Associate Professor/Professor

Curtin University of Technology
June 13, 2024
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School of Electrical Engineering, Computing and Mathematical Sciences (EECMS)

The School of Electrical Engineering, Computing, and Mathematical Sciences (EECMS) combines computational expertise in mathematics, statistics and computing with applications in materials science, power engineering, quantum physics, signal processing, astronomy, industrial optimisation and data science. EECMS contains several major research centres and institutes including the Curtin Institute for Data Science, the Curtin Centre for Optimisation and Decision Science and the Curtin Institute for Radio Astronomy. These initiatives lead significant research and development programs with industry and government partners across the mining, energy, agriculture, health and defence sectors. In addition to undergraduate courses in mathematics, statistics and data science, EECMS offers an accredited Actuarial Science course, one of only seven in Australia and the only one in Western Australia, with a strong focus on applied statistics and data science.

Your new role

An exciting opportunity exists for a Fellow Actuary with industry experience to teach within the Actuarial Science courses. Accredited by the Actuaries Institute, the course offers exemptions from subjects in the Foundation and Actuary Programs of the actuarial profession's education program, providing the opportunity to fast-track qualification as an Actuary.

Delivered by the discipline of Mathematical Science, the Actuarial Science teaching team brings extensive applied and research capabilities to the Curtin Actuarial Science courses. 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 existing academic wishing to further their teaching and research career.

You will be appointed as either a Teaching Academic (teaching only); Teaching/Research Academic; or a Professor of Practice. The title Professor of Practice may be used for senior industry professionals.

You will play a major role in teaching subjects required under the Foundation and Actuary Programs of the Actuaries Institute by providing excellent, student-centred teaching, including supervising student research projects at Undergraduate, Masters and (if relevant) PhD levels. You will also contribute to developing high quality curricula and assessments, including work-related activities. You will help build teaching capacity of peers and less experienced staff through knowledge transfer and mentoring opportunities, and help build relationships with industry, partner universities and international campuses.

If undertaking a teaching/research role, your teaching will be underpinned by an active research program which supports the activities of the university, driving real-world impact and inspiring students. You will also contribute to building research capacity within the Actuarial Science courses.

This is a continuing (permanent) role with the option of working either full-time or part-time.

A market adjustment, commensurate with experience, may be applied to base salary for the preferred candidate.

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Program Director of Actuarial Science, Associate Professor Jo-Anne Morgan at jo- [email protected].

About us

Curtin University is one of the world's top 200 universities according to the 2023 QS World University Rankings. We offer a competitive remuneration and benefits package, a friendly and collaborative work environment, generous leave entitlements and superannuation, flexible working arrangements, and salary-packaging. Our vibrant campus includes an art gallery, gym, childcare and medical centre, and endless food options including a supermarket.

For more information about our university, please visit www.

Join us!

Please provide a cover letter, your CV and a separate document addressing the selection criteria (noted below) to allow us to assess your suitability for this role.

Selection criteria:


  • Fellow Actuary (Actuaries Institute or equivalent) with industry experience in an actuarial role.
  • Demonstrated high level teaching skills and a reflective approach to delivery.
  • Demonstrated ability to incorporate professional, industry and work-based practice into teaching and the curriculum.
  • Ability to supervise research students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to explain complex concepts to a non-technical audience.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain professional relationships across the university and externally with industry, government and professional bodies.
  • Desirable:

  • A doctoral qualification in actuarial science, mathematics, statistics, finance or a closely related discipline.
  • A track record of publications in high-quality international journals in actuarial science or a related field.
  • Proven success in attracting research funding through grants and consulting.
  • Applications close: 5PM AWST Thursday 13 June 2024

    We encourage non-Australian citizens/residents to apply however you will require work rights in Australia that match the tenure of this role, and you must be willing to relocate to Perth, Western Australia for the duration of the position. Visa sponsorship and relocation support may be considered for the preferred candidate.

    Applicants may be required to address any foreign interference concerns with respect to both formal and informal arrangements with high-risk foreign countries and their citizens.

    Applicants should note that prior to appointment, you will need to have a current National Police Records check, undergo character, integrity, and reference checks.

    If you have any queries in relation to this application process, please contact our careers team on 08 9266 9000 (option 3,1).

    Disclaimer 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.

    Please note we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies at this time.

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