Five Lecturer Positions in Statistics and Actuarial Science

Five Lecturer Positions in Statistics and Actuarial Science

The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science in the Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Waterloo invites applications for five definite-term lecturer positions:

  • One appointment with an initial term of three years (renewable);
  • One joint appointment with the Mathematical Business group in the Faculty of Mathematics with an initial term of three years (renewable);
  • Three appointments with an initial term of 2 years (renewable at most once). 

All appointments have an expected start date of January 1, 2022, but other start dates will be considered. Candidates must possess a graduate degree, ideally a PhD, in an area of Statistics, Biostatistics or Actuarial Science. Expertise in computational statistics or Data Science would be a distinct asset. Applicants must have excellent communication skills, a strong commitment to undergraduate education, and ideally at least one year of teaching experience in statistics or actuarial science. Duties will include teaching six courses per year and service/administrative work within the University.


The University of Waterloo is one of Canada’s leading universities with more than 40,000 full and part-time students in undergraduate and graduate programs. The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science is one of the top academic units for the statistical and actuarial sciences in the world and is home to more than 60 full-time faculty. It offers a vibrant research environment for a wide range of areas and benefits from close relationships with several research groups on campus. The Department is also home to over 1000 undergraduate students and close to 200 graduate students in programs including Statistics, Biostatistics, Data Science, Actuarial Science and Mathematical Finance.


Interested individuals should apply using MathJobs ( Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a teaching statement and teaching evaluation summaries (if available). In addition, applicants should arrange to have at least three reference letters submitted on their behalf. The closing date for receipt of applications is October 31, 2021. The salary offered will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The salary range for this position is \$80,000 to \$100,000. Negotiations beyond this salary range will be considered for exceptionally qualified candidates.


The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Indigenous Initiatives Office (


The University values the diverse and intersectional identities of its students, faculty, and staff. The University regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. The University of Waterloo seeks applicants who embrace our values of equity, anti-racism and inclusion.  As such, we encourage applications from candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including applicants who identify as Indigenous peoples (e.g., First Nations, Métis, Inuit/Inuk), Black, racialized, people with disabilities, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.


The University of Waterloo is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. If you have any application, interview or workplace accommodation requests, please contact Stefan Steiner – contact information below.


If you have any questions regarding the position, the application process, assessment process, or eligibility, please contact:
Stefan Steiner, Chair
Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science
University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo ON N2L 3G1, CANADA


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


Three reasons to apply: