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Lecturer in Actuarial Science

£43,888 - £48,996 + £10,000 per annum market supplement
Closing date: 
Sun, 05/07/2015

Queen Mary is one of London and the UK’s leading research-focused universities. With over 20,000 students, it is amongst the largest of the colleges of the University of London. Queen Mary’s 4,000 staff teach and research across a wide range of subjects in Science and Engineering, the Humanities, Social Sciences and Laws, and Medicine and Dentistry.

The School of Mathematical Science has an exceptionally strong research presence across the spectrum of areas within Pure and Applied Mathematics, and is currently organised into seven research groups, namely: Algebra, Combinatorics, Complex Systems and Networks, Dynamical Systems and Statistical Physics, Geometry and Analysis, Probability and Applications, Statistics and Data Analysis. The School also has large and popular undergraduate and graduate programmes.

From 2016 the School is introducing a new programme; BSc Mathematics with Actuarial Science. The programme 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.

Applications are invited for a Lectureship (Teaching and Scholarship Role) in Actuarial Science. The successful candidate will lead on the development of the School’s portfolio of taught modules and programmes in actuarial science. He or she 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 including specialised modules in life contingencies. He or she will also be willing and able to develop links with the relevant industry including developing a placement programme for actuarial students.

For further details of the role and selection criteria please refer to the job specification attached.

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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Further Information

The post is full time and fixed-term for 18 months. Starting salary will be in the range £43,888 - £48,996, inclusive of London Allowance, plus a £10,000 per annum market supplement. 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 1 September 2015, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries may be made to the Head of School, Professor Boris Khoruzhenko (

To apply, please visit the Human Resources website on and search for reference QMUL6100 or follow the HR link above.

Please ensure you include with your application a curriculum vitea, a teaching statement and a statement explaining your fit with the advertised role.

The closing date for applications is 5th of July 2015.

Interviews are expected to be held on 22nd and 23rd July 2015.

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