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 and

Entries close on September 15, 2022.

Good luck!


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:  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 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

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.

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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

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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

Professor in Applied Mathematics/ Associate Professor in Applied Mathematics @Flinders

Location: College of Science and Engineering, Flinders University, SA
Employment Type: Continuing, Level D/E
Remuneration: Level D: $148,986–$163,910 p.a. + 17% superannuation;
Level E: $191,274 p.a. + 17% superannuation
Closing Date: 20 August 2022

About the opportunity

The Associate/Professor in Applied Mathematics will, under broad supervision, provide academic leadership in research, teaching, and community engagement in the discipline of applied mathematics including data science. The incumbent will use their expertise in mathematics to provide leadership in the study of applied mathematics. The incumbent will have a significant funding track record. They will be expected to take a strong leadership role with Early Career Researchers and Middle Career Researchers in mathematics related areas. The Associate/Professor will advance the College in its reputation as a centre of excellence in education and research, nationally and/or internationally, and advance the development of mathematics and data science within the university.

Key Position Responsibilities

The Professor in Applied Mathematics/Associate Professor in Applied Mathematics is accountable for:

  • Providing outstanding teaching using contemporary pedagogy, a range of delivery methods, and innovative delivery methods in the area of mathematics and data science.
  • Publishing high quality publications relevant to data science that are clearly recognised as such nationally and internationally.
  • Gaining external competitive research grants and contributing to growth in Flinders’ research income.
  • Supervising to completion Flinders research students including doctoral students in areas related to data science and grow the PhD cohort.
  • Mentoring more junior academic colleagues in the College, especially academic staff in areas related to data science, including co-publishing, co-supervision and co-submission of external competitive grants.
  • Providing administrative leadership as required particularly within the Computing and Mathematical Sciences Teaching Program and the Data and Information Systems Research Section.
  • Contributing to administrative tasks as sought by the College leadership including play an active role in maintenance of academic standards and in the development of educational policy and curriculum within the Computing and Mathematical Sciences teaching program.
  • Providing leadership and expertise to foster collaborative links across the University, with industry/community and with other institutions as appropriate.
  • Any other responsibilities in line with the level of the position as assigned by the Supervisor and/or the University.

Key Position Capabilities

  • Completion of a PhD in Mathematics, or equivalent qualification.
  • Demonstrated evidence of a distinguished and active track record of teaching expertise in an area of Mathematics/Data Science at tertiary level, including a leadership role in international delivery and /or collaboration
  • Demonstrated evidence of innovation in teaching to support students in order to maximise their learning.
  • Evidence of significant educational leadership relevant to teaching and learning in higher education and demonstrated experience leading innovation and inspiring excellence amongst colleagues.
  • Significant experience in curriculum development and teaching methodology for topics and programs of study, including reviews and internal and external accreditation activities.
  • Demonstrated experience with engaging and developing flexible methods to deliver teaching programs such as through e-learning platforms and other communications technologies
  • A distinguished international reputation in research in an area of data science that is aligned with the College’s research strengths evidenced by sustained high quality publications and attraction of several competitive external grants.
  • Demonstrated excellence in the supervision of honours and research higher degree students.
  • Significant contribution to the discipline and/or profession within a relevant external professional domain and within a wider community context at local, national, and international level.
  • A demonstrated strong track record of establishing effective research collaborations with external national and international partners.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills, including the demonstrated evidence of the ability to develop, establish and maintain effective relationships with staff, students, and industry.

For further enquires or a confidential conversation regarding this position, please contact: Professor Alistair Rendell

How to apply

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Lecturer in Mathematical Biology @Sydney

Location: School of Mathematics and Statistics, The University of Sydney, Camperdown Campus
Employment Type: Full-time
Duration: 2.5-year appointment
Remuneration: $113,184–$134,403 p.a. + 17% superannuation (Level B)
Closing Date: 28 August 2022

• Full time 2.5 year fixed term, located on the Camperdown Campus at the School of Mathematics and Statistics
• Opportunity to make valuable contributions to research in Mathematical Biology

About the opportunity

We are one of the largest mathematical sciences schools in Australia, and 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.

The University of Sydney is welcoming applications for a Lecturer in Mathematical Biology. The successful applicant will be working under the supervision of Professor Eduardo G. Altmann, Head of School and Professor Peter Kim. The successful applicant will undertake research in mathematical biology with preference given to candidates who can collaborate with Prof. Kim in the mathematical modelling of human evolution and cancer-immune dynamics.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

• contribute to knowledge within mathematical biology, particularly in mathematical modelling of human evolution and cancer-immune dynamics
• engage in high-quality teaching and learning experiences (at undergraduate, honours and postgraduate levels) which meet the University’s expectations and standards for education
• design and deliver quality educational programs and experiences that support student needs and meet curriculum requirements
• influence outstanding teaching and learning outcomes
• contribute to research, education, and administrative activities
• develop an academic profile through conferences, seminars and outreach activities (e.g. school outreach and orientation activities).
• enhance a positive workplace culture and strategic direction of the University.

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 who supervise research and teach 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 Lecturer who has:

• a PhD or near completion in an academic field relevant to the discipline
• the demonstrated ability to carry out high quality mathematical research in mathematical biology
• a high level of interpersonal skills including the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues
• good organisational and administrative skills with attention to detail
• a high level of written and verbal communication skills
• an ability to engage productively with biological literature and/or experimental scientists.

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

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Lecturer in Mathematics @Newcastle

Location: College of Engineering, Science and Environment, Callaghan and Central Coast campuses, The University of Newcastle
Employment Type: Full-time
Duration: 3-year appointment
Remuneration: $103,221 + 17% superannuation (Level B)
Closing Date: 23 August 2022

Learn more about this position and apply:

Australian Mathematical Society’s  Teaching Excellence Awards

Members are encouraged to nominate for the Australian Mathematical Society’s  Teaching Excellence Awards.

The AustMS annual Award for Teaching Excellence and the annual Award for Teaching Excellence (Early Career) have been established to encourage excellence in mathematics teaching in higher education.

The AustMS Award for Teaching Excellence and Award for Teaching Excellence (Early Career) aim to recognise and reward outstanding contribution to teaching and student learning in the mathematical sciences at the tertiary level.

With these awards the AustMS recognises the importance of quality of mathematics teaching and the impact it has on the training of a future mathematics workforce. Progressive teaching is essential to maintaining high standards across service courses for other disciplines, where  high-quality mathematics teaching is of key importance.

Each year a Teaching Excellence Award and a Teaching Excellence Award (Early Career) will be presented at the Annual Meeting, with the prize money for each award set at $1000 per annum. Awardees will be invited to give a presentation on their work at the Annual Meeting and write a short classroom note for the Gazette. 

For more details see  or email Chris Tisdell for clarification.

Nominations for these awards will close on 31 August 2022.

CARMA-MATRIX Maths Art/Poster Competition

CARMA is partnering with MATRIX for the Annual CARMA-MATRIX Maths/Art Poster Competition.  As previously, entries are invited in the categories: Art, Outreach and Research.  Entry is available at and entries close 30th October.  Winners will be announced at AustMS2022, in the “Visualisation and Mathematical Art” Special Session. This year for the first time there will also be a physical exhibition of selected invited works at MATRIX House.