Tibra Foundation Chair in Mathematical Sciences
School of Mathematics and Statistics
The University of Wollongong
Closing Date: 8th February 2021
- Permanent/continuing full-time appointment
- Professor in Computational Statistics
- Level E: $182,845 + 17% superannuation
This prestigious named Professorial Research Fellowship has been created through a major philanthropic gift from the Tibra Foundation to the University of Wollongong. The shared vision of both organisations is to build an internationally recognised hub of excellence in mathematical and statistical sciences at the University.
For the first five years, the position is fully funded by the Tibra Foundation, and will be at least 80% research, complemented by some outreach and research-relevant teaching activities. At the completion of the first five years, the position will revert to a continuing Professorial teaching and research position.
The Chair will establish and lead a world-leading research program in the area of computational statistics and applications, a component of UOW’s major Data and Decision Sciences Network initiative.
The Chair will contribute to the Tibra Foundation’s mission of promoting the critical role of Maths and Stats in society, and UOW’s teaching and research programs in mathematical sciences through targeted outreach activities, including public lectures and prize-award events, and through participation in and organisation of scientific events. The successful candidate will contribute to SMAS’ teaching through a light load of higher-level relevant undergraduate, honours and masters topics, and undertake some undergraduate and postgraduate research supervision. They will contribute to the promotion of mathematical and statistical skills and thinking in the wider community through mentoring of nominated scholars.
The position will be based in the School of Mathematics and Applied Statistics (SMAS), and the Professorial Fellow will be a member of UOW’s high performing National Institute for Applied Statistics Research Australia (NIASRA). NIASRA incorporates five research centres: the Centre for Bioinformatics and Biometrics; Centre for Environmental Informatics; the Centre for Sample Survey Methodology; the Statistical Consulting Centre; and the newly established Centre for Health and Social Analytics. It is supported its own dedicated High-Performance Computing facility and IT support. NIASRA’s objective is to achieve excellence in applied statistics research by undertaking high-quality and high-impact research, consulting, and professional education and training in advanced statistical methodology.
You will be prompted to respond to a selection criteria questionnaire as part of the application process.
For further information about this position, please contact Senior Professor Aidan Sims (Head of School) on +61 2 4221 5003 or +61 418 122 888, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gender equity in the mathematical sciences is genuinely important to us. We strongly encourage women to apply for this Chair. Approximately 33% of current SMAS staff are women—we aim for 50%.