Université Laval, School of Actuarial Science (École d'actuariat)

Position ID: 2758-PROFESSOR [#18270]
Position Title: Faculty position in Actuarial Science
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Quebec, Quebec G1V0A7, Canada
Subject Area: Actuarial Science
Application Deadline: 2021/11/01 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/09/22, listed until 2022/03/22)
Position Description:    


Faculty position at the School of Actuarial Science

General information

Université Laval is a major teaching and research university with a global vision, recognized for training socially engaged and committed leaders. Its study environment at the heart of Quebec City, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and culture of sustainable development contribute to community well-being. The Faculty of Science and Engineering is a unique multidisciplinary environment where specialists in pure and applied science and in engineering join together to advance knowledge and to train professionals with varied skills. 

Université Laval has been a leader in actuarial science since 1951. The School of Actuarial Science (École d’actuariat), established in 1988, is unique in Canada and offers master's and doctoral programs in actuarial science, in addition to the bachelor’s program. It is a designated Center of excellence of the Society of Actuaries and its courses are recognized under the University Accreditation Program of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries. The School enjoys an enviable reputation for excellence in research, and the quality of its students and graduates is well recognized. The School has a significant fund, the Chair of Actuarial Science, which financially supports research projects and collaboration with scientific and professional organizations, and which also provides student scholarships at all levels.

Position description

The School of Actuarial Science invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position in actuarial science.

The applicant should have solid research experience in actuarial science. The successful applicant will have to develop a funded research program, supervise the research of master’s and doctoral students, as well as undergraduate research projects, offer quality instruction at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, contribute to the evolution of undergraduate and graduate programs, and to the establishment of continuing education activities.


  • Hold, or be about to obtain, a doctoral degree in actuarial science, mathematics, statistics, quantitative finance, computer or data science, or a related field, at the time of employment. 
  • Properly express themselves in French in writing and orally, or commit to be able to do so. Université Laval offers language training helpful for achieving the required level of competency in French.

Selection criteria 

  • Relevance of academic training and experience to the identified field, and commitment to pursuing actuarial science activities.
  • Demonstrated ability or potential for undergraduate and graduate teaching, graduate student supervision and commitment to pedagogical innovation.
  • Demonstrated aptitude for research and potential to develop a productive, self-directed, and original research program.
  • Interest and ability for team work in a collaborative manner.
  • Appropriateness of the profile to the key competencies of a faculty position: autonomy, creativity and innovation, interpersonal skills, open-mindedness and flexibility, planning and results orientation.

Application file

Review of application files will begin on November 1st, 2021. Applications received after that date could be considered if the position is not filled. The expected start date is February 1st, 2022, or no later than May 1st, 2022.

The application file should contain:

  • Cover letter;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Description of your approach to teaching and graduate student supervision (maximum 3 pages);
  • Description of your intended research program (maximum 3 pages);
  • Names and contact details of three references.

Persons interested should submit electronically their full application in one PDF file to the Chair of the School of Actuarial Science at directeur@act.ulaval.ca.

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Contact: André Zaccarin
Postal Mail:
École d'actuariat, Université Laval
2425, rue de l'Agriculture
Pavillon Paul-Comtois, local 4177
Québec QC G1V 0A6
Web Page: https://www.rh.ulaval.ca/emploi/HCM/4855/votreexpertise

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