Mathematics--Assistant Professor in Actuarial Science

A probationary tenure track faculty position is available in the Department of Mathematics at the rank of Assistant Professor with an emphasis in Actuarial Science. The position is available beginning January 7, 2011, or August 22, 2011.

The Department of Mathematics has 40 staff members and offers undergraduate programs in mathematics, mathematics education, and actuarial science.  It is committed to becoming a Center of Actuarial Excellence.  Approximately 375 students are currently pursuing mathematics majors or minors, 75 of whom are majoring in actuarial science. 


  • The primary responsibilities of the position are to teach undergraduate courses in statistics and actuarial science for both majors and non-majors as assigned in the Department of Mathematics.
  • Participate in research and other scholarly activities, engage undergraduates in student/faculty collaboration, and be actively engaged with the professional development of students enrolled in the Actuarial Science program.  
  • Other responsibilities include service to the Department, the University, the community, and the profession. 
  • The typical teaching load is three courses per semester with two preparations. 



  • Fellowship in the Society of Actuaries or the Casualty Actuarial Society is required prior to appointment. 
  • Applicants must have a commitment to undergraduate teaching at all levels and present evidence of the potential for teaching excellence. 
  • The successful applicant will also present evidence of the potential to produce research and other scholarship that contributes significantly to the profession. 
  • Preference will be given to those who can actively help the Department achieve its goal of earning the designation "Center of Actuarial Excellence" from the Society of Actuaries.  
  • The Department is especially interested in applicants who bring diverse perspectives to the University, and those who may be especially effective in mentoring and advising students who are members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in the discipline.


Application Procedure

Materials required:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three current letters of recommendation, at least one of which addresses the potential for teaching effectiveness

Application materials should be sent to:

Professor Alex Smith, Chair
Department of Mathematics
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004

Applications completed before October 15, 2010, will receive full consideration, and screening will continue until the position is filled.

The university reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process.  Applicants' names are subject to public release unless confidentiality has been requested in writing.  Names of all finalists must be released upon request. A criminal background check will be required prior to employment.

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Posted 6/18/10

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