Georgia State University, Risk Management and Insurance

Position ID:GSU-RMI-AP [#18290, 21-108]
Position Title: GSU-CEAR/RMI-Academic Professional
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Atlanta, Georgia 30303, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Economics / 00 Default:Any Field
Risk Management and Insurance / Risk and Uncertainty
Appl Deadline:2021/08/31 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/03/11, listed until 2021/08/31)
Position Description:    

GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY: Robinson College of Business, The Center for the Economic Analysis of Risk in the Department of Risk Management and Insurance

Candidates are sought for appointment as an Academic Professional in The Center for the Economic Analysis of Risk (CEAR), located at Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business’ Department of Risk Management & Insurance, to assist the CEAR Director in research; lab, field and online experiments; grant writing; administration of sponsored projects, and the implementation of academic workshops. This position reports to the CEAR Director and will be an administrative and teaching position. This position will oversee the Center’s active research portfolio and sponsored projects. The candidate may also be invited to participate as a co-investigator or researcher on selective projects, although such participation is not a requirement of the position. This position will require the teaching of financial planning courses in the classroom and on-line. The candidate should therefore be well versed in financial planning, financial literacy, and related topics. JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have a relevant terminal degree, significant management and grant writing experience, and knowledge of the economics of risk. Knowledge of industries or agencies for which risk management expertise is critical would be desirable. Prior teaching experience is a plus, but not required.

The Appointment will begin Spring 2021.


The Center for the Economic Analysis of Risk (CEAR) at Georgia State University seeks to develop the topic of risk into a well-defined, inter-disciplinary area of study, research and policy. Risk is studied in many academic disciplines already, such as economics, finance, accounting, risk management and insurance, engineering, operations research, psychology, and public health departments. In some cases the tools are similar, but not always, and often the research questions and applications differ markedly across these fields. CEAR leverages the development of a dialogue between researchers and policy makers in these areas in an effort to arbitrage differences in knowledge across these areas. This activity ranges over fundamental and abstract topics, immediate policy and business issues, and two-way communication between academics and practitioners. The overarching goal is to foster rigor in the debate over policy towards risk.

ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT: The Department of Risk Management and Insurance at Georgia State University is one of the oldest and most influential risk management programs in the U.S., and has a distinguished history of serving students, alumni, and the risk management profession for more than 60 years. We are currently rated #4 in the U.S. News and World Report ranking of RMI programs; we hold a Center of Actuarial Excellence designation from the Society of Actuaries; and we are an Accredited Risk Program according to the Professional Risk Management International Association (PRMIA). Georgia State University is located in the heart of Atlanta, one of the largest and most diverse metropolitan areas in the southeastern United States. The mission of the department is to better understand how risks faced by individuals, institutions, and societies can be more accurately measured and more efficiently managed. Faculty members have risk-related research interests including behavioral economics, experimental methods, actuarial science, mathematical finance, econometrics, household finance, corporate decision making, legal risk and insurance economics. The department has graduate programs in quantitative risk analysis and management, actuarial science, and is actively involved in the interdisciplinary graduate program in analytics. We also have an active PhD program.

The salary level and course load are competitive.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Positions are contingent on budget approval. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, a cover letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact details of three references should be submitted to All materials should be provided in Adobe PDF. Please note in your cover letter that you are applying for the CEAR Academic Professional position. Should you be recommended for a position, an offer of employment will be conditional on background verification. You may contact CEAR Director Glenn Harrison, chair of the selection committee, at with any questions. Please do not send application materials to this e-mail address. The successful applicant will join a department of faculty and staff who are committed to innovative teaching; diverse, equitable, and inclusive excellence; and interdisciplinary collaboration.

Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veterans status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
Georgia State University
P.O. Box 4036
Atlanta, GA 30302-4036

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