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Mathematical Sciences, Actuarial Science, Tenure-Track Faculty
Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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Date Posted 10/01/2019
Employment Type 1
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Number: 107410

Requisition Number: F497

Department: Mathematical Sciences

College: Basic and Applied Sciences

University Expectations

MTSU seeks candidates who are committed to innovative teaching, robust research/creative activity and meaningful service. We also seek to attract a culturally and academically diverse faculty who value working with a diverse student body.

Job Description

The College of Basic and Applied Sciences, Department of Mathematical Sciences invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position (#107410) in Actuarial Science at the rank of assistant/associate professor. The start date for the position is August 1, 2020.

In addition to establishing and maintaining an active research agenda, the successful applicant will teach courses in support of both the undergraduate and graduate programs in Actuarial Science and statistics, the doctoral program in Computational Science, and pursue research and professional involvement in actuarial science including directing both graduate and undergraduate student research. He/she will also assist the Director of Actuarial Sciences in program/curricula development and maintenance, in mentoring students (including international students), in establishing and maintaining relationships with practicing professionals, and in recruitment and in program assessment.

Required Education

Terminal degree in Actuarial Science, Mathematics, or Statistics; or an Actuarial-Science-related area by appointment date.

Other Desirable

Candidates who possess (or are near completion of) actuarial credentials from SOA or CAS, with ten or more years of professional experience and research publications will receive special consideration.

Salary and Benefits

Rank and salary commensurate with education and experience. Additionally, MTSU provides its employees with a comprehensive benefits package that includes the following:

  • Health, dental, vision and life insurance as well as several other optional benefit plans

  • Retirement savings programs that include your choice of two plans as well as three deferred compensation savings plans; mandatory 5% employee contribution

  • An Employee Assistance Program

  • Educational Assistance Programs

  • Sick leave

Job Open Date: 09/30/2019

Special Instructions to Applicants

In order to successfully apply, applicants are required to include a Cover Letter, their Curriculum Vitae, a statement of Teaching Philosophy, and their Research Statement at the time of online application submittal.

PLEASEREVIEW your application/document attachments closely as you certify and submit your application to the posting. Applicants who do not successfully attach all required documentation cannot be considered. Edits to application/documents already submitted are allowed PRIOR to the Job Review Date for Optimal Consideration but not beyond.

Application/documents received by the review date will receive full consideration; however, the posting remains open and applications MAY BE submitted/considered until the position is filled.

If you need assistance in applying or editing application/documents already submitted, please contact Faculty Recruitment Specialist at 615-898-5128.

If you have position specific questions, please contact Dr. Don Hong, Search Committee Chair at 615-904-8339 or

Additional Information

If selected for an on-campus interview, applicants should then request official transcripts (not issued to student) of all college degrees be sent directly to the academic department prior to the interview. In order to complete an employment agreement, official transcripts from each degree-granting institution must be provided. If transcripts are from a non-U.S. institution, it is the responsibility of the prospective faculty member to have the transcripts both translated into English and evaluated by an approved credential evaluation organization. Please use one of the organizations found on the list at this link when obtaining new credential evaluations:

Likewise, you will be required to provide names and contact information for three PROFESSIONAL recommendations (external to MTSU) during your application to the posting. If you are approved for the candidate pool, our online hiring system will then automatically generate solicitation for these letters using contact information you provided. The letters of recommendation must be professional (not personal) recommendations and should be returned via the link provided in the solicitation email. Letters must be current and specific to the job posting and may not be provided from a general dossier.

Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment will be required prior to employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU available at or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at (615) 898-2424.

MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Pre-Employment Information

MTSU is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you may be required to provide information about your criminal history in order to be considered for this position.

Job Type: Full Time

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Special Instructions to Recommendation Provider

Recommendation letters should be submitted via the uniquely assigned link and per the instructions included in the solicitation letter automatically generated if/when the recommendations are required. Generic letters stored on a third party site will not be accepted.

Letters should be addressed to:

Dr. Chris Stephens, Chair

Department of Mathematical Sciences

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