College of Business: Director, Office of Risk Management and Insurance Research (F1700050)

Director, Office of Risk Management and Insurance Research
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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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The Department of Finance at Illinois is a world leader in research, teaching and public engagement. We serve the state, the nation, and the world by creating knowledge, preparing students for lives of impact, and addressing critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge. We are interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the Illinois community. The Department invites applicants for the position of Director, Office of Risk Management and Insurance Research.


Provide instruction in the areas of risk management and insurance and oversee all administrative aspects of the Office of Risk Management and Insurance Research (ORMIR). Set strategic direction with input from key academic and professional stakeholders; develop and lead marketing strategy. Support curriculum design and professional education programs in collaboration with department/college partners; collaborate with other units across Urbana-Champaign campus in promoting risk management research and educational programs. Serve as conduit between industry leaders and academics so as to identify key research areas that address critical issues in the risk management and insurance fields.


Candidates must possess a Master's degree at minimum, and have a combination of academic and professional work experience in the area of risk management and insurance or related fields. Minimum of ten years of progressively more responsible positions as a risk management executive is preferred. Excellent communication and writing ability, as well as strong computer and analytical skills, are vital. The Director must be able to interact effectively with academics, corporate executives, government officials, university staff, and individuals of diverse backgrounds. Good organizational skills and ability to follow through on projects are essential. Must be able to solve problems, often in an ambiguous environment. Ability to handle multiple tasks with constant interruptions is essential. Accuracy and attention to detail are necessary. Adaptability to a changing environment essential.


Commensurate with rank and experience.


Non-tenure track, Specialized faculty title, dependent on qualifications; full-time (9-month) position


ASAP after close date (negotiable)


For full consideration please create your candidate profile at and select the position for which you are applying, then upload all required documents, including cover letter, c.v., contact information for three professional references, and a one-page statement explaining how you would execute the vision of this research center, no later than August 1, 2017. Interviews and inquiries may take place prior to the close date. Applications will not be accepted via mail or email.

For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact Mary Barker at 217-333-5807 or . You may also visit for additional information about the Department and courses.

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College Name or Administrative Unit: College of Business
Category: Faculty and Other Academic
Title: College of Business: Director, Office of Risk Management and Insurance Research (F1700050)
Open Date: 05/04/2017
Organization Name: Finance