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Senior Lecturer
Columbia University School

Company Information: The School of Professional Studies at Columbia University spans the continuum from high school and pre-college students through lifelong learners with innovative and market-driven offerings at the highest levels of academic excellence.

Position Title: Senior Lecturer in Discipline/Lecturer in Discipline

Duties and Responsibilities: The School of Professional Studies (SPS) at Columbia University invites applications for appointments in its Actuarial Science Program, which is administered jointly with the Department of Statistics. The positions may be filled at any rank from lecturer in discipline to senior lecturer in discipline and are effective July 1, 2017. These are full-time, non-tenure-track appointments with multi-year renewal contingent on successful reviews. We are seeking candidates with expertise in actuarial science, demonstrated excellence in pedagogy, a commitment to the profession and the pursuit of professional qualifications and a commitment to excellence in graduate education in actuarial science.

Candidates must have a degree in actuarial science or a related field, preferably post-graduate, and must demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching at the graduate level. Applicants with an earned PhD in actuarial science or statistics and professional actuarial credentials are especially encouraged to apply. Duties include teaching, advising and curriculum design. Other duties include: program development; student mentoring, in particular, giving academic and career advice to students as they transition to practicing actuaries; and participation in the vision and direction of the actuarial science program.

The Actuarial Science program seeks individuals with a vibrant portfolio of academic study, experience and publications in one or more of the following disciplines as they relate to actuarial science:

-Life insurance
-Health insurance
-Pensions and retirement systems
-Property and Casualty insurance
-Enterprise Risk Management and/or Investments

Position Qualifications: Teaching three actuarial science courses per semester and advising in the MS Actuarial Science program and related programming areas is expected, in addition to the following: active participation in curriculum and program development and evaluation; faculty recruitment and evaluation; and participation in the development and execution of strategies to support program area students as they transition from prospect to alum; academic and career advising to support the academic needs and professional aspirations of the MS students. The ideal candidates will hold a PhD degree in statistics, data science, applied statistics, actuarial science, or a related field. The candidates must be capable of contributing to the program’s academic mission, and demonstrate the potential for vision and direction that will be required for all aspects of the position. International teaching and/or professional experience is preferred but not required.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer –Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran.

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