November 30, 2023 (soft deadline)
The Department of Mathematics at Texas Christian University (TCU) invites applications for an Assistant Director of the Actuarial Sciences program beginning in August 2024 with the intent of succeeding the current Director in a few years upon their retirement. The starting academic rank will be Assistant Professor of Professional Practice. Hiring at a higher rank may be possible for exceptional candidates.
Job expectations will include a base teaching load of 13-15 credit hours per year, undergraduate advising and professional development, support for career and internship placement, job fairs and corporate networking, interfacing with national actuarial organizations, and, eventually as Director, overall administrative responsibility for the Actuarial Sciences program. A more detailed list of responsibilities can be provided upon request.
Candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S. Preference will be given to candidates with a graduate degree in a relevant mathematical field or with relevant teaching and/or industry experience. Excellent teaching, service, and administrative potential are expected. The department is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their teaching and service, to the excellence and diversity of the TCU academic community.
Founded in 1873, TCU is a secular institution of approximately 12,000 students with a faculty devoted to excellence in teaching and research. TCU values diversity and inclusion in students, staff, and faculty; highly engaged and interdisciplinary learning; and community engagement. The Department of Mathematics is a small, collegial unit, currently with 20 full-time faculty members. The department serves approximately 125 majors in Math, Actuarial Science, and Data Science and has a small graduate program offering Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Mathematics. Roughly a third of department majors are actuarial students, and the Actuarial Science program carries a UCAP-IC designation with the Society of Actuaries. The university is located within the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, a vibrant metropolitan area of about 8 million people.
The TCU College of Science & Engineering (CSE) encompasses 10 departments (Biology, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Geological Sciences, Mathematics, Nutritional Sciences, Physics & Astronomy, and Psychology) as well the Ranch Management Program, which offers both an undergraduate degree and a one-year certificate program. The College is also home to the Pre-Health Professions Institute, the Karyn Purvis Institute for Child Development, the Institute of Behavioral Research, and the Institute for Ranch Management. The College is the second largest at TCU in terms of both undergraduate enrollment and number of majors. CSE contains a disproportionate percentage of high achieving students, as evidenced by the fact that almost one-half the students in the Honors College have majors in the College of Science & Engineering. Research opportunities abound for undergraduates, with over 40 percent of majors engaging in a substantive experience during which they work one-on-one with their faculty mentor. The College also has five doctoral programs and 16 master’s programs as well as two graduate certificate programs. The College faculty are true teacher-scholars, for whom instruction and research are viewed as complementary activities.
Founded in 1873, Texas Christian University sits on 302 acres nestled in a primarily residential part of Fort Worth, just minutes away from downtown. The University includes seven schools and colleges, in addition to the John V. Roach Honors College and the Burnett School of Medicine.
Currently, TCU enrolls more than 10,200 undergraduates and 1,700 graduate students. Twenty-eight percent of students self-identify as a member of a minority group, five percent are international students, and forty-five percent are from out-of-state. Our students are supported by more than 2,200 faculty and staff. The University has more than 700 full-time faculty members and is a top 100 National University as classified by US News and World Report and has a Carnegie Classification of R2: Doctoral Universities – High Research Activity.
At TCU, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are an educational imperative directly tied to the University mission, vision, and strategic plan. Fulfilling TCU’s mission to develop ethical leaders and critical thinkers in a global community depends on the University’s ability to attract and retain students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds. A diverse and inclusive campus leads to innovation, broadened perspective, and understanding—values that are foundational aspects of higher education. For the fourth consecutive year, TCU has earned the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award, which highlights ongoing commitment to build a comprehensive DEI strategy that aligns with core values and creates a campus culture where everyone is respected and included.
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Like TCU, Fort Worth has the approachable, friendly charm of a smaller town, but offers the amenities, cultural activities, diversity and unique personality of a much larger city. Fort Worth, Texas, is the 13th largest city in the United States with an ever-growing population nearing 1 million. Fort Worth and TCU have grown together in a nearly 150-year relationship. You’ll find that many Horned Frogs remain here after graduation, thanks to the region’s thriving job market. Fort Worth is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, the fourth largest metropolitan area in the United States, and the number 1 tourist destination in Texas. In 2018, bizjournals.com ranked Fort Worth the 7th most affordable city to live and work in the United States and U.S. News and World Report named Fort Worth one of the Best Places to Live. Fort Worth, Dallas and Arlington all rank among the top 25 most diverse cities in the country.
Fort Worth is known for its vast array of cultural, educational and entertainment opportunities. The city boasts three world class art museums—the Kimbell Art Museum, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. The Bass Performance Hall is one of the premier performance venues in the country. Concerts, film festivals and other events are held regularly at Sundance Square, Panther Island and Near Southside venues.
Candidates should apply through MathJobs (http://www.mathjobs.org/), which is free for job applicants, and must also submit information through the TCU HR system. For the application on MathJobs, please submit (a) an AMS cover sheet; (b) a cover letter; (c) a complete vita; (d) a statement addressing experience and ideas relevant to directing an actuarial program, including the teaching of actuarial courses, career development for students, and support for diversity, equity, and inclusion; (e) copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts; and (f) three or more confidential letters of recommendation. Ideally, at least one letter will address the candidate’s teaching in detail. Candidates are also strongly encouraged to describe in their application materials how they might support the university and department priorities described above. The posting in the TCU HR system can be found by going to https://jobs.tcu.edu/ and searching for Math positions. Here, candidates must fill out a briefer application, which consists of contact information and the voluntary AA/EEO survey form, and upload a letter of application and their vita. This site also contains further information about TCU, the College of Science and Engineering, and Fort Worth. Applicants who have not submitted the required documents at both sites will not be considered.
Applicants who submit all materials by November 30, 2023, are guaranteed full consideration. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
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