Bryant University, Human Resources

2905 20328Position ID: 2905-APAM1 [#20328, 3102]
Position Title: Assistant/Associate Professor - Actuarial Mathematics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Smithfield, Rhode Island 02917, United States [map]
Subject Area: Mathematics
Application Deadline: none (posted 2022/08/03)
Position Description:    

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Bryant University 
Assistant/Associate Professor - Actuarial Mathematics 

Position Summary 
The Department of Mathematics of Bryant University invites applicants for a tenure track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank in the area of Actuarial Mathematics to begin August 2023. The search will continue until an appropriate candidate is hired. 

Throughout its more than 150-year history, Bryant University has earned a distinguished reputation for innovative academic programs and technology that are marketplace driven and highly attuned to the emerging needs of industry and society. Bryant’s close-knit, student-centered community of scholars delivers challenging academic programs that integrate business and the arts and sciences, with an emphasis on real-world application and a global perspective. Abundant co-curricular opportunities, service-learning programs, internships, and practicums allow students to put theory into practice while building character and leadership skills. 

Bryant University is comprised of the College of Business and the College of Arts and Sciences. Bryant’s academic programs are distinguished by an integration of business and the arts and sciences with a global perspective. 

Bryant is located on a 435-acre campus in Smithfield, RI, which is situated 15 minutes from Providence, RI, and 45 minutes from Boston, MA. 

The Department of Mathematics, through its commitment to academic excellence, provides the foundation for critical thinking in quantitative problem solving and reasoning. Faculty help students to develop their ability to effectively communicate mathematics and prepare them for success in a career in actuarial mathematics, applied mathematics, applied statistics, or other professions. The department offers two majors, two concentrations, and two minors. It also supports the multidisciplinary applied analytics concentration, and offers a SAS Data Mining Certificate, one of the very few in the nation offered at the undergraduate level.

Principal Accountabilities 
Principal responsibilities of this position include: 

1. Teaching primarily undergraduate actuarial courses, along with, as necessary, other undergraduate mathematics courses. 
2. Advising students at all levels of the department’s curriculum. 
3. Assisting students with research or other relevant projects. 
4. Developing and pursuing an active program of research resulting in peer-reviewed publications. 
5. Participating in appropriate service to the department, the college, and the university at large. 
6. Contributing to the development of a master’s degree and/or graduate certificate in Actuarial Mathematics. 

At the time of the appointment, candidates must: 

• Have a doctoral degree in actuarial science or a related field (e.g., mathematics, statistics, finance) from an accredited university. • Demonstrate evidence of a strong commitment to, and excellence in, teaching. 
• Demonstrate the ability to develop a strong research program that will include peer-reviewed publications. 
• Have familiarity with one or more statistical software packages. 
• Have some experience with remote / online teaching. 
• Be prepared to assist with the development of a graduate actuarial certificate and/or an actuarial master’s degree program.

Strong preference will be given to candidates who have actuarial credentials (associateship or fellowship in the Casualty Actuarial Society or the Society of Actuaries) or have made significant progress toward that goal. 

Certain requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate persons with disabilities. 

Working Environment 
This is a full-time tenure track position. The normal teaching load for tenure track faculty, who are actively engaged in scholarly research and publication, is nine (9) hours per semester. The normal teaching load for newly appointed Assistant Professors, who do not receive credit toward promotion for prior teaching experience, shall be twelve (12) hours per academic year for the first academic year of service at the University. 

Candidates must be committed to teaching excellence and serve as active members of the Bryant Community. 

Bryant University recognizes that its position as a leader in higher education is greatly determined both by the diversity of its campus community and its intellectual endeavors. Its commitment to link academic and social diversity for the benefit of the learning and living environment reflects its belief that excellence and diversity are mutually reinforcing objectives. We are committed to building an equitable and inclusive campus community, one that values individual difference and fosters greater understanding of the many facets of diversity and other distinctive characteristics that make us different. We encourage applications from candidates with an appreciation for and understanding of diverse backgrounds and experiences. Learn more about our ongoing commitment to building a community of inclusive excellence. 

Applicant Instructions 
Applications must be submitted online at 

We encourage applications from candidates with professional actuarial experience. We expect that the candidate will have strong communication skills as a classroom instructor and as a presenter of research findings to others. 

Candidates must submit their application electronically and include a letter of interest along with a current curriculum vitae. Evidence of excellent teaching is also required. Please submit the names and contact information of three professional references; while letters of reference are not required at the time of application, they may be requested as the process progresses.

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