School of Mathematics and Statistics
Closing Date: 8th March 2021
The School of Mathematics and Statistics currently has more than sixty continuing academic staff and more than thirty research staff as well as visiting academics. UNSW is the only university in Australia to be ranked in the top 100 in the world in Mathematics and Statistics by each of the four ranking bodies: CWTS Leiden, ARWU, USNews, QS. In Applied Mathematics, the School has particular research strengths in Mathematical Modelling and Biomathematics, Computational Mathematics, Dynamical Systems and Integrability, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, Nonlinear Phenomena, Optimisation, Fractional Calculus, and Stochastic Modelling. More broadly, the School also has research strengths in Algebra and Number Theory, Bayesian and Monte Carlo Methods, Biostatistics and Ecology, Combinatorics, Finance and Risk Analysis, Functional and Harmonic Analysis, Geometry, Mathematical Physics, Nonparametric Statistics, and Stochastic Analysis. The School is also expanding its teaching and research programs in Data Science. The School’s research groups are interconnected, with frequent interactions between groups and with other schools and faculties both within and outside UNSW.
The Lecturer conducts research in areas that align with the research strengths in the School; and contributes actively to the School’s teaching activities across a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
Women and candidates from diverse backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply.
About the role
- Level B – $109K – $128K plus 17% Superannuation and annual leave loading
- Fixed Term – 5 years CTT (Convertible Tenure Track)
- Full-time (35 hours per week)
The Lecturer reports to the Head of School via the Head of Department.
Specific responsibilities for this role include
- Actively carry out research in an area of applied mathematics that aligns with the research strengths in the School, with a view to publication in influential and high-impact scholarly journals. Mathematicians working in mathematical modelling are particularly encouraged to apply.
- Work both collaboratively and independently on research grant proposals and applications to national competitive grant agencies and other funding bodies.
- Develop research collaborations within the School as well as links with other groups on campus and with industry.
- Develop research collaborations nationally and internationally.
- Actively disseminate research findings at seminars and conferences within the School, the UNSW environment, nationally and internationally.
- Supervise Honours and Masters Course Work projects; and supervise PhD and Masters Research students.
- Teach mathematics courses to a range of audiences at the University.
- Teach specialist Honours and Masters level courses.
- Contribute to the design and delivery of the School’s teaching programs and courses.
- Actively participate in School activities and demonstrate an ability and willingness take on leadership roles in the School.
- Undertake administrative duties as specified by the Head of School and participate in School,
- Faculty and/or University committees as required.
- Align with and actively demonstrate the UNSW Values in Action: Our Behaviours and the UNSW Code of Conduct.
- Cooperate with all health and safety policies and procedures of the university and take all reasonable care to ensure that your actions or omissions do not impact on the health and safety of yourself or others.
About the successful applicant
To be successful in this role you will have:
- PhD or equivalent qualification in relevant mathematics sciences.
- Demonstrated research ability in an area of Applied Mathematics, which aligns with the research directions in the School.
- Evidence of effective teaching experience.
- Evidence of research group collaborations.
- Capacity to conduct productive research at an international level.
- Strong publication record in top, peer-reviewed journals.
- A record, or demonstrated ability, of success in external research funding.
- Ability to supervise PhD students.
- Experience in student supervision including, for example, Honours and Masters and vacation scholar projects.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Excellent leadership skills, including competence in modelling behaviours that align with the University’s values and the ability to foster these in staff, students and the broader University community.
- An understanding of and commitment to UNSW’s aims, objectives and values in action, together with relevant policies and guidelines.
- Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training
You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application.
For more information and to apply, click here.