Assistant Professor - Mathematics and Statistics

Bowling Green State University

Bowling Green, OH

ID: 7190509
Posted: November 1, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Assistant Professor (full-time, 9-month, tenure-track) in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. A focus of this position is Actuarial Science.

Information about Program and College
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is located within the College of Arts and Sciences. The College strives to foster and sustain an engaging culture of discovery, creativity, teaching, learning, and collaboration, enriched by a diversity of experiences and perspectives. We are especially interested in recruiting candidates who can contribute, through their teaching, scholarly/creative work, and/or service, to our efforts to meet the challenge of achieving inclusive excellence in our academic community. The College takes a cohort-based approach to faculty success, providing resources and support within the Dean’s Office and through collaboration with Arts and Sciences departments and schools, leadership teams in other colleges, and university-serving partners such as the Center for Faculty Excellence. Through these connections, we are developing comprehensive programming that supports the professional growth and advancement of faculty across all disciplines, ranks, and career stages. We value and practice shared governance and are committed to maintaining a vibrant and equitable working environment.

The Department enjoys a nationally ranked doctoral program that offers a full range of graduate programs including two doctoral degree programs (PhD in Mathematics and PhD in Statistics) and undergraduate major specializations in actuarial science, statistics, data science, pure math, and applied math. Actuarial science is the largest of the undergraduate specializations, and many graduate students take graduate-level courses in actuarial science. In addition, the Department participates in the recently established interdisciplinary PhD and MS programs in Data Science. The Department has 29 full-time faculty members, more than 70 graduate students and about 100 undergraduate majors. The faculty are committed to excellence in teaching, research and service. For more information, visit the department web site:

As a public university for the public good, Bowling Green State University is a comprehensive, high research university located in northwestern Ohio committed to driving economic and cultural vitality in the region and beyond. Through innovative teaching, research and creative activities, BGSU fosters a collaborative and inclusive learning community where inspired ideas, knowledge and achievements support the region, state and nation. Supporting student success and outcomes, more than 760 talented and passionate faculty members teach across all majors, with nearly 80% holding terminal degrees in their field. BGSU offers more than 200 undergraduate majors and programs, 17 doctoral programs, 57 master’s programs and a significant number of certificate programs.

Guided by Forward, the BGSU strategic plan, the University’s research and creative activities have resulted in a significant increase in extramural funding over the past several years. Committed to meeting workforce needs, BGSU is investing in in-demand academic programs. The University recently established a School of Nursing, School of Physical Therapy, School of Engineering, School of the Built Environment and School of Aviation. As a national leader in innovative partnerships, BGSU provides comprehensive and connected opportunities for its learning community in and out of the classroom. The University established the first-of-its-kind Resort and Attraction Management (RAAM) program in collaboration with Cedar Fair. BGSU also has strategic partnerships in advanced manufacturing, aviation, forensic science and engineering fields.

For the fourth year in a row, The Wall Street Journal ranks BGSU as the No. 1 public university in the Midwest that students would choose again. BGSU also holds the Wall Street Journal distinction of being the No. 1 university in Ohio – public or private – for student experience.

Essential Functions
• Teach courses in Actuarial Science and other courses in statistics or mathematics as needed using inclusive pedagogies and courses designed with a student learning focus.
• Maintain and further develop a coherent research agenda that leads to publications in leading journals in Actuarial Science, Mathematics or Statistics; actively seek external research funding; interact with faculty and students to maintain strengths of the programs.
• Champion the undergraduate major in Actuarial Science by recruiting and advising students, supervising co-curricular activities, and recommending how endowed funds targeted for actuarial science are used.
• Collaborate with the Insurance and Risk Management program in the College of Business.
• Provide service to the department, college, and university, as well as to the profession at the state, national or international level.

Minimum Qualifications
• Doctoral degree in Actuarial Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or related field (e.g., Data Science, Insurance and Risk Management). ABDs are eligible to apply, but all requirements for the doctoral degree must be met by the start of employment (August 2024).
• Teaching experience as a TA.
• Demonstrated scholarly work in Actuarial Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or related area (e.g., Data Science, Insurance and Risk Management) such as doctoral dissertation or research presentations at national or international conferences.

Preferred Qualifications
• Experience teaching Actuarial Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or Business Analytics, as the instructor of record
• Demonstrated research productivity through one or more publications in peer-reviewed journals or book chapters in Actuarial Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or in a closely related area (e.g., Data Science, Insurance and Risk Management).
• Experience seeking external research funding.

Additional Information
Application Materials Required
- Cover letter
- Curriculum vitae
- Statement of research interests that includes experience to date and describes goals for the future
- Statement of teaching experience that demonstrates use of inclusive pedagogy or course design with a student learning focus by providing a sample course syllabus and assignments. Syllabus and assignments may be from a course already taught or wish to teach
- Names and contact information of three professional references

Unofficial transcripts of highest degree earned are required for candidates invited for in-person interviews.

Finalist will be required to submit official transcripts.

BGSU policy requires finalist to authorize and pass a background check prior to receiving an offer of employment.

Application Deadline
The search committee will review applications until the position is filled; however, for best consideration, applications should be provided by 12/15/2023.

Salary & Benefits
Competitive and commensurate with candidate’s experience and credentials. Full benefits package available.