Ball State University is seeking applications for a full-time tenure track faculty position as the Dr. John A. Beekman Distinguished Professor of Actuarial Science, beginning August 16, 2019. Specific duties as a faculty member include teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, scholarship in actuarial science, student advising, and professional service. The Distinguished Professor will also be expected to provide exemplary leadership and outreach for the department’s highly successful actuarial program, maintain and develop industry contacts, and adequately prepare graduates for membership in the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) or Society of Actuaries (SOA). The length of the probationary period, normally seven years, may be reduced for the exceptional candidate.
Minimum qualifications: Fellow of CAS or SOA and master’s degree (or higher) with at least 18 graduate credit hours related to actuarial science OR Associate of CAS or SOA and Ph.D. in a mathematical science; 5 or more years of experience in actuarial science acquired in either an academic or corporate environment; demonstrated capacity for high-quality scholarship (as evidenced through at least one presentation or publication related to actuarial science).
Employer will consider sponsorship.
Preferred qualifications: Previous experience as a teacher in an academic or professional development setting; refereed publications in actuarial science; currently active in the CAS, SOA, or American Academy of Actuaries with demonstrated relevant leadership ability; 10 or more years of experience in actuarial science acquired in either an academic or corporate environment; evidence of contacts with multiple companies who employ actuaries.
Curriculum vitae which includes the names of three references who are able to discuss your qualifications.
Evidence of Fellowship or Associateship in CAS or SOA (as applicable) – upload in the" Licenses/Certifications" section.
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Additional materials supporting excellence in teaching and/or research under “Other”. (Note that only one document may be uploaded. Therefore, if you desire to upload multiple documents in this section, you will need to combine them into a single PDF prior to the upload.)
Although the option to upload copies of transcripts is available, an official, original transcript showing the highest related degree earned is required at time of hire. Additionally, a degree verification will be ordered at time of hire.
The option to upload up to three (3) letters of recommendation is also available.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through January 31, 2019.
Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, approximately 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. At more than 22,500 students, enrollment for the 2017-18 academic year is Ball State’s largest ever. Our students come from all Indiana counties, all 50 states and 68 countries to pursue knowledge in seven academic colleges offering 190 undergraduate majors, 130 undergraduate minors, 140 graduate programs and 200 study abroad programs.
The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same.
The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave. For further information regarding benefits please visit:
Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
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About Ball State University
Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 50 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 21,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of seven academic colleges that offer 187 undergraduate programs, 99 master’s programs, and 16 doctoral programs. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.