Faculty Position in Actuarial Science

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 31 Dec 2022

Xi'an Jiaotong - Liverpool University – Financial and Actuarial Mathematics

ACADEMIC DISCIPLINE:  Actuarial Science, Statistics

SALARY: Salary and benefits packages are competitive and commensurate with rank and experience.

POSITION OPEN DATE:  9th January 2023

ADVERTISEMENT CLOSING DATE:  31st December2022. Review of applications will be conducted on regular basis

CONTRACT TYPE: Fixed-Term/3-year contract, renewable. 3rd contract is open-ended

University Overview
Located in Suzhou, China, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) is a young, dynamic and EMI university founded in 2006, and is a unique collaborative institution and first joint-venture university in China to offer both UK (University of Liverpool) and Chinese (Ministry of Education) accredited undergraduate degrees for more than 100 programmes. XJTLU also aims to become truly research-led and has committed significant investment into research development and the expansion of master’s and PhD student numbers on campus. The university has over 18,000 students and nearly 1000 academic staff representing in excess of 90 nationalities. For detailed information about the university, please visit www.xjtlu.edu.cn

Department Overview

The Department of Financial and Actuarial Mathematics (FAM) is devoted to education and research for undergraduate and postgraduate students in the financial and actuarial fields.

Department of Financial and Actuarial Mathematics (FAM) is a friendly and academic-inspiring hub for researchers, educators, students in financial mathematics, actuarial science, and statistics. Our department is a well-established education centre for financial mathematics and actuarial science at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The department has diversified research areas with focus on financial mathematics, actuarial science, statistics and probability. The department also provide PhD degree education in these research areas. 

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Conduct high-quality research as shown by publications in leading journals.
  • Actively pursue external research funding.
  • Supervise PhD students, Master and undergraduate student projects.
  • Teach undergraduate and postgraduate students in English.
  • Contribute to the functioning of the department and school. 

The successful candidate is expected to deliver lectures and tutorials in the areas such as Actuarial Mathematics, Statistics, Probability, Stochastic modeling, Insurance Risk Models, Life & Pension Mathematics, Risk Management, Data Science or similar areas depending on the evolving needs of the department. The successful candidates are also expected to supervise undergraduate and graduate students in research and contribute to the university in terms of service and administration. The work load in teaching and administration is comparable to other research led universities. Successful candidates are also expected to apply for internal and external research funding opportunities. 

Personal Attributes

  • Self-motivated and being able to motivate others;
  • Effective communication skills;
  • Strong team player;
  • Proactive and flexible;
  • Able to work in an environment where diversity and inclusiveness is appreciated.


Faculty positions are open, at the rank of Lecturer/ Teaching fellow / Assistant professor / Associate professor / Senior Associate professor.

  • Candidates must hold a PhD degree from a reputable doctoral program.
  • For early career candidates, we expect to recruit the candidates with promising research and teaching potential.
  • Candidates for the position of Associate Professor and above should have a strong track record in teaching and academic supervision, as well as an international research profile in their fields and a successful record of research funding.
  • Fluency in English. 


  • Experience in conducting research supported by national-level research funds.
  • Experience in academic programme design and development.
  • Experience in supervision of PhD student projects.
  • International Professional qualifications/membership recognized in Financial and Insurance Industry.
  • Associates or Fellows of the Society of Actuaries (SOA) or the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) is a plus. 

Compensation Package

Members of Academic Staff receive generous subsidies for accommodation, travel, children’s education, and medical insurance. A relocation allowance is provided. Non-Chinese passport holders may qualify for multi-year income tax “holidays”, depending on nationality and tax residency.

Citizenship and Visa Regulations

Employment at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University is regulated by Chinese Labour Laws, and must comply with the regulations of the provincial government. These regulations stipulate who is eligible for legal employment with regard to obtaining work permits and visas.  Please be advised candidates over 65 may be not eligible for PRC work visa. 

To Apply

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Applications must be submitted in a single pdf file that includes 3 parts in the order of: 

  • A cover letter
  • A current CV, including country of citizenship, and highest degree level
  • Contact Details for Three References 

Applications should be received by the closing date stated above. 

For specific enquiries relating to the position, please email Head of Department, Prof. Conghua Wen at Conghua.wen@xjtlu.edu.cn . Informal enquiries may be addressed to HR at Mengdie.Sun@xjtlu.edu.cn .

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