Tenure-Transck Faculty position in Actuarial Science

WorkplaceLaval, Québec, Canada
Ressources humaines

Numéro d’offre 11740 Job posting period

December 5, 2022 to January 31st, 2023


Faculté des sciences et de génie école d'actuariat

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.

Job 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.

Selection criterias


  • Hold at the time of employment, or be about to obtain, a doctoral degree in actuarial science, mathematics, statistics, quantitative finance, computer or data science, or a related field.
  • 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.
  • Have the potential to teach and to develop an independent research program in actuarial science

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.
  • Holding or being in the process of obtaining an Associate or Fellow title of a North American actuarial association is an asset.



Salary according to the current collective agreement


Application deadline : January 31st, 2023. Review of application files will begin on January 31st, 2023. Applications received after that date could be considered if the position is not filled.

Job starting date: July 1st, 2023. Applications to start before or after this date are also welcome.

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 Dr. Ilie Radu Mitric, Chair of the School of Actuarial Science, at directeuract.ulaval.ca .

Valuing equity, diversity and excellence, Université Laval is strongly committed to provide an inclusive work and living environment for all its employees. For Université Laval, diversity is a source of wealth, and we encourage qualified individuals of all origins, sexes, sexual orientations, gender identities or expressions, as well as persons with disabilities, to apply.

Université Laval also subscribes to an equal access to employment program for women, members of visible or ethnic minorities, Aboriginal persons and persons with disabilities. Adaptation of the selection tools can be offered to persons with disabilities according to their needs and in complete confidentiality. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to qualified individuals with Canadian citizenship or permanent residency.

In your application, please refer to myScience.org and reference JobID 2448124.