WIMSIG NEWSLETTER — APRIL 2024 

Funding for 2024 Women in Mathematics Day (May 12) 

The Women in Mathematics Special Interest Group (WIMSIG) is pleased to announce a call for applications for funding to support events celebrating Women in Mathematics Day (May 12), 2024. Funding for these events has been generously provided by ACEMS (The Australian Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers). 

This annual day serves to honour the monumental contributions women have made to the field of mathematics throughout history, including pioneers like the late Fields Medalist Maryam Mirzakhani. It is an opportunity to inspire and encourage students, especially young women, trans and gender-diverse people, to pursue careers in mathematical sciences. 

We are seeking creative, engaging event proposals that will help raise awareness, spark interest, and promote the essential role women play in driving mathematical innovation and discovery. Potential events could include: 

– Lectures or panel discussions highlighting women’s math research 

– Networking sessions for students to meet women math professionals 

– Hands-on workshops exploring fun, applied math problems   

– Math art exhibitions or interactive math museums 

To apply for funding, please submit a brief description of your proposed event along with an estimated budget to the WIMSIG Treasurer at   WIMSIG-treasurer@austms.org.au by April 20, 2024. 

Let’s come together to make the 2024 Women in Mathematics Day a standout celebration of brilliance, passion, and the incredible world of mathematical possibilities. 

We look forward to receiving your inventive event ideas! 

Donations to support the Maryam Mirzakhani Award  

Donations to support the AMSI/AustMS WIMSIG Maryam Mirzakhani Award can be made to AMSI via https://amsi.org.au/donate.  Donations of $2 or more are tax-deductible. 

On the donation page, please choose the “Donate to the Maryam Mirzakhani Award” option.  Note that donations are collected by The University of Melbourne on AMSI’s behalf.  

Call for Expressions of Interest: WIMSIG Mentoring 2024 Program – Last Chance!  

Whether you’re seeking guidance or eager to share your expertise, WIMSIG mentoring 2024 program welcomes mentors and mentees from all backgrounds. 

Submit your Expression of Interest by 15 April 2024: 

WIMSIG Mentee Expression of Interest form. 

WIMSIG Mentor Expression of Interest form. 

For more information, visit the WIMSIG Mentoring Website or contact us at WIMSIG-mentoring@austms.org.au

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to grow and support our community! 

WIMSIG Mentoring Committee: 

Xiaoping Lu, Chair (UOW) 

Melissa Humphries (Adelaide) 

Masoud Kamgarpour (UQ) 

News 

Jobs 

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Mathematics, UNSW Canberra – Women in Science 

At UNSW Canberra, the School of Science is running a #WomeninScience recruitment campaign. The School of Science is committed to building a diverse team and is passionate about hiring and supporting women in science. 

More details and the position description can be found here: 

https://external-careers.jobs.unsw.edu.au/cw/en/job/523490/lecturersenior-lecturer-mathematics

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Statistics/Mathematical Data Science, University of Queensland 

We are seeking a candidate with a strong research background in statistics or mathematical data science for a continuing Teaching and Research position. The role involves active participation in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, curriculum development, and service courses. The successful appointee will supervise Higher Degree by Research (PhD and MPhil), postgraduate coursework, and Honours students while conducting high-quality research. Additionally, responsibilities include administrative tasks, outreach initiatives, and other activities associated with the School. Further details can be found at: https://uq.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/uqcareers/details/Lecturer—Senior-Lecturer-in-Statistics-Mathematical-Data-Science_R-35375-1?q=+R-35375 

Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Mathematical Optimisation Methods, University of Queensland 

This is a fixed-term position for up to 3 years. This postdoctoral fellowship position based in the School of Mathematics and Physics will apply mathematical optimisation methods to examine analyse and optimise supply-chain related to the inputs (seeds, fertiliser, management etc) and outputs (yield and quality traits) associated with the on-farm production as well as storage and off-farm movement of grain crop products. In addition to AAGI, this position will service research needs of other UQ and GRDC supported projects. Further details can be found at: https://uq.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/uqcareers/job/St-Lucia-Campus/Postdoctoral-Research-Fellow—Mathematical-Optimisation-Methods_R-35802-1 

Postdoc Research Position in Modelling Influenza Infections, University of Tennessee, USA at the Smith Lab – http://www.ambersmithlab.com/ 

Postdoctoral research positions are available in the Department of Pediatrics and the 

Institute for the Study of Host-Pathogen Systems at the University of Tennessee Health 

Science Center (UTHSC) in Memphis, TN in the lab of Dr. Amber Smith. Postdocs will 

develop and analyze mathematical models of the immune response to influenza virus 

infections and coinfections. For full details see the WIMSIG Job Opportunities page 

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