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Professor of Actuarial Science

Closing date: 
Wed, 04/01/2017

About us

Queen Mary is one of London and the UK’s leading research-focused universities and a member of the Russell Group. With over 20,000 students, it is amongst the largest of the colleges of the University of London.

The School has large and popular undergraduate and graduate programmes. In 2016/17 academic year, the School introduced a new BSc Mathematics with Actuarial Science programme. This is part of the School’s strategy to further extend its expertise in actuarial and financial mathematics, and expand the portfolio of modules and taught programmes in this area.

The School of Mathematical Sciences has an exceptionally strong research presence across the spectrum of areas within Pure and Applied Mathematics, and is currently organised into six research groups, namely: Algebra, Combinatorics, Complex Systems and Networks, Dynamical Systems and Statistical Physics, Geometry and Analysis, and Probability and Applications

About the role

Applications are invited for a Professor of Actuarial Science to lead the future development of the actuarial undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. The successful candidate will lead on the development of the School’s portfolio of taught modules and programmes in actuarial science. S/he will have teaching experience appropriate to the level of appointment and extensive industrial experience relevant to actuarial science. The successful candidate will be expected to have the knowledge and ability to teach across a range of topics in actuarial mathematics. S/he will also be expected to develop links with industry to foster research and work experience opportunities for students (including a placement programme for actuarial students). The successful candidate will have a track record of actuarial research, the ability to attract funding for future research and an interest in exploring opportunities to work with academics from the School of Mathematical Sciences and other faculties at QMUL.

The School and Athena SWAN Charter for Women in Science

The School holds a departmental Bronze Athena SWAN Award and is a registered supporter of the LMS Good Practice scheme. We are committed to the equality of opportunities and to advancing women’s careers. We have policies to support staff returning from long-term absence, for flexible arrangements for staff with parental responsibilities and for child-care support for the attendance of conferences. As part of the School’s commitment to the Athena SWAN and the LMS Good Practice principles we strongly encourage applications from women.

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Pay & Benefits

The post is full-time and permanent. Starting salary will be negotiable. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, childcare vouchers scheme, defined benefit pension scheme and interest free season ticket loan. The successful candidate will be expected to start the post on September 1, 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Further information

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Thomas Prellberg (

Please ensure you include with your application a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a teaching statement and a research statement.

The closing date for applications is 4th January and interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

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