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Mathematics and Statistics
The Association of Professors of the University of Ottawa (APUO)

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics of the University of Ottawa invites applications to fill a tenure-track position in Financial Mathematics at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, to begin July 1, 2023.

Title of the position: Assistant or Associate Professor.

Duties: The functions of a member of the academic staff include, in varying proportions: a) teaching activities; b) scholarly activities revealed by research, artistic or literary creation, or professional work; c) academic service activities, d) supervision of graduate students.

Terms: Tenure-track position

Wage:  Salary scale for an Assistant Professor starts at $89,622 (as of May 2023).

Benefits package: The University of Ottawa provides a complete benefits package which includes long term disability, basic group life insurance, supplementary health insurance, University of Ottawa Pension Plan and optional life insurance, as well as relocation expenses.

Location of work:  Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Ottawa, STEM Complex, 150 Louis-Pasteur, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5.

Contact information: Rafal Kulik, Chair, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, STEM Complex, 150 Louis-Pasteur, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5,


Skills requirements:

  • Education : Ph.D. or equivalent in Mathematics, Statistics, Financial Mathematics or a closely related field

The Department is looking, in particular, for experts in such areas as computational finance, risk management, portfolio optimization and machine learning in finance.

  • Work experience:  We are seeking candidates with a proven record of research excellence, who can teach at undergraduate and graduate levels, who have the desire and ability to supervise graduate students and who will contribute to the success of the department.
  • Bilingualism: The University of Ottawa is proud to be the largest bilingual (English-French) university in North America and considers bilingualism as a defining feature of the institution. It is expected that the candidate will be able to function and teach in both official languages by the time of tenure. The University is delighted to offer free training to achieve this aim.

Application deadline: January 10, 2023.

Applications received prior to January 10, 2023, will be given first consideration. Applications received after that date will be considered until the position is filled.

Applications should be submitted electronically through the University of Ottawa Academic Careers website.

Applicants should provide a curriculum vitae, a research plan and a teaching statement. Please include AMS Cover Sheet. Applicants are encouraged to include copies of up to three of their most significant publications.

Three confidential letters of reference recommendation (one of which addresses teaching) should be sent directly to:

Rova Rakotondratsimba
Assistant to the Chair
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Ottawa

Your referees should specify:

  • subject line of the email as follows: Reference-CandidateLastName-RefereeLastName;
  • and the file name as follows: CandidateLastName-RefereeLastName.


In their cover letter, applicants should indicate their immigration status in Canada, speak to their current or eventual English-French bilingualism, as well as describe how their research areas complement those of the other members of the department.

The department is proud to provide a welcoming and inclusive environment to all. Applicants should also provide a statement (at most one page) that addresses equity, diversity, and inclusion: commitment to increasing the inclusion and advancement of equity-seeking groups.

Other information:

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics has a large undergraduate program in Financial Mathematics and Economics and is aiming at creating a graduate program.

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is part of the Ottawa-Carleton Mathematics Institute and is one of the sponsors of the Fields Institute (Toronto), Centre de recherches mathématiques (Montréal), and the Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute.

Located on the unceded ancestral territory of the Anishinabé-Algonquin people, the University of Ottawa is at the heart of Canada’s capital with unparalleled opportunity for collaborations with governmental agencies for funding and samples (e.g., Canadian Museum of Nature, GSC).

The University of Ottawa is committed to ensuring equity, diversity and inclusion in the scholarly and leadership environments of our students, staff, and faculty. Accordingly, we strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples in Canada, visible minorities members (racialized persons), persons with disabilities, women, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with equitable, diverse and inclusive communities. Candidates who wish to be considered as a member of one or more designated groups are asked to complete the confidential Self-Identification Questionnaire, to be completed at the time of application.

According to government policy, all qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadians and permanent residents. When submitting your application, please indicate if you are legally entitled to work in Canada.

The University of Ottawa provides accommodations for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you are invited to proceed in the selection process, please notify us of any accommodations that you require by contacting the Office of the Vice-Provost, Faculty Relations by email at Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence.

The University of Ottawa is proud of its 160-year tradition of bilingualism. Through its Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute, the University provides training to staff members and to their spouses in their second official language.