University of Manitoba, Warren Centre for Actuarial Studies and Research

Position ID: 2602-PROF [#16952]
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Winnipeg, MB - Manitoba R3T 5V4, Canada [map]
Subject Area: Actuarial
Starting Date: 2021/07/01
Application Deadline: 2021/01/15 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2020/12/04, listed until 2021/06/04)
Position Description:    

The University of Manitoba I.H. Asper School of Business Warren Centre for Actuarial Studies and Research ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE/FULL PROFESSOR ACTUARIAL STUDIES – POSITION # 29627

Applications are invited for a tenure-track or tenured position in the Warren Centre for Actuarial Studies and Research in the I.H. Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba. The appointment may be at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, however the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor is preferred. The appointment start date is July 1, 2021, or soon thereafter. The budget for this position has been approved with position number 29627.

The Warren Centre offers undergraduate programs leading to either a B.Comm. (Hons) or a B.Sc. (Hons) degree and an MSc program in Actuarial Mathematics. In addition, the Centre has several interdisciplinary PhD students. The University of Manitoba is one of the oldest centres of actuarial education in North America with actuarial courses being offered since 1912. Over 700 graduates have become either Associates or Fellows of the Society of Actuaries, Casualty Actuarial Society, or Canadian Institute of Actuaries. The Warren Centre has been recognized as a Centre of Actuarial Excellence by the Society of Actuaries since 2009, and accredited by the Canadian Institute of Actuaries under its University Accreditation Program since 2011. Applicants must possess a PhD or near completion of a PhD in actuarial science, statistics, or a related field. Candidates must have a demonstrated interest and experience with actuarial education and research. While teaching experience is not required, we are seeking candidates who are enthusiastic about teaching talented undergraduates and graduate students and helping them prepare for actuarial careers. Preference will be given to applicants with (or those who are advanced towards) an actuarial credential from SOA, CAS, or CIA. The individual selected will be expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels contribute to the development and evolution of courses and programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels, mentor and supervise students an student research, and assist with the actuarial accreditation, as needed. The normal teaching load at the I.H. Asper School is four courses per year (e.g. 2+2). The successful candidate will have a successful track record of high quality scholarly research in actuarial science and demonstrated potential to establish an independent and externally fundable research program. Service contribution to the Warren Centre, the Asper School and the larger community is expected. Substantial start-up research funding is provided for new faculty members as is a fully paid six-month research/study leave after three years. Salary, which is market competitive, and rank are commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Manitoba is located in Winnipeg, a cosmopolitan city with a population over 800,000. Winnipeg is the capital of the Province of Manitoba, a culturally diverse community known for its variety of summer and winter festivals. The city has all the facilities of a major centre, but with the atmosphere of a smaller, friendlier city. It provides a high quality of life at modest expense and offers access to some of the most beautiful lake country and recreational facilities in North America. For more information on the city of Winnipeg, visit

Established in 1877, the University of Manitoba is a large and dynamic institution of higher education and boasts a community of approximately 29,000 students, 3,800 academic staff, and 4,600 non-academic staff. The I. H. Asper School of Business is the principal business school in the province of Manitoba and is accredited by AACSB. The School offers undergraduate, MBA, MSc and PhD degrees. The Asper School is a research intensive institution comprised of approximately 56 full-time faculty members publishing in leading academic journals and has approximately 1,600 undergraduate students, 130 MBA students, 35 MSc students, and 24 PhD students.

Application materials should include: cover letter, curriculum vitae, names and contact information of three references, a one-page statement of research interests, a one-page statement of teaching interests, and evidence of effective teaching if available (e.g., teaching ratings). If you wish to be considered for an interview, please send your application package by January 15, 2021. A review of applications will begin on January 16, 2021 but we will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. Please forward your application by email to Siobhan VanDeKeere at

Please address your application materials to: Dr. Zhenyu Wu, Search Committee Chair Associate Dean Research and Graduate Research Programs I.H. Asper School of Business Room 318 Drake Centre University of Manitoba Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3T 5V4

The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact or 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process

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Dr. Zhenyu Wu, Search Committee Chair
Associate Dean Research and Graduate Research Programs
I.H. Asper School of Business
Room 318 Drake Centre
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3T 5V4
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