Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor/Professor in Actuarial Studies

Location
Sydney, Australia
Posted
27 Aug 2019
End of advertisement period
27 Sep 2019
Ref
506513
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
  • Salary Package: Lecturer, Level B ($103,914 - $122,947), Senior Lecturer, Level C ($126,879 - $145,912), Associate Professor, Level D ($152,378 – $167,607), Professor Level E ($186809 – $195,640) plus 17% employer’s superannuation, annual leave loading and the opportunity for a salary loading
  • Appointment Type: Full-time, continuing
  • Location: Macquarie University (North Ryde)

The Role

We seek a highly qualified academic with scholarly expertise in the area of actuarial studies.

To be successful in the roles you will make a strong contribution to research and to teaching at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. You may also proactively contribute to the efforts of the Department to enhance its reputation with external audiences.

About Us

At the Macquarie Business School, we are a highly engaged business school, applying our knowledge to make a positive impact on our stakeholders. Working with our corporate partners, students and alumni, we create and share research that addresses business and societal challenges. We attract independent thinkers from all corners of the globe and draw on our international connections to improve the lives of communities worldwide. Our courses are recognised by key industry bodies.

Macquarie University has been a leading provider of actuarial education for over 50 years. As the first university to be accredited with a professional actuarial body in the world, we have consistently delivered a first-class experience to our students. You have the opportunity to apply to join with us as we further develop our programs. In addition to being accredited with the Actuaries Institute, the Department is also recognised as a Centre of Actuarial Excellence by the Society of Actuaries.

We have a large group of actuarially qualified staff who work to produce world class research which is at the forefront of the discipline. We have expertise in a range of endeavours from applied through to the more theoretical. Staff are given wonderful support for their research endeavour through a generous program of financial assistance. Being a member of a large department, you will have a very fair teaching load that enables you to teach the courses you do teach to the best of your ability and to find the time needed to engage fully with your research.

To Apply

To be considered for this position, please apply online by submitting the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the relevant selection criteria below for the level at which you are applying; and
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV);

Selection Criteria

Level B – Lecturer

  • A PhD (or near completion of a PhD) in actuarial studies or a related field;
  • Potential to develop a record of published research in actuarial studies or a related field;
  • A research agenda which provides scope for attracting funds from external funding bodies;
  • Engagement, or a plan for engagement, with the wider community in order to further enhance teaching and or research outcomes;
  • Evidence of an interest to develop skills in teaching in actuarial studies;
  • An ability to develop new approaches to teaching in actuarial studies including online and digital approaches to the delivery of coursework programs;
  • An ability and enthusiasm to work as a team player in the delivery of administrative tasks related to the work of the Department;
  • Completion of actuarial professional exams to Associate level or higher is desirable but not essential for the right candidate.

Level C – Senior Lecturer

  • A PhD in actuarial studies or a related field;
  • A strong record of research in actuarial studies or a related field;
  • A research agenda which provides scope for attracting funds from external funding bodies;
  • Engagement, or a plan for engagement, with the wider community in order to further enhance teaching and or research outcomes;
  • A record of high-quality teaching in actuarial studies;
  • An ability to develop new approaches to teaching in actuarial studies including online and digital approaches to the delivery of coursework programs;
  • Evidence of work as a team player in the delivery of administrative tasks related to the delivery of the actuarial studies programs and research endeavour;
  • Completion of actuarial professional exams to Associate level or higher is desirable but not essential for the right candidate.

Level D – Associate Professor

  • A PhD in actuarial studies or a related field;
  • A very strong track record of research in actuarial studies or a related field with a developing international reputation;
  • Demonstrated ability to attract funds to support research;
  • A demonstrated record of engagement with the wider community in order to derive benefits for teaching and/or research outcomes;
  • A record of high-quality teaching in actuarial studies;
  • Evidence of leadership in course development and/or teaching innovation in actuarial studies;
  • Experience with online or alternative modes of delivery of teaching;
  • Capacity to take on a leadership role in the Department - for example as program director or as a research director;
  • Capacity to mentor colleagues, higher degree research students and coursework program students in actuarial studies and related fields;
  • Completion of actuarial professional exams to Associate level or higher is desirable but not essential for the right candidate.

Level E – Professor

  • A PhD in actuarial studies or a related field;
  • An excellent track record of research in actuarial studies or a related field with a distinguished international reputation;
  • Demonstrated ability to attract funds to support research;
  • A demonstrated record of engagement with the wider community in order to derive benefits for teaching and/or research outcomes;
  • A record of high-quality teaching in actuarial studies;
  • Experience with online or alternative modes of delivery of teaching;
  • An excellent record of leadership in course development and/or teaching innovation in actuarial studies;
  • Evidence of leadership in the delivery of actuarial programs and/or actuarial research;
  • Capacity to mentor colleagues, higher degree research students and coursework program students in actuarial studies and related fields;
  • Completion of actuarial professional exams to Associate level or higher is desirable but not essential for the right candidate.

Specific Role Enquiries: Professor David Pitt, Head of Department on david.pitt@mq.edu.au

General Recruitment Enquiries: Alex Righton, Human Resources on  alexander.righton@mq.edu.au

Applications Close: 27 September 2019 at 11:55 pm (AEST)

Macquarie University is committed to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. We value individual difference and recognise the strength of a vibrant, diverse and inclusive workforce where the backgrounds, perspectives and experiences of our staff are a driving force for collaboration, innovation and impact.

We work to ensure genuine equality of opportunity for people regardless of their gender, age, cultural background, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and/or family status, and we encourage you to apply for a position at Macquarie University.