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Tenure-track position in Actuarial Mathematics

Date posted: September 23, 2019 2019
Revised: October 7, 2019
Application deadline: December 2, 2019
Position code: 19_T_MATH_M

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Concordia University invites applications for one tenure-track position in Actuarial Mathematics (position code 19_T_MATH_M).  Candidates in any area of Actuarial Mathematics are encouraged to apply.

We anticipate filling this position at the rank of Assistant Professor.  Appointments at a more senior level may also be considered subject to budgetary approval.  Commensurate with rank on appointment, candidates will be assessed on their demonstrated potential to attract diverse students and collaborators to Concordia University, conduct internationally-recognized research, secure research funds, teach and drive curricular development, and contribute to the continued accreditation and recognition of our Actuarial Mathematics programs.

About the Department

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is a large department which offers Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degree programs.  Department members research areas broadly include Actuarial and Financial Mathematics, Pure and Applied Mathematics, Statistics and Probability, and Mathematics Education. The Department is recognized as a Center of Actuarial Excellence (CAE) by the Society of Actuaries and our undergraduate programs in Actuarial Mathematics and Actuarial Mathematics/Finance are accredited by the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (CIA) University Accreditation Program.  The Department is a member of the Centre de recherches mathématiques (CRM) and the Institute des sciences mathématiques (ISM) which provides excellent opportunities for research and training collaborations as well as world-renowned thematic programing

About the Faculty

The Faculty of Arts and Science was created in July 1977 through the merger of the former Loyola Faculty of Arts and Science, the former Sir George Williams Faculty of Arts, and the former Sir George Williams Faculty of Science.

The Faculty consists of 27 academic departments, colleges, institutes, and schools as well as more than 20 research centres. The Faculty is committed to responsible and innovative leadership in developing and disseminating knowledge and values and encouraging constructive social criticism. We achieve these objectives through inclusive and accessible academic programs which stress a broad-based, interdisciplinary approach to learning. We are dedicated to superior teaching and research supported by excellence in scholarship and creative activity, and a tradition of service to the community. The Faculty serves many interdependent academic communities in an urban environment where students and faculty can pursue their shared commitment to lifelong learning.

About Concordia

Concordia University is recognized as Canada’s top university under the age of 50 and one of the most international universities in the world. With more than 7,000 faculty and staff, and 47,000 students, Concordia enables individuals to grow, contribute and innovate. Located on two campuses in the heart of cosmopolitan Montreal, our faculty and students benefit from state-of-the-art research and teaching facilities and compelling program offerings in our four Faculties, Library, School of Graduate Studies and Centre for Continuing Education. Today’s challenges require new, collaborative, interdisciplinary thinking and action. We are designing a next-generation university that draws on the skills of our faculty and on the strengths of our external academic, private and public sector partnerships to prepare our students and society for what comes next. Our priority is to mobilize cross-sections of experts to translate novel scholarship into real-world applications. We aspire to ask big questions on health, well-being and social responsibility and to find creative solutions that transcend academic boundaries.

Ambitious, innovative, research- and community-engaged, our university is celebrated for its commitments to transformative learning, convergent thinking and public impact. Concordia supports teaching, learning and research by its commitment to sustaining excellence, inclusion and opportunity for the entire academic community. In 2019, Concordia was recognized as a top Montreal employer for the fourth year running. We made the list based on a number of criteria, including pension and benefits, training and development opportunities and the physical and social aspects of the workplace.

About Montreal

Montréal, our home, is exceptional. It is a truly unique city — safe and clean, vibrant and diverse, with new things to discover around every corner. Another reason people flock to Montreal is because it's an affordable city. With a diverse population of 1.7 million, it is home to four major universities and several clinical research centres, and has been named the best student city in the world. The city is home to over 170,000 university students, a thriving multicultural scene and the most affordable tuition in Canada. Bilingualism is a part of Montréal’s tradition and adds to its inspiring atmosphere. While supporting a significant Anglophone population, it is the second largest French-speaking city in the world. Montréal is famed for its innovative culinary scene and festivals that run throughout the year. As North America’s number one choice for international events and festivals, it was also the first metropolis to be designated a UNESCO City of Design by the Global Alliance for Cultural Diversity. The city is recognized globally as an important centre for commerce, aerospace, transport, finance, pharmaceuticals, technology, design, gaming, film and world affairs.

Qualifications

Qualifications are a PhD, a strong research record, demonstrated interest/experience in teaching both at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and evidence of teaching effectiveness.  Excellent communication skills are required. Recognized qualifications, especially as a Fellow or Associate member, in one of the major North American actuarial organizations such as the Canadian Institute of Actuaries, the Casualty Actuarial Society, or the Society of Actuaries is an asset. 

How to Apply

Applications must consist of a:

  • cover letter
  • current curriculum vitae
  • copies of recent publications
  • statement of teaching philosophy/interests and evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • research statement that describes past achievements, the candidate’s role publications, expertise, and future goals

Cover letters must clearly identify the title of the position and include a diversity and inclusion statement articulating the candidate's commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.

Candidates must also arrange to have the three letters of reference sent directly to:

Dr. Cody Hyndman, Chair
Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Concordia University
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd.
Montreal, Quebec H3G 1M8
Canada
chair.mathstat@concordia.ca

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. All applications and supporting letters should reach the Department no later than December 2, 2019. Applications may be sent electronically to chair.mathstat@concordia.ca.

All inquiries about the position should be directed to the Chair.  The appointment is expected to commence on August 1, 2020.

All applicants will receive an email invitation to complete a short equity survey. Participation in the survey is voluntary and no identifying information about candidates will be shared with hiring committees. Candidates who wish to self-identify as a member of an underrepresented group to the hiring committee may do so in their cover letter or by writing directly to the contact person indicated in this posting.

Concordia University recognizes the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research excellence and will take them into careful consideration in assessing applications and throughout the selection process.

Applicants who anticipate requiring accommodations throughout any stage of the recruitment process may contact, in confidence, Nadia Hardy, Interim Deputy Provost and Vice-Provost, Faculty Development and Inclusion at vpfdi@concordia.ca or by phone at 514.848.2424 extension 4323.

For additional information, please visit the departmental website.

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