08 Jan 2020

Lecturer in Financial Mathematics

Do you want to be part of a vibrant and collegial community of world-class mathematicians and statisticians?

We are looking to appoint a Lecturer in Financial Mathematics. This position has been made possible by the awarding of a Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) entitled “How to beat model uncertainty with more information” to Dr Anna Aksamit. To succeed, you will be a talented and well-qualified mathematical scientist with expertise in financial mathematics and stochastic processes, or a related area that strengthens the school’s profile and/or contributes strategically to University activities. You will need to have appropriate skills and qualifications as outlined in the position description, including a PhD in a relevant area. Priority will be given to applicants who are able to collaborate with Dr Aksamit on topics related to her DECRA project and with other members of the Financial Mathematics group.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Lecturer who possesses experience in the following areas:

• PhD in a relevant area
• Demonstrated evidence of independent research ability and potential in an area of Financial Mathematics or related fields
• Evidence of ability, versatility and commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching
• Ability to supervise students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and excellent organisational skills with attention to detail
• Demonstrated understanding of the incorporation into University life of the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action; and ability to work positively with staff and students from a diverse range of backgrounds.
• Evidence of administration and course coordination within a university environment and the ability to apply for competitive research funding would be desirable, but it is not necessary.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number 2760/1219F to apply.

Routine pre-employment probity checks will be carried out for this position.

Closing date: 11:30pm, Thursday 6 February 2020 (Sydney Time)

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.