strengths is the extensive network of DePaul graduates with successful careers in the industry, both in Chicago and across the nation. In addition, we have a very active and diverse Actuarial Club that hosts a variety of industry informational sessions and recruiting events, as well as frequent study groups and other activities.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Review of nominations/applications will begin immediately. All applicants will be required to submit a Curriculum Vitae/Resume with contact information for three references, cover letter describing their qualifications and interest in the position. Only on-line applications will be accepted. Applicants may apply online at:

Applications will be accepted until December 2nd or until the position is filled.

Appointment is effective September 1, 2020.


DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.

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Contact: (773)325-7806, (773)325-7807 (fax)
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2320 N. Kenmore Ave.
Suite 502
Chicago, IL 60614
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