The University of Johannesburg (UJ) is a vibrant and cosmopolitan university, anchored in Africa and driven by a powerful strategy focused on attaining global excellence and stature (GES). With an emphasis on independent thinking, sustainable development and strategic partnerships, UJ is an international university of choice. The University is guided by the Vice-Chancellor’s vision of “Positioning UJ in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) in the context of the changing social, political and economic fortunes of Africa”.
- Have strong knowledge of the fields of Financial Economics/Engineering and Quantitative Economics.
- Be able to lecture and supervise Master's/PhD students, especially in the field of Financial Economics.
- Be able to conduct and publish high-quality research.
- A minimum requirement of a relevant Master’s degree (NQF level 9) with quantitative background. Preference will be given to candidates with a relevant PhD degree (NQF 10 level) with quantitative background.
- Sound knowledge of Financial Economics/Engineering, Machine Learning application in Financial Econometrics, Mathematics and Advanced Econometrics at postgraduate level.
- Proven teaching experience and research ability.
- A demonstrated ability to publish research findings in high-ranked accredited/peer-reviewed journals is the most important requirement for the position.
- Working knowledge of advanced mathematics/statistics and different econometrics packages, especially Python, R and MATLAB.
- The candidate must be willing to teach in other areas of economics when required.
- Proven record of relevant academic publications.
- Experience in supervising Master’s students.
- Excellent written and verbal English communications skills.
- Excellent interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to collaborate with colleagues.
- Good planning and organisational skills.
- Working knowledge of the Microsoft Office package.
- Working knowledge of soft-ware packages in the fields of mathematics and financial econometrics.
- The ability to publish in high-impact journals.
- The ability to supervise graduate students.
- Research management skills.
- Overall management skills.
- A relevant PhD (NQF 9 level) with strong quantitative background is a strong recommendation.
- Experience in supervising postgraduate students at both Master’s and PhD level.
- An excellent record of relevant academic publications.
- A strong background in advanced mathematics/statistics, econometrics and Machine Learning, with application to the field of financial economics/engineering would be a strong recommendation.
- Experience in online teaching and learning methodologies.
Your application, comprising of a detailed Curriculum Vitae as well as the names and full contact details (including telephone numbers and e-mail addresses) of at least three traceable and credible referees must be uploaded before or on the closing date of the advertised post. Please also attach the following: a copy of your highest academic qualification, proof of registration with professional bodies you might belong to and if applying for an academic position, a list of accredited research output and/ or a portfolio of your creative output.
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Candidates may be subjected to appropriate psychometric testing and other selection instruments.In conjunction to merit on the basis of qualifications, experience and proven achievements the University of Johannesburg is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for persons with disabilities and those individuals from the historically disadvantaged groups. As necessitated by operational requirements the University reserves the right not to make an appointment to positions advertised. If you have not received a response from the University within 8 weeks of the closing date, you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful.