McMaster University, Mathematics & Statistics

Position ID: McMaster-DATAAFM [#18113]
Position Title: Assistant Professor-Data Science in Actuarial and Financial Mathematics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4K1, Canada [map]
Subject Areas: Data Science, Actuarial and Financial Mathematics
Application Deadline: 2021/11/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/09/07, finished 2022/05/07)
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McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations, and within the lands protected by the Dish with One Spoon wampum agreement.

Position Description

The Department of Mathematics & Statistics at McMaster University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor. The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2022.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Mathematics, Statistics, or a related discipline, and a proven record of research excellence in Data Science in Actuarial and Financial Mathematics. The successful candidate will establish their own research program building on the current strengths of the department, supervise graduate students and teach at both graduate and undergraduate levels. In particular, the successful candidate will be part of the instructional team in our award-winning Actuarial and Financial Mathematics undergraduate program and our acclaimed Masters in Financial Mathematics graduate program. A professional actuarial designation or relevant experience are assets for this position, but not a requirement to apply.    

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics currently has 38.5 full-time faculty members and a rolling average of approximately 100 graduate students and 15 postdoctoral fellows. In addition to the priority area for this search, related research interests of the department include computational statistics, mathematical biology, and several areas in applied mathematics. A number of researchers in our department are active members of the MacDATA Institute - McMaster’s data science institute – a large university-wide institute founded in 2015 that has a mandate to promote innovative research and training programs on big data and, in general, data science. For more information, please see and

McMaster University is a globally renowned institution of higher learning and a research community committed to advancing human and societal health and well-being. Our focus on collaboratively exchanging ideas and approaches makes us uniquely positioned to pioneer ground-breaking solutions to real-world problems leading to a Brighter World. The Faculty of Science works to create global impact by advancing scientific discovery and knowledge, and promoting greater understanding. Our innovative, interdisciplinary approach generates new methods and insights, results, and lasting change. 

Progressive policies are in place to assist faculty members to achieve a work-life balance.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity. 

The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity and inclusion, who will contribute to the diversification of ideas and perspectives, and especially welcomes applications from First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of racialized communities (“visible minorities”), persons with disabilities, women, persons who identify as 2SLGBTQ+.

We invite all applicants to complete a brief Diversity Survey, which takes approximately two minutes to complete. All questions are voluntary, with an option to decline to answer. All information collected is confidential and will be used to support efforts to broaden the diversity of the applicant pool and to promote a fair, equitable and inclusive talent acquisition process. If not applying through McMaster’s application submission portal, the survey will be sent to all applicants in a separate communication. Please refer to the Applicant Diversity Survey Statement of Collection for more information. Additional inquiries about the Diversity Survey may be directed to

How to Apply

If interested in this position, please apply online by using the MathJobs website ( or at (Faculty Positions, Job ID 40453).

A complete application consists of: 

  • a cover letter (including a statement regarding whether the applicant has Canadian citizenship / permanent resident status (see below))
  • a current Curriculum Vitae
  • a research statement
  • a statement of teaching philosophy and practice
  • a statement of experience and plans for advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in post-secondary education, community-based or other professional settings
  • three (3) letters of reference which should ideally be submitted through MathJobs or sent directly by your referees to Dr. Matheus Grasselli, Department Chair (

Please be advised that any full-time, permanent faculty member of the Department can request confidential access to the application materials, including the reference letters.

Review of complete applications will begin on November 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. All applicants will receive an on-line, system-generated confirmation of receipt of their application; however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted for interviews. 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship; however, all applications, as stated above, MUST include one of the following statements in their application package:  “I am/am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.”.  Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete. 

Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact the Office of the Dean, Faculty of Science at to communicate accommodation needs.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
McMaster University
Dept. of Mathematics & Statistics
1280 Main Street West, HH 218
Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4K1