The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science at the University of Iowa invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in actuarial science starting August 18, 2021.
Applicants must complete a Ph.D. in actuarial science or a relevant field by August 18, 2021. Candidates must be free to assume the duties of this position and be legally able to work in the United States on that date. Excellent communication skills are essential.
Research in actuarial science is required. Expertise in areas at the intersection of actuarial science and one or more of the following areas - data science, finance, insurance, risk management, or statistics - is particularly desirable. A Fellowship or an Associateship in a professional actuarial society is highly preferred, although candidates very close to attaining an Associateship may be considered. Industrial experience, as well as interest in collaborative and cross-disciplinary research, are beneficial. Successful applicants will show excellence (or promise of excellence if a recent graduate) in scholarly research and teaching.
Candidates should submit applications online at http://jobs.uiowa.edu/ . To assure consideration, all application materials must be received by January 15, 2021. However, screening of applications will continue until the position is filled.
Applications should include letter of interest, curriculum vitae, name and contact information of references, statement on research, statement on teaching, and statement on diversity and inclusion. Doctoral students and recent graduates should also submit Ph.D. thesis abstract, publications, manuscripts in progress, and graduate school transcripts.
Three letters of reference should be sent directly to the search committee by the letter writers via email [email protected] . For doctoral students and recent graduates, one letter must come from the academic advisor. Hard copy letters may be mailed to the following address, if necessary.
Faculty Search Committee
Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science
241 Schaeffer Hall
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242-1409
The actuarial program at The University of Iowa is second oldest in the U.S.A. The Society of Actuaries has designated it as a Center of Actuarial Excellence. The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science offers six degrees. The Ph.D. degree is offered in statistics (with actuarial science/financial mathematics as one of the concentration areas); M.S. degrees are offered in actuarial science and statistics; and B.S. degrees are offered in actuarial science, data science, and statistics. For additional information about the Department, please refer to the web site: http://www.stat.uiowa.edu .
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