Purdue University, Mathematics

Position ID: Purdue-ASP [#21994]
Position Title: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Actuarial Science
Position Type: Tenured/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. ***

Tenure-Track/Tenured Position in Actuarial Science at Purdue University


The College of Science at Purdue University invites applications for a tenure-track/tenured position in all areas of its Actuarial Sciences program, recently designated a Center of Excellence by the Professional Society of Actuaries. This appointment may be at the level of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor. 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 research program that simultaneously 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 additional new instructional colleagues to help advance the teaching mission of the program.


Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in mathematics, statistics, or actuarial sciences and have demonstrated excellence in research and a strong commitment to teaching. Outstanding applicants in all areas of actuarial sciences will be considered, including but not limited to probability, risk, stochastics, data science, and the broader mathematical and computational sciences.  Preference will be given to candidates who are willing to acquire, or already possess, experience with the exam system that governs the actuarial profession.

Principal Duties
Successful candidates will be expected to develop research programs in their fields of expertise supported by extramural funding, teach courses in mathematical or computational areas underpinning actuarial science, develop an external funding portfolio, build links with the actuarial 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 research statement, (5) a teaching statement, and (6) at least four letters of recommendation, 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. Screening of applicants will begin February 27, 2023 and continue until the position if filled.

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