Actuarial Science

York University

Actuarial Science, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Faculty of Science, York University

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics of the Faculty of Science at York University invites highly qualified applicants for a professorial stream tenure-track appointment in Actuarial Science at the Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Full Professor level, to commence July 1, 2023.

The Department views this position as a key step towards continuing to build York University into one of the top universities in Canada for Actuarial Science, and more generally in risk management and insurance, in research reputation and in post-doctoral, graduate, and undergraduate training. Our vision is for Actuarial Science to be a common thread for building and developing connections that bring together great researchers from across the university, top graduate and undergraduate students, and industrial partners, and for Actuarial Science to be the focus of outstanding interdisciplinary and applied research that further raises York’s reputation and prestige.

Candidate Qualifications:

Degree: For appointment, a PhD in Actuarial Science, or Mathematics, or Statistics (or a dissertation in a related area) and a clearly articulated program of research, specializing in Actuarial Science are required. Also, a professional designation of Associate from one of the SoA / CAS / CIA / IFoA / IAA (or equivalent) and evidence of active pursuit of Fellowship by the date of appointment is required; a professional designation of Fellow from one of the SoA / CAS / CIA / IFoA / IAA (or equivalent) is an important asset. Furthermore, career-stage appropriate excellence in Actuarial research and in teaching as well as commitment to achieving excellence in service (evidence of excellence for appointment at the Full Professor level) to the Actuarial Profession in Canada and globally are required.

  • Research/Practice Expertise:

    • The successful candidate will be expected to engage in outstanding, innovative, and externally funded research at the highest level.

    • Candidates must show research excellence of a recognized international calibre as demonstrated in: the research statement; a record of publications (or forthcoming publications) in top-ranked and field-relevant journals; presentations at major conferences; an exceptional record of recent scholarly funding; a record of supervision of undergraduate and graduate students; substantial and ongoing involvement within professional and scientific communities; awards and accolades; and strong recommendations from referees of high international standing.

    • A record of professional experience in industry will be given additional weight when comparing candidates with similar research credentials

  • Teaching:

    • Excellence in teaching, as evident in: the teaching statement; teaching accomplishments and pedagogical innovations (e.g., high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning); integrated Actuarial Science and Data Science / Business / Economics / Accounting / Computer Science / Risk Management curricula; teaching evaluations (optional); strong letters of reference.
      The position will involve graduate teaching and supervision, as well as undergraduate teaching and the successful candidate must be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Hiring Policies:

  • Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

  • All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

  • All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority.

  • York University has a policy on Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities and is committed to working towards a barrier-free workplace and to expanding the accessibility of the workplace to persons with disabilities. Candidates who require accommodation during the selection process are invited to contact the chair of the search committee at

  • York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to women, members of racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and those who self-identify as 2SLGBTQ+, can be found at or by calling the AA line at 416-736-5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify as part of York University’s Affirmative Action program can do so by downloading, completing and submitting this voluntary self-identification form.

Application Components:

  • Due date for completed applications: November 1, 2022.

  • Required components: 1) cover letter; 2) current CV; 3) research statement; 4) teaching statement; 5) teaching dossier; and 6) three letters of reference.

  • Candidates must also download, complete, and submit a Work Status Declaration form. This is a mandatory form, and no application will be considered without it.

  • Submit materials at

University Context:

  • York University is a leading international teaching and research university, and a driving force for positive change. Empowered by a welcoming and diverse community with a uniquely global perspective, we are preparing our students for their long-term careers and personal success. Together, we can make things right for our communities, our planet and our future.

  • York University is in Toronto, Canada’s largest city and one of the world’s most diverse. In 2022, Forbes named Toronto one of the Ten Best Cities to Live. York is accessible by subway.