Senior lecturer in financial mathematics


Ref LiU-2022-01208

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hereby advertises a position as 
Senior lecturer in financial mathematics  
formally based at the Division of Production Economics at the Department of Management and Engineering
Appointment programme 
Production Economics is a division at the Department of Economic and Industrial Development (IEI). The division conducts education and research in the field of financial mathematics.

Production Economics is an interdisciplinary engineering subject, which includes the management of resources in different types of activities. The subject focuses on problems in the borderland between economics and engineering, which means that the research is based on the application of mathematical methods from the engineering sciences to problems in management, at both strategic and tactical as well as operational level.

The Division of Production Economics conducts education within the Faculty of Science and Engineering. The division has a large undergraduate assignment that includes teaching at the master's programs in Industrial Engineering and Management and Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering in which the division provides master's profiles in finance and financial mathematics. The profiles are built up by several advanced level courses where the focus areas of Financial markets and instruments, Financial risk management, derivative valuation with stochastic calculus, Portfolio management, and Financial optimization are important. Special focus is on the development of quantitative methods in these areas.

The scholarly proficiency in the current employment is based on the intersection between mathematics and financial theory. Absolute requirements for the position are documented scientific expertise in one or some of the areas of mathematical statistics, optimization theory, numerical methods and/or asset pricing. Special qualifications are documented scientific expertise in the above-mentioned mathematical areas linked to finance.

The current position includes teaching in the above-mentioned profiles and areas. Special qualifications are pedagogical skills through well-executed teaching and examination, innovative thinking in current and new technical solutions, and new pedagogical methods. The current position includes research in the above-mentioned areas.
The duties assigned to teaching staff may comprise educational responsibilities or research, and administrative tasks. Teachers are also responsible for monitoring developments within their subject areas and developments in the wider community that are significant to their role as a teacher at a higher education institution. The holder of the appointment will participate in teaching at undergraduate and advanced levels.
To be qualified for this appointment the applicant must have demonstrated teaching proficiency, received a Degree of Doctor or have the equivalent academic expertise or other professional skill which is of significance with consideration for the subject relevant to the appointment and the associated duties.  
Here, the definition of “equivalent academic expertise” is a documented foreign degree which is deemed to be at least equivalent to a Degree of Doctor.  
The definition of “other professional skill” is relevant professional skill gained outside of higher education. Other professional skill can be considered as a condition of eligibility only for employment in which proven experience within a profession is important. 
Grounds for assessment 
As grounds for assessment when appointing a senior lecturer, the level of proficiency required to qualify for the appointment shall apply.  
As much attention shall be given to the assessment of teaching proficiency as to other conditions of eligibility. 
 For this position special weight is given to teaching proficiency.

Scholarly proficiency must have been demonstrated through: original research resulting in publication, through planning and managing research and third-cycle courses and study programmes and through the ability to obtain research grants Scholarly proficiency can also be demonstrated through the ability to achieve results in research through collaboration with other teachers and through the ability to provide information about research. 
Teaching proficiency is demonstrated through the ability to convey relevant knowledge and skills, to stimulate students such that they drive their own learning process, to create engagement and interest in the subject area, and the ability to structure and organise both the content and forms of work in relation to the goals of the subject area. In addition, the teaching proficiency must have been demonstrated through the ability to contribute to the development and renewal of education and the ability to reflect on their own attitude to education and the results of their work. 

Starting date
By agreement.

Salary and employment benefits
The university applies individual salaries.

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Application procedure
Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Your application must reach Linköping University no later than August 15 2022.

Applications and documents received after the date above will not be considered.

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