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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer – School of Risk & Actuarial Studies

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  • Employment Type: Full time – 35 hour per week  
  • Duration: Tenure Track   
  • Remuneration: Level B from $112,679 and Level C from $136,859 (plus 17% superannuation and leave loading)  
  • Location: Kensington NSW Australia (Hybrid Flexible Working)   

About UNSW   

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.  

UNSW isn’t like other places you’ve worked. We’re a large organisation with a diverse and talented community; a community doing extraordinary things. Together, we are driven to be thoughtful, practical, and purposeful in all we do. Taking this combined approach is what makes our work matter. It’s the reason we’re one of the top 50 universities in the world and a member of Australia’s prestigious Group of Eight. If you want a career where you can thrive, be challenged, and do meaningful work, you’re in the right place. 

UNSW Business School is a leader in business education and research in the Asian region and one of the largest Business Schools in Australia with more than 15,000 students, 500 academic and professional staff and more than 80,000 alumni and partners. The Business School offers a full suite of business degree programs at undergraduate, postgraduate, coursework and research levels, including the AGSM MBA programs and a range of Executive Programs. Its direction is guided by a business advisory council of leading CEOs, chairpersons and other business leaders.  

About the School  

The School of Risk & Actuarial Studies has an established international reputation for excellence in its undergraduate and postgraduate programs in Actuarial Studies, its courses in risk management, data analytics, and in superannuation and pensions, as well as its supervision of Honours and PhD students. The School’s reputation is built on outstanding staff, students and alumni, a strong international research profile and well developed local and international linkages with academics, industry, and government. The school hosts one of the largest actuarial programs globally (>1300 students enrolled) and is globally #1 ranked business school research in risk & insurance and actuarial science research. The school is home to the Innovations in Risk, Insurance, and Superannuation (IRIS) Knowledge Hub, and members of the school are also investigators in major interdisciplinary research centres such as the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research, the UNSW Climate Risk and Response Institute, and the Business AI Lab.  

Why Your Role Matters

The School of Risk & Actuarial is seeking to appoint a Level B/ Level C (Lecturer/Senior Lecturer) to carry out activities to maintain and develop his/her scholarly research and professional activities, including publishing in strong relevant academic journals, to make contributions to teaching in the School, and to and an appropriate level of engagement in university, industry, government, and/or community roles.  

The role will report to the Head of School and has no direct reports. 

This position is being offered as either a Lecturer (Level B) or a Senior Lecturer (Level C), the appointment level will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. 

Visa sponsorship and relocation allowance will be considered and may be offered to the preferred candidate.    


As a Lecturer (Level B) you will: 

  • Engage in individual and/or collaborative research in a manner consistent with disciplinary practice. 
  • Create scholarly impact which is recognised by peers in the advancement of disciplinary knowledge. 
  • Conduct research/scholarly activities under limited supervision, either independently or as a member of a team (as per the norms of the discipline) and design research projects.  
  • Contribute to the development of applications for competitive funding under the guidance of senior colleagues, including participating as co-investigator or chief investigator in competitive grant applications.   
  • Mentor and guide students and colleagues and develop the next generation of academics through involvement in supervision of HDRs (as per the norms of the discipline).  

In addition to the above, as a Senior Lecturer (Level C) you will: 

  • Make independent contributions to research that have a significant impact in their field of expertise and create a nationally recognised research track record. 
  • Undertake independent research in discipline or related area (as per the norms of the discipline), making an independent contribution through professional practice and expertise.  
  • Develop research groups in area of specialist expertise and research methods that are appropriate to the discipline.  
  • Attract peer recognition and establish research network/s (based on the norms of the discipline) at national level. 
  • Obtain research income from nationally competitive research grants (and/or research fellowships) and research end-users as a member or leader, at or above the level that is relevant to the discipline in leading universities.  

About you:  

You will possess the following skills and experience required as a Level B:  

  • A PhD in a related discipline (e.g., actuarial studies, economics, econometrics, risk and insurance, quantitative finance, machine learning, or similar)  
  • Capability to contribute to, and further expand on, the schools’ core research and teaching strengths in areas such as actuarial analytics, risk management & insurance, retirement and pensions. Applicants with expertise in areas such as (i) actuarial data science, (ii) behavioural insights in insurance, retirement and pensions, and/or (iii) climate risk analytics, are particularly encouraged to apply.  
  • Proven commitment to proactively keeping up to date with discipline knowledge and developments. 
  • Demonstrated track record in research with outcomes of high quality and high impact with clear evidence of the desire and ability to continually achieve research excellence as well as the capacity for research leadership. 
  • Demonstrated experience in teaching and learning design, development and delivery at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level. 
  • A track record of significant involvement with the profession and/or industry. 
  • Desirable: post-doctoral research experience, and/or experience in industry in a relevant field, and/or hold or have almost obtained professional actuarial qualifications such as Associateship of the Actuaries Institute or equivalent.  

In addition to the above, as a Senior Lecturer (Level C) you will have: 

  •  Experience in successfully recruiting and supervising high calibre students. 
  • Demonstrated success in initiating curriculum development and improvement. 
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness and passion for educational excellence and fostering this in others. 
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with the profession and industry and attract funding. 
  • Desirable: post-doctoral research experience, and/or experience in industry in a relevant field, and/or hold or have almost obtained professional actuarial qualifications such as Fellowship of the Actuaries Institute or equivalent. 

To learn more about this position, and view the comprehensive skills and criteria list, a copy of the Position Description can be found by clicking on the position description button beneath our ad on JOBS@UNSW.

Benefits and Culture:  

  • Flexible Working Options (work from home, flexible hours etc)   
  • Career development opportunities   
  • 17% Superannuation contributions and additional leave loading payments   
  • Additional 3 days of leave over Christmas period   
  • Discounts and entitlements (retail, education, fitness) 

For further details on the benefits, please visit     

How to Apply

Make each day matter with a meaningful career at UNSW. To be considered please upload your CV and a document outlining how your experience meets the skills and experience criteria (document up to 8 pages) and submit your application online before Sunday, 13th August 2023 at 11:30pm Sydney Australia time.    

A copy of the Position Description can be found below the ad on JOBS@UNSW.      

Get in Touch

For any questions regarding the positions please contact:  

Professor Bernard Wong 

Head of School, School of Risk and Actuarial Studies   

[email protected] 

For any questions regarding the recruitment process please contact:  

Persa Tzakis   

Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant   

[email protected]

Please apply through the application portal and not via the contact above.

UNSW is committed to equity diversity and inclusion. Applications from women, people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, those living with disabilities, members of the LGBTIQ+ community; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged. UNSW provides workplace adjustments for people with disability, and access to flexible work options for eligible staff. The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.  

Position Description

Advertised: 28 Jun 2023 AUS Eastern Standard Time

Applications close: 13 Aug 2023 AUS Eastern Standard Time

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