Lecturer in Discipline Positions Starting Fall 2018

The School of Professional Studies (SPS) at Columbia University invites applications for appointments in its Actuarial Science Program, which is administered jointly with Columbia’s Department of Statistics. The positions may be filled at any rank from lecturer in discipline to senior lecturer in discipline and are effective July 1, 2018. These are full-time, non-tenure-track appointments with multi-year renewal contingent on successful reviews.


Candidates at the rank of Senior Lecturer in Discipline are expected to have substantial experience and accomplishments, and a superlative record of teaching as a lecturer, and documented evidence of pedagogical excellence in carrying out administrative or other department responsibilities.


Candidates at the rank of Lecturer in Discipline are expected to have teaching experience, documented evidence of pedagogical excellence, and evidence of professional growth and activity in the given field.


Candidates must have a degree in actuarial science or a related field, preferably post-graduate, and must demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching at the graduate level. Applicants with an earned PhD in actuarial science or statistics and professional actuarial credentials are especially encouraged to apply. Duties include teaching, advising and curriculum design. Other duties include: program development; student mentoring, and in particular, providing academic and career advice to students as they transition to practicing actuaries; and participation in the vision and direction of the actuarial science program. 

The Actuarial Science program seeks individuals with a vibrant portfolio of academic study, experience and publications in one or more of the following disciplines as they relate to actuarial science: 

·       Life insurance 

·       Health insurance 

·       Pensions and retirement systems 

·       Property and Casualty insurance 

·       Reinsurance 


Review of applications begins on January 15, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.


All applications must be submitted through Columbia's online Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS) at https://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=65243.


Inquiries may be made to the Faculty Affairs department at spsfacultyaffairs@columbia.edu.


Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.