The Department of Statistics and Applied Probability at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a faculty position as an Open-level Lecturer with Security of Employment, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2019. The Department is looking for exceptional candidates in the area of Actuarial Science, including the potential to direct the UCSB Actuarial Program.
UCSB offers both a BS degree and a combined 5-year BS/MS degree in Actuarial Science. It was recognized as a Center of Actuarial Excellence (CAE) by the Society of Actuaries 2015-2017, with current SOA recognition tier of UCAP-AP, and it is one of four inaugural winners of the 2016 Casualty Actuarial Society University Award.
The distinctive feature of our Actuarial Program is a two-quarter course sequence Research Project in Actuarial Science, required of graduate students pursuing the BS/MS, and also available to top undergraduates pursuing the BS. Successful candidates will be expected to lead actuarial research projects for undergraduate and master students.
Responsibilities will involve regular teaching of the program’s core and elective courses. Teaching faculty are expected to participate in instructional design, undergraduate and master student mentoring, scholarly achievement and activity, and development of the actuarial science program. Responsibilities also include university and public service. Faculty in this title are members of the Academic Senate, with benefits and privileges that parallel the professor track. At a minimum, applicants must have completed all requirements for a graduate degree (or equivalent), except the dissertation, at the time of application. Graduate degree required by the time of appointment. Applicants must have professional actuarial credentials by the time of application. Applicants with PhD in Actuarial Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Finance or a related field preferred. Strong commitment to undergraduate education and clear evidence of potential excellence in teaching is desired. Successful candidates must have outstanding communication skills and organizational skills. Prior industry experience is desired. Successful candidates will have a record of collaborative activity, and will be able to contribute to the improvement of the undergraduate experience in the department and division. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service as appropriate to the position.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.