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Dr. L.A.H. Warren Chair in Actuarial Science (Tenure-Track)

University of Manitoba

University of Manitoba
I.H. Asper School of Business Warren Centre for Actuarial Studies and Research
Dr. L.A.H. Warren Chair in Actuarial Science/Tenure-Track
Position Numbers 23773/23772

The Warren Centre for Actuarial Studies and Research is seeking qualified applicants for a tenure-track or tenured Assistant, Associate or Full Professor for the Dr. L.A.H. Warren Chair in Actuarial Science, I.H. Asper School of Business, University of Manitoba. The Warren Chair is an endowed Chair funded by both corporate and individual donors from the insurance and actuarial communities.

Applicants must possess a Ph.D. in actuarial science, statistics, or related field and have an exemplary teaching and research record in actuarial science, risk management, insurance, or related areas. Experience in the area of big data, predictive analytics and the broader area of actuarial science will be considered an asset. Applicants with a professional actuarial qualification (FCAS, FCIA, FSA) would be considered an asset. Salary is market competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience; rank will also be dependent on qualifications and experience. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2020, or sooner. The applicant should have a proven ability to develop an internationally recognized research program funded by government agencies and industry, excellent communication skills, and a strong commitment to teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The applicant will be expected to provide leadership, mentorship and strategic direction in actuarial science to the Warren Centre, the Asper School, actuarial and business community, and will also provide direction and contribute to raising the profile and visibility of the Warren Centre. The applicant will also be expected to supervise research at all levels, contribute to the development and evolution of courses and programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The University of Manitoba is located in Winnipeg, a cosmopolitan city with a population of 780,000. Winnipeg is a culturally diverse community and is known for its variety of accessible amenities, activities and events. The city has all the facilities of a major centre, but with the atmosphere of a smaller, friendlier city. It provides a high quality of life at modest expense and offers access to some of the most beautiful lake country and recreational facilities in North America.

The I. H. Asper School of Business is the principal business school in the province of Manitoba and is accredited by AACSB. The Asper School is a research intensive institution comprised of approximately 56 full-time faculty members publishing in leading academic journals and has approximately 1,600 undergraduate students, 130 MBA students, 35 MSc students, and 24 PhD students.

Located in the Warren Centre for Actuarial Studies and Research, the Actuarial program is offered jointly with the Department of Statistics. The program offers an undergraduate and MSc programs in Actuarial Mathematics and has several interdisciplinary Ph.D. students. This Actuarial Program is one of the oldest in North America with actuarial courses being offered since 1912. Over 700 graduates have become either Associates or Fellows of the Society of Actuaries, Casualty Actuarial Society, or Canadian Institute of Actuaries. Substantial research funding is provided for new faculty members. The Warren Centre has been recognized as a Centre of Actuarial Excellence by the Society of Actuaries since 2009, and accredited by the Canadian Institute of Actuaries under its University Accreditation Program since 2011.

Application materials should include: curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three references, a one-page statement of research interest, a one-page statement of teaching interests, and evidence of effective teaching if available (e.g. teaching ratings). A review of applications will begin on September 15th, 2019 but we will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. Please forward applications by email to Dallas Hull at dallas.hull@umanitoba.ca.

Please address your application materials to:

Zhenyu Wu, Ph.D.
Associate Dean Research and Graduate Research Programs
Canada Research Chair in Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance
I.H. Asper School of Business
University of Manitoba
318 Drake Centre
Winnipeg MB Canada R3T 5V4
Tel: (204)474-8425
Fax: (204)474-7545
Email: dallas.hull@umanitoba.ca

The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact U of M’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Facilitator, Valerie Williams at Valerie.williams@umanitoba.ca or 204-474-8371. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.