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The best and brightest are drawn to the University of Waterloo for our renowned academic programs, world-leading co-operative education and teaching/research excellence. We embrace the opportunity to collaborate with, and be elevated by, a world-class peer group.

One or more postdoctoral fellow positions in Actuarial Science, Statistics or Quantitative Finance are currently available in the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science at the University of Waterloo. The postdoctoral fellow is expected to work with Professor Ruodu Wang on one (or more) of the following areas:

  1. Mathematical and statistical methods for risk management
  2. Statistical theory and selective inference with e-values
  3. Decision theory, insurance, and financial economics

Please see here for specific topics.

A postdoc appointment is typically either one or two years. Teaching is not mandatory for this position, but the postdoctoral fellow may have the opportunity to teach (with compensation) no more than one course in Actuarial Science or Statistics per academic year based on teaching qualifications and department needs.

The starting date of the positions is flexible, and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applicants are expected to hold a Ph.D. degree in Actuarial Science, Quantitative Finance, Statistics, Mathematical Economics, or a related area. Existing experience in the mentioned research areas is a plus. Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible subject to completing PhD by the anticipated starting time.

Applicants are asked to submit (a) a cover letter (b) a curriculum vitae and (c) a short research statement describing current and past research (two page maximum). The applicant should request (d) at least three letters of recommendation, uploaded by their writers at mathjobs.org.

The department has a large group of active researchers in Actuarial Science, Statistics and Quantitative Finance who may offer postdocs opportunities. Applicants who are interested in working with other professors in the group can also apply through this link by mentioning in the cover letter who they would like to work with.

The University of Waterloo regards diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to employment equity and accessibility for all employees. As such, we encourage applications from women, Indigenous (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) peoples, persons with disabilities, members of diverse gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. At Waterloo, you will have the opportunity to work across disciplines and collaborate with an international community of scholars and a diverse student body, situated in a rapidly growing community that has been termed a “hub of innovation.” All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will receive priority in the recruitment process.

Three reasons to apply: https://uwaterloo.ca/fauw/why.

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