University of St. Thomas

Professor of Actuarial Science

St. Paul
Jul 28, 2016
Mar 11, 2017
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

The Department of Mathematics at the University of St. Thomas invites applications for two open rank tenure-track or tenure-eligible positions in Actuarial Science, to begin in September 2017.      

The University of St. Thomas is a liberal arts institution that values excellence in teaching and research.  The 20-member Department of Mathematics ( offers bachelor's programs in mathematics, mathematics education, and actuarial science, and supports the interdepartmental degree program in statistics and is quite active in the area of undergraduate research.   The Actuarial Science Program ( offers a Bachelor of Science degree and is located in the Department of Mathematics.  The Actuarial Science Program is recognized as a Center of Actuarial Excellence by the Society of Actuaries.  The Center for Applied Mathematics ( is located within the department and supports faculty and student research on a variety of projects.

The successful candidate is expected to teach primarily undergraduate actuarial science or statistics courses housed in the Department of Mathematics.  The candidate might expect to teach lower level mathematics courses as well.  The standard teaching load for this position is 3 courses per semester; however, candidates who exhibit (or demonstrate strong potential for) an established research agenda in actuarial science might be eligible for release time in support of their scholarly work.  A candidate at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor may be considered for the position of Director of the Actuarial Science Program.  The director teaches a reduced course load and manages a budget of discretionary funds.  We have a preference for candidates whose research agendas focus on areas that will contribute to maintaining our status as a Center of Actuarial Excellence.


Applicants must have or be near completion of a Ph.D. in actuarial science or in a closely related field with emphasis in financial mathematics or statistics. ABDs nearing completion of the Ph.D. will be considered, with the initial appointment to be made at the rank of instructor.  Applicants must be able to demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and show strong potential for productive research/scholarly activities in actuarial science or a closely related field.  Preference will be given to applicants who possess (or are near completion of) actuarial credentials from any of the professional societies.

Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good.

The University of St. Thomas is committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion, and the goals of affirmative action/equal opportunity. The University welcomes nominations and applications from a diverse applicant pool.

The University of St. Thomas (UST), Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website.  If you are viewing this posting from a site other than “Jobs at UST”, the University assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of information. 

UST is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Special Instructions to Candidates:

Applications must include (1) a cover letter and curriculum vitae, (2) a statement (up to two pages) detailing your teaching experience and your teaching philosophy, (3) a statement (up to three pages), in a language understandable to a broad range of academic actuaries, outlining your current and future research and indicating how your research agenda will enhance our current efforts and (4) an unofficial copy of your graduate transcripts.  Candidates should complete the reference section of the application.  We will not contact references without permission to do so from the candidate.  At least one reference should specifically address teaching.  Candidates will be asked to copy/paste thier cover letter into the application.

Any questions regarding the position should be sent to either the search committee chair Patrick Van Fleet ( or the Director of the Actuarial Science Program, Heekyung Youn (  Representatives from the Department will be in attendance at the 51st Actuarial Research Conference in Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN in July 2016. 

To receive full consideration for the position, all application materials should be received by November 1, 2016; however, the position will remain open until filled.

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