Recently, I accepted an offer from the large public university where I have been teaching as an adjunct to become a full-time assistant professor. After a decade in quantitative finance (and another few years in software development and management consulting), I have now come full circle and landed back in academia. I’m very excited about this opportunity and the start of a new chapter in my professional life. I enjoy teaching as well as studying financial topics as a researcher.
Even though, as an academic, I’ll no longer be very close to the quant finance job market, I plan to continue doing quantitative consulting work for financial investment firms, and I will be advising graduate students who are considering opportunities in quant finance, so I’ll be keeping abreast of the happenings in the industry. As often as I can, I will continue posting additional job search advice and real-world job interview questions, as well as sharing any information about the quant job market I’ve heard through the grapevine.
As always, happy hunting and best of luck!