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Actuarial Faculty Position – Purdue University

Department of Mathematics and/or Statistics

Tenure-track position in Actuarial Science: Assistant Professor of Mathematics and/or Statistics

The College of Science at Purdue University invites applications for an appointment in Actuarial Science, within the Departments of Mathematics and Statistics, to begin August 2021. This search is part of a larger faculty hiring investment in the areas of computational and data sciences. The appointment will be at the level of assistant professor, or possibly associate professor in the case of exceptional achievements. We are interested in all aspects of Actuarial Science, including theoretical foundations, methodologies, and data intensive applications. We particularly encourage candidates who demonstrate the potential for collaboration across multiple disciplines.

These positions come at a time of dynamic leadership and with significant investment in the College of Science, which comprises the computing, physical, and life sciences at Purdue. The College has committed considerable resources in Actuarial Science and provides highly competitive start-up packages. Currently, Purdue’s Actuarial Science has two tenure-track faculty and three lectures, who are all credential actuaries. There are more than 350 students majoring in Actuarial Science at Purdue.

Successful candidate will have an outstanding record of research excellence, a commitment to effective and engaged teaching, and a record of accomplishment in the field of Actuarial Science. Appointment will be made based on demonstrated research and teaching qualifications. Candidates must have a Ph.D. (or its equivalent) in Actuarial Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or a closely related field.

Successful candidate is expected to develop a vibrant research program supported by extramural funding, teach undergraduate and/or graduate mathematics and/or statistics courses to a diverse student body, mentor students, and participate in the design and development of the Actuarial Science program and curriculum. Senior faculty will also mentor junior faculty and participate in the governance of the department, the College of Science, and Purdue University by serving on faculty committees.

Applications should be submitted online through and should include (1) the AMS cover sheet for academic employment, (2) a cover letter, (3) diversity statement, (4) a curriculum vitae, (5) a research statement, (6) a teaching statement, and (7) at least four letters of recommendation, one of which discusses the candidate’s teaching qualifications. In addition, for purposes of equity, to be considered for the position, applicants will also need to create a profile including voluntary demographic data. Reference letter writers should be asked to submit their letters online through A background check will be required for employment. For additional information, contact Jianxi Su via e-mail at Applications are considered on a continuing basis, but candidates are urged to apply by December 15, 2020 for full consideration.

Purdue University's College of Science is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. For more information about our departments, see;