Applications are invited for a Readership in Mathematical Finance, starting 1 July 2011 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Candidates for the Readership in Mathematical Finance will have an internationally leading record of research in pure or applied mathematical finance, and will have strong leadership qualities. Candidates will hold a PhD (or equivalent) in mathematics or a closely related discipline, will have an outstanding list of research publications in mathematics commensurate with their level of experience, will show exceptional ability in their chosen research areas, and will be able to contribute significantly to the research environment of the Mathematical Finance Section and the Department of Mathematics. The ability to teach mathematics at undergraduate and postgraduate level is essential. In particular, candidates will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, and the ability to give effective presentations. A track record of securing research funding is desirable, as is a demonstrable ability to build and sustain research related collaborations with industry.
The successful applicant will conduct advanced research in mathematical finance and its applications, and will be responsible for supervising research students, attracting research related funding, and developing relations with the financial services industry. The Reader will participate in the organization and teaching of the MSc in Mathematics and Finance in the Department of Mathematics, and other aspects of the Department’s teaching programs.