Assistant Professor in Financial Mathematics

Dublin City University - School of Mathematical Sciences


The School of Mathematical Sciences in Dublin City University offers undergraduate and post-graduate degrees in Actuarial Mathematics, Financial Mathematics and Mathematics Teacher Education, in addition to service Mathematics courses across the University.

The School carries out research in several areas including Actuarial Mathematics, Differential and Difference Equations, Differential Geometry, Financial Mathematics, General Relativity, Group Theory, High Performance Computing, Mathematics Education, Numerical Analysis, Quantum Fields, Stochastic Analysis and Theoretical Astrophysics.

Assistant Professorship

The School seeks to recruit an Assistant Professor in Financial Mathematics to develop and expand its research and teaching activities in this area. Depending on experience, qualifications and track record, the position may be either a 5-year appointment or a permanent position. Appointment at the Associate Professor level may be possible for exceptional candidates.

Applicants must hold a PhD in Financial Mathematics or related discipline. They must have a record of original, high-impact research supported by publications in top international journals or, depending on career stage, show exceptional promise in this area. They must have experience of teaching Mathematics effectively at university level. Commitment to securing external research funding is essential.


The successful candidate will teach at undergraduate and postgraduate degree levels and will participate in student mentoring and tutoring. Academic staff in the School typically teach an average of five modules per year, and participate in the supervision of final-year and Master’s projects and undergraduate work placements. Teaching remission is given to academics undertaking significant administrative duties or with significant research activities. Development of new degree programmes and new policies and procedures related to programme delivery are also an integral part of teaching duties. The teaching responsibilities are set down by the Head of School and the Teaching Convenor on an annual basis.


Working as part of the Financial Mathematics group in the School, the successful candidate will establish and develop an independently-funded research programme in this area, including supervision of post-graduate and post-doctoral researchers.


The successful candidate will undertake administrative functions related to activities of the School and Faculty. Such duties are defined by the Head of School and may include chairing degree programmes, participating in meetings related to programmes, liaising with staff from external organizations, and attending other School forums as required, participation in University committees, representation of the School in marketing activities, organization of conferences etc.

Athena SWAN Charter

Dublin City University is an equal opportunities employer. Information on a range of university policies aimed (among other things) at creating a supportive and flexible work environment is available at The university holds an Athena SWAN Bronze Award and is committed to promoting gender equality.

Current Salary Scales (2017)

Assistant Professor: €51,159 — €79,147

Subject to qualifications and experience.

Informal Enquiries to:

Dr Brien Nolan, Head, School of Mathematical Sciences, DCU, Telephone: +353 (0)1 700 5778

Application Forms:

Available at


Telephone: +353 1 700 5149

Post: Human Resources Department, Dublin City University, Dublin 9

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