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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now(opens in a new window) Job no: 271035-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time, Onsite
Location: Madison
Categories: Faculty

Job Summary:

The Risk and Insurance Department in the Wisconsin School of Business at the University of Wisconsin, Madison seeks a tenure-track assistant professor to join our vibrant and cross-disciplinary department. We are looking for scholars whose research and teaching can help shape how business and society assess, manage and finance risk. We are open to a wide range of research agendas and methodological approaches within the field of risk and insurance. The ideal candidate will have a background and teaching interest suitable to teach managerial economics at the MBA level in addition to the possibility of other teaching within the field of risk and insurance. Applicants will be expected to create and maintain a strong program of research, provide classroom and individual instruction for undergraduate and graduate degree-seeking students, and contribute to the intellectual and academic life of the department. University and professional service will be expected as appropriate.

The Risk and Insurance Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is one of the oldest such programs in the country, dating back to the 1930s. Our faculty come from a range of fields, including economics, risk management and insurance, actuarial science, and statistics. We offer undergraduate majors in actuarial science and risk management and insurance, which are both consistently ranked among the best in the world. Our faculty also teach and play important roles in the school's business analytics programs, including the rapidly expanding Masters of Science in Business Analytics program, as well as the school's Full-time and Professional MBA programs. We are also proud to be part of a great university with excellent resources available to both faculty and students. Our faculty in particular have strong connections and collaborations with faculty throughout campus in departments such as economics, public policy, population health and statistics. The Wisconsin School of Business is growing and thriving and we offer competitive salaries. Madison, Wisconsin is a lively and wonderful place to live with a beautiful university campus on the shores of Lake Mendota. Come and join us!


- Create and maintain a strong program of research.
- Teach graduate and undergraduate level courses in the Wisconsin School of Business.
- Provide classroom and individual instruction for graduate and undergraduate degree-seeking students.
- Contribute to the intellectual and academic life of the department. University and community service will be expected as appropriate.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion



Ph.D. in economics, risk management and insurance, or a related field is required by start date.


Candidates with new or anticipated Ph.D. degrees will have research under way that is likely to result in one or more publications in top tier journals and will have presentation skills that suggest future excellence in teaching.

Well qualified applicants will have demonstrated a program of high quality research with potential for publication in top tier journals, and will have demonstrated excellence in teaching.

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:


Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 21, 2023


ACADEMIC (9 months)

Additional Information:

Diversity and inclusion are primary values for the Wisconsin School of Business and are integral to achieving our strategic goals. We seek candidates with an awareness of and commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion across all spectrums. Our school is committed to continuously increasing the cultural competence of its staff and faculty members through school-wide forums and professional development opportunities.

How to Apply:

Please complete the online application. You will be asked to submit the following documents:
1.Cover letter
2.Detailed curriculum vitae that includes a complete list of publications
3.One document containing a research statement, teaching statement, and at least one research paper (job market paper)

You will also be asked for names and contact information of three references. References will be contacted via email and asked to upload their letters of recommendation.

All materials must be submitted electronically in pdf format.

The deadline for assuring full consideration is December 27th, 2022. However, the position will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.


Tianwei Miller
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.

Official Title:

Assistant Professor(FA040)



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  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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