University of Waterloo, Statistics and Actuarial Science

Position ID: UWSAS-PDF_RW_24 [#24283, PDF-RW_2024]
Position Title: Postdoctoral position
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1, Canada [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Actuarial Science, Statistics or Quantitative Finance
Application Deadline: 2024/08/05 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2024/02/06, listed until 2024/08/05)
Position Description:   URMs  



One or more postdoctoral fellow positions in Actuarial Science, Statistics, or Quantitative Finance are currently available in the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science at the University of Waterloo. The postdoctoral fellow is expected to join the group of  Professor Ruodu Wang on one (or more) of the following areas:

1) Quantitative risk management

2) Selective inference and e-values

3) Decision theory, insurance, and financial economics

4) Optimal transport theory.

A postdoc appointment is typically either one or two years. Teaching is not mandatory for this position, but the postdoctoral fellow may have the opportunity to teach (with compensation) no more than one course in Actuarial Science or Statistics per academic year based on teaching qualifications and department needs.

The starting date of the positions is flexible, and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applicants are expected to hold a Ph.D. degree in Actuarial Science, Quantitative Finance, Statistics, Mathematical Economics, or a related area. Existing experience in the mentioned research areas is a plus. Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible subject to completing PhD by the anticipated starting time. 

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

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.” All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will receive priority in the recruitment process.

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University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario
N2L 3G1