Assistant Professor – Statistics / Actuarial Science

Washburn University’s Department of Mathematics and Statistics invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor (Statistician) beginning August 1, 2020. This is a full-time 9-month, tenure-track position. A completed doctorate or Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA) is required for tenure-track appointment. 

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is a dedicated group of faculty and staff who are committed to quality undergraduate education, currently offering majors in Mathematics, Mathematics Secondary Education, Actuarial Science, and Applied Statistics, with minors in Mathematics, Applied Statistics, and Game Design. 

Required Qualifications: 

  • A doctorate in a mathematical science or a candidate who is recognized as a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (SOA) is required. An ABD candidate or an Associate of the SOA will be considered pending completion of doctorate or fellowship. (Doctorate or fellowship must be completed by September 1, 2021.) 
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching or potential for teaching excellence. 

Responsibilities: Will work directly with the Actuarial Science and Applied Statistics degree programs.

  • Teach an average of twelve credit hours per semester, or a full workload as defined by the faculty handbook. Courses currently include upper and lower division statistics, lower division mathematics, and courses related to Actuarial Science and Applied Statistics. 
  • Establish and maintain an active research program. 
  • Mentor undergraduate student research. 
  • Advise students. 
  • Engage in departmental activities and events. 
  • Actively participate in service activities and committee work throughout the university. 

Application Procedures:

  • Application review will begin January 13, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. Please send electronically (as PDF files) the following: cover letter, current CV, teaching and research philosophy statements, copies of graduate transcripts (and/or verification of FSA credentials), evidence of an active research program, evidence of commitment to teaching excellence, and contact information for three current professional references to math@washburn.edu with “Search Committee” in the subject line. 
  • Salary range is mid $50,000’s, commensurate with experience and qualifications. 
  • The successful candidate will be required to provide official transcripts and submit to a background check prior to hire.

Washburn is dedicated to providing a student-centered and teaching focused academic environment and a curriculum that engages the diversity of human experience across the globe. We seek candidates who are committed to Washburn’s efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education. Application materials should clearly articulate how the candidate will contribute to the University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through their teaching, research, and/or service.

Washburn University is an EOE.  Washburn University provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or marital or parental status.

 

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