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Lecturer in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Connecticut

Search #: 496237
Work type: Full-time
Location: Storrs Campus
Categories: Faculty Lecturer

INTRODUCTION

The Department of Mathematics in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Actuarial Science Program at the University of Connecticut (UConn), Storrs, invites applications for full-time, 9-month non-tenure-track faculty at the rank of Lecturer in Actuarial Science beginning in Fall 2022.  The position comes with a competitive salary, benefits, and is renewable annually based on evaluations of satisfactory performance.

The University of Connecticut’s actuarial science program is a vibrant program with nearly 400 undergraduates, 25 master’s students and 6 Ph.D. students.  Since its inception, our program has contributed over 1,400 baccalaureates and over 600 master’s graduates to the workforce.  It is one of the few Actuarial Science programs of its kind in New England.

The University of Connecticut’s Actuarial Science Program has been a Society of Actuaries’ recognized Center of Actuarial Excellence (CAE) every year since 2009 and was one of the original 13 schools named worldwide. Today, it is one of just 33 schools so recognized throughout the world and the only one in New England.  In 2016, the program was also named as a Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) University Award Winner—one of just four schools so identified in the first year of the CAS Award.  That recognition is available once every three years, and the UConn program won that award again the next time it was eligible in 2019.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Teach undergraduate courses as assigned.
  2. Provide academic advising for undergraduate majors as it pertains to formulating career goals and planning academic coursework.
  3. Serve as a resource and maintain cooperative relationships with the insurance and/or financial services industry.
  4. Participate in an active program of professional development consistent with personal and professional goals.
  5. Serve on Department, College and/or University committees.
  6. Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Bachelor's degree
  2. Associate in the Society of Actuaries (ASA) or Casualty Actuarial Society (ACAS).
  3. Preliminary actuarial exam content experience.
  4. Deep commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion, and equity in a higher education setting.
  5. Demonstrated excellence in oral, written, and interpersonal skills.
  6. 10 years of professional experience in actuarial science.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Fellowship in the Society of Actuaries (FSA) or Casualty Actuarial Society (FCAS).
  2. 3 years teaching experience, or experience as a regular speaker to a professional actuarial audience.
  3. Demonstrated ability to teach a variety of technical actuarial science courses.
  4. Demonstrated leadership.
  5. Involvement in Professional/Academic Committees.
  6. Experience in an advising or mentoring capacity.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This 9-month appointment as Lecturer (non-tenure track) with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2022. The teaching load for this position is seven 3-credit courses per year, or the equivalent. The successful candidate’s academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Employment at the University of Connecticut is contingent upon the successful candidate’s compliance with the University’s Mandatory Workforce COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.  This Policy states that all workforce members are required to have or obtain a Covid-19 vaccination as a term and condition of employment at UConn, unless an exemption or deferral has been approved.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

TO APPLY

Please apply online at UConn Jobs (https://jobs.uconn.edu), Faculty Positions, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Search #496237. The following documents are required for full consideration:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Statement on teaching and on commitment to diversity
  4. Three letters of reference

Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community.

This job will be filled subject to budgetary approval.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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