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Limited-Term Position in Actuarial Science

Western University

The Department of Statistical and Actuarial Sciences, School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences in the Faculty of Science at Western University is pleased to announce a search for a five-year limited-term position in Actuarial Science. The rank and salary will be commensurate with the successful applicant’s qualifications and experience. The minimal degree requirement is a B.Sc. in Actuarial Science. Candidates will be considered for the rank of Assistant Professor if they hold a Ph.D. in Actuarial Science. The anticipated start date is August 1, 2020.

The successful candidate must have attained the designation of Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (CIA). An additional designation either of an Associate or of a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (SOA) is recommended. Actuarial/insurance experience in the industry and existing collaborations or interest in collaborations with industrial partners are a desirable asset. A professional designation such as Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) is a valuable addition. The successful candidate will provide leadership in the department’s Actuarial Science undergraduate program. This position was created in support of the teaching mission of the Department of Statistical and Actuarial Sciences. Duties are divided between Teaching (80%) and Service (20%) activities. Teaching duties will include up to 4.0 full course equivalents, primarily at the undergraduate level, and may include some graduate course instruction. Teaching duties will also include the development and delivery of online curriculum. Service duties will include support for the administrative coordination of core Actuarial courses and Departmental committee duties as assigned.

The Department is an accredited university under the CIA’s University Accreditation Program and is an SOA-recognized Centre of Actuarial Excellence. The position thus requires a demonstrated commitment to high-quality undergraduate teaching and ability to develop timely and innovative courses. In addition to possessing excellent communication skills, the successful candidate must have a record of leadership.

The Department of Statistical and Actuarial Sciences (http://www.uwo.ca/stats) offers an exceptional environment for interdisciplinary research, teaching, and training in statistics and its applications. It has some 325 undergraduate students and about 60 graduate students pursuing degree programs in actuarial science, financial modelling, and statistics; and supported by 22 faculty members. The Department is actively involved in a collaborative professional program, the Western Master of Financial Economics (MFE), jointly offered with the Department of Economics, the Faculty of Law, and the Ivey Business School. It recently introduced an undergraduate program in Data Science and a professional graduate program in Data Analytics.

The Department is one of the three independent departments together with a research unit constituting the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences. The School’s vision is to make Western the place to be for study and research in Applied Mathematics, Mathematics, and the Statistical and Actuarial Sciences in the 21st century.

With annual research funding exceeding $220 million, and an international reputation for success, Western ranks as one of Canada's top research-intensive universities. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application. Western also provides an exceptional employment experience, offering competitive salaries, a wide range of employment opportunities and one of Canada's most beautiful campuses. To learn more about Western and its resources for new faculty, please visit:
http://www.uwo.ca/about/work.html and
http://uwo.ca/facultyrelations/recruitment_retention/index.html

Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, one-page teaching statement, one-page statement listing experience or interest in professional and/or leadership programs, and contact details of at least three referees to the address below:

Dr. Kristina Sendova, Chair
Department of Statistical and Actuarial Sciences
The University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario N6A 5B7, Canada.
Email: ksendova@stats.uwo.ca

Please ensure that the form available at: http://www.uwo.ca/facultyrelations/faculty/Application-FullTime-Faculty-Position Form.pdf is completed and included in your application submission.

Consideration of applications will begin on July 19, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

This position is subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Artie Harricharran at aharric3@uwo.ca.