Lecturer in Actuarial Science


Closing date : 30/10/2014
Reference : E&PS-05343
Faculty / Organisational unit : Engineering & Physical Sciences
School / Directorate : School of Mathematics
Division : Probability
Employment type : Permanent
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Salary : £34,233 to £47,328 per annum
Hours per week : Full time


You should be a researcher in any area of Actuarial Science, Probability, Financial and/or Statistical Mathematics, and you will help to enhance and extend the School's expertise and capacity in Actuarial Science, both through teaching (at undergraduate and postgraduate level) and research (including the supervision of MSc and PhD students). This forms a part of a number of strategic appointments to strengthen Actuarial Science in the School of Mathematics.

At present the School has three permanent members of staff in Actuarial Science who are part of the Probability and Statistics Group. The main duties of the post will lie in teaching and research. The former will include teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students by means of lectures, seminars, tutorials and examples classes, continually developing teaching material and learning experiences for students and acting as academic advisor to undergraduate students in accordance with the School’s current practice. You will be expected to undertake high-quality research in relevant areas and publish the results in world-leading journals, books or similar organs and make applications for research grants and funding.

You should have a PhD or equivalent relevant experience and are expected to be a recognised researcher in a relevant area or, if at an earlier career stage, to show exceptional promise and ability. You will have a record of original high-impact research, as evidenced by publications in internationally-leading journals or, if at an earlier career stage, show very strong potential to do so. You should also be willing and able to supervise postgraduate research students.

Informal enquiries

Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Peter Duck, Head of School

Email: peter.duck@manchester.ac.uk

Tel: 0161 275 5881

Subject specific enquiries can be made to Professor Goran Peskir, Head of Probability and Statistics

Email: goran.peskir@manchester.ac.uk

Tel: 0161 306 3215

Further details regarding this vacancy, including application details, can be found here.


Turing Fellowships in Mathematics - Oxford Road, Manchester


Closing date : 12/01/2015
Reference : E&PS-05368
Faculty / Organisational unit : Engineering & Physical Sciences
School / Directorate : School of Mathematics
Division : -
Employment type : Fixed Term
Duration : 4 years
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Salary : £34,233 - £58,172 per annum
Hours per week : Full time

Named after Alan Turing, one of the most gifted and innovative researchers of the twentieth century (and was of course a member of staff of the University of Manchester), these highly prestigious fellowships are open to truly outstanding mathematicians from across the world. The fellowships are funded by a generous external donation, and are of four years duration.

Fellows will engage in research of the highest international standing in the most challenging areas of mathematics. Lecturing and administrative duties will be minimal, with teaching typically limited to one course per year on advanced material, quite possibly closely related to the fellows’ research interests. Fellows will be expected to seek further funding in order to further promote their research. They will also contribute fully to the rich and diverse research life of the School of Mathematics, for example by hosting conferences in their field and supervising PhD students. Substantial funds will be available to support research and travel expenses.

Applicants will be engaging in research at the highest international standards and show the promise of becoming world leaders in their fields. Applicants will usually be outstanding early-career postdoctoral researchers, but recent doctorands of exceptional ability and potential will also be considered.

Salary will be negotiable and may include a significant enhancement to reflect the calibre of the fellows.

Informal enquiries

Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Peter Duck

Email: peter.duck@manchester.ac.uk

Tel: 0161 275 5881

Subject-specific inquiries can be made to Professor Peter Rowley

Email: peter.j.rowley@manchester.ac.uk

Tel: 0161 306 3648

The School of Mathematics is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The School received a Bronze Award in 2013 for their commitment to the representation of women in the workplace and we particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit http://www.maths.manchester.ac.uk/about-us/athena-swan/.

Further details regarding these vacancies, including applications, can be found here.

Please consult the university website for job vacancies elsewhere within the University of Manchester.

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