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Endowed Chair of Quantitative Finance

Required Qualifications

The candidate must have a distinguished reputation for research and graduate training in mathematics, statistics, or operations research and its application to the theory and practice of quantitative finance.  The candidate must have a strong vision for the continued development of the AMS quantitative finance program and for outreach to leaders in the investment community.  The candidate must have a PhD (or equivalent) in financial mathematics, financial engineering, applied mathematics, statistics, operations research, mathematics, or a closely related field.  The candidate must have the ability to teach quantitative finance and related applied mathematics courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level.  The candidate must have the ability to conduct research and advise PhD students in areas related to quantitative finance.  The candidate must have an established record of achievement, including peer-reviewed published papers.  The candidate must have excellent communication skills and an ability and willingness to collaborate.

Preferred Qualifications

An ideal candidate has both a strong academic background and established connections to the investment community.  Practical experience in methods and applications of quantitative finance in industry is a strong plus.  An ideal candidate will have demonstrated excellence in research and will have experience in writing research proposals, and a strong willingness to pursue external research funding sources, as appropriate for their discipline.  While all applicants working within the general areas of interest of quantitative finance and financial mathematics/engineering will be considered, preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate the ability to conduct empirical analysis in finance and have good knowledge of practical implementations of methods.  Experience teaching quantitative finance is a strong plus.

Responsibilities & Requirements

The endowed chair will: direct the department's quantitative finance program; develop outreach initiatives to the investment community, including the development of executive programs and industrial funding; participate in and provide leadership for the strong research program in quantitative finance; supervise and train PhD students; assist in the advising of graduate students; teach courses in quantitative finance and related areas of applied mathematics.

Special Notes

This is a tenure track position.  FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA.  Internal and external search to occur simultaneously.  Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible. 

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Application Procedure

Those interested in this position should submit a State Employment Application, cover letter addressing qualifications for the position, resume/CV, research statement, teaching statement, reprints or preprints of research papers, and arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation by clicking Apply.  Alternately, you may submit your application package to the departmental email, address or fax below.  Applicant Information Survey.


Janice Hackney
QF Search
Applied Mathematics and Statistics
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3600
Fax: 631-632-8490

Campus Description

Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's scenic North Shore.  Our 1,040-acre campus is home to 24,600 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff, including those employed at Stony Brook Medicine, Suffolk County's only academic medical center and tertiary care provider.  The University is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and co-manager of nearby Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), a multidisciplinary research laboratory supporting world class scientific programs utilizing state-of-the-art facilities such as the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, the National Synchrotron Light Source, and the Center for Functional Nanomaterials, and the New York Blue IBM BG/L+P supercomputer, owned by Stony Brook and managed by BNL.  Stony Brook is a partner in managing the Laboratory for the Department of Energy, and is the largest institutional scientific user of BNL facilities. As such, many opportunities exist for collaborative research, and in some cases, joint appointments can be arranged.

Official Job Title: Endowed Chair of Quantitative Finance
REF#: F-9909-18-06
Campus: Stony Brook West Campus
Department: Applied Mathematics and Statistics - CEAS
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Posting Start Date: 07/06/2018
Posting End Date: 01/05/2019

Applications for this position must be received, as specified in the Application Procedure Section, no later than 5:00 PM Eastern Time on 01/05/2019, unless specifically noted otherwise in the Special Notes Section.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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Job Category: Faculty and Librarian
Posting Date: 07/06/2018