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Visiting Faculty Position (VAP) - Financial Math/Actuarial Science

Recruitment Period

Open date: October 31st, 2018
Last review date: Saturday, Dec 1, 2018 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Thursday, Oct 31, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


** Applicants should apply only through MathJobs**

The Department of Statistics and Applied Probability at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for Visiting Assistant Professor faculty positions in Financial Mathematics/Actuarial Science for the 2019-2020 academic year (with the possibility of renewal up to 3 years), with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2019. Candidates whose research interests engage with faculty in the Center for Financial Mathematics and Actuarial Research ( are particularly encouraged to apply.

The Department comprises 15 permanent faculty members, as well as more than half a dozen visitors and postdocs. Our vibrant research atmosphere is driven by CFMAR as well as interdisciplinary research groups in Data Science and Statistics. A full year Visiting Assistant Professor appointment carries a teaching load of 5 one-quarter courses per year. Departmental teaching includes upper-division undergraduate courses in probability, stochastic processes, actuarial science and mathematical finance. Subject to budgetary approval, some positions will carry a reduced teaching load.

Applicants must have completed all requirements for a PhD (or equivalent) except the dissertation at the time of application and should have completed their PhD (or equivalent) by the time of appointment. Successful applicants will demonstrate or show strong promise for undergraduate teaching, collaborative research and synergies with UCSB Statistics and Applied Probability faculty. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service as appropriate to the position.

Applicants should apply ONLY through Mathjobs:

Applications should be submitted electronically, and must include:
• Cover letter
• Curriculum vitae
• Statement of research
• Statement of teaching
• Applicants will need to arrange for exactly 3 references to submit letters of recommendation on their behalf via Mathjobs. At least one letter should describe teaching accomplishments.

Applications received by December 1, 2018 will be given priority consideration, but the position will remain open until filled.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job location

Santa Barbara, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)