Associate Lecturer/Lecturer in Mathematics or Physics @UQueensland

Location: The School of Mathematics and Physics, University of Queensland
Status: full-time (100%), fixed-term up to 2 years
Remuneration: (Level A) $74,308.68–$99,426.59 or (Level B) $104,579.67–$124,187.99; plus super of up to 17%
Closing date: 21 July 2021
Reference: R-27253-2

About this opportunity

This is an exciting opportunity in the School of Mathematics and Physics for an Indigenous Associate Lecturer/Lecturer to focus their efforts on developing their expertise and emerging academic profile in the area of Mathematics, Statistics, Mathematical Data Science or Physics. At this level, it is expected that the successful candidate will gain or develop their experience in teaching and course coordination, begin to establish an independent research profile, and contribute to service and engagement roles and activities.

Please view the Candidate Information Booklet below for the key responsibilities.
This is a teaching & research academic position. Further information can be found by viewing UQ’s Criteria for Academic Performance.
This is a full-time (100%), fixed-term position for up to 2 years, at Academic Level A or B depending on experience.

The full-time equivalent base salary at Level A will be in the range of $74,308.68–$99,426.59 plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range of $86,941.16–$116,329.11.

The full-time equivalent base salary at Level B will be in the range of $104,579.67–$124,187.99 plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range of $122,358.21–$145,299.95.

The greater benefits of joining the UQ community are broad: from being part of a Group of Eight university, to recognition of prior service with other Australian universities, up to 26 weeks of paid parental leave, 17.5% annual leave loading, flexible working arrangements including hybrid on site/WFH options and flexible start/finish times, and genuine career progression opportunities via the academic promotions process.

Appointment Booklet

Please go to our careers page to view the Appointment Booklet.

About UQ

As part of the UQ community, you’ll have the opportunity to work alongside the brightest minds, who have joined us from all over the world, and within an environment where interdisciplinary collaborations are encouraged.

As part of our commitment to research excellence, we are proud to provide our staff with access to world-class facilities and equipment, and grant writing support.

At the core of our teaching remains our students, and their experience with us sets a foundation for success far beyond graduation. Not only do we have one of the largest PhD enrolments in Australia, but we have also made a commitment to making education opportunities available for all Queenslanders, regardless of personal, financial, or geographical barriers.

About You

UQ is committed to a fair, equitable and inclusive selection process, which recognises that some applicants may face additional barriers and challenges which have impacted and/ or continue to impact their career trajectory. Candidates who may not meet all the selection criteria are strongly encouraged to apply for and demonstrate their potential in the role, even if certain selection criteria can’t be met. Candidates may also wish to proactively outline any barriers or challenges which have impacted their career. The selection panel will consider both your potential and any performance relative to opportunity when assessing your suitability for this role.

Applicants should possess a PhD or be near completion (e.g., thesis submitted) in a relevant field such as mathematics, statistics, mathematical data science, or physics. Additionally, you will demonstrate:

Level A (Associate Lecturer):
• An emerging profile of contributions towards a range of teaching responsibilities, including assisting with designing effective learning materials and assessment tasks, using effective teaching and learning approaches, coordinating courses, and participating in a range of student experiences.
• A developing profile in research in the discipline area, evidence for which can include: a track record of publications in reputed refereed journals and conference presentations; a contribution to the transfer of knowledge, technology, and practices to research end users; and/or the development of partnerships with research end users or external collaborators.
• A plan for a research program that complements and supplements the research of staff in the School and/or the broader university, including details of possible collaborations.
• A growing record of or the potential for effective contributions to the supervision of Honours and Higher Degree by Research students, evidence for which can include: assisting with the supervisory role contributing to successful completion of Honours or HDR students or vacation scholars; development of supervisee capabilities and skills; demonstrating the responsible conduct of research; and/or facilitating engagement opportunities for supervisees.
• Some experience in meaningful internal service roles and/or contributions towards external activities.

Level B (Lecturer):
• A growing profile of contributions towards a range of teaching responsibilities, including designing effective learning materials and assessment tasks, using effective teaching and learning approaches, coordinating courses and participating in a range of student experiences.
• Evidence of participation in education collaborations and professional learning in teaching.
• A developing national profile in research in the discipline area, evidence for which can include: a track record of publications in reputed refereed journals and conference presentations; a contribution to the transfer of knowledge, technology and practices to research end users; and the development of partnerships with research end users or external collaborators.
• Evidence of contributing to and sometimes leading applications for external research funding.
• A growing record of effective supervision of Honours and Higher Degree by Research students, evidence for which can include: supervisory role contributing to successful completion of Honours or RHD students; development of supervisee capabilities and skills; demonstrating the responsible conduct of research; and facilitating engagement opportunities for supervisees.
• Evidence of effective performance in internal service roles in conjunction with active contributions to external activities.

Additional criteria

The University of Queensland considers that the filling of this position constitutes an equal opportunity measure under s105 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991(Qld) and under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth).
The position is therefore only open to Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.
The successful candidate will be required to provide evidence to confirm that they are an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person.

In addition, the following mandatory requirements apply:
Work Rights: You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.

Questions?

For more information about this opportunity, please contact Professor Joseph Grotowski, Head of School – Mathematics and Physics via j.grotowski@uq.edu.au

For application queries, please contact recruitment@uq.edu.au stating the job reference number in the subject line.

Want to Apply?

All applicants must upload the following documents in order for their application to be considered:
• An outline of their research program.
• Resume
• Cover letter addressing (1) the selection criteria, and (2) identifying how their research complements and supplements the research of staff in the School and/or the broader university, including details of possible collaborations.

Please note that you will be asked to add all documents into the one upload box labelled ‘resume’, which is step one of the application form.

About the Selection Process

Please note that seminars, mock lectures, and interviews have been scheduled for 18 August 2023.

As part of the Selection Process, applicants shortlisted for interview will be invited to make a short presentation (5 minutes) to the selection panel about their teaching and research experience to date at the start of their interview.

The University of Queensland is committed to ensuring all candidates are provided with the opportunity to attend the panel interviews, however, for those candidates who are unable to attend in person, video interview options will be available.

To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQ Careers portal by the job closing deadline or will not be accepted.

Other Information

At UQ we know that our greatest strengths come from our diverse mix of colleagues, this is reflected in our ongoing commitment to creating an environment focused on equity, diversity and inclusion. We ensure that we are always attracting, retaining and promoting colleagues who are representative of the diversity in our broader community, whether that be gender identity, LGBTQIA+, cultural and/or linguistic, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, or people with a disability. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to recruitment@uq.edu.au

If you are a current employee (including casual staff and HDR scholars), or hold an unpaid or affiliate appointment with the University, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board.

Links for application/more information

For candidates to apply, they will need to please visit https://uq.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/uqcareers/job/St-Lucia-Campus/Associate-Lecturer-Lecturer–Level-A-or-B–Mathematics-or-Physics–Identified-Position-_R-27253-2.