Lecturer B in Mathematical Finance

London (GB)
10 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
07 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Department of Economics, Mathematics and Statistics

Lecturer B in Mathematical Finance (Ref: 12143)
Full Time, open-ended post

Birkbeck, University of London is a research-intensive institution ranked in the top 1% in the world by the THE. The School of Business, Economics and Informatics brings together the College’s business-facing activities, teaching around 5,000 students in its four departments.

The Department of Economics, Mathematics and Statistics has a significant research presence and offers a wide range of courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. In particular, the department has a well-established and successful portfolio of postgraduate courses in finance including a large and popular MSc in Finance (CFA-accredited) and three further specialist MSc courses in Mathematical Finance, Financial Risk Management and Finance with Advanced pathways (Accounting, Banking and Commodities). We also run a large undergraduate BSc in Financial Economics.

The appointee will participate in the organization and teaching of quantitative modules within our portfolio of finance courses and, as such, will have the ability and flexibility to teach across a wide range of topics in mathematical finance with an emphasis on credit risk, option pricing and portfolio theory. They will be expected to develop a research platform within the department or to contribute to an existing one. We are looking to strengthen our research and teaching provision in finance in a way that will build on our existing strengths, which are in the areas of numerical analysis, partial differential equations and approximation theory.

The successful applicant will have an excellent research profile with an impressive list of publications (commensurate with experience) in an area of Financial Mathematics, or in an area of Applied Mathematics that has strong interdisciplinary links with Finance. The ability to teach mathematics at postgraduate level is essential. In particular, they will have excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to give effective presentations. A track record of securing research funding is desirable, as is a demonstrable ability to build research related collaborations with industry.

Salary: Grade 8 of the College's London Pay Scale which is £42,913 rising to £50,514 per annum.
This post is full time, 35 hours per week and open-ended. The salary quoted above is on the College's London Pay Scale and includes a consolidated Weighting/Allowance which applies only to staff whose normal contractual place of work is in the Greater London area. The initial salary will be dependent on the skills and experience of the successful applicant. The appointment is subject to a probationary period of 3 years. Birkbeck also provides a generous defined benefit pension scheme, 31 days paid leave, flexible working arrangements and other great benefits.
The closing date for completed applications is midnight on Sunday 7 May 2017

Interviews will be held in May-June 2017
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Birkbeck welcomes applicants from all sections of the community. The College is committed to improving the gender and cultural diversity of its workforce, holding an Athena SWAN award, operating the Two Ticks scheme, is a Stonewall Diversity Champion and is working towards the Race Equality Charter Mark.