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Academic Positions for Professional Actuaries

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Work type: Full Time, Part Time
Vacancy type: External Vacancy
Categories: Academic - Teaching and Research

Macquarie is the university of pioneering minds. Globally recognised as one of Australia's leading research universities, Macquarie is a place where extraordinary new possibilities come to light. We've helped people to hear, introduced wireless internet technology to the world and broken through traditional boundaries by appointing Australia's first female vice-chancellor.

At Macquarie you'll join a vibrant community of diverse perspectives, all working towards a brighter future for our communities and our planet. Surrounded by beautiful parkland campus, our students and staff are free to explore and discover, supported by facilities including a high-tech library, private teaching hospital, gym and pools, childcare facilities, a campus train station and the newly expanded Macquarie Centre shopping complex next door. 

In the Faculty of Business and Economics we are highly engaged with the world around us, applying our knowledge to make a positive impact. Working with our corporate partners, students and alumni, we create and share research that addresses business and societal challenges. We attract independent thinkers from all corners of the globe and draw on our international connections to improve the lives of communities worldwide. Our courses are recognised by key industry bodies and include the country's longest-running and most highly regarded actuarial studies and finance programs.

In the Department of Applied Finance and Actuarial Studies, we work to deliver top quality education and research in the areas of actuarial studies and applied finance. You will join a dynamic group of actuarial academics and become part of the first University in the world to deliver a professionally qualified actuarial studies program. You will have the opportunity to develop as a researcher alongside actuarial academics and work with talented and inspirational students. Engaged with industry through our new Co-op program, we attract top students through targeted scholarships for high achievers.

We offer attractive salary packages including base salary, leave loading, superannuation and additional salary loading.  Appointment of a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia (or equivalent) without a PhD or university experience would either be at Level B (Lecturer) or Level C (Senior Lecturer).

The Role

Our Faculty is undergoing an exciting period of integration, collaboration and growth with multiple academic positions available across all areas. The Department of Applied Finance and Actuarial Studies is currently seeking to appoint academics in the area of Actuarial Studies and is extending this invitation to Fellows of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia (or equivalent overseas professional body) with industry experience who may not have a PhD or equivalent higher degree research qualification.

The appointee(s) will:

  • coordinate and teach in subjects at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels which may relate to professional actuarial subjects at the current Part I and II levels of the actuarial education pathway in Australia or be in emerging areas of teaching in the Department including data analytics, enterprise risk management, health insurance to name a few;
  • develop as a researcher through enrolment in a fully funded higher degree research program at the University; and
  • make a positive contribution to the Department, Faculty and University through service to the group.

 Selection Criteria

Essential Selection Criteria for Level C (Senior Lecturer)

  • A Fellowship of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia (or equivalent)
  • A significant track record of work experience as Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia in an actuarial (or closely related) role
  • Demonstrated academic knowledge in the discipline and a committed capability to deliver high-quality learning and teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level;
  • Capacity to independently conduct lectures, tutorials, assessments and exam marking in the relevant discipline area and evidence of teaching quality;
  • An enthusiasm for developing skills in academic research through enrolment in a higher degree research program of study;
  • Excellent communication skills, with an ability to relate and engage with other staff and students from all backgrounds and to represent the Department to external stakeholders and the general public;
  • Demonstrated experience to make a contribution to the academic life and administrative tasks of the Department along with a track record of effective team work;
  • Willingness to contribute to the administration of the Department and Faculty.

Essential Selection Criteria for Level B (Lecturer)

  • A Fellowship of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia (or equivalent)
  • A track record of work experience in an actuarial (or closely related) role
  • Demonstrated academic knowledge in the discipline and a committed capability to deliver high quality learning and teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level;
  • Capacity to independently conduct lectures, tutorials, assessments and exam marking in the relevant discipline area and evidence of teaching quality;
  • An enthusiasm for developing skills in academic research through enrolment in a higher degree research program of study;
  • Excellent communication skills, with an ability to relate and engage with other staff and students from all backgrounds;
  • Demonstrated experience to make a contribution to the academic life and administrative tasks of the Department along with a track record of effective team work;
  • Willingness to contribute to the administration of the Department and Faculty.

Salary Package for Level C: from $121,953 to $140,246 p.a (Level C), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading. There is also the opportunity for an attractive salary loading in addition to the above.

Salary Package for Level B: from $99,879 to $118,174 p.a (Level B), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading. There is also the opportunity for an attractive salary loading in addition to the above.

Appointment Type: Full-time or part-time, continuing

Specific Role Enquiries: Professor David Pitt, Professor in Actuarial Studies on david.pitt@mq.edu.au

General Recruitment Enquiries: Alex Righton, Human Resources on alexander.righton@mq.edu.au

Application Process: You should address the selection criteria, given above, for professional actuaries at either Level B or Level C.

Application Deadline: 11:55pm, Sunday 1 October 2017

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTI; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance. 

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