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The University of Iowa Invites Applications for Assistant Professor Position

Tenure-track Assistant Professor Position in Actuarial Science Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science The University of Iowa

The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science at the University of Iowa invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in actuarial science starting August 18, 2021.

Applicants must complete a Ph.D. in actuarial science or a relevant field by August 18, 2021. Candidates must be free to assume the duties of this position and be legally able to work in the United States on that date. Excellent communication skills are essential.

Research in actuarial science is required. Expertise in areas at the intersection of actuarial science and one or more of the following areas - data science, finance, insurance, risk management, or statistics - is particularly desirable. A Fellowship or an Associateship in a professional actuarial society is highly preferred, although candidates very close to attaining an Associateship may be considered. Industrial experience, as well as interest in collaborative and cross-disciplinary research, are beneficial. Successful applicants will show excellence (or promise of excellence if a recent graduate) in scholarly research and teaching.

Candidates should submit applications online at Refer to requisition 74008. To assure consideration, all application materials must be received by January 15, 2021. However, screening of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Applications should include letter of interest, curriculum vitae, name and contact information of references, statement on research, statement on teaching, and statement on diversity and inclusion. Doctoral students and recent graduates should also submit Ph.D. thesis abstract, publications, manuscripts in progress, and graduate school transcripts.

Three letters of reference should be sent directly to the search committee by the letter writers via email For doctoral students and recent graduates, one letter must come from the academic advisor. Hard copy letters may be mailed to the following address, if necessary.

Faculty Search Committee
Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science
241 Schaeffer Hall
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242-1409

The actuarial program at The University of Iowa is second oldest in the U.S.A. The Society of Actuaries has designated it as a Center of Actuarial Excellence. The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science offers six degrees. The Ph.D. degree is offered in statistics (with actuarial science/financial mathematics as one of the concentration areas); M.S. degrees are offered in actuarial science and statistics; and B.S. degrees are offered in actuarial science, data science, and statistics. For additional information about the Department, please refer to the web site:

Founded in 1847, the University of Iowa offers its 33,000 students over 100 areas of study. Among the University’s distinctions are one of the largest university-owned teaching hospitals in the nation, and the internationally acclaimed Writers’ Workshop, which fostered the talents of Ray Bradbury, Flannery O’Connor, and Kurt Vonnegut. The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are strongly committed to diversity; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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