University of Wisconsin - Madison

Position Vacancy Listing

PVL # 85711

Please Note: A change was made to this position announcement on 11/08/16


Working Title:
Full, Assoc, or Asst. Professor in Actuarial Science/ Risk Mgmt. & Insurance
Official Title:
Degree and area of specialization:
Ph.D. in insurance, actuarial science, or a related field such as but not limited to economics, statistics, and health care analytics required by start date.
Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
Well qualified applicants will have demonstrated high quality research with publications in top tier journals, and will have demonstrated evidence of excellence in teaching.

Candidate with new or anticipated Ph.D. degrees will have research under way that is likely to result in one or more publications in top tier journals, and will have presentation skills that suggest future excellence in teaching.

Candidates for tenure rank will possess academic credentials to qualify for a tenured faculty appointment at UW-Madison.
Principal duties:
The Actuarial Science, Risk Management and Insurance Department in the Wisconsin School of Business seeks a research scholar at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level. Current faculty focus their research efforts on empirical and analytic solutions to individual and corporate decision-making problems that are routinely encountered in insurance, actuarial science, and health care; we seek scholars whose research will complement and provide synergies with the current faculty research agenda.

Job Duties:
-Create and maintain a strong program of research
-Teach undergraduate and graduate level courses
-Provide classroom and individual instruction for undergraduate and graduate degree-seeking students
-Contribute to the intellectual and academic life of the department. University and community service will be expected as appropriate.

The Actuarial Science, Risk Management and Insurance program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is one of the oldest in the country, dating back to the 1930s. We are proud to be ranked among the best of all programs in both actuarial science and risk management and insurance, both from a curricular and research perspective. We are also proud to be part of a great university with excellent resources available to both faculty and students. The Wisconsin School of Business offers degrees in actuarial science and risk management and insurance at the undergraduate, master's in RMI, and PhD level. We also have a Capstone Certificate Program in Actuarial Science targeted to post-graduate students. The School currently enrolls approximately 2000 undergraduates (sophomore/junior/senior level), 400 masters, and 80 PhD students.
  Additional Information:
 The Department and School of Business are committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and curriculm. Candidates who can contribute to these goals are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in these areas.

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.

  Employee Class:
Full Time Salary Rate:Negotiable
ACADEMIC (9 months)
Appointment percent:100%
Anticipated begin date:AUGUST 28, 2017
Number of Positions:2

Application must be received by: DECEMBER 01, 2016

In order to apply, applications must be submitted online at
Applications should include (a) cover letter, (b) full curriculum vitae, (c) a brief statement of current and future research interests, (d) at least one working paper, and (e) evidence of excellence in teaching (e.g., teaching evaluations, letters). You will also be asked to provide the names and contact information for three references.

Electronic submissions are required.
Questions about the position can be directed to:
Amber Reierson
4250 Grainger Hall   
Fax: 608-890-0663
975 University Ave   
Madison, WI 53706-1324   
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

NOTE: Please indicate in writing if you request that your identity be kept confidential. If you do not indicate your preference to remain confidential, the University may be required to disclose your identify and/or application materials. The identity of finalists and successful candidates will be revealed upon request. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).  

UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.