The Questrom School of Business at Boston University anticipates an opening for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with an emphasis on Financial Technology (FinTech). We are expanding a world-class math finance program to bridge information systems and offer degree certificates in FinTech. Pending Provost budgetary approval, the anticipated start date for this faculty position is July 1, 2020.
We seek outstanding candidates who would be comfortable in, stimulated by, and engage with the vibrant cross-disciplinary community of FinTech. The ideal candidate will have a strong STEM background yet also be comfortable in a business setting. This person would be comfortable writing code but also show an ability to publish in an academic setting. Skills would include credit and risk analysis, financial markets, data analytics, machine learning (artificial intelligence) and cryptography. Experience with startups would be valuable as would the application of FinTech techniques to existing companies that need to evolve and compete. The candidate should be able to work with students in mentoring around a FinTech sandbox, design projects, and attract grant money to FinTech areas. Increasingly schools are setting up standalone FinTech institutes; thus, experience or interest along any of these dimensions would also be valuable.
Prospective candidates must possess demonstrated potential to produce original and innovative scholarly work of the highest possible quality with impact in the top academic journals. Faculty will be expected to teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in a cross-disciplinary curriculum. Development activities; ties to industry, and access to datasets or experiments will be a plus. The Questrom School of Business offers generous research and teaching support.
The primary appointment would reside in the Information Systems department with strong ties to our world-class Math Finance department. A new certificate in FinTech was recently approved by the faculty.
The Questrom School of Business is expanding an already strong group of faculty. Key hires in recent years represent a strategic focus for the school. Data science represents a strategic focus for Boston University, extending to the presidential level. The strengths of the Questrom School in analytics, along with its ties to other key institutions, focused on data science research at Boston University, such as the Hariri Institute for Computing, present a unique and exciting opportunity to develop a cross-disciplinary research agenda at the intersection of machine learning and finance.
The Questrom School of Business believes that the cultural and social diversity of our faculty, staff, and students is vitally important to the distinction and excellence of our research and academic programs. We are especially eager to have join our ranks, a colleague who supports our institutional commitment to ensuring BU is inclusive, equitable, diverse, and a place where all constituents can thrive. The Questrom School of Business seeks to continue diversifying our faculty, student, and staff ranks, recognizing that diversity of experience and thought deepens the intellectual endeavor. Boston University is an institution with a rich tradition dedicated to inclusion and social justice. We are proud that we were the first American university to award a Ph.D. to a woman and of our record of inclusiveness.
Interested candidates are encouraged to send application details to Dawn DeRossette firstname.lastname@example.org and include the following:
A cover letter stating interest and qualification
A curriculum vitae
Three letters of recommendation
Research and teaching statements
Statement of where you saw this notice (conference name, website, colleague, etc.)
Applications will be accepted until December 15, 2019, but will be reviewed on an ongoing basis as they arrive. We will begin interviewing in early September for a July 1, 2020 start.
We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
PhD in a core business discipline such as Finance or Information Systems, or a PhD in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Statistics whose research focuses on problems of interest to the finance community. Work should leverage expertise in machine learning or artificial intelligence to address issues related to financial markets, financial decision making and financial services; or candidates with a PhD in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or statistics whose research focuses on problems of significant interest to the finance community;
Research excellence as evidenced by papers published in premier academic journals
Teaching excellence in FinTech or business analytics at either the undergraduate or graduate levels
Access to unique FinTech datasets or experimental platforms
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About Boston University Questrom School of Business
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.