Lecturer in Data Science@Victoria Uni Wellington

Close Date for Vacancy: 25 February 2022

Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington is currently recruiting a Lecturer in Data Science.

We seek a dynamic academic with a developing record of research in some branch or branches of a computational field within Statistics and Data Science. The successful applicant will contribute to the Data Science programme at Victoria University of Wellington, interacting with disciplines across the university who are users of Data Science, including bioinformatics, health sciences, and the humanities. The successful applicant will also contribute to the School’s engagement with the wider Data Science community in the capital city and NZ-wide.

The appointee will undertake undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in data science at all levels. They will promote learning among students with a wide range of applied and computational domains within the subjects of Statistics and Data Science. They will undertake supervision of postgraduate research students on both theoretical and applied topics, including students in the workplace seeking to advance their qualifications. They will conduct an ongoing research activity of international standard, in keeping with the university’s emphasis on high-quality scholarship and will contribute to building on the University’s engagement with stakeholders, including through externally funded research.

Ō pūmanawa – About you

Our Ideal candidate will have:

  • A PhD
  • Preferably have spent some years as a Postdoc/Research Fellow
  • A developing record of scholarly research and publication
  • Demonstrated evidence of successful teaching
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated evidence of good oral and written communication skills.

The university is committed to building a diverse workforce and the School encourages applicants who are women, other gender minorities, Māori, Pasifika and from other groups underrepresented in the STEM sector.

For the position description please see here. If you have any questions regarding this role please get in touch with A/Prof Ivy Liu, Head of School. More information and application instructions.