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Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Actuarial Science

Swansea University - College of Science

Location: Swansea
Salary: See advert text
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 21st September 2021
Closes: 21st October 2021
Job Ref: AC04807

Job Number: AC04807

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing Date: 21-10-2021

Salary - Senior Lecturer: £42,149 - £50,296 per annum together with USS pension benefits or Salary - Associate Professor: £51,799 - £60,022 per annum together with USS pension benefits

Hours: 35 per week

Location: Bay Campus, Swansea

Please note that there is one position available and either a Senior Lecturer or Associate Professor will be appointed.  When applying please specify which role (the Senior Lecture or Associate Professor) and which academic pathway you are applying for:

  1. Enhanced Research
  2. Innovation & Engagement
  3. Teaching

The Faculty of Science and Engineering is seeking to appoint a motivated individual to lead the further development of our Actuarial Science programmes and module portfolios, which are based in the Department of Mathematics.

This is an exciting opportunity to join an ambitious and highly regarded UK Department of Mathematics, located on a beautiful beachfront campus in the city of Swansea. Our stimulating, multidisciplinary environment enables and inspires excellence.

A wide spectrum of topics in Pure and Applied Mathematics are taught by the Department, reflecting and complementing its internationally leading research in Algebra, Geometry and Topology, Biomathematics, Computational Mathematics, Partial Differential Equations, and Stochastic Analysis and Probability. In addition to its range of Mathematics degrees, the Department also offers programmes in collaboration with other disciplines, including in Actuarial Science and a new Mathematics and Computer Science degree, and contributes to the teaching of Mathematics across the Faculty.   

Our BSc in Actuarial Science degree is accredited by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA), with graduates able to obtain up to six exemptions from IFoA professional examinations. A new postgraduate MSc in Actuarial Science has also recently been launched.

The successful candidate will

  1. Act as Programme Director for the BSc and MSc Actuarial Science programmes, leading their management and delivery. These programmes are delivered through a collaboration between the Department of Mathematics and the School of Management.
  2. Maintain the alignment between modules and the IFoA Core Principles syllabus.
  3. Act as the conduit between the Department of Mathematics and the IFoA and be responsible for all issues pertaining to accreditation, exemptions and reporting.
  4. Engage with the professional community and lead the promotion of the ‘Year in Industry’ variant of the BSc Actuarial Science programme.

We welcome candidates with experience in Actuarial Science in the Higher Education sector or the actuarial profession.  We aim to recruit a colleague with standing as a Fellow/Associate of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) with strength in either the academic or commercial environments. 

Person Specification

  • A PhD in a relevant subject area or a degree and relevant professional experience or qualification.
  • Recognised teaching qualification that would lead to Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) or a commitment to achieve this
  • Fellow/Associate of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be directed to Professor Vitaly Moroz, Head of Mathematics,  v.moroz@swansea.ac.uk 

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