Postdoctoral Research Fellow

The School of Mathematics and Physics
University of Queensland

Closing date: 18th December 2020

This opportunity is for a postdoctoral research fellow to conduct research on the Australian Research Council funded Discovery Project Towards Logarithmic Representation Theory of W-algebras.

This position is located at our picturesque St Lucia campus, renowned as one of Australia’s most attractive university campuses, and located just 7km from Brisbane’s city centre. Bounded by the Brisbane River on three sides, and with outstanding public transport connections, our 114-hectare site provides a perfect work environment – you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a vibrant campus with the tradition of an established university.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Statistical Modeller

Telethon Kids Institute

Closing Date: 4th December 2020

Telethon Kids Institute has a unique opportunity for a skilled Statistical Modeller to join the Geospatial Health and Development (GHD) Team.  GHD is a new and growing team, whose mission is to generate innovative methods to understand major infectious diseases including COVID-19 and malaria, to support effective planning of disease control on a national and international scale.

This is a 12 month full-time position at academic level A (either Post-doc or RA). It would require general analysis and modelling skills in R, and would be ideally suited to someone who likes building bespoke Bayesian models in greta, Stan, JAGS, or similar.

You would be working with a large team of mathematical and statistical modellers who have been contributing to Australia’s response to the pandemic. You can read about some of this previous work here.

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Lecturer in Data Science and Statistics

The School of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Melbourne

Closing Date: 15th December 2020

The School of Mathematics and Statistics is seeking to expand its expertise in data science and contemporary statistics.

The successful applicant is expected to develop and maintain a high-level research program in data science and statistics. Beyond the Data Science and Statistics groups, the University of Melbourne provides an outstanding environment in which to develop innovative research in data science and statistics, with opportunities for collaborations in the Melbourne Centre for Data Science, with machine learning and bioinformatics researchers in Computing and Information Systems, biostatisticians in Population and Global Health, big data research in genomics in the Melbourne Integrative Genomics research hub as well as applied and theoretical approaches to big data in the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers (ACEMS). The School has excellent computing facilities and access to both local and cloud high performance computing clusters.

The candidate should also have a strong commitment to teaching and the supervision of research students. Teaching will occur within the School of Mathematics and Statistics undergraduate and MSc programs, and the applicant will be expected to teach statistics and its applications to a variety of audiences. They are also expected to supervise research students at undergraduate, MSc and PhD levels in data science and statistics.

To be considered for this role you will have completed a PhD or equivalent research higher degree in statistics or related discipline and demonstrated research excellence in relation to career stage.

This is a full-time fixed-term position for 3 years.

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Chair of the Department of Mathematics

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Closing Date: 22nd January 2021

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), ranked as the top young U.S. university for the second year in a row by the Times Higher Education, invites nominations and applications for the position of Chair of the Department of Mathematics, following a pause due to the pandemic.

UAB is a Carnegie level 1 research university and leader among comprehensive public universities with an academic medical center, offering a world-class education to a diverse student population that prepares the nation’s future citizens and leaders. The Department of Mathematics is well poised for significant growth under the leadership of the new Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, following its recent move into the new University Hall building completed in 2019. The Chair of Mathematics will chart the direction for the future of UAB’s signature core curriculum through inspiring new pedagogical approaches to improve student success rates in core math courses. There will be significant opportunity for a faculty cluster hire to start new programs and expand advanced degree programs. The new Chair will lead efforts to raise the department’s research profile through collaborations across the College and the hiring of new faculty. Last year, UAB had over $600 million in research expenditures. Since the inception of the College of Arts and Sciences in 2010, twelve new degree programs have been established and more than 109 new faculty have been hired.

The College and the faculty are interested in creating an environment that will encourage collaboration and build bridges between mathematics and computer science, physics, actuarial science, genomics, engineering and emerging fields that are hugely data intensive. The Chair will collaborate with peers to explore new instructional opportunities and to use emerging technologies to promote digital literacy and provide equal educational opportunities to all students. The faculty are passionate about new opportunities for mathematics research and education stemming from our technology intensive society and preparing students to apply mathematics in their pursuit of diverse careers.

Administrative responsibilities will include fiscal responsibility, departmental administration, overseeing the accreditation process and compliance with professional organization requirements. The new Chair will be expected to maintain a distinguished research and scholarship activity, with excellent administrative support to assist with departmental responsibilities.

University of Alabama at Birmingham is the single largest employer in Alabama and home to the third largest public academic medical center in the country. There are more than 23,000 employees and the annual economic impact for the state exceeds $5 billion. At the heart of UAB’s 50-year history is a thriving partnership with Birmingham. Together, accomplishments have been historical. The University has enjoyed record enrollment for the fifth consecutive year, with a Fall of 2020 enrollment at 22,563. Federal research funding is at an all-time high and the footprint of UAB continues to grow with new state-of-the-art buildings lining University Boulevard and expanding the campus.

Birmingham is within driving distance to Atlanta, Memphis, Nashville and New Orleans. The “Magic City” is noted for its vibrant music scene, fine dining, warm weather, a culture embracing diversity and great schools.

A more detailed profile for this search with information about the University, job responsibilities and qualifications for the position can be found here.

Nominations, Applications and Expressions of Interest

For best consideration, applications and nominations should be received by January 22, 2021, although expressions of interest will be considered until the position is filled.

Application materials must include:

  1. A letter of interest stating how the candidate’s experience is applicable to the position, opportunities and challenges, qualifications, and personal attributes expressed in the leadership profile;
  2. A detailed curriculum vitae;
  3. Names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of five professional references, including the candidate’s professional relationship with each of these individuals. References will not be contacted until after semi-finalist interviews and with the candidate’s prior consent; and
  4. The names of three individuals who could prepare letters of reference in support of the application.

To be considered, applicants MUST apply through the University of Alabama at Birmingham career opportunities portal.

The Esmée Fairbairn Junior Research Fellowship in Mathematics

New College
University of Oxford

Closing Date: 10th December 2020

The College invites applications for this post, which is tenable for a fixed period of three years from 1 October 2021 based in New College, Oxford. The person appointed will be expected to undertake their own independent and original academic research in Mathematics. The Fellowship is open to those who have already acquired a first degree, and who at the time of appointment have completed at least two years’ study for a PhD/DPhil.

Candidates may not previously have held a Junior Research Fellowship or comparable appointment.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Applied Mathematics (Women-Only Applicants)

School of Mathematics and Physics
University of Queensland

Closing Date: 20th November 2020

The School seeks to recruit a staff member with a developed research program in applied mathematics broadly interpreted, including mathematical modelling, applied probability, mathematical data science and computational mathematics, or a closely related area of mathematics. The appointee will be required to engage in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and curriculum development, including service courses. In addition, the appointee will supervise Higher Degree by Research, postgraduate coursework and Honours students, conduct high-quality research and perform administrative, outreach and other activities associated with the School.

Applicants should have a PhD or equivalent in applied mathematics or a closely related discipline, with an established record of outstanding original research commensurate with career stage. They should have a strong publication record and potential or demonstrated ability to attract external grant funding. They will be an enthusiastic teacher, with the ability to teach courses and supervise projects at undergraduate and postgraduate level, including courses for non-specialist students. Applicants should be able to demonstrate an ability or potential to establish effective professional relationships and to represent and promote the academic discipline at a university and wider community level, including industry, government and professional bodies, as well as to contribute to internal and external service.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (4 Positions)

University of Melbourne
The School of Mathematics and Statistics

Closing Date: 1st December 2020

The School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Melbourne has four two-year research positions available for exceptional early career researchers in the mathematical sciences, whose research has the potential to have a significant impact, either in fundamental research or toward practical applications. The School maintains activity in all areas of the mathematical sciences, and the positions can be related to any area.

The successful applicants are expected to have the potential to lead a vigorous research program in their area with the promise of significant impact. The University of Melbourne is located in one of the greatest cities in the world, provides ample opportunities for the supervision of strong Master’s and PhD level research students and offers a wide range of opportunities for research collaborations within the School, the Faculty of Science as well as the broader University community.

The School has an ongoing commitment to improving our gender balance and has demonstrated success with a recruitment program that is focussed on creating gender balance and diversity. Women and persons belonging to minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply for these positions.

These positions are full-time fixed-term for 2 years.  Applicants must have existing working rights in Australia and the ability to travel to Melbourne to be eligible to apply.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Lecturer, Mathematics and Statistics

The University of Sydney
School of Mathematics and Statistics

Closing date: 30th November 2020

Do you want to be part of a vibrant and collegial community of world-class mathematicians and statisticians? We are currently seeking to appoint an accomplished academic to the position of Lecturer in Mathematics. This position has been made possible by the awarding of a Future Fellowship titled “Unravelling the impact of social dynamics on human evolution through mathematical modelling” to Associate Professor Peter Kim. 

To succeed, you will be a talented and well-qualified mathematical scientist with expertise in any area that  strengthens the School’s profile and/or contributes strategically to university activities, particularly with regard to the research interests of Associate Professor Peter Kim and the details of his current project. This includes but is  not limited to applied mathematics, mathematical biology, and mathematical modelling. 

If appointed, you will be expected to make a significant contribution to teaching and learning practice, design and evaluation within the School/ Faculty while continuing to build up research contribution, expertise and impact.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Assistant Professor in Geometry, Analysis, Topology

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Department of Mathematics

Closing Date: 1st December 2020

We are seeking a new colleague who is passionate about scientific research and education. Our department is looking for a mathematician with a proven expertise in the broad area of Geometry, Analysis, Topology with the emphasis in geometry. This may include (but is not restricted to) Differential Geometry, Geometric PDE’s and Algebraic Topology to name a few.

The appointed candidate is expected to develop her/his own research line in an area of Geometry, Analysis and/or Topology. The position of Assistant Professor is initially a tenure track position for five years. After four years, based on transparent criteria, the tenure decision will be taken. The preferred starting date is on or before September 1, 2021.

The department has a strong desire to hire more female colleagues. Therefore, women are especially encouraged to apply.

The candidate will be expected to 

  • develop a research line in an area of Geometry, Analysis and/or Topology
  • interact with and complement existing research activities in the department (and outside)
  • contribute to the teaching of the department, at both the undergraduate and graduate level 
  • show academic leadership nationally and internationally
  • participate in departmental activities and tasks, including writing grant proposals

For more information and to apply, click here.

Postdoctoral Research Associate

The University of Sydney
School of Mathematics and Statistics

Closing Date: 8th November 2020

The University of Sydney is welcoming applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate (Level A,6+) to conduct research in a collaborative research team based at the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Sydney. This role will report to Professor Nalini Joshi and Associate Professor Milena Radnovic, carrying out mathematical research and preparing and presenting results in papers and conferences, co-supervising undergraduate and graduate research students and being involved in outreach and mentoring activities.

This position is part of the research project funded by Professor Nalini Joshi’s and Dr Milena Radnovic’s ARC Discovery Project Geometric analysis of nonlinear systems. You will be expected to work in a general area of research concerning dynamical systems, integrable systems and related areas, including algebraic and analytic approaches to these areas. A focus on discrete and classical Painlevé equations is expected, but connections with other fields, including billiards and moduli spaces, will be encouraged. Additionally, you will be expected to support the activities of the research team and apply for independent research fellowship or funding.

The position is full-time, fixed-term for up to two years, with the possibility of renewal for a further 6 months. We encourage candidates with caring or family responsibilities to apply and, in such circumstances, appointment may be available on a part-time basis.

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