University of Waterloo, Statistics and Actuarial Science

Fellowship ID: UWSAS-PPDF_24 [#23323, PPDF]
Fellowship Title: Mathematics Prestigious Postdoctoral Fellowships in Statistics, Actuarial Science and Quantitative Finance
Fellowship Type: Postdoctoral
Fellowship Location: Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1, Canada [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Statistics, Data Science, Actuarial Science, Quantitative Finance
Application Deadline: 2023/12/16 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/10/03, listed until 2024/04/03)
Fellowship Description:    

*** the listing date or deadline for this fellowship has passed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science in the Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Waterloo is inviting applicants for a few Mathematics Prestigious Postdoctoral Fellowships to start in Fall 2024. The starting date can be flexible.

The Mathematics Prestigious Postdoctoral Fellowships are a new program initiated in 2021 within the Faculty of Mathematics with the hope to attract the top talented young scholars in all areas of mathematical sciences. The postdoc fellow, if successfully appointed, will have a very competitive salary, strong research support, and no teaching duties. The option to teach is available if agreed by the postdoc fellow, the supervisor, and the department, with extra compensation. The Faculty of Mathematics will appoint 3 fellows each year across its 5 research units. Each appointment will be two years by default. Please apply to this position through this link, if you consider Statistics and Actuarial Science as your potential home department. In addition to the new Mathematics Prestigious Postdoctoral Fellowships, the department currently hosts about 15 postdocs in Statistics and Actuarial Science under the regular postdoc program.

Applicants are expected to hold a Ph.D. degree in Statistics, Data Science, Actuarial Science, Quantitative Finance, or a related area by the time of appointment. Applicants are asked to submit (a) a cover letter (b) a curriculum vitae and (c) a short research statement describing current and past research (two page maximum). The applicant should request (d) at least three letters of recommendation, uploaded by their writers at In the cover letter, the applicant needs to specify at least one and up to three potential supervisors that they will work with within the department.

The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science is in an exciting period of expansion due to a major investment in the Department by the University, with many other open positions. An application to the Mathematics Prestigious Postdoctoral Fellowships does not affect their other applications to our regular postdoc or faculty positions.

The application deadline is December 16, 2023, and offers will be made in late January by the Faculty of Mathematics.

To support the University’s strategic plan for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, we strongly encourage female-identifying or BIPOC applicants to apply. The applicant who wishes to express such self-identification needs to complete the self-identification applicant survey at ;This survey is optional but it is encouraged. Applicant self-identification information will be used for the purposes of screening and consideration. Please note that this information will be securely accessed only by members of a central selection committee and for nominees selected. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will receive priority in the recruitment process.

The University of Waterloo is one of Canada’s leading universities with 40,000 full and part-time students in undergraduate and graduate programs. The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science is one of the top academic units for the statistical and actuarial sciences in the world and is home to over 50 research active full-time faculty and close to 200 graduate students in programs including Statistics, Biostatistics, Data Science, Quantitative Finance and Actuarial Science. The department offers a vibrant research environment for a wide range of areas including statistical theory, applied probability, analysis of longitudinal and event history data, causal inference, methods for incomplete data, statistical learning, data science, computational statistics, finance and risk management, survey methods, industrial statistics, and interdisciplinary collaborative work. The department benefits from close relationships with many research groups on campus including the Survey Research Centre, the Business and Industrial Statistics Research Group, the Waterloo Artificial Intelligence Institute, the School of Public Health Science, the Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change, and the Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience. Faculty have access to a wide array of computational resources including access to regional and national high performance and super computing resources like SHARCNET, Compute Canada, and Scinet.

The University of Waterloo regards diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to employment equity and accessibility for all employees. As such, we encourage applications from women, Indigenous (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) peoples, persons with disabilities, members of diverse gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. At Waterloo, you will have the opportunity to work across disciplines and collaborate with an international community of scholars and a diverse student body, situated in a rapidly growing community that has been termed a “hub of innovation.”

Three reasons to apply: Why Waterloo.

Application Materials Required:
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Waterloo, ON
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