Georgia State University, Risk Management and Insurance

Position ID:GSU-RMI-RMIENDOWED [#15133, 21-052]
Position Title: Endowed Chair TT or NTT Faculty Position in Risk Management and Insurance
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Atlanta, Georgia 30303, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Economics
Risk Management and Insurance
Appl Deadline: (posted 2019/10/15, listed until 2020/04/30)
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 tenure-track or non-tenure track appointment at the Associate Professor or Full Professor level with research and teaching interests in Insurance Economics. The successful candidate will hold the Wholesale & Specialty Insurance Association (WSIA) Chair in Risk Management and Insurance. The appointment will begin Fall 2020 in the Department of Risk Management and Insurance in the Robinson College of Business.

For a tenure-track appointment, we seek candidates with a well-established research agenda focused on the empirical analysis of insurance markets. We are especially interested in candidates working on the empirical and quantitative analysis of empirical insurance problems using techniques such as structural estimation and employing cutting-edge quantitative methods. We are also interested in empirical researchers studying the legal and regulatory environment around risk and insurance. Candidates must have an extensive record of scholarly achievement consistent with their rank as evidenced by publications in the most prestigious journals in the field and impact on scholarly research. For a non-tenure track appointment, we seek candidates with an extensive record of teaching and pedagogical research if they are currently at academic institutions and/or relevant insurance industry experience if they are currently not at academic institutions.

In either case---that is, for a tenure-track or non-tenure track appointment--- a successful candidate would be expected to conduct research and teaching in risk related topics and to engage with executives in the WSIA and the wholesale, specialty and surplus lines insurance sectors. This engagement would include, but not be limited to: i. Working directly with the WSIA to develop an understanding of the challenges, opportunities, new technologies, and emerging issues facing the WSIA members; ii. Serving in an advisory capacity to the WSIA, coordinating continuing education opportunities, organizing initiatives, speaker series, and research relevant to WSIA.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants for a tenure-track appointment must have Ph.Ds in economics, finance, risk management, or a related discipline and an established record of publications in top-tier economics or finance journals as well as in top specialty journals devoted to insurance and risk management. Candidates for a non-tenure track appointment should have a terminal degree in a risk-related discipline along with relevant teaching and/or industry experience in insurance.

ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT: Georgia State University is a leading urban research university located in the heart of Atlanta, one of the largest and most diverse metropolitan areas in the southeastern United States. GSU is ranked as the #2 most innovative university in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. With more than 7,500 students and 200 faculty members, the Robinson College of Business is one of the largest and most diverse business schools in the country. 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). 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 quantitative risk analysis and management, actuarial science, and is actively involved in the interdisciplinary graduate program in data science and analytics. We also have an active PhD program. RMI faculty engage with colleagues in other units of the College and University and members of the business community in a variety of professional activities to form an involved community of scholars that make important contributions to business education and practice. RCB’s newly created Institute for Insight, which is focused on technology and data science, as well as other units such as Institute of Health Administration provide exciting collaborative opportunities. 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 As appropriate, applicants may also submit recommendation letters, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a statement of teaching philosophy, and copies of publications or working papers. 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, and also indicate whether you are applying for a tenure-track or non-tenure track position. Should you be recommended for a position, an offer of employment will be conditional on background verification.

You may contact Professor Ajay Subramanian, chair of the selection committee, at with any questions, but please 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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Further Info:
Georgia State University
P.O. Box 4036
Atlanta, GA 30302-4036

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