Texas Christian University, Mathematics

Position ID: TCU-ACTUARIAL [#22813]
Position Title: Assistant Director of Actuarial Sciences
Position Type: Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Fort Worth, Texas 76129, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Math/Actuarial Science
Application Deadline: 2023/11/30 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/08/20)
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Texas Christian University (TCU)
Fort Worth, Texas
Department of Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics at Texas Christian University (TCU) invites applications for an Assistant Director of the Actuarial Sciences program beginning in August 2024 with the intent of succeeding the current Director in a few years upon their retirement. The position is in TCU’s Professor of Professional Practice track, which comprises non-tenured faculty appointments for individuals with a higher degree of applied experience, which may include employment or practice in the private sector. These are ongoing positions with opportunities for promotion to higher ranks. The starting academic rank will be Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, though hiring at a higher rank may be possible for exceptional candidates.

Job expectations will include a base teaching load of 13-15 credit hours per year, undergraduate advising and professional development, support for career and internship placement, job fairs and corporate networking, interfacing with national actuarial organizations, and, eventually as Director, overall administrative responsibility for the Actuarial Sciences program. Original research in actuarial science is not expected. A more detailed list of responsibilities can be provided upon request. 

Candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S. Preference will be given to candidates with a graduate degree in a relevant mathematical field or with relevant teaching and/or industry experience. Excellent teaching, service, and administrative potential are expected. The department is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their teaching and service, to the excellence and diversity of the TCU academic community.

Founded in 1873, TCU is a secular institution of approximately 12,000 students with a faculty devoted to excellence in teaching and research. TCU values diversity and inclusion in students, staff, and faculty; highly engaged and interdisciplinary learning; and community engagement. The Department of Mathematics is a small, collegial unit, currently with 20 full-time faculty members. The department serves approximately 125 majors in Math, Actuarial Science, and Data Science and has a small graduate program offering Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Mathematics. Roughly a third of department majors are actuarial students, and the Actuarial Science program carries a UCAP-IC designation with the Society of Actuaries. The university is located within the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, a vibrant metropolitan area of about 8 million people.

Candidates should apply through MathJobs (http://www.mathjobs.org/), which is free for job applicants, and must also submit information through the TCU HR system. For the application on MathJobs, please submit (a) an AMS cover sheet; (b) a cover letter; (c) a complete vita; (d) a statement addressing experience and ideas relevant to directing an actuarial program, including the teaching of actuarial courses, career development for students, and support for diversity, equity, and inclusion; (e) copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts; and (f) three or more confidential letters of recommendation. Ideally, at least one letter will address the candidate’s teaching in detail. Candidates are also strongly encouraged to describe in their application materials how they might support the university and department priorities described above. The posting in the TCU HR system can be found by going to https://jobs.tcu.edu/ and searching for Math positions (requisition number 498975). Here, candidates must fill out a briefer application, which consists of contact information and the voluntary AA/EEO survey form, and upload a letter of application and their vita. This site also contains further information about TCU, the College of Science and Engineering, and Fort Worth. Applicants who have not submitted the required documents at both sites will not be considered.

Applicants who submit all materials by November 30, 2023, are guaranteed full consideration. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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TCU Department of Mathematics
TCU Box 298900
Fort Worth, Texas 76129