Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Iowa

Assistant Professor in Actuarial Science

Applications are invited for a tenure-track assistant professor in actuarial science starting August 2001. Applicants must show promise for excellence in both teaching and creative research. They should have earned a Ph.D. degree in a relevant field and either an Associateship or Fellowship in a professional actuarial society. Training in economics and finance is desirable. The selection process begins on November 1, 2000 and continues until the position is filled. Please send a curriculum vitae, and have three letters of reference sent to Actuarial Search Committee, Dept. of Statistics & Actuarial Science, Univ. of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242. Email:

The Department currently has 18 faculty who are engaged in a variety of research areas including spatial and environmental statistics, categorical data analysis, censored data, time series, chaos, order restricted inference, Bayesian statistics, MCMC simulation, and various aspects of actuarial science and financial mathematics. We offer the B.S. and M.S. in both actuarial science and statistics, and the Ph.D. in statistics. Actuarial students may earn a Ph.D. in statistics with emphasis in actuarial science and financial mathematics. In 1999-2000, actuarial science majors included about 30 graduate and 25 undergraduate students. Undergraduate pre-actuarial science majors number around 50.

The University of Iowa is nestled in the rolling hills of eastern Iowa along the banks of the Iowa River. Approximately 28,000 students are enrolled in eleven colleges: Liberal Arts, Graduate, Business, Law, Medicine, Public Health, Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, Education, and Engineering. The University is known for its fine arts, and a variety of touring dance, musical, and theatrical groups perform on campus each year. As a member of the Big Ten Conference, Iowa hosts many outstanding athletic events.

Iowa City is a clean, attractive community of approximately 70,000 people. It is noted for its public schools, medical and athletic facilities, attractive business district, parks, and mass transit system. In 1999, Editor and Market Guide rated Iowa City as the best metropolitan area to live in the USA. Iowa City is within 300 miles of Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, and Minneapolis.

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of Iowa is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer.