Georgia State University, Risk Management and Insurance

Position ID:GSU-RMI-TTAS [#23978, 02-055]
Position Title: Tenure Track Faculty Position in Actuarial Science
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Atlanta, Georgia 30303, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Actuarial Science
Appl Deadline:2023/06/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/12/09, finished 2023/04/24, listed until 2023/06/09)
Position Description:    

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


GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY invites applications for one or more full-time tenure-track faculty positions in actuarial science in the Department of Risk Management and Insurance at the Robinson College of Business. We are open to hiring at any level (assistant, associate, or full professor), but are primarily interested in applications from entry-level or untenured junior scholars. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2023. The salary level, benefits, and course load for this position are competitive.


Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent international degree from an accredited institution (in actuarial science, statistics, applied mathematics, economics, finance, or related fields) or have advanced to Ph.D. candidacy and will complete the doctoral degree within six months of the start date. Applicants at the assistant professor level should have the capability to publish in top actuarial, risk management, statistics/econometrics, economics, finance, and/or applied mathematics journals in the broad area of actuarial science. Applicants at more senior levels are expected to have established research records and have achieved national and international prominence, commensurate with the level of seniority. We are especially interested in candidates who are interested in carrying out research at the interface between data analytics, actuarial science, and risk management. An ideal candidate would conduct research using insurance data and/or analyze empirical insurance problems using cutting-edge quantitative methods (which could include machine learning or big data techniques). Candidates with an interest in actuarial science problems related to climate change, health insurance, novel insurance technology (InsurTech), and actuarial analytics are particularly welcome. Teaching requirements and research support are highly competitive with major research universities.

Applicants are required to hold an actuarial credential from any of the major professional actuarial societies or should be on track to obtain one soon after the appointment.


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, insurance economics, and 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; it is currently rated #4 in the U.S. News and World Report ranking of RMI programs. GSU ranks #2 in actuarial science research among all North American business schools (U. Nebraska – Lincoln rankings) and holds a Center of Actuarial Excellence designation from the Society of Actuaries. Our department is proud of its undergraduate programs in Risk Management and Insurance and in Actuarial Science, as well as its masters programs in Actuarial Science and in Quantitative Risk Analysis, and its Ph.D. program.

Georgia State University is an enterprising public research institution in Atlanta and a national leader in using innovation to drive student success and research growth. Enrolling and graduating one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation, Georgia State provides its world-class faculty and more than 50,000 students with unsurpassed research, teaching, and learning opportunities. In its 2022-2023 “Best Colleges” edition, U.S. News & World Report ranks GSU first among public universities for undergraduate teaching and the nation’s second most innovative university. Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business is one of the largest business schools in the Southeast with a mission “to prepare people from all backgrounds to lead, innovate, and achieve their potential to advance business and society.” The college has 12 academic units and offers two MBA programs, 15 master’s, three graduate certificates in innovation, two doctoral programs, 11 undergraduate majors, and a suite of signature programs, including WomenLead, its nationally recognized undergraduate leadership program. Robinson also has excellent relationships with the Atlanta business community through its insight (analytics) labs focusing on fintech, legal analytics, operations, and social media.

PROCESS Positions are contingent on budget approval. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. To apply, a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three recommendation letters, teaching evaluations if any, a statement of teaching philosophy, research statement, and sample publications should be uploaded to All materials must be submitted in Adobe PDF.

Contact Professor Liang Peng, 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, veteran 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.

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Georgia State University
P.O. Box 4036
Atlanta, GA 30302-4036