Heriot-Watt University, The Times International University of the Year 2018, has established a reputation for world-class teaching and leading-edge, relevant research, which has made it one of the top UK universities for business and industry.
To celebrate our 2021 bicentenary of pioneering research, the School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences welcomes applications for a Bicentennial Fellowship in the area of actuarial science or a related field. These 3-year fellowships are intended to support candidates at the start of their independent academic careers, with the distinct possibility of leading to an open-ended contract. These positions have arisen as part of a strategic expansion of the Department that will see us add up to 4 new positions in total.
The School is internationally renowned in actuarial science, financial risk, applied probability and statistics through the world-leading research activities of its Department of Actuarial Mathematics and Statistics, where the post holder will be located. Areas of particular strength include longevity risk modelling and management, applications of data science in insurance, genetics and insurance, financial risk management in pensions, morbidity modelling, financial modelling, stochastic modelling and inference in epidemiology and the life sciences, and mathematical and computational imaging.
The Department has long-established, global links with the Actuarial Profession, including the Directorship of the Actuarial Research Centre (ARC) – a ground breaking virtual network of actuarial researchers and partner organisations from around the world. Within Scotland we have excellent links to the financial services industry through the Scottish Financial Risk Academy (SFRA), a partnership between industry and Scottish academic institutions which has been led from Heriot-Watt since its establishment in 2010.
As the successful candidate, you will hold a PhD in a relevant subject area. You will carry out and publish internationally excellent research in your field. You will have the potential to become established as an international research leader with a strong research record. You will have the enthusiasm and communication skills to be able to engage in our statistical data science, actuarial and financial mathematics teaching programmes. Training and mentoring support will be provided during the fellowship. It is expected that after a successful review at the end of the 3 years, the position will change into an Assistant Professorship position.

For informal discussion about the position please contact Dr. Anke Wiese (Head of Department), a.wiese@hw.ac.uk, or Prof Andrew Cairns, a.j.g.cairns@hw.ac.uk.
The Department has a strong collaborative ethos, which supports our many partnerships and the School’s Athena Swan Bronze award, and is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, and to offering equality of opportunity to all.
Embracing diversity at Heriot-Watt University means we can select from the broadest pool to find the best person for the job – we encourage you to apply.
For more information about the role and to apply, please visit our website (https://www.hw.ac.uk/about/work/jobs/job_SVJDMjE4NzA.htm).

Location: Based at Riccarton Campus in Edinburgh
Contract: 36 months fixed-term
Salary: £32,236 – £39,609 (salary dependent on experience and qualifications)
Closing Date: Midnight on Thursday 25th April 2019
Interview date: Monday 3rd to Monday 10th June 2019