Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)
Professorship in Quantitative Finance

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is searching for a senior scholar interested in launching a new institute in quantitative finance and leading this interdisciplinary initiative in HKUST to prominence. The initial appointment will be a professorship in a department (or with joint appointment in multiple departments) with substantial interest in quantitative finance.

ABOUT HKUST: Established in 1991, HKUST is a research-intensive university dedicated to the advancement of learning and scholarship, with special emphasis on postgraduate education, and close collaboration with business and industry. The four Schools, Science, Engineering, Business & Management, and Humanities & Social Science, together with the interdisciplinary divisions offer a wide array of academic programs.

Despite its relatively short history, HKUST has been repeatedly ranked top in the region and in the world. It is ranked No 1 in Asia-Pacific according to the QS Asian University Rankings, No 1 in the world for the Kellogg-HKUST EMBA, No 6 for the MBA, No. 22 in engineering and technology and among the top 25 for the finance research. We will continue to establish a multi-prong approach to foster research excellence within and across disciplines, extend our research base beyond Hong Kong through formation of international alliances, and capitalizing on our presence in Mainland China.

Contributing to Hong Kong's role as a global financial center, HKUST is aiming to establish a cross-school institute to encourage interdisciplinary research in finance. The institute will emphasize the application of quantitative tools to solve problems in the financial markets in Asia-Pacific, including the Greater China, with focus on asset pricing and risk management. As the institute will have a primary focus on the study of finance from a quantitative perspective, besides finance faculty members, faculty from the fields of computer science, economics, statistics, engineering, mathematics and operations research will be actively involved.

JOB DESCRIPTION: We are seeking a leading scholar who can provide leadership for this initiative in launching the institute and promote various activities such as interdisciplinary research collaboration, collaboration with the industry, postgraduate program, and internship/job placement for students. Subject to approval of the formation of the institute and other appointment procedures, this appointee is expected to serve as the Director of the institute.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: We invite applications from candidates who have strong academic credentials in both financial economics and quantitative finance, and a high commitment and interest level to outreach the industry. Regional awareness of Mainland China and experiences in academia-industry collaboration would be useful. An excellent record of scholarship eligible for a senior appointment at Professor level is expected.

Professorial appointment on substantive terms will be made to the successful candidate. Salary is highly competitive. Generous fringe benefits will also be provided.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications including a curriculum vitae, a vision statement, copies of two research publications, as well as the names, emails and addresses of at least three referees should be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee by email: QFsearch@ust.hk. Review of applications will start immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.

FURTHER INFORMATION: For further information about HKUST, please visit http://www.ust.hk

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Posted 11/25/12