Human Resources

Senior Lecturer Actuarial Science - QMUL9951

Department: School of Mathematical Sciences
Salary: £52,878 - £59,104 per annum (Grade 7)
Reference: QMUL9951
Date posted: 10-Feb-2017
Closing date: 19-Mar-2017

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About us

We are one of London and the UK’s leading research-focused universities and a member of the Russell Group. 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 has large and popular undergraduate and graduate programmes. In 2016/17 academic year, the School introduced a new BSc Mathematics with Actuarial Science programme. This 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.

The School is entering an exciting period of strategic growth with significant investment in new posts over the next three years across a broad range of disciplines. In addition to academic appointments, approximately £20M is being invested in the School’s building to provide state-of-the-art research, teaching and study facilities for staff and students.

About the role

Applications are invited for a Senior Lecturer in Actuarial Science to lead the ongoing development of the actuarial undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. The successful candidate will lead on the development of the School’s portfolio of taught modules and programmes in actuarial science. S/he 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. S/he will also be expected to develop links with industry to foster research and work experience opportunities for students (including a placement programme for actuarial students). With the agreement of the Head of School, there may be opportunities for the successful candidate to undertake research activity or consulting.

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. 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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Pay & Benefits

The post is full-time and permanent. Starting salary will be in the range of £52,878 - £59,104 plus a negotiable 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 September 1, 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Further information

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Thomas Prellberg (

To apply, please visit the Human Resources website on and search for reference QMUL9951.

Please include with your application a curriculum vitae, a list of any publications and a teaching statement.

The closing date for applications is 19 March 2017.

Interviews are expected to be held in shortly afterwards.

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