Departmental Lecturer

University of Oxford
Department of Statistics

Closing Date: 9th November 2020

We are seeking up to two Departmental Lecturers to join the Department of Statistics, a world leader in research including computational statistics and statistical methodology, probability, bioinformatics and mathematical genetics. This is an exciting opportunity to engage in advanced study and primarily teach undergraduate and graduate students. These are temporary appointments until 30 September 2021 to make provision for teaching and allow the post-holders to conduct independent research. The Departmental Lecturers will have the skills and enthusiasm to contribute to teaching and assessment, and they will have the opportunity to carry out and publish original research.

As the successful Departmental Lecturer, you will have, or be close to completing, a PhD in probability, statistics or a related discipline and have an aptitude for teaching and some experience of teaching and research. You will have sufficient depth and breadth of knowledge in the subject to develop course materials and research proposals. You will also have a publication record and familiarity with the existing literature and research in the field commensurate with your career stage.

Queries about this post should be addressed to Professor Alison Etheridge etheridg@stats.ox.ac.uk and Dr Neil Laws neil.laws@stats.ox.ac.uk.

This post is fixed-term until 30 September 2021.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 9 November 2020 will be considered.

Interviews will be held on 17 November 2020.

vale Vaughan Jones

AustMS is saddened by the passing of Sir Vaughan Jones, one of the world’s outstanding mathematicians. He passed away suddenly on 6 September 2020, at the age of 67.

Vaughan Jones
Sir Vaughan Jones was the only New Zealander to receive the Fields Medal. Photo: Akram Aldroubi/Vanderbilt University

An obituary written by Arnaud Brothier, Pinhas Grossman, Scott Morrison, and James Tener, is attached here.

Our sincere sympathy to his family.

Links:

NZ’s most celebrated mathematician dies; Univ. Auckland, 9 September 2020.
Celebrated NZ mathematician Sir Vaughan Jones dies; NZ Herald, 9 Sept. 2020.
Vaughan Jones, preeminent Vanderbilt mathematician, has died; Vanderbilt University News.
Vaughan Jones, preeminent Vanderbilt mathematician, has died;Vanderbilt News, 9 Sept. 2020.
Vaughan Jones (1952–2020); Nature. OBITUARY  29 SEPTEMBER 2020.
Vaughan Jones, preeminent mathematician, has died; IMPA, Brazil. 30/09/2020.
Vaughan Jones, eminent mathematician close to IHES, passed away; IHES news, 11 SEPTEMBER 2020.

Call for EOIs for the AustMS EDI Committee

05 Oct 2020

The AustMS is calling for Expressions of Interest from AustMS members willing to serve on the AustMS Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee for the three-year term 2021–2023.

The Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee promotes the objectives of the Society in relation to equity, diversity and inclusion practices through relevant activities, and provides strategic advice to Council on matters relevant to diversity practices.

Expressions of interest are particularly encouraged from people in under-represented and under-included groups, at all stages of career.

Members of the AustMS interested in serving on this committee are asked to send a short CV and statement as to what they can bring to the Committee.

Please email this to the AustMS Secretary, D.Jackson@latrobe.edu.au, by Friday 16 October 2020.

ANZIAM: The 2021 ANZIAM Medal — Call for nominations

30 Sept 2020

ANZIAM logoNominations are now sought for the ANZIAM Medal, which is the premier award of ANZIAM, a Division of the Australian Mathematical Society.

At most one award will be made annually, but only to a candidate of sufficient merit. The selection criteria for the award are:

1. Research achievements.

2. Activities enhancing applied or industrial mathematics, or both, AND

3. Contributions to ANZIAM.

Nominations:

Nominations for the award can be made by any member of ANZIAM other than the nominee. A nomination should consist of a brief CV of the nominee together with the nominee’s list of publications, a one page resumé of the significance of the nominee’s work, and no more than a one page resumé of the significance of the nominee’s work. Nominations should be forwarded in confidence, electronically in PDF format, to the Chair of the Selection Panel, Professor Peter Taylor (taylorpg@unimelb.edu.au) by 1 November 2020.

Further details of the application process and the award criteria are on the ANZIAM website: www.anziam.org.au/he+ANZIAM+medal.

ANZIAM: The 2021 EO Tuck Medal — Call for nominations

30 Sept 2020

ANZIAM logoIn honour of late Ernest Oliver Tuck, FAustMS, FTSE and FAA, ANZIAM has instituted a mid-career award for outstanding research and distinguished service to the field of Applied Mathematics.

At most one award will be made annually, but only to a candidate of sufficient merit. No person can receive more than one such award and previous winners of the ANZIAM medal are ineligible. The selection criteria for the award are:

1. Outstanding research, relative to opportunity, in Applied and/or Industrial Mathematics, where a significant proportion of the research work has been carried out in Australia and/or New Zealand.

2. Distinguished service in the field of Applied Mathematics. Service in ANZIAM related activities will be highly regarded.

3. On 1 January in the year in which the award is made, the recipient will have normally had their PhD conferred more than ten and less than twenty years ago (see note 3. below).

4. Membership of ANZIAM for at least the five calendar years preceding the year in which the award is made. Backdating of membership is not acceptable.

Notes:

1. In criterion 1 the research portfolio will be assessed relative to opportunity. Any significant teaching and administrative responsibilities will be considered when assessing the volume of a candidate’s research output and contribution.

2. ANZIAM considers it highly desirable that its members advance the profession into the future. The selection panel can consider the potential of the candidate to the discipline (for example, via their ability to be awarded prestigious research fellowships).

3. Any exceptional circumstances should be forwarded to the Executive Committee to assess eligibility; they will normally consider the types of career interruptions allowed by the ARC in their research fellowship guidelines.

Nominations:

Nominations for the award can be made by any member of ANZIAM other than the nominee. A nomination should consist of a brief CV of the nominee together with the nominee’s list of publications, a one page resumé of the significance of the nominee’s work, and a one page resumé of the nominee’s service contribution. Nominations should be forwarded in confidence, electronically in PDF format, to the Chair of the Selection Panel, Professor Yvonne Stokes (yvonne.stokes@adelaide.edu.au) by 1 November 2020.

Further details of the application process and the award criteria are on the ANZIAM website: www.anziam.org.au/The+EO+Tuck+Medal.

ANZIAM: The 2021 JH Michell Medal — Call for nominations

30 Sept 2020

ANZIAM logoIn honour of John Henry Michell, ANZIAM, a Division of the Australian Mathematical Society, has instituted an award for outstanding new researchers.

At most one award will be made annually, but only to a candidate of sufficient merit. No person can receive more than one such award. The selection criteria for the award are:

  1. The researcher must have carried out distinguished research in applied and/or industrial mathematics, where a significant proportion of the research work has been carried out in Australia and/or New Zealand; AND
  2. On 1 January in the year in which the AWARD is made, the recipient will be within the equivalent of the first ten years of their research-related career*, following the conferral of a PhD**; AND
  3. The researcher must have been a member of ANZIAM for at least the** three calendar years preceding the year in which the AWARD is made. Backdating of membership is not acceptable.

Notes:

* Allowing for significant interruptions to research development, for example, parental duties, illness, career change. 

** Any exceptional circumstances should be forwarded to the Executive Committee to assess eligibility.

Nominations:

Nominations for the AWARD can be made by any member of ANZIAM other than the nominee. A nomination should consist of a brief CV of the nominee together with the nominee’s list of publications and no more than a one page resumé of the significance of the nominee’s work. Nominations should be forwarded in confidence, electronically in PDF format, to the Chair of the Selection Panel, Dr Alys Clark (alys.clark@auckland.ac.nz) by 1 November 2020

Further details of the application process and the award criteria are on the ANZIAM website: www.anziam.org.au/The+JH+Michell+Medal.

Social Media and News Co-ordinator position

With the exciting opportunities our new website brings, the Society has created the position of ‘Social Media and News Coordinator’.

We seek a person with a PhD in mathematics, web and social media skills, and preferably also with experience in news curation. Firstly the role services the Society’s social media stakeholders, the new website content management group, conference, workshop and event organisers. Secondly, it curates national and international news feeds for the website, and for social media.

A brief position description is available here. Remuneration offered.

Contact person: AustMS vice-president, Geoff Prince g.prince@latrobe.edu.au

Applications by email to Geoff closing on Wednesday 30 September 2020.

MATRIX — Mathematical Research Institute

ANU joins MATRIX Partnership

MATRIX is delighted to announce that the Australian National University (ANU) has joined Monash University and The University of Melbourne in a three-way partnership.

Access the news release at https://www.matrix-inst.org.au/news/

Call for Research Program Proposals and Expressions of Interest (EOI)

The next deadline for research program proposals in 2022-2023 is Friday, 6 November 2020.

Expressions of interest may be submitted at any time.

Guidelines can be found at https://www.matrix-inst.org.au/guidelines

The MATRIX Family Fund provides additional support to participants with families. Please contact the MATRIX office for further information.

MATRIX held two successful research programs in the beginning of this year

Early Career Researchers Workshop on Geometric Analysis and PDEs (13 – 24 January 2020)

Harmonic Analysis and Dispersive PDEs: Problems and Progress (3 – 7 February 2020)

Eight other programs scheduled for 2020 have been postponed due to Covid-19 and will be rescheduled for 2021 and 2022.

Inaugural Research Program Online

MATRIX hosted its first online research program Operad – Pop Up on 11-12 August 2020.

Online Seminar Series

MATRIX hosts a series of monthly online seminars. You are invited to join us. You only need to register once for the whole series here.

Our upcoming seminar speakers include:

Miranda Cheng, University of Amsterdam (3 September)

Akshay Venkatesh, Institute of Advanced Study (October)

   Peter Bühlmann, ETH Zürich (November)

For information on future seminars and access to recordings of past seminars, visit: https://www.matrix-inst.org.au/events-01/online-seminars/

MATRIX is pleased to have already hosted the following online seminars in 2020:

Geordie Williamson, Sydney Mathematical Research Institute (SMRI) / University of Sydney (6 August 2020)
Modular Representation Theory and Geometry

Michael I. Jordan, University of California Berkeley (UCB) (3 July 2020)
Optimization with Momentum

Maria Chudnovsky, Princeton University (2 June 2020)
Holes with Hats and the Erdös-Hajnal conjecture

James McCaw, University of Melbourne (1 May 2020)
Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases

Terry Tao, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) (15 April 2020)
The Collatz Conjecture

Jan de Gier, Director
David Wood, Deputy Director
Peter Bouwknegt, Deputy Director

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