Assistant Professor, Insurance and Risk Management Department of Decision Sciences
(Full-Time, Tenure-Track Appointment)
School of Business
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The Department of Decision Sciences in the School of Business invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment in Insurance and Risk Management at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2024, subject to final budgetary approval.
Our department is one of the few across Canada with an academic program in Insurance and Risk Management. You will oversee this program, teach our existing insurance and risk management and decision science courses, and help develop additional courses in these areas. You will build and foster relationships with stakeholders in the insurance industry, especially in Alberta. You will be expected to assist students in accessing co-ops, internships, and other professional opportunities within the insurance industry.
- A bachelor’s degree in business or a closely related field, along with a relevant industry designation such as the Certified Insurance Professional (CIP), the Canadian Risk Management (CRM), or the Fellow Chartered Insurance Professional (FCIP).
- Candidates with a Master’s (or higher) qualification in areas related to, but not limited to, management, business administration, actuarial science, data science, or management science are encouraged to apply.
- Candidates with professional/industry experience in insurance and risk management, especially in the Canadian context, will be highly desirable.
In your application, you should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and a teaching dossier (including your teaching philosophy and recent teaching evaluations if you have taught before). Kindly include details of relevant professional experience in the insurance industry. In addition, please provide the names of three referees. If you are shortlisted, we will ask for detailed references from your referees and academic transcripts from the institution where you completed your degrees.
Questions about this opportunity may be addressed to Dr. Rohit Jindal, Chair, Department of Decision Sciences, at JindaLR@macewan.ca. Contact information and further information about the department can be found at www.macewan.ca/academics/academic-departments/decision-sciences.
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Closing Date: A review of applications will begin December 1, 2023, and continue until a suitable candidate is found.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
This position is included under the Faculty Association collective agreement.
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
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