Professor in Risk Management, Financial Mathematics, Financial Statistics or Mathematical Statistics

Updated: 5 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 28 Feb 2022


We are offering full-time employment in an intellectually challenging environment. KU Leuven is a research-intensive, internationally oriented university that carries out both fundamental and applied scientific research. It is highly focused on interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research and strives for international excellence. The university actively works together with research partners in Belgium and abroad and provides its students with an academic education that is based on high-quality scientific research.
You will work in Leuven, a historic, dynamic and lively city located in the heart of Belgium, within 20 minutes from Brussels, the capital of the European Union, and less than two hours from Paris, London and Amsterdam.
KU Leuven is well set to welcome foreign professors and their family and provides practical support with regard to immigration &administration, housing, childcare, learning Dutch, partner career coaching; etc.
Depending on your record and qualifications, you will be appointed to or tenured in one of the grades of the senior academic staff: assistant professor, associate professor, professor or full professor. In principle, junior researchers are appointed as assistant professor on the tenure track for a period of 5 years. At the end of this period and a positive evaluation, they are permanently appointed (or tenured) as associate professor.

Eligibility criteria

You have a Ph.D. in Mathematics or Statistics, or an equivalent degree.
You have a strong track record in research in the areas of Risk Management, Financial Mathematics, Financial Statistics or Mathematical Statistics.
You have a strong research profile. The quality of your research is proven by publications in leading international journals and conferences. International experience is an important advantage.

You have demonstrable qualities related to academic education. The ability to immediately take on a wide range of educational tasks is an advantage.
You possess organisational skills and have a cooperative attitude. You also possess leadership capacities within a university context.
A good command of English is required. KU Leuven provides courses in academic English. The official administrative language used at KU Leuven is Dutch. If you do not speak Dutch (or do not speak it well) at the start of employment, KU Leuven will provide language training to enable you to take part in meetings. Before teaching courses in Dutch, you will be given the opportunity to learn Dutch to the required level.

Selection process

For more information please contact Prof. dr. Wim Schoutens, tel.: +32 16 32 20 27, mail: problems with online applying, please contact .
KU Leuven places great importance on research integrity and ethical conduct and will therefore ask you to sign an integrity statement upon appointment.

You can apply for this job no later than 28/02/2022 via the online application tool

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