Georgia State University

Position ID:GSU-RMI [#9909, 19-022]
Position Title: Risk Management and Insurance TT Faculty Position
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Atlanta, Georgia 30302, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Risk Management and Insurance
Starting Date:2017/09/22
Appl Deadline:2018/01/01 finished (posted 2017/09/22, finished 2018/07/08, listed until 2018/01/01)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY: Robinson College of Business, Department of Risk Management & Insurance


GEORGIA STATE UNIVESITY invites applications for one tenure-track appointment with research and teaching interests in Insurance Economics. The appointment will begin Fall 2018 in the Department of Risk Management and Insurance in the Robinson College of Business.

We are especially interested in candidates who are well-versed in insurance markets and related institutions and conducting empirical research tackling important economic questions pertaining to insurance markets.

Rank is open; candidates for Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Full Professor positions are all encouraged to apply. Some candidates at the rank of Associate or Full Professor may also wish to be considered for the American Association of Managing General Agents (AAMGA) Distinguished Chair in Risk Management and Insurance; an endowed chair for scholars interested in also engaging with AAMGA members, and with executives in the wholesale excess and surplus lines insurance sectors. In addition to providing support for the chair holder, the AAMGA chair also supports our undergraduate insurance program. Applicants need not indicate interest in the AAMGA Distinguished Chair as part of their initial submission.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates for the Assistant Professor position should complete a Ph.D. by the time of appointment in economics, finance, risk management, or a related discipline. Further, candidates should have a strong capability to publish in top-tier economics or finance journals as well as in top specialty journals devoted to insurance and risk management. Candidates at the Associate or Full Professor level must have a record of scholarly achievement consistent with their rank. We are an interdisciplinary department that is in the first year of hiring faculty in the areas of actuarial Science and mathematical risk modeling as the first stage of a multi-year recruiting strategy to reshape the department to adapt to a changing environment. We are, therefore, particularly interested in candidates who are keen to exploit research and teaching synergies across these areas.

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 #5 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).

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, among others. The department has graduate programs in mathematical risk 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 letter of application, curriculum vitae, three recommendation letters, teaching evaluations if any, a statement of teaching philosophy, and copies of publications should be submitted to All materials should be provided in Adobe PDF. Please note in your cover email or letter that you are applying for the Insurance Economics position.

Contact Professor Stephen Shore, chairman of the selection committee, at with any questions. Do not send application materials to this e-mail address. 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:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
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Further Info:
PO Box 3989
Atlanta, GA 30302-3989

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