The University of Manitoba I.H. Asper School of Business Warren Centre for Actuarial Studies and Research Position #: 24509 Start date: July 1, 2018 Closing date: December 31, 2017
Applications are invited for a tenure-track position in the Warren Centre for Actuarial Studies and Research in the I.H. Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment start date is July 1, 2018, or soon thereafter. The budget for this position has been approved with position number 24509.
The Warren Centre offers undergraduate programs leading to either a B.Comm. (Hons) or a B.Sc. (Hons) degree and an MSc program in Actuarial Mathematics. In addition, the Centre has several interdisciplinary PhD students. The University of Manitoba is one of the oldest centres of actuarial education 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. 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.
Applicants must possess a PhD or near completion of a PhD in actuarial science, statistics, or related field. Candidates must have a demonstrated interest and experience with actuarial education and research. While teaching experience is not required, we are seeking candidates who are enthusiastic about teaching talented undergraduates and graduates and helping them prepare for actuarial careers. Preference will be given to applicants (or those who are advanced towards) actuarial credential from SOA, CAS, or CIA. The individual selected 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, and assist with the actuarial accreditation, as needed. Substantial research funding is provided for new faculty members. Salary is market competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
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.
Established in 1877, the University of Manitoba is a large and dynamic institution of higher education and boasts a community of approximately 29,000 students, 3,800 academic staff, and 4,600 non-academic staff. The I. H. Asper School of Business is the principal business school in the province of Manitoba and is accredited by AACSB. The School offers undergraduate, MBA, MSc and PhD degrees. 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.
The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
Application materials should include: cover letter, curriculum vitae, names and contact information of three references, a one-page statement of research interests, a one-page statement of teaching interests, and evidence of effective teaching if available (e.g., teaching ratings). If you wish to be considered for an interview, please send your application package by December 31, 2017. A review of applications will begin on January 1, 2018, but we will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. Please forward your application by email to Jasmine Brar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please address your application materials to: Dr. Zhenyu Wu, Search Committee Chair Associate Dean Research and Graduate Research Programs I.H. Asper School of Business Room 318 Drake Centre University of Manitoba Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3T 5V4
Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitas may be provided to participating members of the search process.