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Continuing Track Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences

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College / VP Area: College of Arts & Sciences
Work type: Faculty
Location: Newark/Hybrid
Categories: Mathematical Sciences, Full Time

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Delaware is seeking to hire a permanent, teaching-focused continuing-track (CT) faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor to support its undergraduate Actuarial Sciences degree program. Continuing-Track faculty positions are distinct from tenured-track positions, but are eligible for continuing contract renewals, promotion in academic rank, and sabbaticals. More information about the University’s Continuing Track faculty rank can be found here.


QUALIFICATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will be charged with enhancing our existing Actuarial Sciences program by developing new courses to prepare students who will be taking actuarial exams, advising Actuarial Sciences majors, and teaching key courses, including introductory and advanced actuarial mathematics, probability, and introductory and mathematical statistics. CT faculty contribute to departmental service and develop a program of scholarly engagement through publications, presentations at professional meetings, etc.


Candidates must have:

  • A Ph.D. in mathematics, statistics, actuarial science, or a closely related discipline.  In the last case, the candidate must have a master’s in mathematics.
  • Experience with actuarial (or financial) mathematics.
  • A strong commitment to advising and preparing undergraduate Actuarial Sciences students for success in actuarial exams and the job market.


The preferred candidate should have:

  • Teaching experience in probability, statistics, and/or actuarial mathematics.
  • Attempted an actuarial exam.


A full teaching load is twelve credits per semester. Though the main focus of the position is teaching, promotion through the professorial ranks requires research in mathematics, mathematics education, or the scholarship of teaching and learning. Scholarship is expected to represent one-eighth of the successful candidate's workload, with appropriate course release given. The expected start date is August 16, 2023. 


MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AT UD:  The Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Delaware has about 30 research-active faculty and 20 teaching-oriented faculty. It has about 250 undergraduate majors in six degree programs, the largest of which is Actuarial Sciences; another is the popular Mathematics and Economics B.S. The department and university offer many opportunities for undergraduate research, and there is an active Actuarial Sciences club run by students. The Department of Mathematical Sciences is committed to developing a diverse workforce and is interested in candidates who can teach or mentor a diverse student population. Information on the department may be obtained from our website.


The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Delaware offers exceptional educational experiences including integrated instruction, research and public engagement. With 24 academic departments and more than 25 centers, programs and institutes, the College serves close to 7,000 undergraduate students and over 1,000 graduate students with CAS majors, but also every single University student through foundational course work. The College’s 600 faculty members emphasize the enduring value of an arts and science education and share a deep commitment to excellence in scholarship and all forms of creative and intellectual expression. The College has departments in the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, and features outstanding research and teaching facilities. Faculty and staff encourage and support innovative interdisciplinary collaborations and students engage local, national and global audiences through research and creative activity. With annual research expenditures of approximately $38 million and growing, the College currently houses several large, interdisciplinary grants with significant funding from the NIH and NSF.


The University of Delaware is one of the nation’s oldest institutions of higher education, combining tradition and innovation. The university recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the experience of its employees and in supporting its academic mission.  We are committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds, and we strongly encourage applications from educators from under-represented groups. UD provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.


The main campus of the University offers a traditional small-town college atmosphere in a location that affords easy access to major cultural and entertainment centers in nearby metropolitan areas. The University of Delaware main campus is located midway between New York City and Washington, D.C. (about a two-hour drive to either). It’s also halfway between Philadelphia, PA, and Baltimore, MD (about a one-hour drive to each). The campus is close to the Northeast Amtrak line, minutes from the I-95 corridor, and midway between two major international airports (PHL and BWI).


TO APPLY: Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants may upload a letter of application on the UD careers page.  For full consideration, applicants should use the MathJobs system and submit the materials requested there. For additional information, please contact Dr. Eirini Kilikian (


SALARY AND BENEFITS: Compensation packages are highly competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The UD benefits package is one of the best in the nation.


EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:  The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found here.

Notice of Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
The University of Delaware does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment, educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

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