University of Delaware, Mathematical Sciences

Position ID: Delaware-CTACSC22 [#20688]
Position Title: Assistant Professor (Actuarial Sciences)
Position Type: Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Newark, Delaware 19716, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Actuarial Sciences
Application Deadline: none (posted 2022/09/15)
Position Description:    

University of Delaware, Mathematical Sciences CT Assistant Professor (Actuarial Sciences)

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Delaware is seeking a permanent, teaching-focused continuing-track (CT) faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor to support its undergraduate Actuarial Sciences degree program. Continuing-Track faculty positions are distinct from tenured-track positions, but are eligible for continuing contract renewals, promotion in academic rank, and sabbaticals. More information about the University’s Continuing Track faculty rank can be found at

The successful candidate will be charged with enhancing our existing Actuarial Sciences program by developing new courses to prepare students who will be taking actuarial exams, advising Actuarial Sciences majors, and teaching key courses, including introductory and advanced actuarial mathematics, probability, and introductory and mathematical statistics. CT faculty contribute to departmental service and develop a program of scholarly engagement through publications, presentations at professional meetings, etc.

Candidates must have:

● A Ph.D. in mathematics, statistics, actuarial science, or a closely related discipline. In the last case, the candidate must have a master’s in mathematics.

● Experience with actuarial (or financial) mathematics.

● A strong commitment to advising and preparing undergraduate Actuarial Sciences students for success in actuarial exams and the job market.

The preferred candidate should have

● Teaching experience in probability, statistics, and/or actuarial mathematics.

● Attempted an actuarial exam.

A full teaching load is twelve credits per semester. Though the main focus of the position is teaching, promotion through the professorial ranks requires research in mathematics, mathematics education, or the scholarship of teaching and learning. Scholarship is expected to represent one-eighth of the successful candidate's workload, with appropriate course release given. The expected start date is August 16, 2023.

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit the following materials through the MathJobs system:

● an AMS cover sheet,

● a detailed cover letter outlining interest in the position and relevant skills and experience,

● a current CV,

● an actuarial transcript (if available),

● three letters of recommendation (at least one letter should address the candidate's teaching ability),

● a statement of teaching philosophy (maximum of three pages) addressing the job qualifications described above,

● a research statement describing achievements and plans for future work.

Questions, but not application material, should be e-mailed to Dr. Eirini Kilikian at with “Continuing-track Faculty Position” in the subject line.

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Delaware has about 30 research-active faculty and 20 teaching-oriented faculty. It has about 250 undergraduate majors in six degree programs, the largest of which is Actuarial Sciences; another is the popular Mathematics and Economics B.S. The department and university offer many opportunities for undergraduate research, and there is an active Actuarial Sciences club run by students. The Department of Mathematical Sciences is committed to developing a diverse workforce and is interested in candidates who can teach or mentor a diverse student population. Information on the department may be obtained from our website.

The main campus of the University offers a traditional small-town college atmosphere in a location that affords easy access to major cultural and entertainment centers in nearby metropolitan areas. The University of Delaware main campus is located midway between New York City and Washington, D.C. (about a two-hour drive to either). It’s also halfway between Philadelphia, PA, and Baltimore, MD (about a one-hour drive to each). The campus is close to the Northeast Amtrak line, minutes from the I-95 corridor, and midway between two major international airports (PHL and BWI).

The University of Delaware is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and Title IX institution.  For the University’s complete non-discrimination statement, please visit  A recipient of a NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award, UD has a service to assist dual-career couples and supports work-life balance through family-friendly policies.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
(302) 831-2653
Department of Mathematical Sciences
University of Delaware
15 Orchard Rd., Ewing 501
Newark, DE 19716