Assistant Prof. Position in Actuarial Sciences Position Announced at University of Delaware
Posted: February 9, 2023
The Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Delaware is seeking a permanent,
teaching-focused continuing-track (CT) faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor to
support its undergraduate Actuarial Sciences degree program. Continuing-Track faculty positions
are distinct from tenured-track positions, but are eligible for continuing contract renewals,
promotion in academic rank, and sabbaticals. More information about the University’s
Continuing Track faculty rank can be found here
The successful candidate will be charged with enhancing our existing Actuarial Sciences
program by developing new courses to prepare students who will be taking actuarial exams,
advising Actuarial Sciences majors, and teaching key courses, including introductory and
advanced actuarial mathematics, probability, and introductory and mathematical statistics. CT
faculty contribute to departmental service and develop a program of scholarly engagement
through publications, presentations at professional meetings, etc.
Candidates must have:
• A Ph.D. in mathematics, statistics, actuarial science, or a closely related discipline. In the
last case, the candidate must have a master’s in mathematics.
• Experience with actuarial (or financial) mathematics.
• A strong commitment to advising and preparing undergraduate Actuarial Sciences
students for success in actuarial exams and the job market.
The preferred candidate should have:
• Teaching experience in probability, statistics, and/or actuarial mathematics.
• Attempted an actuarial exam.
A full teaching load is twelve credits per semester. Though the main focus of the position is
teaching, promotion through the professorial ranks requires research in mathematics,
mathematics education, or the scholarship of teaching and learning. Scholarship is expected to
represent one-eighth of the successful candidate’s workload, with appropriate course release
given. The expected start date is August 16, 2023.
Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is
filled. Applicants should submit the following materials through the MathJobs system:
• an AMS cover sheet,
• a detailed cover letter outlining interest in the position and relevant skills and experience,
• a current CV,
• an actuarial transcript (if available),
• three letters of recommendation (at least one letter should address the candidate’s
• a statement of teaching philosophy (maximum of three pages) addressing the job
qualifications described above; candidates are encouraged to describe their efforts and
intentions to promote an inclusive culture in the classroom
• a research statement describing achievements and plans for future work
Questions, but not application material, should be e-mailed to Dr. Eirini Kilikian
at email@example.com with “Continuing-track Faculty Position” in the subject line.
The Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Delaware has about 30
research-active faculty and 20 teaching-oriented faculty. It has about 250 undergraduate majors
in six degree programs, the largest of which is Actuarial Sciences; another is the popular
Mathematics and Economics B.S. The department and university offer many opportunities for
undergraduate research, and there is an active Actuarial Sciences club run by students. The
Department of Mathematical Sciences is committed to developing a diverse workforce and is
interested in candidates who can teach or mentor a diverse student population. Information on
the department may be obtained from our website.
The main campus of the University offers a traditional small-town college atmosphere in a
location that affords easy access to major cultural and entertainment centers in nearby
metropolitan areas. The University of Delaware main campus is located midway between New
York City and Washington, D.C. (about a two-hour drive to either). It’s also halfway between
Philadelphia, PA, and Baltimore, MD (about a one-hour drive to each). The campus is close to
the Northeast Amtrak line, minutes from the I-95 corridor, and midway between two major
international airports (PHL and BWI).
The University of Delaware is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and Title IX
institution. For the University’s complete non-discrimination statement, please visit here. A
recipient of a NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award, UD has a service to assist
dual-career couples and supports work-life balance through family-friendly policies.