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AssistantProfessor in Actuarial Science or Mathematical Finance (Job #12548)
Schoolof Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
TheSchool of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences (SoMSS) at Arizona StateUniversity invites applications for a full-time tenure-
eligible position inactuarial science at the rank of Assistant Professor. The anticipated startdate is fall 2019. The actuarial scienceprogram at Arizona State began admitting students into its Bachelor of Sciencedegree program in fall 2014 and has an enrollment of 115 undergraduatestudents.
The School also has a new master’s program in place (as of fall 2018)and is in the process of admitting new students. Our actuary program wasrecognized in June with The Casualty Actuarial Society’s University Award.
It also has an active chapter of Gamma IotaSigma. The School plans to significantly increase both the size and stature ofthe actuarial program in the next few years.
Theessential duties of the position will be to conduct research on theory,methodology, or applications in the areas relevant to actuarial science,mathematical finance, and / or risk analysis.
Publications are expected inappropriate high-quality journals. In addition, high quality teaching isexpected in classes relevant to our undergraduate and masters actuarialprograms along with student mentoring and appropriate professional service.
Applicantsare required to have a Ph.D. in the mathematical or statistical sciences or arelated field with a research emphasis in actuarial science, mathematicalfinance, risk analysis or a closely related area by August 10, 2019.
Candidatesalso must have demonstrated potential for excellence in research and teaching.
Thedesired qualifications include a documented record of published research,strong potential for obtaining grants from actuarial societies and / or industry,a strong record of instruction and student mentoring, and demonstrated successworking with diverse student and / or faculty populations.
Desired qualificationsalso include significant progress toward being credentialed (at the associateship or fellowship level)with either the Society of Actuaries (SOA) or Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS)or a society mutually recognized by the SOA or CAS.
Theactuarial science program resides within the School of Mathematical andStatistical Sciences, which currently has 57 full-
time tenured or tenure-trackfaculty members and approximately 55 lecturers, senior lecturers, and principallecturers. In addition to the degree programs in actuarial science, the Schooloffers bachelors, masters, and Ph.
D. programs in applied mathematics, mathematics,mathematics education and statistics with over 180 enrolled graduate students.
TheSchool is also leading the development of an interdisciplinary B.S. degreeprogram in data science, which will include courses in computationalmathematics and statistics.
Excellent computing resources are available in theSchool that include individual faculty workstations as well as access to theUniversity's central computing facilities and the High Performance ComputingInitiative.
The School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences has a stronglyinterdisciplinary research and instruction profile that includes numerouscollaborations inside and outside the university, in areas such as the socialsciences, education, physical sciences, engineering, biological sciences,medicine, and environmental sciences.
ArizonaState University serves more than 60,000 students at its Tempe campus,welcoming students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nationsacross the globe.
ASU is located in the rapidly growing metropolitan Phoenixarea, which provides a wide variety of recreational and cultural opportunities.
Livability ranked Tempe the top college town in the country in 2016, thanks toits youthful population, career options, wages, housing and things to do.
USNews and World Report also ranked Phoenix #19 in 2018 on its list of BestPlaces to Live. The Valley of the Sun’ offers beautiful scenery and miles ofhiking, biking and riding trails, as well as camping, rafting and skiing just ashort drive away.
Tofurther enhance the superb quality of life Arizona offers, the university hascommitted to sustaining the conditions necessary for faculty to enter andthrive in their academic careers while meeting personal and family responsibilities.
Womenand minority candidates are encouraged to apply. SoMSS and ASU are committed todiversity and inclusion. ASU provides eligible employees with parental andfamily leave and resources for working parents (https : / / math.
asu.edu / family-resources). SoMSS has an active chapter of theAssociation for Women in Mathematics (AWM) and strives to meet the needs of adiverse student and faculty population.