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DePaul University

DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.

Posting Details

Job ID: 49038
Rank: Assistant Professor
College/School: College of Science and Health

The Department of Mathematical Sciences in the College of Science and Health and the Department of Finance in the Driehaus College of Business at DePaul University are seeking candidates for a joint appointment position (open rank) to teach courses in the areas of actuarial science, risk management, quantitative finance, data analytics and related fields. DePaul University’s Actuarial Science program is housed in two colleges: The College of Science and Health and the Driehaus College of Business. Currently, DePaul offers a degree in Actuarial Science for students pursuing the degree within the Department of Mathematical Science. The Department of Finance and the Department of Mathematical Sciences collaborate to offer a Bachelor’s of Science in Business degree with a major in Actuarial Science.

As of fall 2018 academic quarter, the program has attracted a total of 75 new students; with 21 pursuing the bachelor’s degree in Actuarial Science in the Department of Mathematical Sciences and 54 students pursuing a major in Actuarial Science through the Finance Department in the Driehaus College of Business. A major goal for the Actuarial Science Program is for DePaul University to become the first school in the Chicago area to be named a Center of Actuarial Excellence (CAE) by the Society of Actuaries.

The successful candidate will be the Program Director of the actuarial science programs in both departments.

This is a tenure-track position. The primary focus of the position will be to teach, conduct research and engage in service activities intended to support the actuarial science academic programs. (e.g., working with student groups, cultivating industry relationships, etc.)


DePaul University is the nation’s largest Catholic university with an enrollment of more than 22,000 students. It has over 200 undergraduate and graduate programs.


Located in the heart of Chicago’s financial district, DePaul’s Driehaus College of Business offers highly respected, practical and innovative programs of business study that empower graduates to achieve more. The college encompasses an undergraduate business program, with approximately 3,700 students and 10 majors, and the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business , which enrolls about 2,200 students in the DePaul MBA, specialized master’s degrees and an Executive Doctorate in Business Administration. The college’s faculty of scholars and experienced business professionals provide a real-world business education, and the college leverages its connections to Chicago’s business community to provide students with hands-on learning experiences and extensive career opportunities. Graduates join a DePaul business alumni network that is more than 65,000 strong. The college is accredited by the AACSB InternationalThe Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, a distinction indicating academic excellence that is earned by less than five percent of business schools worldwide. The college’s part-time MBA is ranked in the top 50 by U.S. News & World Report in its 2020 Best Graduate Schools guide and the entrepreneur program is ranked in the top 25 nationally by the Princeton Review.


The College of Science and Health is the third largest college at DePaul, enrolling over 3,000 students. The college includes programs in mathematics, psychology, physics and astrophysics, environmental science and studies, chemistry and biochemistry, biology, neuroscience, health sciences and nursing. The College of Science and Health provides high quality, personalized, accessible science and health education to a diverse student body, grounded in the values of St. Vincent de Paul. Our teaching and research advance knowledge and service to society. The College is located on DePaul’s Lincoln Park campus.


The department currently consists of a faculty of 18, including five clinical professors. It is the home of the Driehaus Center for Behavioral Finance, the Arditti Center for Risk Management and the John L. Keeley Jr. Center for Financial Services. We offer an MBA. concentration in finance, a Master of Science in Computational Finance and a Master of Science in Finance. The undergraduate program has its own honors track as well. (For additional information please visit our website: )

The department provides Compustat, CRSP and other data sets as well as research assistance, including access to WRDS database. Our Christopher L. Keeley Finance Lab provides faculty and students with access to a large number of platforms and data feeds including Bloomberg, Morningstar Direct and Thompson Financial.


The Department of Mathematical Sciences currently consists of 29 full-time faculty, as well as numerous adjuncts who enrich the department’s teaching and professional programs. We offer BA and BS in Mathematical Sciences (several possible concentrations), BS in Actuarial Sciences, BA in Data Science, and BS in Mathematics & Computer Science. In addition, there are MS degrees in Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Applied Statistics, Mathematics for Teaching, and an MA in Mathematics Education. The department is also the home of the College of Health and Science’s Statistical Consulting Center.

The full-time faculty consists of dedicated teachers/scholars concerned with quality of instruction and actively involved in serving local and national academic and professional communities through a broad spectrum of activities.

Our Actuarial faculty consists of dedicated teachers, industry experts and accomplished academicians. One of our strengths is the extensive network of DePaul graduates with successful careers in the industry, both in Chicago and across the nation. In addition, we have a very active and diverse Actuarial Club that hosts a variety of industry informational sessions and recruiting events, as well as frequent study groups and other activities.

Required Qualifications:
Successful candidates must hold a Ph. D. degree in mathematics, finance, economics, statistics, or a closely related field. Industry experience in actuarial science or a related field is a plus but not a requirement. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

DePaul University seeks applicants that reflect the diversity of its student body and the city of Chicago. Applicants who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to an inclusive climate are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas. The College of Science and Health at DePaul University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Individuals from underrepresented groups and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Review of nominations/applications will begin immediately. All applicants will be required to submit a Curriculum Vitae/Resume with contact information for three references, cover letter describing their qualifications and interest in the position. Only online applications will be accepted.

Applications will be accepteduntil the position is filled.

Appointment is effectiveSeptember, 1, 2020.

Applicant Documents

Cover Letter(1)
Confidential Letter of Recommendation or Evaluation(3)PI115368497

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