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Sessional Instructors - School of Mathematical and Computational Sciences (Fall 2023)

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School of Mathematical and Computational Sciences
Sessional Instructors
Fall 2023

The School of Mathematical and Computational Sciences at the University of Prince Edward Island has an opening for sessional instructors during the forthcoming Fall 2023 semester. These positions are subject to final budgetary approval.

Please note: the courses offered below may be taught in person, online, or hybrid. The decision on course delivery mode will be made by the Associate Dean of SMCS in consultation with the successful candidate(s).

AMS 2510-01 - Long Term Actuarial Math + Lab

This course will explore the future lifetime random variable, probability and survival functions, force of mortality; complete and curtate expectation of life, and Makeham and Gompertz mortality laws. Other topics will include: Life tables, characteristics of population and insurance life tables, selection, and fractional age assumptions. Life insurance payments and annuity payments: Present value random variables; expected present values; higher moments; actuarial notation, annual, monthly and continuous cases, relationships between insurance and annuity functions. Premiums, expense loadings, present value of future loss random variables and distribution, net and gross cases, the equivalence principle and portfolio percentile principle will also be discussed.

Three lecture hours plus a two-hour lab per week
Course: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:30 -11:20 am
Lab: Wednesday 3:30 - 5:10 pm

AMS 4700-01 - Short Term Insur Price/Reserv + Lab

This course covers the basic methods to calculate premiums and reserves for short-term insurance coverages; the role of rating factors and exposure; the different forms of experience rating; the description and application techniques for estimating unpaid losses from a run-off triangle; the following methods: Chain ladder, Average cost per claim, Bornhuetter Ferguson; and the underlying statistical models for these methods; as well as premiums calculation using the pure premium and loss ratio methods.

Three lecture hours per week plus a one-hour lab per week
Course: Tuesday, Thursday 10:00 - 11:15 am
Lab: Thursday 1:00 - 1:50 pm


Successful applicants should hold a Master’s degree in Mathematics or a related field, or an equivalent combination of qualifications and experience.  Applicants should have experience in teaching, research or industry practice related to the course content.

Preference will be given to the qualified candidates with seniority on the UPEI Sessional Roster and full-time and term contract Faculty Members of the Academic unit.

Application Instructions: 

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and names of three referees to:

Dr. Gordon MacDonald, Associate Dean
School of Mathematical and Computational Sciences University of Prince Edward Island
550 University Avenue
Charlottetown, PE   C1A 4P3

UPEI is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, and reconciliation and believes in providing a positive learning and working environment where every person feels empowered to contribute. UPEI is committed to the principle of equity in employment and encourages applications from underrepresented groups including women, Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.

Closing date for applications is August 3, 2023.

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.