The University of Sydney
Job Description: 

REFERENCE NO. 525/0311

The School of Mathematics and Statistics is a large and diverse school with research strengths in many areas of Mathematics and Statistics. Current research interests in Applied Mathematics and Statistics include asymptotic methods, computational mathematics, dynamical systems, ordinary and partial differential equations, asymptotic approximations and limit theorems, computationally intensive statistical methods and bioinformatics.

The school has been highly successful in attracting large numbers of undergraduate students into Financial Mathematics, including many talented students of the highest quality. Financial Mathematics and Statistics is one of three majors offered by the school. For the latest updates about the school please visit the following link: news and events

Applications are invited for a Professor (Level E) or Associate Professor (Level D) in Financial Mathematics. You will play a key role in the school's teaching and research programs in Financial Mathematics. You will teach financial mathematics at all levels (including honours), supervise honours and postgraduate students, carry out research and scholarly activities, as well as contribute to the administration of the school.

You will have:
• a PhD (or equivalent qualification) in a relevant research area
• demonstrated ability to undertake excellent scholarship and research in an area of Financial Mathematics
• demonstrated ability to foster excellence in research and scholarship within the school through mentoring of staff, development of research policy and effective research supervision
• demonstrated ability to contribute to the effective management of the school by encouraging staff development, recognising and resolving conflict and promoting a harmonious and collegial environment
• excellent interpersonal skills and the willingness and ability to perform high level administrative tasks.

Some of the requirements at the professorial level include being recognised as a leading authority in the discipline, having a demonstrated ability to maintain a research program of the highest quality supported by external research grants, and an established record in successful research supervision.

Being the major financial hub for the Pacific region and in close proximity with the Asian Financial markets, Sydney provides openings for further industry linkage. This is an opportunity to contribute to the growth of the school and its international research standing. Further information concerning the school's research activities and teaching program can be found on the school's websites from the following links:

Research information
Undergraduate program
Postgraduate program

The position is full-time continuing (tenured), subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation period for new appointees. Membership of a University approved superannuation scheme is a condition of employment for new appointees.

Remuneration package: an attractive salary package consistent with the successful applicant’s responsibilities and experience will be negotiated. Assistance with relocation expenses to Sydney will be provided and visa sponsorship will be made available if required.

Additional Information
Candidates are encouraged to read the Information Pack prior to applying. Selection criteria must be addressed in order to be considered for the position. The selection criteria can be found in the candidate Information Pack which can be obtained by contacting Ms. Paulina Rojas, Recruitment Administrator, on

All applications must be submitted via The University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number for more information and to apply.

CLOSING DATE: 15 August 2011 (11.30pm Sydney time)

The University is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups and women are encouraged. Appointment is on merit; as women are under-represented at this employment level suitably qualified women are encouraged to apply.

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

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Deadline for Application: 
Aug 15 2011