Could you design the new AustMS logo?

The leading society representing the mathematics profession in Australia is about to undergo a rebrand – and we need your help! 

Mathematics is an incredibly broad topic to cover and we are having difficulty refining exactly what symbols and design elements represent the AustMS’s member base (i.e. you) and mathematics in general. So we’re asking for your help to come up with some ideas to use as a starting point to develop a new visual identity for AustMS.

You can submit a polished design with beautiful colours, or simply describe your idea with a quick sketch and some dot points – we don’t mind. All we ask is something that embodies what the AustMS and mathematics represent to you.

The winner will have the opportunity to work with us here at Miscible to develop, refine and transform their idea into a brand rollout for the AustMS and its members.

Please submit all designs/docs via email to molly@miscible.co and office@austms.org.au.

Entries close on September 15, 2022.

Good luck!

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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Mathematics/Multiple Time-Scale Dynamical Systems @Sydney

Location: School of Mathematics and Statistics, The University of Sydney, Camperdown Campus
Employment Type: Full time
Duration: 2-year fixed term appointment
Remuneration: $97,043–$100,717 p.a. + 17% superannuation (Level A)
Closing Date: 11.59pm; 23 October 2022

• Full time 2 year fixed term, located on the Camperdown Campus at the School of Mathematics and Statistics
• Opportunity to make valuable contributions to research in multiple time-scale dynamical systems

About the opportunity

We are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on the project ‘A coordinate-independent theory for multi-time-scale dynamical systems’ which has recently been funded by the Australian Research Council. The aim of this project is to develop a comprehensive theory for multi-scale problems (i.e., more than two scales) with non-uniform scale splitting within the framework of geometric singular perturbation theory, and, hence, provide a firm theoretical foundation for the observed dynamical hierarchy in biochemical reaction networks described by non-standard multi-scale problems. The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Professor Martin Wechselberger.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

• undertake research in multiple time-scale dynamical systems theory and its application
• publish research papers
• demonstrate research excellence.

The School of Mathematics and Statistics of the University of Sydney is one of the largest in Australia. It has more than 89 academic staff to supervise research and teaching 74 postgraduate students and 925 equivalent full-time student-load undergraduate students.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Postdoctoral Research Associate who has:

• a PhD (or near completion) in mathematics
• expertise in multi-scale dynamical systems
• knowledge about modelling and analysis of biological systems and biochemcial reaction networks is desirable
• demonstrated ability to conduct research/scholarly activities under limited supervision
• the ability and a willingness to collaborate in multidisciplinary teams to contribute to long-term research goals
• a strong track record of publishing their research
• excellent communication (written and verbal), organisational and problem-solving skills with attention to detail
• high level of interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues
• a demonstrated ability to complete work in timely fashion and to write up results for publication.

To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all roles required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

How to apply

Learn more about this position and apply https://usyd.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/USYD_EXTERNAL_CAREER_SITE/job/Camperdown-Campus/Postdoctoral-Research-Associate-in-Mathematics–Multiple-Time-Scale-Dynamical-Systems-_0094692-1.

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Mathematics/Dynamical Systems and Machine Learning @Sydney

Location: School of Mathematics and Statistics, The University of Sydney, Camperdown Campus
Employment Type: Full time
Duration: 2-year fixed term appointment
Remuneration: $97,043–$100,717 p.a. + 17% superannuation (Level A)
Closing Date: 11.59pm; 23 October 2022

• Full time 2 year fixed term, located on the Camperdown Campus at the School of Mathematics and Statistics
• Opportunity to make valuable contributions to research at the interface between Dynamical Systems and Machine Learning

About the opportunity

We are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on a project entitled “A dynamical systems theory approach to machine learning”. The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Professor Georg Gottwald on developing, understanding and applying machine learning techniques using tools from dynamical systems theory. This project has recently been funded by the Australian Research Council.


Forecasting the future state of a high-dimensional complex multi-scale system is a challenge we face in areas ranging from climate science to epidemiology. Even when basic physical mechanisms have been identified, the actual evolution equations are often unknown. This project will develop a computationally cheap machine learning framework for forecasting. We will develop mathematical theory underpinning the novel methodology, as well as applying it to the perennial problem of subgrid-scale parametrisation in climate modelling.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

• undertake research at the interface between dynamical systems and machine learning
• publish research papers
• demonstrate research excellence.

The School of Mathematics and Statistics of the University of Sydney is one of the largest in Australia. It has more than 89 academic staff to supervise research and teaching 74 postgraduate students and 925 equivalent full-time student-load undergraduate students.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Postdoctoral Research Associate who has:

• a PhD or near completion in mathematics or a relevant area
• relevant expertise in dynamical systems and machine learning desired
• demonstrated ability to conduct research/scholarly activities under limited supervision
• the ability and a willingness to collaborate in multidisciplinary teams to contribute to long-term research goals
• a strong track record of publishing their research
• excellent communication (written and verbal), organisational and problem-solving skills with attention to detail
• high level of interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues
• a demonstrated ability to complete work in timely fashion and to write up results for publication.

To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all roles required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

How to apply

Learn more about this position and apply https://usyd.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/USYD_EXTERNAL_CAREER_SITE/job/Camperdown-Campus/Postdoctoral-Research-Associate-in-Mathematics–Dynamical-Systems-and-Machine-Learning-_0091618-1.

Lecturer in Applied Mathematics @UNSW Canberra

Location: UNSW Canberra Campus
Employment Type: Full-time
Duration: fixed term 5 years
Remuneration:  $112 697 – $132 832 p.a. + 17% superannuation (Level B)
Closing Date: 19 September 2022

UNSW Canberra is a campus of the University of New South Wales located at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra. 

As a Mathematics Lecturer in the School of Science, you will showcase your knowledge and experience in Applied Mathematics in the areas of teaching and research in the School. In particular, you will be responsible for delivering, in collaboration with colleagues from the School of Engineering, an introductory computer science course taken by all engineering students. You will also be expected to teach introductory and upper-level mathematics courses to our Science majors, and to address the growing demands for mathematics support teaching. You will also be involved in advancing the School of Science at UNSW Canberra’s international profile by conducting high quality scholarly research in Applied Mathematics, aligning with the School’s research priorities and contributing to the supervision of research students.

For more information and to apply, please visit Jobs@UNSW site.

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Data Analytics @Waikato, NZ

Location: School of Computing and Mathematics Sciences, University of Waikato, New Zealand
Employment Type: Continuing
Vacancy Number: 420379
Remuneration: Lecturer: $80,837 to $97,051 per year; Senior Lecturer: $99,780 to $130,902 per year
Closing Date: 20 September 2022

The School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences comprises a number of Academic Programmes including, Mathematics, Statistics/Data Analytics, Computer Science, Software Engineering and Design. The School offers a range of qualifications at undergraduate, post-graduate and professional training levels.
The Division of Health, Engineering, Computing and Science (HECS) undertakes teaching and research in a range of core disciplines grouped under four academic schools. The Division also has several research units, and commercial/equipment units which embody staff and research activities.

Who are you?

You will have a PhD or Masters qualification in Statistics, Data Analytics or a relevant discipline area. This will be supported by your broad and in-depth knowledge of the following areas: Data Analytics and Statistics, the use of Statistics in other Science disciplines and a demonstrated high standard of tertiary level mathematics. Your expertise and interests will be reflected in an established record of quality published research or equivalent at national and preferably international level, with the potential to attract external research funding.
You will have demonstrated success in undergraduate teaching. You will bring your proven ability to communicate effectively with students and staff, along with your commitment to innovative teaching methods.

About the role:

This is an immense opportunity to be part of building a data analytics group that is vibrant, collaborative and with real capacity to provide outstanding teaching across the university, as well as to service the needs of both University-wide research projects and external partners. In the last 12 months alone, there has been a rapid increase in the number of cross-disciplinary research projects between data analytics staff and the rest of the University. This is an exciting time to join us – the market trends in data analysis mean our group is in a place of huge potential.

The role requires your expert knowledge of Data Analytics, applied as a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer or Teaching Fellow. The four pillars of the role require:
• Teaching and Learning: Preparing and delivering innovative, research-informed lectures and the assessment of that learning
• Supervision: Supervise honours, graduate and postgraduate students
• Research: Build and maintain an active research programme and conduct quality research and contribute to knowledge development of your specialist areas through scholarship and publication
• Service and Administration: Carry out administration and service relevant to the role.

Why should you apply for this position?

You can be part of our success! Our University provides a unique and satisfying work environment with many benefits for our staff including flexible working, study opportunities, generous superannuation and leave provisions. We stand proudly on the world stage as a provider of future-focused, international education and an active player in global research. Our rankings reflect these strengths.

At Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato, the University of Waikato, we embrace equity and diversity; therefore, we strongly encourage applicants with the relevant capabilities from all backgrounds to apply. We would greatly value seeing applicants from our Māori and Pacific communities.

For a confidential conversation about the role, please contact Annika Hinze, annika.hinze@waikato.ac.nz

Learn more about this position and apply: https://www.waikato.ac.nz/vacancies/current-vacancies

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Discrete Geometry / Combinatorial Topology @Sydney

Location: School of Mathematics and Statistics, The University of Sydney, Camperdown Campus
Employment Type: Full-time
Duration: 2-year fixed term appointment
Remuneration: $97,043–$107,516 p.a. + 17% superannuation (Level B)
Closing Date: 3 October 2022

• Full time 2 year fixed term, located on the Camperdown Campus at the School of Mathematics and Statistics
• Opportunity to make valuable contributions to research in Discrete Geometry and Combinatorial Topology

About the opportunity

We are one of the largest mathematical sciences schools in Australia. We have more than 89 academic staff to supervise research and teaching 74 postgraduate students and 925 equivalent full-time student-load undergraduate students. The University of Sydney is the only Australian university to have received the highest rating of 5 out of 5 for research in the mathematical sciences in every Australian Research Council Excellence in Research for Australia assessment to date. The University also hosts the Sydney Mathematical Research Institute (SMRI), which attracts leading mathematical scientists from all over the world to do research with Australian collaborators.

We are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Discrete Geometry, Combinatorial Topology, or a related field. The Australian Research Council has funded a research program into “Triangulations: linking geometry and topology with combinatorics”, through its Discovery Grant scheme, with the Chief Investigators Dr Jonathan Spreer (University of Sydney, Australia) and Professor Francisco Santos (Universidad de Cantabria, Santander, Spain).

Your key responsibilities will be to:

• undertake research in the areas of combinatorial topology, discrete geometry, and, in a broader sense, in geometric topology
• present research results at seminars and domestic and international conferences
• publish research papers
• support teaching activities and the supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate students..

An active interest in establishing close collaborations between the Australian and the European research communities in the field is highly desirable.

The Research Associate will be based at the University of Sydney, and visits to Universidad de Cantabria, Spain are planned to work with Professor Francisco Santos during the project.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Lecturer who has:

• a PhD or near completion in pure mathematics and equivalent combination of training and experience
• demonstrated ability to conduct research/scholarly activities under limited supervision
• the ability and a willingness to collaborate in multidisciplinary teams to contribute to long-term research goals
• a strong track record of publishing their research
• excellent communication (written and verbal), organisational and problem-solving skills with attention to detail
• high level of interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues.

To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all roles required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

How to apply

Learn more about this position and apply https://usyd.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/USYD_EXTERNAL_CAREER_SITE/job/Camperdown-Campus/Postdoctoral-Research-Associate-in-Discrete-Geometry—Combinatorial-Topology_0094551-1.

Computational Techniques and Applications Conference (CTAC2022), 29 November to 2 December 2022, QUT (Brisbane)

The 21st Biennial Computational Techniques and Applications Conference (CTAC2022) will be held at QUT in Brisbane from 29 November to 2 December 2022.

The conference website is: https://www.qut.edu.au/research/ctac-2022.  Registrations will open soon.

CTAC is organised by the special interest group in computational techniques and applications of ANZIAM, the Australian and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics Division of the Australian Mathematical Society.

The meetings provide an interactive forum for researchers interested in the development and use of computational methods applied to engineering, scientific and other problems. The CTAC meetings have been taking place biennially since 1981, the most recent being held online in 2020 at the University of New South Wales.

Please contact ctac2022@qut.edu.au with any questions or comments related to the conference.

See the information about this event in the AustMS events calendar.

Associate Research Fellow in Mathematics @Wollongong

Location: The School of Mathematics and Applied Statistics/Engineering and Information Sciences, University of Wollongong
Employment Type: Fixed Term, Full time appointment (12 months)
Duration: 1-year appointment
Remuneration: $84,935–$99,509 + 17% superannuation (Level A)
Closing Date: 17 August 2022

The School of Mathematics and Applied Statistics (SMAS) at the University of Wollongong (UOW) is within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences. SMAS is a dynamic and active mathematical sciences school with an exceptional research record.

As part of SMAS the Institute for Mathematics and Its Applications (IMIA) carries out world-class research across a broad spectrum of areas in both pure and applied mathematics through its six research centres: Centre for Financial Mathematics; Centre for Geometric Analysis; Centre for Mathematical Biology and Medicine; Centre for Multidisciplinary Mathematical Modelling, Centre for Noncommutative Analysis, and Centre for Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations.

The successful applicant will research the intersection of index theory and scattering theory with Adam Rennie, Alan Carey and Galina Levitina (ANU), and will be funded by ARC Discovery grant DP220101196. The successful applicant may have opportunities to contribute to student supervision. They will be expected to have broad expertise in the area of functional analysis and spectral theory, with expertise in Fredholm index theory and scattering theory. The successful applicant will become a member of IMIA and contribute to its research programs. This is an excellent opportunity to join one of the most vibrant and successful schools in the country.

You will be prompted to respond to a selection criteria questionnaire as part of the online application process. The questions are based on the position description below. If required, you will be able to save your application and finalise at a later date but ensure it is before the closing date of the position.

For further information about this position, please contact Adam Rennie on + 61 2 4221 3822 or at renniea@uow.edu.au.

The University of Wollongong is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. As an equal opportunity employer, we celebrate diversity and inclusion, and believe gender equality is fundamental to achieving our goal of being in the top 1%. The University seeks to increase the representation of women in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) to address gender imbalance. As a recognised leader in gender equality, we offer professional development programs and promote a healthy work life balance.

Learn more about this position and apply: https://ejgl.fa.ap1.oraclecloud.com/hcmUI/CandidateExperience/en/sites/CX_1/requisitions/preview/2610/?mode=location.

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Mathematics @Adelaide

Location: School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Adelaide
Employment Type: Full-time, Level B/C
Duration: 3-year appointment
Remuneration: $100,933–$119,391 p.a. + 17% superannuation (Level B); $123,075–$141,537 p.a. + 17% superannuation (Level C)
Closing Date: 21 August 2022

Three-year fixed term position available from 1 January 2023. On conclusion of the three-year term, the position may be converted to a continuing position under the provisions of the University’s Enterprise Agreement.

The University of Adelaide is growing the statistics, data science, and stochastic modelling team in the School of Mathematical Sciences. This is an opportunity for a highly motivated researcher and committed educator to join a School that is a leader in pedagogical innovation and received the highest possible rating of research quality in the mathematical sciences overall and in each of its disciplines in the two most recent ERA assessments.

The School has identified data science, broadly construed, as one of its strategic priorities. We are seeking an enthusiastic colleague to work with us to expand our research and educational offerings in statistics, data science, and stochastic modelling. Willingness to engage with industry would be an asset.

The School is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of its staff and students. The available position is directed at applicants who are able to contribute to the diversity of the School community.

How to apply

Learn more about this position and apply: https://careers.adelaide.edu.au/cw/en/job/510111/lecturer-senior-lecturer-school-of-mathematical-sciences

Asian-Oceanian Women in Mathematics

The Foundational Meeting of the Asian-Oceanian Women in Mathematics was held on 1st of August 2022. We publish the statement of the President Prof. Ole Warnaar supporting the initiative on behalf of AustMS.

Download the statement in a PDF file

1 August 2022

Re: Asian-Oceanian Women in Mathematics

On behalf of the members of the Australian Mathematical Society (AustMS), I would like to congratulate you all on the establishment of Asian-Oceanian Women in Mathematics and thank the many CWM Ambassadors who have worked hard to make today’s foundational meeting a reality.

Almost 10 years ago, an active group of members of AustMS founded WIMSIG (Women in Mathematics Special Interest Group) which, through its many activities, has had a significant positive impact on the position of women and other underrepresented groups in AustMS. It has been a driving force for cultural change within the discipline of mathematics in Australia and made the Society more inclusive and welcoming to all.

I have little doubt that over time AOWM will do the same for mathematics in our broader region to the benefit of not only women, but everyone who wishes to see
mathematics thrive.
AustMS looks forward to working with AOWM in the coming years and to supporting its agenda for change.


Once again, congratulations.

S. Ole Warnaar
President of AustMS