Job Details

  • Reference number: IRC85596
  • Province: Gauteng
  • Type of engagement: Permanent appointment
  • Posted: August 6th
  • Remuneration package: Remuneration: A market related remuneration package which includes a retirement fund, medical aid, leave, bonus and study benefits, subject to the University's rules and regulations.

Background to Position

Applications are invited for the above full-time positions. The positions require candidates with strong communicative skills, and preference will be given to candidates with an interest in or track record in research in the actuarial field. The School offers undergraduate & postgraduate degrees in Actuarial Science and Mathematical Statistics, and exemptions are offered from the examinations of the Actuarial Society of South Africa for all the A100, A200, A300 and F100 subjects. To date, over 650 former students have qualified as Fellow actuaries.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment and continue searching after the closing date and only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 

“The University is committed to employment equity. Preference may be given, to appointable applicants from the underrepresented designated groups in terms of the relevant employment equity plans and policies of the university. The University retains the right not to make an appointment and to verify all information provided by candidates”

Enquiries: Prof Stephen Jurisich at

Job Description


Teaching, course development and research, supervision of students for Honours’ projects, Masters’ research reports and dissertations, willingness to undertake research for publication, assisting in the management of the actuarial programme.  In addition, the candidate would be expected to participate in the activities of the Actuarial Society of South Africa.

Inherent Criteria

Minimum Qualifications and Experience:

Associate Lecturer – Have recently completed an Honours’ degree (or equivalent 4-year degree) in Actuarial Science and subsequently made significant and rapid    progress towards the South African professional actuarial Fellowship qualification (FASSA). (i.e. have at most two exams outstanding). To apply for this position you    must be expecting to complete your professional qualification within the next two years, preferably in finance, banking or general insurance.

Lecturer –  FASSA (or a mutually recognised professional actuarial Fellowship qualification (FFA/FIA/FIAA) and the preparedness to obtain FASSA), plus an Honours’ degree (or equivalent 4-year degree) with work experience in the general insurance, banking, ERM or finance fields. Preference will be given to candidates with a Masters or PhD, as well as prior lecturing and supervision experience.

 Senior Lecturer – As for Lecturer, but in addition at least 10 years’ post-qualification experience at an appropriate level of relevant actuarial practice preferably in general insurance, finance, investments or banking.

Application Requirement

  • Covering letter
  • Detailed curriculum vitae
  • Certified copies of all educational qualifications, identity document
  • Names with e-mail addresses of 3 referees.

About University of the Witwatersrand

The University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, is a multi-campus South African public research university situated in the northern areas of central Johannesburg. It is more commonly known as Wits University or Wits.