University of Birmingham, Mathematics

Position ID: 531-RAP3 [#20064, 99498]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in Financial Mathematics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, United Kingdom [map]
Subject Area: Financial Mathematics
Application Deadline: 2022/07/20 6:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/05/24, listed until 2022/11/24)
Position Description:    

Closing date: 22nd June 2022

Applications are invited for an Assistant Professor post in the School of Mathematics, in the area of Financial Mathematics.

Information about the School is available at:

The School of Mathematics is committed to significantly expand its research and education programmes in Financial Mathematics. The successful candidate will be expected to make significant contribution to this programme, by conducting high-quality research in related areas and developing and delivering undergraduate and postgraduate education in Financial Mathematics. In addition, the successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the school through management/leadership, and enterprise activities, as appropriate.

The School consists of over 70 research active academic staff, around 20 postdoctoral researchers and around 50 postgraduates, with research groups in Algebra, Analysis, Combinatorics, Probability and Algorithms, Continuum Mechanics and Nonlinear Systems, Data Science and Computational Statistics, Financial Mathematics, Geometry and Mathematical Physics, Mathematical Biology and Healthcare, Mathematics Education, Optimization and Numerical Analysis, Topology and Dynamical Systems.

The minimum qualification is a PhD (or equivalent) in Mathematics or a related area. Candidates are expected to have or clearly be developing an internationally recognized research record in Financial Mathematics, and a solid commitment to teaching, mentoring and service. Full consideration will be given to applicants with research interests in any area of Financial Mathematics and applicants with specialisms in machine learning, high-frequency trading, statistical techniques in finance, quantitative funds management, or fixed income/credit risk modelling are especially invited to apply. We also welcome strong teaching-focused applicants, but your teaching interests must be in Financial Mathematics or a related area as detailed above.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Professor Chris Good (email: or Dr Olga Maleva (email:

The School of Mathematics aims to provide a supportive and friendly environment for staff to develop as researchers and lecturers. The School is a supportive and people-focused friendly environment, committed to equality, diversity and inclusivity. We encourage applications from the widest community and provide equal opportunities in our recruitment processes. The School of Mathematics holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award. Athena SWAN is a national initiative that recognises the advancement of gender equality, representation, progression and success for all in academia. The School also supports the London Mathematical Society Good Practice Scheme, whose aim is to support mathematics departments to embed equal opportunities for women within their working practices, and is a member of the Piscopia which forms a UK-community of women and non-binary students and mathematics researchers.

The University of Birmingham holds the Advance HE's Race Equality Charter Bronze award, a framework through which we are working to self-reflect, identify and remove barriers standing in the way of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic staff and students. The University of Birmingham is an equal opportunity employer.

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Contact: Professor Chris Good or Dr Olga Maleva
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School of Mathematics, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, United Kingdom
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