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Last updated:

October 6, 2023.


Open-rank faculty positions in Fintech, Financial Engineering, Operations Research, AI, Machine Learning, Statistics, and Data Science

Department: Financial Technology Thrust, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou)

In the rapidly changing environment of the 21st century, there is an increasing need to forge bridges across disciplines to address emerging challenges and problems. Through its commitment to academic excellence, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) has developed world-class strengths in many subjects over its short 30-year history.  With a strong track record of cultivating high end talents and nurturing future leaders for academia and industry, HKUST is well positioned to craft an innovative approach to cross-disciplinary education and research in its Guangzhou campus, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou) (HKUST(GZ)), and meet the needs of an ever-evolving world.

About HKUST Guangzhou Campus []

HKUST(GZ) offers a unique educational environment with four trans-disciplinary hubs and sixteen thrust areas.  HKUST(GZ) offers superb research facilities, attracting top international faculty and students to conduct curiosity-driven and goal-oriented research to address the world's pressing scientific and technological challenges. English is the medium of instruction and administration at HKUST(GZ).

HKUST(GZ) is situated in Nansha District, Guangzhou, which is right in the center of the Greater Bay Area, one of the most vibrant and dynamic regions in the world, neighboring Shenzhen, Hong Kong, and Macao.

Job Posting Details

The Financial Technology Thrust of Society Hub of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou) invites applications for tenure-track/tenured positions at all ranks (Assistant Professor / Associate Professor / Professor) in all fields of FinTech. For more information about the Fintech Thrust, please visit

We seek talents in the cutting-edge research in FinTech. Applicants must have PhD degrees in FinTech or related fields, e.g., Computational Mathematics, Computer Science, Economics, Finance, Financial Engineering, Information Systems, Machine Learning, Mathematical Finance, Operations Research, Optimization, Probability, And Statistics.

Areas of interest include but are not limited to:

Blockchain technologies, smart contracts, and digital currencies

Robo-advising, quantitative investing, and risk management

Machine learning, artificial intelligence, and big data analytics in finance

Technological innovations for financial services

Regulatory issues and challenges in FinTech

Digital economy and financial inclusion

Remuneration and Conditions of Service

Salary is highly competitive. Fringe benefits include annual leave, medical and dental benefits. Housing benefits will also be provided where applicable. Appointment at Professor rank will be on substantive basis. Appointment at Associate Professor may be with or without substantiation. Initial appointment for Assistant Professor or Associate Professor (without substantiation) will normally be on a three-year contract, renewable subject to mutual agreement.

Application Procedure

Please submit the application via the HKUST/HKUST(GZ) Recruitment System (  You should first sign up to create your personal account.  

For more information, please visit the recruitment website (

Review of applications will continue until all positions are filled.

For questions regarding the recruitment system or general inquiries, please reach us at  For Hub/Thrust specific questions, please address to Society Hub: or Fintech Thrust: with subject title of "Faculty Application to FTEC".



Tenure Track Faculty Position in Business Analytics

Assistant or Associate Professor Level

Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland--

The Decision, Operations and Information Technologies (DO&IT) Department at The Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, College Park, MD invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in Business Analytics, starting Fall 2024. We are seeking candidates with a strong commitment to high-quality research, and for candidates at the Associate Professor level, a commensurate record of research publications. We also expect the faculty member to play a key role in the Department’s academic programs at the Doctoral, Master’s and Undergraduate levels, in terms of teaching and leadership.  

The ideal candidate will have a PhD in Business Analytics, Operations Management, Management Science, Industrial Engineering/Operations Research, Statistics, Computer Science, or a related field, and is well trained in data science and machine learning. We seek candidates who use data as a core element of their research and have a proven track record (for the Associate Professor rank) or a demonstrated interest (for the Assistant Professor rank) in one of the Smith School’s strategic focus areas including: Artificial intelligence (AI) applications in operations management and business analytics; algorithmic bias and responsible AI; future of supply chains; sustainability and climate risk; environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues; applications that support diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). The faculty member is expected to develop and teach analytics related courses to undergraduates, MS, MBA and / or PhD  students.  

The DO&IT faculty at the University of Maryland ( is a vibrant and interdisciplinary group actively engaged in theoretical and applied research spanning business analytics, operations management, information systems, management science, and statistics.  Several faculty members hold joint or affiliate appointments across the university in mathematics, engineering, computer science. The Smith School is a recognized leader in management research and education, with nationally ranked MBA, MS and undergraduate programs, as well as a strong doctoral program.  The school is consistently ranked among the top business schools by leading publications such as U.S. News & World Report, Financial Times, Business Week, and Wall Street Journal.  

Interested applicants are asked to submit their entire application electronically as one PDF file as an email attachment to the Search Committee at Applicants must also submit their application to the University of Maryland’s official jobs website: (search for faculty position number 128764). The application file should include a brief cover letter, vita, research and teaching statements, and names of three references, in that order. The file should be named with the candidate’s last name and first name, e.g., SmithJohn. For full consideration, applications are due by November 26, 2023. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Any questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to the Search Committee at 

To be considered for an interview at the upcoming INFORMS Conference in Phoenix, AZ, applications must be received by September 24, 2023. 

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.



Assistant Professor of Operations Management

The Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University, in Houston, Texas, is excited to continue the expansion of its newly formed Operations Management group. We invite applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor of Operations Management position to begin July 1, 2024. Successful candidates will have a strong research agenda and solid analytical and/or empirical skills. They should aspire to the highest standards of scholarship, professional activity, and commitment to MBA and PhD education. We are seeking candidates whose research interests and expertise lie in any of the quantitative areas of Operations Management and/or Business Analytics. The successful candidate will be expected to produce interesting, high-quality research in operations management and teach MBA and undergraduate courses in the field of OM. The growing Operations Management group provides an exciting work environment within a top-tier business school. Rice University is a private, comprehensive research university located in the heart of the dynamic Museum District in Houston, Texas, the most diverse city in the country. Located on a beautiful campus near downtown Houston, the fourth largest city in the nation, Rice University is consistently ranked in the top 20 research universities (U.S. News and World Report).  Houston is a great place to live: JOB QUALIFICATIONS:Applicants must have completed all the requirements for a Ph.D. in OM or a related field by July 1st of the year employment commences.  Candidates must have demonstrated strong potential to achieve excellence in scholarly research, top journal publications, and excellence of teaching in the field of OM and/or Business Analytics.

We will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. However, we strongly encourage interested applicants to apply by October 2 at  Applications must include (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) graduate school transcripts, (4) job market paper, (5) a research statement, (6) any recent teaching evaluations (if available), and (7) three references who will be asked to provide letters of recommendation. In the cover letter and research statement applicants should include their experience with or plans for building diverse and inclusive research group and fostering equitable and inclusive classrooms. Interested applicants can contact Professor Yiangos Papanastasiou for additional information via email:
We encourage everyone to apply, especially those individuals who have been historically underrepresented in academia: people of color, LGBTQI+ people, women, people with disabilities, veterans, people of any age or family status. We strive to actively counter prejudice and to create a working environment that is inclusive and equitable. 

Rice University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a commitment to diversity at all levels and considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.
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