Examiner – Subject SA0 (Multi Population and Factor-Based Mortality Analytics.)
The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA’s) Engagement and Learning Group is seeking to hear from Fellows, Associates or Honorary Fellows working in academia who would like to be considered for the role of Specialist Applications Supervisor (SA0). We are looking for a university based Supervisor with specialist knowledge of the student’s proposed topic and who meet the requirements set out below.
The Role: Examiners are appointed by the IFoA to assist in the process of examining the dissertation submitted for the award of the Specialist Applications subject. For this vacancy you are required to have knowledge around stochastic multi population mortality models, non parametric and machine learning models.
The SA0 Examiner reports to the Board of Examiners.
The main requirements of the SA0 Examiner are:
- To read and comment on the dissertation submitted
- To chair the panel conducting the viva exam
- To write a brief report and recommendation on whether a pass in the subject should be awarded
Administrative support for the role will be provided by the Engagement and Learning Group and information will be provided containing full details of the role and responsibilities.
The appointment will commence as soon as possible
The viva will last approximately 4 hours. Consideration of the report prior to the meeting and production of the report could take up to 2 days.
As a SA0 Examiner you must be able to demonstrate:
- Experience in Experience of examining PhD level research or similar
- Knowledge of stochastic multi population mortality models, non parametric and machine learning models.
If you intend to use the time spent on this activity when recording your CPD, remember it must be relevant to your work or role and address a personal development need. You should record an appropriate learning outcome. This is in accordance with the CPD Scheme.
This is a remunerated role and a fee will be paid
Mutually agreed services will be outlined in a ‘Schedule of services’ which will be provided to you on successful appointment. On successful completion of the services, you will be required to submit an invoice to the IFoA. The IFoA will provide you with a template invoice to use, and this invoice will be processed by a member of the IFoA’s Education Partnership and Lifelong Learning team. If you wish to view the ‘Schedule of services’ and the applicable terms and conditions, prior to expressing interest in this role, please contact the Quality team. Please note that this role is classified as a ‘Self-Employed Contractor’.
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