Assistant Professor of Actuarial Science - Tenure Track

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title Assistant Professor
Working Title Assistant Professor of Actuarial Science - Tenure Track
Department 220840-Actuarial Science
Pay Rate Per faculty salary model
FTE 1.0
FLSA Exempt
Position Number 998534
Classification Faculty
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Note: A background check is required for the selected candidate of this position and any job offer is contingent on the results of this check.

Candidates must complete an on-line faculty profile found at and apply to position 998534.

Candidates should submit (1) a cover letter that outlines the applicant’s interest, qualifications, and experience for the position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) copies of transcripts showing all degrees completed; and (4) include on faculty profile the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of a minimum of three professional references.

Official transcripts and three (3) letters of recommendation will be requested for candidates invited for on-campus interview.

Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2017 and continues until the position is filled. The desired starting date for this appointment is August 2018. This is a 9-month appointment.

Direct inquiries regarding this position to: Dr. Phoebe McLaughlin, Search Committee Chair at or phone 660-543-4930.

For information about the on-line application process contact Human Resources at or (660)543-4255.

UCM requires that all faculty applicants complete the on-line faculty profile. All documents requested must be attached to the profile at the time of application. Only completed faculty profiles with attached documents will be accepted for this position.

The University of Central Missouri is an AA/EEO/ADA employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Veteran status and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Working hours:

Professional Faculty Hours

Bargaining Unit No
Work Location Warrensburg Campus
Posting Date 09/20/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Position Purpose

The School of Computer Science and Mathematics at the University of Central Missouri invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Actuarial Science beginning August 2018.
The successful candidate should possess the credentials, experience and documented achievements appropriate for appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor.

UCM CORE ATTRIBUTES – Our core behaviors all employees are expected to model.
During the annual review process, all employees will be rated on how well they model these behaviors.

Engaging: Immersive learning experience through purposeful involvement of employees and students.
Cumulative: Aggregating multiple points of learning to broaden and deepen education.
Passionate: Encouraging employees and students to find his or her sense of purpose.
Confident: Embracing change and the new opportunities and challenges of tomorrow.
Enterprising: Creating new ways for all students and employees to engage in their education and jobs.
Caring: Acting on the needs and welfare of our people and the community.

Education & Formal Training Doctorate degree (Specify field(s) of study below)
Other Education & Formal Training

Ph.D. in actuarial science, mathematics, or statistics by August 2018 required.

Computer Skills Class Management Software, Other - Blackboard

The successful candidate should possess the credentials, experience and documented achievements appropriate for appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, including:

Successful candidates should be able to teach a variety of undergraduate and
Graduate levels courses.

Preference will be given to candidates who are in the process of, or interested in,
achieving an Associate or Fellow designation in the Society of Actuaries and can
contribute to UCM earning the Centers of Actuarial Excellence designation.

The Associate or Fellow designation in the Society of Actuaries must be obtained before
promotion and tenure consideration.

A strong commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and continued professional growth.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge: Attention to detail, Communication skills, including oral, written, and/or nonverbal, Human Relations/Interpersonal skills, Leadership skills: organization/meeting facilitation/project leadership, Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and meet deadlines, Maintain confidentiality
Other Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge
Physical & Environmental Factors:
Special Working Conditions:
Ability to Keyboard

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Transcripts
  3. Vitae
Optional Documents