Lecturer in Quantitative Economics
University of California Los Angeles
United States

Applied Data & Financial Analyst Lecturer - Master of Quantitative Economics

Job #JPF06288
  • ECONOMICS / L&S Social Sciences / UCLA

Application Window

Open May 12th, 2021 through Saturday, Jun 12, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

If you apply to this recruitment by June 12th, 2021, you will have until June 30th, 2021 to complete your application.

Position description

The UCLA Master of Quantitative Economics program (MQE) is looking for a Lecturer with domain expertise in Data Science, Economics, Financial Markets and Asset Pricing for the 2021-2022 academic year (July 1, 2021-June 30, 2022). This position is non-senate and non-tenure track.

The Lecturer’s main focus is to enhance the experience of MQE students with pragmatic applications of the industry's leading-edge techniques and software. The instructor will teach 2 lecture series, one in applied data management and one in financial analysis, for MQE students that will arm them with skills in modern data best practices (2 courses per quarter, to be taught over 3 quarters = 6 courses per academic year).

Applicants are expected to have:

-Master's degree or higher in Applied Economics or Applied Finance.
-Excellent verbal communication skills, capable of leading lectures of 100+ students.
-Advanced knowledge of Python, R, and SQL.
-APIs
-Experience using Google trends and social media data in sentiment analysis for financial forecasting.
-Proficiency with Bloomberg Terminal and Bloomberg API.
-Ability to automate web scraping and predictions.
-Expertise in machine learning and predictive modeling approaches such as Random Forests, Deep learning, Super Learners, GBM, etc.
-Aptitude for creative approaches to non-standard problems.
-Experience working on data science teams with a proven track record of projects.

The University of California, Los Angeles, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy at http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.
    (Optional)

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Proof of Degree - Please be able to provide proof of degree upon request.
    (Optional)

Reference requirements
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