Georgia State University, Risk Management and Insurance

Position ID:GSU-RMI-APRMI [#22009, 23-096]
Position Title: Academic Professional-Director of External Relations & Recruiting
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Atlanta, Georgia 30303, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Law / Business Law
Risk Management and Insurance
Appl Deadline:2022/11/30 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/06/30, finished 2022/11/29, listed until 2022/12/30)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

Department of Risk Management and Insurance J. Mack Robinson College of Business GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY

Candidates are sought for appointment as an Academic Professional in Robinson’s nationally ranked Department of Risk Management and Insurance to assist the Department Chair as Director of External Relations and Recruiting (DER) for the Department. This position will report to the Chair and will oversee the many outreach initiatives of the Department. The Director of External Relations and Recruiting (DER) will engage with prospective RMI students to build the pipeline of future students (e.g., presentations to classes, student groups, and other student-facing events). The DER will connect RMI students with industry partners through curricular and co-curricular opportunities (e.g., schedule industry speakers, manage student involvement in case competitions, conferences, and events) as well as internships and full-time employment. The DER will also prospect, develop, manage, and grow revenue-generating relationships between RMI and industry partners (e.g., "Sprints", sponsored research, sponsored case competitions, executive education).

JOB QUALIFICATIONS This is an ideal opportunity for someone with an interest in pursuing teaching related to risk management, insurance, and/or legal studies alongside engagement with students outside the classroom and with partners from the insurance industry. Candidates must have a relevant terminal degree, significant management and business development experience within one or more of the industries for which risk management and/or insurance expertise is a critical capability, and successful teaching experience. THE ENVIRONMENT The mission of the Department of Risk Management and Insurance at Georgia State University 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, among others. The department 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. The department enjoys strong support from, and collaboration with, industry partners in risk-related industries in the Atlanta area, nationally, and internationally, and is committed to exploring the role of data analysis and new technology in shaping the pricing, processes, and products in risk-related markets in its research and teaching.

The Department of Risk Management and Insurance offers undergraduate degrees in Actuarial Science as well as Risk Management and Insurance; masters degrees in Actuarial Science as well as Quantitative Risk Analysis and Management (QRAM); and, a Ph.D. program. We are currently ranked #4 in the U.S. News and World Report ranking of RMI programs and ranked #2 in actuarial science research among all North American business schools. The department is the home for the Center for the Economic Analysis of Risk (CEAR).

GSU is a leading urban research university located in the heart of Atlanta, home to 16 Fortune 500 companies. As the largest university in Georgia with nearly 54,000 students, GSU has earned national and international recognition for its data-oriented approach to student support, retention, and success. In their 2022 rankings, U.S. News & World Report ranked GSU #1 in providing the best undergraduate teaching among public universities and #2 in most innovative university in the nation. The university continues to lead the nation in graduating economically and racially diverse students on-time and at a reasonable cost.

With more than 8,000 students and 170 faculty members, the Robinson College of Business is among the ten largest accredited business schools in the United States. Its size and legacy of excellence make Robinson one of the most influential business schools in the country. With fifty-six percent of our undergraduate students from under-represented minorities, Robinson’s student body is also one of the most diverse in the country.

FURTHER INFORMATION AND APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applicants should apply online at and include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, any evidence of teaching effectiveness, three recommendation letters and any other supporting documents, if any. Please note in your cover email or letter that you are applying for the Director of External Relations Academic Professional position. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Questions related to the position should be sent to John Thielman, chair of the search committee, at (but please do not send application materials to this e-mail address). The position is contingent upon final budget approval by the university. 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. As a campus with a diverse student body, we encourage applications from women, minorities, and individuals with a history of mentoring students from under-represented groups.

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