School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, Arizona State University

Position ID: ASU-ACTAP [#9503, 11742]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in Actuarial Science or Mathematical Finance
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Tempe, Arizona 85287-1804, United States [map]
Subject Area: Actuarial Science
Application Deadline: 2016/11/30 finished (posted 2016/10/14, finished 2017/02/13, listed until 2017/04/14)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***


An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer  

Assistant Professor in Actuarial Science or Mathematical Finance (Job #11742)

The School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences (SoMSS) at Arizona State University invites applications for a tenure-eligible position in actuarial science at the rank of Assistant Professor. The anticipated start date is Fall 2017.  The actuarial science program at Arizona State began admitting students into its Bachelor of Science degree program in fall, 2014 and already enrolls over 100 undergraduate students. The School plans to significantly increase both the size and stature of this program in the next few years.

The essential duties of the position will be to conduct research on theory, methodology, or applications in the areas relevant to actuarial science, mathematical finance, and/or risk analysis; publish in appropriate high-quality journals; deliver high quality teaching in classes relevant to our undergraduate actuarial program; mentor students; and participate in university and professional service as appropriate.

Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in the mathematical or statistical sciences with a research emphasis in actuarial science, mathematical finance, and/or risk analysis, by August 10, 2017. Candidates also must have demonstrated potential for excellence in research and teaching. Desired qualifications include a documented record of published research, a strong record of instruction and student mentoring, and demonstrated success working with diverse student and/or faculty populations. Desired qualifications also include significant progress toward being credentialed (at the associateship or fellowship level) with either the Society of Actuaries (SOA) or Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) or a society mutually recognized by the SOA or CAS.

The actuarial science program resides within the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, which currently has 53 full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty members and approximately 45 lecturers, senior lecturers, and principal lecturers. In addition to the B.S degree in actuarial science, the School offers bachelors, masters, and Ph.D. programs in applied mathematics, mathematics, mathematics education, and statistics. The School has a sizable teaching load that serves all majors on campus. Excellent computing resources are available in the School that include individual faculty workstations as well as access to the University's central computing facilities and the High Performance Computing Initiative. The School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences has a strongly interdisciplinary research and instruction profile that includes numerous collaborations inside and outside the university, in areas such as the social sciences, education, physical sciences, engineering, biological sciences, medicine, and environmental sciences.

The Tempe campus of Arizona State University has approximately 60,000 students. It is located in the rapidly growing metropolitan Phoenix area, which provides a wide variety of recreational and cultural opportunities. The surrounding countryside is very attractive to outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy hiking, biking, skiing, and other activities in the exquisite Arizona canyon lands and mountainous terrain.

To apply, please submit the following through mathjobs at All complete applications must include the following:

1.       a cover letter that briefly explains the candidate’s interest in, and fit with, the position

2.       a curriculum vitae

3.       a personal statement addressing the candidate’s research program

4.       a statement of teaching experience and philosophy

5.       at least four letters of recommendation that must be submitted through mathjobs; one of these letters should address the candidate’s teaching qualifications

The application deadline is 5:00 pm Arizona time on November 30, 2016; only applications that are complete by the deadline will be considered. If the position is not filled, remaining applications will be considered every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed. A background check is required for employment.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
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Further Info:
Arizona State University
School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
P.O. Box 871804
(Building PSA216)
Tempe, AZ 85287-1804

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