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Position: Associate Professor - Actuarial Science
Institution: Swansea University
Department: Mathematics
Location: Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom
Duties: 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 IFoA with strength in either the academic or commercial environments. There are 2 options when applying for this vacancy - either as Associate Professor - Enhanced Innovation & Engagement or Associate Professor - Enhanced Research
Requirements: For Enhanced Innovation & Engagement: 1. Either a Higher Degree, Ph.D. or equivalent, in Actuarial Mathematics, Financial Mathematics, Stochastic Analysis or a closely related area, or evidence of a body of work equivalent in technical strength and status. 2. Recognised teaching qualification that would lead to Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) or a commitment to achieve this. For Enhanced Research: 1. A Higher Degree, Ph.D. or equivalent, in Actuarial Mathematics, Financial Mathematics, Stochastic Analysis or a closely related area. 2. Recognised teaching qualification that would lead to Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) or a commitment to achieve this
   
Text: AC02982 28-Sep-2018 Salary £49,149 TO £56,950 per annum together with USS benefits Main Purpose of the Post Swansea University is seeking to appoint an Associate Professor to lead the further development of the Actuarial Science programme and module portfolios, homed in the Department of Mathematics. With the opening of the Computational Foundry we will have the Department of Mathematics and the School of Management both having recently moved into new purpose built accommodation on the new campus. This investment in new resources to underpin both research and teaching will enable us to deliver a modern and relevant Actuarial Science programme. Both the Department of Mathematics and the School of Management have a strong research base in areas related to Actuarial Science. The Department of Mathematics hosts an internationally recognised ‘Stochastic Analysis Group’ and the School of Management hosts the ‘Hawkes Centre for Empirical Finance’. These new specialist resources available to students will guarantee the delivery of an outstanding student experience and such students will be well equipped for distinguished professional achievement. 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 IFoA with strength in either the academic or commercial environments. There are 2 options when applying for this vacancy - either as Associate Professor - Enhanced Innovation & Engagement or Associate Professor - Enhanced Research. Please indicate clearly which area you are applying for in your application. Main Duties Enhanced Innovation & Engagement 1. Outcome and Impact: To carry out Innovation and / or Engagement activities leading to demonstrable outcomes adding value to business, government, health and wellbeing, the environment, society, cultural life or other external organisations with significant national/international impact. 2. Projects and Income: To secure appropriate external resources. To design/plan and manage I&E projects. 3. Esteem: Achieve recognition at national/international level.as an established authority within the field for contribution to engagement activities (business, government, health and wellbeing, the environment, society, cultural life or other external organisations) Enhanced Research 1. Research Outputs and Activity: Play an active and significant role in the strategic direction and development of the research area, sustaining a track record of research outputs and their dissemination in high quality publications or other media. 2. Research Projects and Grants: Obtain significant research funding or other resources to underpin research with responsibility for developing and leading a major programme of individual or collaborative research. 3. Esteem: Achieve external recognition as an established authority within the discipline, contributing to the wider academic or professional community. Please see relevant job description for further details. Person Specification Enhanced Innovation & Engagement 1. Either a Higher Degree, Ph.D. or equivalent, in Actuarial Mathematics, Financial Mathematics, Stochastic Analysis or a closely related area, or evidence of a body of work equivalent in technical strength and status. 2. Recognised teaching qualification that would lead to Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) or a commitment to achieve this 3. Fellow or Associate of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries 4. Substantial experience within the Actuarial profession as a practitioner, manager, or trainer. 5. Evidence of successful project management/delivery. 6. Evidence of successful mentorship of trainees. 7. Evidence of strong engagement with the Actuarial profession community and IFoA. 8. Evidence of ability to lead further development of the Actuarial Science portfolio specifically with regard to industrial placements and PGT programmes. Enhanced Research 1. A Higher Degree, Ph.D. or equivalent, in Actuarial Mathematics, Financial Mathematics, Stochastic Analysis or a closely related area. 2. Recognised teaching qualification that would lead to Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) or a commitment to achieve this 3. A sustained track record of research outputs in high quality publications or other media showing a continuing upward trajectory in the quality of research outputs. 4. Success in obtaining significant funding or other resources to underpin original research, with responsibility for developing and leading a major programme of individual or collaborative research. 5. External recognition as an established authority within the discipline, contributing to the wider academic or professional community. 6. A sustained record of PhD supervision and completion. 7. Evidence of or ability to undertake effective delivery of teaching, assessment and review of modules or other components of the taught portfolio. 8. Taking an active part in decisions and activities in an academic unit or institution, beyond own research and teaching commitments. 9. Fellow or Associate of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. 10. Evidence of ability to lead further development of the Actuarial Science portfolio specifically with regard to industrial placements and PGT programmes. 11. Evidence of socio-economic or policy-related impact from own research. Background The Academic Career Pathways (ACP) scheme is designed to ensure that academic strengths whether in research, teaching, the wider student experience, leadership or innovation and engagement, are all appropriately recognised, developed, valued, and rewarded. There are three enhanced academic strands: Enhanced Teaching and Scholarship; Enhanced Research; and Enhanced Innovation and Engagement. For more information on Academic Career Pathways, please click here . These provide indicative performance levels for all academic staff which will be used throughout the recruitment process. Where there are numeric indicators these will be considered in light of the stage of career, hours of work and other commitments. This may be personal circumstances or work related activities outside of academia such as in industry or a clinical setting. You are very welcome to provide any relevant individual circumstances such as career breaks, any periods of leave or secondment or any other absences, which should be taken into account and how these have had an impact on your career development. Informal enquiries contact details and Further Information For further details please contact Professor Ian M Davies , on 01792 602760, or or Professor Biagio Lucini , on 01792 602284 Available documents Associate Prof Enhanced Innovation JD.docx Associate Prof Enhanced Research JD.docx
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