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University of Calgary

Tenure–track position in Actuarial Science – University of Calgary

Assistant Professor In Actuarial Science

The University of Calgary invites applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, beginning July 1, 2007. The starting date may be negotiated. The Department is seeking an outstanding candidate with a Ph.D. in an area of the mathematical or statistical sciences, and with research and teaching interests in Actuarial Science or a closely related area in Statistics.

Duties include undergraduate and graduate teaching in actuarial science and statistics, and the development of an independent research program.

This position is in support of actuarial science instruction and research, so a candidate's expertise in actuarial science and/or related statistical areas of activity is essential.

The ideal candidate will either have a professional actuarial qualification or be working actively towards accreditation in the Society of Actuaries or Casualty Actuarial Society. The ideal candidate will also have a proven ability for research, good communication skills, and demonstrated quality teaching ability at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Candidates with an interest in all areas of actuarial science are welcomed. Exceptional candidates in other fields are also encouraged to apply, as discussed above. However, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Calgary respects, appreciates, and encourages diversity.

The actuarial science program at the University of Calgary is one of the largest in Western Canada. Within the department, actuarial researchers have opportunities for collaboration with fellow researchers in actuarial science, statistics, and mathematical finance, and with researchers in finance, insurance, and risk management in the Haskayne School of Business.

The closing date is December 1, 2006, but applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.

Please submit curriculum vitae together with a description of Research Expertise and a short statement about Teaching Philosophy. Applicants should provide at least three letters of recommendation. At least one of these letters should report on the candidate's teaching abilities. These documents should be addressed to:

  • Actuarial Science Search Committee
  • Department of Mathematics and Statistics
  • University of Calgary
  • 2500 University Drive NW
  • Calgary, Alberta, T2N lN4

The department web page is Further information concerning this advertisement is available from Professor David Scollnik, on telephone 403.220.7677, or email: