Purdue University, Mathematics

Position ID: Purdue-ASPOP [#21993]
Position Title: Professor of Practice in Actuarial Science at Purdue University
Position Type: Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location: West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-2067, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Actuarial Science
Application Deadline: finished (2023/01/23, finished 2023/10/12, listed until 2023/07/23)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

Professor of Practice in Actuarial Science at Purdue University

The College of Science at Purdue University invites applications for a non-tenure track Professor of Practice position at all levels (Assistant, Associate or Full Professor) in Actuarial Science. The appointment may be full- or part-time, according to the needs of the program. The Actuarial Science at Purdue was recently designated a Center of Excellence by the Professional Society of Actuaries.

This position is part of a continuing priority effort to further enhance and expand Purdue’s top-ranked Actuarial Science program, with the intent to create a globally leading program that best prepares strong undergraduate students for the profession. Part of a large-scale hiring effort across key strategic areas in Purdue’s College of Science, this position will be complemented by the recruitment of new tenure-track/tenured faculty members to help advance the research mission of the program.


Applicants must hold at least a B.S. in mathematics, statistics, or actuarial sciences and demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching. Outstanding applicants in all areas of actuarial sciences will be considered. Preference will be given to candidates who are Associate or Fellow of either the Society of Actuaries or the Casualty Actuarial Society and have a minimum of two years mentoring junior actuaries or teaching at the college or university level. 

Principal Duties

Successful candidates will be expected teach courses as part of the actuarial sciences program, meet with and advise undergraduate students, establish and maintain strong relationships with the profession, and participate in program, college, and broader university activities.

The Program and College

The Actuarial Science program offers a stimulating academic environment that connects a variety of research programs and areas with the actuarial profession. With over 350 undergraduate majors and a thriving partnership with Purdue’s Data Mine residential learning community, the program is also tightly coupled with some of Purdue’s fastest-growing majors, such as Data Science and Computer Science. For more information, see https://www.math.purdue.edu/academic/actuary/.

Actuarial Science is part of the College of Science, which comprises the mathematical, computational, physical, and life sciences at Purdue. It is the second-largest college at Purdue with over 350 faculty and more than 7,000 students. The College is pursuing significant new initiatives which complement campus-wide plans, including data science as a strategic priority. Opportunities for collaboration exist across mathematics, probability, statistics, the physical and life sciences, and in particular both a newly reimagined School of Business and a burgeoning campus presence in the center of Indianapolis. Purdue itself is one of the nation’s leading land-grant universities, with an enrollment of over 50,000 students primarily focused on STEM subjects.

Purdue University's College of Science is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates are encouraged to address in their cover letter how they are prepared to contribute to a climate that values diversity and inclusion. Purdue University, the College of Science, and its departments are committed to free and open inquiry in all matters. Candidates are encouraged to address in their cover letter how they are prepared to contribute to a climate that values free inquiry and academic freedom.

Application Procedure

Applications should be submitted online through www.mathjobs.org and should include (1) the AMS cover sheet for academic employment, (2) a cover letter, (3) a curriculum vitae, (4) a teaching statement, and (5) at least three letters of recommendation, at least one of which discusses the candidate’s teaching qualifications. In addition, for purposes of equity, to be considered for the position, applicants will also need to create a profile including voluntary demographic data at SuccessFactors. Reference letter writers should be asked to submit their letters online through www.mathjobs.org.  Direct all inquiries to mathexec@purdue.edu. All applications received by February 27, 2023 will be given full consideration.

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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:
email address
Department of Mathematics
150 N. University St.
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2067