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Lecturer in Financial Computing x 2

UCL - Computer Science

Location: London
Salary: £44,737 to £52,764 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance (Grade 8)
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 11th June 2021
Closes: 23rd June 2021
Job Ref: 1876640

The Department of Computer Science (UCL-CS: at University College London (UCL: invites applications for a faculty position in the area of Financial Computing.

The Financial Computing & Analytics group ( is looking to expand its current core area of expertise by recruiting outstanding researchers active in a broad area that covers blockchain and distributed ledger technologies, financial technologies, payment systems, cryptocurrencies, central banks digital currencies, digital currencies, digital economy.

Ideally, you should have experience and capability to complement existing expertise in modelling, forecasting and risk quantification in financial and economic systems, reputation systems, data science, machine learning, artificial intelligence, complex networks, data-driven modelling, market microstructure, algorithmic trading, high-frequency trading, econophysics, complex systems, agent-based modelling, systemic risk, numerical techniques in derivatives pricing and stochastic processes.

You will teach at undergraduate and graduate levels in areas allocated by the Head of Department or Director of Studies and carry out research and produce publications and other research outputs. You will also supervise or assist with supervision of undergraduate, taught graduate (MSc) or research graduate (MPhil/MRes/PhD/EngD) students, contributing to the development, planning and implementation of a high-quality curriculum.

You will assist in the development of learning materials, preparing schemes of work and maintaining records to monitor student progress, achievement and attendance. You will obtain research funding support and contribute to departmental, faculty, or UCL-wide working groups or committees.

Candidates should have demonstrated a capability of initiating and conducting exciting world-class research in financial computing and related areas. Candidates should also be able to demonstrate evidence for their ability to attract funding, for example by holding a personal fellowship, and peer esteem for their work. Candidates must hold an earned Ph.D. by the time of the application.

You will be evaluated chiefly on the significance and novelty of your research to date, and their promise for leading a group in a fruitful program of research.

These positions are part time 0.5FTE

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button above.

Our application procedure should be read before you apply, as we have specific requirements regarding applying online and reference letters arriving by the closing date.

Candidates may ask referees to send reference letters in advance of the closing date. However, this is not essential for this vacancy as the department will request references for all shortlisted candidates.

Questions about this vacancy may be directed to Dr Tomaso Aste (Head of the Financial Computing Group, For questions or problems with the application process please contact

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

UCL Taking Action for Equality.

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC

UCL Taking Action for Equality

Our department holds an Athena SWAN Silver award, in recognition of our commitment and demonstrable impact in advancing gender equality.

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