Lecturer in Applied Statistics @Curtin

Closing date: 25 April 2023
Campus: Curtin University; School of Electrical Engineering, Computing and Mathematical Sciences (EECMS)
Remuneration: $106,194 – $125,797 (ALB) per annum, plus 17% superannuation
Status: Continuing (Permanent) Full-time Opportunity
Reference: 1051506

The School of Electrical Engineering, Computing, and Mathematical Sciences (EECMS) combines computational expertise in mathematics, statistics, and computing with applications in materials science, quantum physics, signal processing, and astronomy. EECMS contains several major research centres and institutes including the Curtin Institute for Computation, the Curtin Centre for Optimisation and Decision Science, the Curtin Institute for Radio Astronomy, and the Optus-Curtin Centre of Excellence in Artificial Intelligence. These centres lead significant research and development programs with industry and government partners across the mining, energy, agriculture, and defence sectors. EECMS offers an accredited actuarial science course, one of only seven in Australia and the only one in Western Australia, with a strong focus on applied statistics and data analytics.

Your new role

This role is part of the Mathematics and Statistics discipline of EECMS.

As a lecturer in Applied Statistics, you will play a major role in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses in data science, statistics, and actuarial science, as well as supervising student research projects at undergraduate, masters, and PhD levels. You will contribute to developing the data science courses at Curtin and building relationships with partner universities and international campuses. Your teaching will be underpinned by an active demand-driven research program with industry and government that drives real-world impact and inspires students.

This position will contribute to EECMS’s priority areas of mining/resources and defence through applied research in data science and statistics. EECMS already has several large-scale collaborative research and development programs underway in these areas. There is significant potential to expand existing work and develop new opportunities through Curtin University’s Trailblazer program in critical minerals and resources technology (which provides $50 million in federal government funding to support commercialisation and demand-driven research with industry), and the Australian defence force’s recently-announced AUKUS submarine program (which will involve establishing a nuclear submarine base in Western Australia).

As this is a continuing (permanent) role, you will be required to have permanent work rights in Australia. Relocation assistance and visa sponsorship may be considered.

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Professor Ryan Loxton, Director, Curtin Centre for Optimisation and Decision Science, r.loxton@curtin.edu.au.

About Us

Curtin University is one of the world’s top 200 universities according to the 2023 QS World University Rankings. We offer a competitive remuneration and benefits package, a friendly and collaborative work environment, generous leave entitlements and superannuation, flexible working arrangements, and salary-packaging. Our vibrant campus includes an art gallery, gym, childcare and medical centre, and endless food options including a supermarket.

For more information about our university, please visit www.curtin.edu.au.

To apply

Please provide a cover letter, your CV and separate document addressing the selection criteria (noted below) to allow us to assess your suitability for this role.

Selection criteria

  • A doctoral qualification in mathematical sciences.
  • A track record of publications in high-quality international journals in the statistics and mathematical science areas, commensurate with experience level and assessed relative to opportunity.
  • Experience developing statistical methods in collaborative research and development and/or consulting projects with industry, assessed relative to opportunity.
  • A strong theoretical background in statistics and computational methods.
  • Ability to successfully teach statistics and supervise research students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • Potential to attract research funding through grants and consulting, particularly in the priority areas of defence and resources/mining.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to explain mathematical and statistical concepts to a non-technical audience.

This position may involve research with defence organisations where the ability to successfully apply for an Australian security clearance would be highly beneficial. The successful candidate may be required to undertake work on, or be provided with, technical information that is restricted by the Department of Defence. In accordance with these restrictions, any applicant born outside Australia or who holds, or has previously held, citizenship or permanent residency of a country other than Australia will be required to declare and indicate the country of birth, citizenships or permanent residencies, and this information may be considered relevant to selection.

Applications close: 9PM Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), Tuesday 25th April 2023.

Applicants should note that prior to appointment, you will need to have a current National Police Records check, undergo character, integrity, and reference checks. Please note that this position may be subject to a WA state government vaccination mandate. If requested, you will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status prior to employment.

If you have a query in relation to the application process, please contact our careers team on 08 9266 9000 (option 3,1).

For more information, please copy and paste the following link into your web browser: http://staff.curtin.edu.au/job-vacancies/?ja-job=679665