UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer, Department of Actuarial Science

Location
Pretoria, South Africa
Posted
18 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
31 Jan 2022
Ref
24394
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

FACULTY OF NATURAL AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT OF ACTUARIAL SCIENCE
LECTURER / SENIOR LECTURER (ONE POST)

In pursuit of the ideals of excellence and diversity, the University of Pretoria wishes to invite applications for the above vacancy.

The University of Pretoria's commitment to quality makes us one of the top research Universities in the country and gives us a competitive advantage in international science and technology development.

BACKGROUND:

The Department of Actuarial Science offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Actuarial Science through which exemptions are offered from the examinations of the Actuarial Society of South Africa for the A100, A200, A300 subjects and some of the F100 subjects. The Department collaborates with several departments including Economics, Statistics, Mathematics and Applied Mathematics and Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering as well as the UP Natural Hazard Centre on research projects related to finance, risk management, insurance and banking.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The incumbent will be responsible for:

  • Lecturing and participating in curriculum development at undergraduate and postgraduate level;
  • Participating in the undertaking and supervision of research projects;
  • Actively contributing towards research development and producing research output to attract research funding;
  • Participating in administrative duties within the Department.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Lecturer:

  • Master’s Degree;
  • At least three recent years’ post qualification experience;
  • Significant experience in the banking or insurance industries, or other financial risk specialisations;
  • Academic experience in actuarial teaching or research supervision;
  • Experience in the delivery of projects and participation in academic and/or professional networks, with the potential to attract research funding;
  • A Fellow Member of the Actuarial Society of South Africa (FASSA) or Fellow Members of other Actuarial Societies e.g. FFA, FIA, FIAA who are prepared to obtain a FASSA may also be considered.

Senior Lecturer:

  • Doctoral Degree or progress towards a Doctoral Degree;
  • At least five recent years’ actuarial post qualification experience;
  • Significant experience in the banking or insurance industries, or other financial risk specialisations;
  • Academic experience in actuarial teaching or research supervision;
  • Experience in the delivery of projects and participation in academic and/or professional networks, with the potential to attract research funding;
  • A Fellow Member of the Actuarial Society of South Africa (FASSA) or Fellow Members of other Actuarial Societies e.g. FFA, FIA, FIAA who are prepared to obtain a FASSA may also be considered.

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES (SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND BEHAVIOURAL ATTRIBUTES):

  • Technical actuarial subject knowledge;
  • Computer programming proficiency;
  • Positive interpersonal relationship skills;
  • Excellent communication skills.

The annual remuneration package will be commensurate with the incumbent’s level of appointment, as determined by UP policy guidelines. UP subscribes to the BESTMED and UMVUZO medical aid schemes and contributes 50% of the applicable monthly premium.

Applicants are requested to apply online at www.up.ac.za, and follow the link: Careers@UP.

In applying for these posts, please attach:

  • A comprehensive UP format CV;
  • Certified copies of qualifications;
  • Names, e-mail addresses and telephone details of three referees whom we have permission to contact;
  • Names and contact details of three peer reviewers (academic and research);
  • Teaching Portfolio;
  • Self-evaluation.

CLOSING DATE: 31 January 2022

No application will be considered after the closing date, or if it does not comply with at least the minimum requirements.

ENQUIRIES:

Mrs E Kühn, Tel: (012) 420 2810 or elsabe.kuhn@up.ac.za for application-related enquiries, and Prof Conrad Beyers, Tel: (012) 420 4419 or conrad.beyers@up.ac.za for enquiries relating to the post content.

Should you not hear from the University of Pretoria by ­­­­­­­­­­­­­31 March 2022, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful.

The University of Pretoria is committed to equality, employment equity and diversity.

In accordance with the Employment Equity Plan of the University and its Employment Equity goals and targets, preference may be given, but is not limited to candidates from under-represented designated groups.

All candidates who comply with the requirements for appointment are invited to apply. All candidates agree to undergo verification of personal credentials.

The University of Pretoria reserves the right to not fill the advertised positions.