Lecturer/Senior Lecturer - Actuarial Science

Updated: about 1 month ago
Job Type: FullTime

Reference Number: 753265
School of Electrical Engineering, Computing and Mathematical Sciences (EECMS)

The School of Electrical Engineering, Computing and Mathematical Sciences comprises the quantitative disciplines across Computing, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Statistics, and Physics and Astronomy. 

Mathematics and Statistics

Our discipline of Mathematics and Statistics offers a range of courses which will equip students with the necessary mathematical and statistical expertise to deal with problems encountered in an increasingly technological world.

Curtin University collaborates with some of the most innovative companies in Australia and internationally,

with whom we work to keep our courses applied, relevant and well regarded

to ensure our graduates are highly employable.
Your new role

An exciting and rare opportunity exists for an Actuary with strong statistical, analytical and modelling capabilities to teach undergraduate units within Actuarial Science. A

ccredited by the Actuaries Institute, t

he Actuarial Science course

offers exemptions from subjects in the Foundation and Actuary Programs. 
Delivered by the discipline of Mathematics and Statistics, the teaching team brings extensive applied and research capabilities

to the actuarial program.  The team is

highly engaged with the local actuarial and wider business community, has a strong

foundation in statistical and data analysis and leverages their wide-ranging industry experience to deliver this highly regarded course.


This is a fantastic opportunity for an Actuary with extensive quantitative, problem solving, statistical and analytical experience, whether an industry based Actuary wishing to transfer to academia or an early-career PhD graduate wishing to further their career within teaching and research.

This exciting and innovative role will allow you to make original contributions to learning and teaching and deliver high-quality teaching in the area of Actuarial Science. 

Duties include:


  • Conduct learning activities, online or face-to-face as appropriate, which stimulate and foster student learning.
  • Keep abreast of current discipline theory and practice and apply these in teaching and learning.
  • Contribute to curriculum innovation and design to develop students learning.
  • Contribute to and undertake professional development including peer review in higher education teaching.
  • Undertake a range of administrative functions connected with the subjects taught, including moderation and assessment of student work. 
Research (if applicable)
  • Develop a coherent program of research (to be agreed through work management process).
  • Disseminate research findings through seminars, workshops and conferences
  • Publish/exhibit in high quality refereed journals/outlets in manner consistent with disciplinary practice. 
Experience required (selection criteria): 
  • Actuary: Associate or Fellow of Actuaries Institute (or equivalent), ideally with post qualification experience
  • A PhD qualification in actuarial studies, statistics, mathematics or quantitative finance is highly desirable
  • Strong statistical background
  • Demonstrated high level teaching skills and a reflective approach to teaching delivery
  • Demonstrated ability to develop professional relationships across the university and externally with industry, government and professional bodies
  • Demonstrated high level communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to foster the development of a collegial and supportive learning environment
  • A strong understanding of pedagogical theory and contemporary educational practice relevant to the discipline.  

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Why choose Curtin? 
  • Easily accessible location with great parking, bus station and end of trip facilities
  • State of the art offices and agile working
  • We are ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide (ARWU 2020 and QS World University Rankings 2019), and 9th in Australia (ARWU 2020).
  • A major global player, with well-integrated campuses in Singapore, Malaysia, Mauritius and Dubai.

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Next steps

Please apply on-line with a cover letter and resume to enable us to assess your suitability for the role. If you require reasonable accommodation to participate in the recruitment process please advise in your cover letter. 

Applications close: 10:00pm AWST Wednesday 15th September 2021

Contact details

If you have a query in relation to the application process please contact our careers team on curtincareers@curtin.edu.au

If you would like to speak to a technical specialist please contact Associate Professor Jo-Anne Morgan, Program Director Actuarial Science on 08 9266 2399.

Inclusion and Diversity at Curtin

We are committed to ensuring that Curtin has an inclusive environment, free from harassment, in which all students, staff and the community feel respected, valued and welcome.

We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, women, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and are committed to making reasonable adjustments to enable people with disability to participate fully in our recruitment, selection and appointment processes.


Curtin reserves the right at its sole discretion to withdraw from the recruitment process, not to make an appointment, or to appoint by invitation, at any time. We reserve the right to remove the advert earlier than the date on the advert.

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