[DEADLINE EXTENDED] Lecturer in Actuarial Science (Ref#157/56 I L1)

Faculty: Science and Technology
Mathematics and Statistics

Deadline Date: Sunday, October 8, 2023
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Qualifications and Experience

The successful candidate must possess a PhD or equivalent from a recognized university, which
should be in Actuarial Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Mathematical Finance or a closely related

Candidates should also possess:

  • A good record of research and publications in reputable, peer-reviewed journals which should be evident of a strong research interest in Actuarial Science
  • Proficiency in curriculum development and review


Candidates with the following would have an advantage:

  • An Associateship or Fellowship qualification from a recognised professional actuarial organisation such as Society of Actuaries, Casualty Actuarial Society, Canadian Institute of Actuaries, Institute and Faculty of Actuaries - UK or Actuaries Institute of Australia
  • Teaching experience at the tertiary level
  • Supervision of projects at the undergraduate level
  • Evidence of prior success in mentoring students


The following would be considered assets:

  • Certification in teaching at the tertiary level
  • Professional actuarial experience
  • Evidence of prior success in attracting external research funding
  • Familiarity with online learning tools and resources
  • Use of machine learning based solutions and analyses


Special Responsibilities

  • Teaching undergraduate courses in Actuarial Science and closely related subjects such as Probability and Statistics
  • Engaging in individual and collaborative research, curriculum development, academic advising
  • Supervising research students
  • Forming liaisons with international actuarial organizations and public and private sector stakeholders


Personal Attributes

The Campus places high priority on individuals of integrity who can work well in a team and
student friendly environment. Candidates should also possess good communication and
interpersonal skills. A good command of both oral and written English is essential. Candidates
should also:

  • Demonstrate a student-centered approach to teaching
  • Uphold the highest standards of integrity and honesty
  • Maintain professionalism in interactions with students and staff
  • Be able to coordinate activities and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrate a high level of computer literacy
  • Possess good leadership and management skills
  • Be able to adapt to the needs of the changing business environment
  • Be able to contribute to team and development activities


Detailed application and full curriculum vitae should be sent to the Campus Registrar, c/o HR
Division (Appointments Section), Main Administration Building, The University of the West
Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, W.I. via e-mail:
Three (3) referees (one of whom should be from your present organization) must be indicated.
Application forms may be obtained at in the Faculty & Staff, Staff
Vacancies section. Further particulars including remuneration package may also be obtained at
the above address. In order to expedite the appointment procedures, applicants are advised to
ask their referees to send their signed references under CONFIDENTIAL cover DIRECTLY
to the Campus Registrar at the above address without waiting to be contacted by the
University. Applications received after the deadline date will not be considered.


Deadline for receipt of applications: Extended to 2023 October 08