John Nesbit Fellow in Pure Mathematics @UQ

Closing date: 18 November at 11.00pm
Campus: University of Queensland; School of Mathematics and Physics
Remuneration: Level A: $72,144.35–$96,530.67 per annum plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $84,408.89–$112,940.88 per annum.
Status: Fixed-term position for up to 3 years
Reference: R-18365

The John Nesbit Fellowship in Pure Mathematics will support a recent PhD graduate to lay the foundations for a successful career within or outside of academia. The position is research-focused, with the Fellow expected to dedicate approximately 20% of their time to teaching.

Key responsibilities will include:


  • Conduct research in an area of pure mathematics.
  • Publish research in high-quality peer-reviewed journals.
  • Present research at conferences and seminars.
  • Actively participate in the activities of the pure mathematics group within the School; work effectively in a collaborative research environment.


  • Contribute to the teaching of mathematics, as directed by the Head of Mathematics.
  • Contribute to the supervision of Honours and Higher Degree Research students, as appropriate.

Service and Engagement

  • Perform a range of administrative functions in the School.
  • Contribute to the processes that enable the academic team to manage the work of the School, including participation in School decision-making.

About You

  • PhD in mathematics or a related discipline, awarded no earlier than 01 January, 2019. In exceptional circumstances, such as significant carer responsibilities, an earlier award date may be accepted.
  • Demonstrated ability to carry out high-quality research in pure mathematics.
  • Track record of publications in internationally recognised peer-reviewed journals.
  • Demonstrated ability or potential to teach courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and to take initiative and work independently.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and written communication skills.

To discuss this role please contact Professor Jorgen Rasmussen via
For application queries, please contact stating the job reference number (R-18365) in the subject line.
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