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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Financial Mathematics - QMUL25147

Department: School of Mathematical Sciences
Salary: £42,433 - £62,415 (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL25147
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 28-Jun-2021
Closing date: 08-Aug-2021

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About us

The School of Mathematical Science has an exceptionally strong research presence across the spectrum of areas within Pure and Applied Mathematics and Statistics and is currently organised into seven research groups, namely: Algebra and Number Theory, Combinatorics, Complex Systems and Networks, Dynamical Systems and Statistical Physics, Geometry and Analysis, Probability and Applications, and Statistics and Data Science. The School also has large and popular undergraduate and graduate programmes. Moreover, the University is a partner of the Alan Turing Institute, facilitating exciting opportunities for collaborations with other academic institutions and industry.

Following a period of significant growth, the School comprises 74 academic staff and associate lecturers, 16 research assistants and 12 members of professional services staff. The School is home to around 90 PhD students, and approximately 1,000 undergraduates and 100 master level students.  In the area of Financial Mathematics the School offers an MSc in Financial Mathematics as well as an MSc in Financial Computing (jointly with the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science). Recently, £18M was invested in the School’s building transformation project to provide state-of-the-art research, teaching, and study facilities for staff and students.

About the role

Applications are invited for a permanent post of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer Financial Mathematics. We are seeking to appoint an outstanding candidate with a successful track record of applying rigorous research methods to address emerging problems in the general field of financial mathematics. The successful applicant will have an excellent profile of research in the broad area of Financial Mathematics, or an area of Stochastic Processes that has strong interdisciplinary links with mathematical modelling in finance.

The successful candidate will be expected to have flexibility to teach across a wide range of topics in mathematics, with the ability to take on leadership of master level programmes in Financial Mathematics, as well contribute to the further development of the School’s portfolio of Data Science master level programmes. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct high-level research, including supervising PhD students, and be active in seeking external funding to support their research.

All candidates should have a strong interest in pursuing excellence in teaching and supervising graduate students. All candidates are requested to address these aspects in their research and teaching statements. 

At Lecturer level a successful applicant will have demonstrated exceptional potential for achieving research excellence.  At Senior Lecturer level applicants should have an excellent research profile and a strong track record of independent research as evidenced, for example, by successful PhD supervision, substantial external research funding, and/or a sustained publication record of well cited papers.

Applicants whose work has had a significant impact outside of the university environment are particularly encouraged to apply.

For further details of the role and selection criteria please refer to the job specifications.

The School and Athena SWAN Charter for Women in Science

The School holds a departmental Bronze Athena SWAN Award and is a registered supporter of the LMS Good Practice scheme. We are committed to the equality of opportunities and to advancing women’s careers. We have policies to support staff returning from long-term absence, for flexible arrangements for staff with parental responsibilities and for child-care support for the attendance of conferences. We strongly encourage applications from women.

Please visit for information about the School our family friendly and parental leave polices.

Pay & Benefits

The post is full-time and permanent, starting on 1 November 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. For an appointment at Lecturer level, starting salary will be in the range of £42,433 - £52,833 inclusive of London Allowance. For an appointment at Senior Lecturer, starting salary will be in the range of £55,840 - £62,415. Benefits include access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme, staff networks and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Alex Clark at  

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Please ensure you include with your application a curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements and a statement explaining your fit with the advertised role. 

The closing date for applications is 8 August 2021.  Interviews are expected to be held on 1 & 2 September 2021.

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