RESEARCH FELLOW (1 POST): Department of Insurance and Actuarial Science || National University of Science and Technology (NUST)

National University of Science and Technology (NUST)

DUE: 14 NOV 2023

The University seeks to recruit applicants with requisite skills and experience for the
following posts in the Faculty of Commerce: –

RESEARCH FELLOW (1 POST): Department of Insurance and Actuarial Science

Applicants should hold an Honours degree in any of the following: Risk Management, Insurance,
Actuarial Science, Statistics or Mathematics. A Master’s degree in any of the above is a must. A PhD is
an added advantage. MSc holders will be required to register for a PhD in Risk Management, Insurance
or Actuarial Science. Applicants must possess demonstrable evidence of knowledge of the areas of
Risk Management, Insurance and/or Actuarial Science.
Successful applicants will be required to take significant initiatives to conduct independent, interfaculty
and cross disciplinary collaborative research within the scope of the University’s research and
innovation strategic plan and partner requirements. The Research Fellow will be required to nurture or
join research clusters to encourage the development of multidisciplinary research projects.

The duties will include the following:

Independently carrying out research in the listed areas using suitable methods/techniques.
Assisting staff to develop their research ideas and help in identifying and developing
appropriate research techniques/methodologies.
Assisting staff in proposal and report writing as well as research dissemination.
Producing publications in acceptable peer reviewed journals for knowledge dissemination to the
academic community.
Actively liaising with industry to identify opportunities for commercial exploitation
Undertaking any other duties as may be assigned by a designated supervisor i.e., the head or
most senior academic in the department.


An attractive package which includes Medical Aid, Leave and Pension Benefits is offered; details will
be disclosed to shortlisted candidates.


All applications will be treated in strictest confidence. Applications, which should include a Curriculum
Vitae (giving full personal particulars of applicant, including full names, place and date of birth,
qualifications, employment and experience, present salary, telephone numbers and the names, addresses
(including e-mail) and telephone numbers of three contactable referees) and copies of certificates must
be addressed to:

The Senior Assistant Registrar
Human Resources Department
National University of Science and Technology
P O Box AC 939
Bulawayo, ZIMBABWE

And e-mailed to: in a single pdf file clearly indicating the position being
applied for in the subject line.

The National University of Science and Technology is an equal opportunities employer. In the
interest of promoting gender parity, female candidates are encouraged to apply.
The closing date for receipt of applications is Tuesday, 14 November, 2023.