Washburn University

1713 19371Position ID: 1713-STATS [#19371, F1331221]
Position Title: Assistant Professor Statistics / Actuarial Science
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Topeka, Kansas 66621, United States [map]
Application Deadline: none (offers accepted posted 2022/01/03)
Position Description:    

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Assistant Professor – Statistics / Actuarial Science Posting F1331221

Washburn University’s Department of Mathematics and Statistics invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor (Statistician) beginning August 1, 2022. This is a full-time 9-month, tenure-track position. A completed doctorate or recognition as a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA) is required for tenure-track appointment.

The selected candidate for this position will have a demonstrated commitment to pursuing teaching excellence at Washburn University, including a dedication to developing inclusive teaching practices that engage students from diverse backgrounds. The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is a dedicated group of faculty and staff who are committed to quality undergraduate education. The Department currently offers majors in Actuarial Science, Applied Statistics, Mathematics, and Mathematics Secondary Education, with minors in Applied Statistics, Mathematics, and Game Design. Washburn University is the only institution in the state of Kansas with a UCAP recognition from the Society of Actuaries. Washburn University is a teaching-focused, student-centered, public institution that has earned national recognition for its high-impact programs for first-generation students and that is located in the metropolitan setting of Topeka. Washburn has a student body of over 5,500 undergraduate, graduate, and law students, a significant and growing number of whom are first-generation and Pell-Grant eligible. The University has created educational pathways for all students to be successful and achieve their educational goals.

Washburn is dedicated to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and cultivating a vibrant and inclusive working environment and curriculum. We offer competitive wages, an excellent benefits program, a supportive leadership team, and a healthy work/life balance. At Washburn, we strive to ensure a campus climate that supports the success of every employee and appreciates the unique skills and expertise each contributes to serving our students.

Required Qualifications: • One of the following degree qualifications (An ABD candidate and/or an Associate of the SOA will be considered pending completion of degree and/or fellowship. Degree and/or fellowship must be completed by August 2023.): o Doctorate in statistics o Doctorate in a mathematical science OR o Master’s degree with at least 18 hours in statistics/mathematics courses and recognition as a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (SOA). • Graduate training or work experience that provides the background skills to teach lower-level mathematics and statistics courses. • Graduate training or work experience that provides the background skills to teach upper-level statistics courses. • Demonstrated commitment to developing inclusive teaching practices that engage students from diverse backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications: • Demonstrated experience teaching effectively at the collegiate level. • Successful completion of SOA exam(s). • A research program in statistics, actuarial science, or the pedagogy of teaching statistics.

Responsibilities: • Work directly with the Actuarial Science and Applied Statistics degree programs. • Fulfill teaching expectations associated with a tenure-track appointment. Teach 12 credit hours per semester (either in person or online) or a full workload as outlined in the faculty handbook. • Teach and develop undergraduate courses as assigned and as dependent upon department needs, which may include upper- and lower-division statistics courses, lower-division mathematics courses, courses related to Actuarial Science and Applied Statistics, and/or other courses consistent with the candidate’s training and interests. • Advise students. • Mentor undergraduate student research and/or supervise internships. • Fulfill scholarship expectations associated with a tenure-track appointment. • Fulfill service expectations associated with a tenure-track appointment by engaging in service activities in the department, university, and profession. • Engage in departmental activities and events.

Application Procedures: • Application review will begin February 1, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. • Send the following information electronically (as PDF files) to facultytalent@washburn.edu with “Assistant Professor Statistics /Actuarial Science” in the subject line: o cover letter explaining interest in teaching at Washburn o current vitae o a statement of teaching philosophy, including discussion on inclusive teaching of students from diverse backgrounds o a statement of research philosophy o copies of graduate transcripts (and/or verification of SOA credentials) o evidence of commitment to teaching excellence (such as official copies of student evaluations) o contact information for three current professional references (letters are not needed) • If you have questions about the position, please email Dr. Sarah Cook sarah.cook@washburn.edu, Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. • The successful candidate will be required to submit to a background check prior to hire. Official transcripts are required once hired.

Washburn University is an EOE. To enrich education through diversity, candidates from under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.


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Washburn University
1700 SW College Avenue
Topeka, KS 66621.
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