Tenure-Track Position in Actuarial Science, Mathematical Finance, or Operations Research

Acadia University

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Faculty of Pure and Applied Science
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Assistant Professor in Actuarial Science/Mathematical Finance/Operations Research
Tenure Track

Position #20905 – The Department of Mathematics & Statistics at Acadia University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of Actuarial Science, Mathematical Finance, or Operations Research, at the rank of Assistant Professor and with a starting date of 1 July 2021. The Department seeks a dynamic individual who has a strong commitment to teaching, as well as an active research program. Women and members of other minoritized groups are encouraged to apply.

Candidates should possess a PhD in an area of the actuarial, statistical, or mathematical sciences, and have research interests in actuarial science, mathematical finance, operations research, or a related discipline. Professional qualifications and experience, such as actuarial qualifications, would be an asset.

Candidates must demonstrate evidence of high-quality teaching and student mentoring, as well as a strong commitment to attracting and supervising both undergraduate and graduate students. The successful candidate will contribute to undergraduate teaching in the department, in particular to supporting the department’s course offerings in actuarial science, and will be expected to participate in graduate-level teaching as well. Candidates should include a teaching statement that explains their experience and identifies their philosophy. Part of the teaching expectation may include the development of course(s) in his or her area of expertise.

The candidate will be expected to establish and maintain an independent, externally funded research program, and to supervise research students at the advanced undergraduate and Masters levels. All candidates should submit a research statement which outlines their proposed research program. The successful applicant will also contribute to service in the department and the university.

How to Apply: Applications must include a letter of application, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, teaching and research statements, and confirmation of the PhD degree. Applicants are asked to indicate in their application if they are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada. Potential candidates shall send their application package, and arrange to have three letters of reference, sent directly to:

Dr. Jeff Hooper
Professor and Head, Department of Mathematics & Statistics
Acadia University
Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada B4P 2R6
Email: jeff.hooper@acadiau.ca

Closing Date: January 31, 2021
For additional information on the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, please visit: http://math.acadiau.ca

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Acadia University is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from Aboriginal people, African Nova Scotians, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women, and persons of any minority sexual orientation or gender identity. Consistent with the principles of employment equity, the primary criterion for appointment to a position is qualifications and professional excellence. Candidates who identify as a member of one of the afore-mentioned groups, and who wish to have the application considered as such, are invited to submit the online Employment Equity Voluntary Self-Identification Form as part of their application package.

The university will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation because of a disability or for any other reason during the interview process, please contact Jeff Hooper at jeff.hooper@acadiau.ca.