Positions Available: Applied Maths, Pure Maths & Data Science

Date: 

Thursday, 4th February 2021


Five positions are currently available in the School of Mathematics and Statistics. Please see the position descriptions below, for:

Please apply for these positions via Jobs@UNSW

Closing date: 
Monday 8 March, 2021

Women and candidates from diverse backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply. 

Five-year terms, convertible tenure track. Please circulate this information to potential candidates you may know.

Lecturer in Applied Mathematics

  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

THIS ROLE IS LOCATED IN SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA.

The School of Mathematics and Statistics currently has more than sixty continuing academic staff and more than thirty research staff as well as visiting academics. UNSW is the only university in Australia to be ranked in the top 100 in the world in Mathematics and Statistics by each of the four ranking bodies: CWTS Leiden, ARWU, USNews, QS. In Applied Mathematics, the School has particular research strengths in Mathematical Modelling and Biomathematics, Computational Mathematics, Dynamical Systems and Integrability, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, Nonlinear Phenomena, Optimisation, Fractional Calculus, and Stochastic Modelling. More broadly, the School also has research strengths in Algebra and Number Theory, Bayesian and Monte Carlo Methods, Biostatistics and Ecology, Combinatorics, Finance and Risk Analysis, Functional and Harmonic Analysis, Geometry, Mathematical Physics, Nonparametric Statistics, and Stochastic Analysis. The School is also expanding its teaching and research programs in Data Science. The School’s research groups are interconnected, with frequent interactions between groups and with other schools and faculties both within and outside UNSW.

The Lecturer conducts research in areas that align with the research strengths in the School; and contributes actively to the School’s teaching activities across a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

Women and candidates from diverse backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply.


About the role

  • Level B - $109K - $128K plus 17% Superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Fixed Term – 5 years CTT (Convertible Tenure Track)
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)

The Lecturer reports to the Head of School via the Head of Department.

Specific responsibilities for this role include:

  • Actively carry out research in an area of applied mathematics that aligns with the research strengths in the School, with a view to publication in influential and high-impact scholarly journals. Mathematicians working in mathematical modelling are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • Work both collaboratively and independently on research grant proposals and applications to national competitive grant agencies and other funding bodies.
  • Develop research collaborations within the School as well as links with other groups on campus and with industry.
  • Develop research collaborations nationally and internationally.
  • Actively disseminate research findings at seminars and conferences within the School, the UNSW environment, nationally and internationally.
  • Supervise Honours and Masters Course Work projects; and supervise PhD and Masters Research students.
  • Teach mathematics courses to a range of audiences at the University.
  • Teach specialist Honours and Masters level courses.
  • Contribute to the design and delivery of the School’s teaching programs and courses.
  • Actively participate in School activities and demonstrate an ability and willingness take on leadership roles in the School.
  • Undertake administrative duties as specified by the Head of School and participate in School,
  • Faculty and/or University committees as required.
  • Align with and actively demonstrate the UNSW Values in Action: Our Behaviours and the UNSW Code of Conduct.
  • Cooperate with all health and safety policies and procedures of the university and take all reasonable care to ensure that your actions or omissions do not impact on the health and safety of yourself or others.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • PhD or equivalent qualification in relevant mathematics sciences.
  • Demonstrated research ability in an area of Applied Mathematics, which aligns with the research directions in the School.
  • Evidence of effective teaching experience.
  • Evidence of research group collaborations.
  • Capacity to conduct productive research at an international level.
  • Strong publication record in top, peer-reviewed journals.
  • A record, or demonstrated ability, of success in external research funding.
  • Ability to supervise PhD students.
  • Experience in student supervision including, for example, Honours and Masters and vacation scholar projects.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent leadership skills, including competence in modelling behaviours that align with the University’s values and the ability to foster these in staff, students and the broader University community.
  • An understanding of and commitment to UNSW’s aims, objectives and values in action, together with relevant policies and guidelines.
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training.

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application.

APPLY

Contact:
Josef Dick | E: josef.dick@unsw.edu.au

Applications close: 8 March 2021 
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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Applied Mathematics

  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

THIS ROLE IS LOCATED IN SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA.

The School of Mathematics and Statistics currently has more than sixty continuing academic staff and more than thirty research staff as well as visiting academics. UNSW is the only university in Australia to be ranked in the top 100 in the world in Mathematics and Statistics by each of the four ranking bodies: CWTS Leiden, ARWU, USNews, QS. The School embodies a broad range of research interests in the areas of applied and pure mathematics and statistics. In Applied Mathematics, the School has particular research strengths in Mathematical Modelling and Biomathematics, Computational Mathematics, Dynamical Systems and Integrability, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, Nonlinear Phenomena, Optimisation, Fractional Calculus, and Stochastic Modelling. More broadly, the School also has research strengths in Algebra and Number Theory, Bayesian and Monte Carlo Methods, Biostatistics and Ecology, Combinatorics, Data Science, Finance and Risk Analysis, Functional and Harmonic Analysis, Geometry, Mathematical Physics, Nonparametric Statistics, and Stochastic Analysis. The School is also expanding its teaching and research programs in Data Science. The School’s research groups are interconnected, with frequent interactions between groups and with other schools and faculties both within and outside UNSW.

The Lecturer/Senior Lecturer conducts research in areas that align with the research strengths in the School; and contributes actively to the School’s teaching activities across a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

Women and candidates from diverse backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply.


About the role

  • Level B - $109K - $128K plus 17% Superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Level C - $132k - $152k - plus 17% Superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Fixed Term – 5 years CTT (Convertible Tenure Track)
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)

The Lecturer/Senior Lecturer reports to the Head of School via the Head of Department.

Specific responsibilities for this role include:

LEVEL B – Lecturer:

  • Actively carry out research in an area of applied mathematics that aligns with the research strengths in the School, with a view to publication in influential and high-impact scholarly journals. Mathematicians working at the interface of applied mathematics and data science are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • Work both collaboratively and independently on research grant proposals and applications to national competitive grant agencies and other funding bodies.
  • Develop research collaborations within the School as well as links with other groups on campus and with industry.
  • Develop research collaborations nationally and internationally.
  • Actively disseminate research findings at seminars and conferences within the School, the UNSW environment, nationally and internationally.
  • Supervise Honours and Masters Course Work projects; and supervise PhD and Masters Research students.
  • Teach mathematics courses to a range of audiences at the University.
  • Teach specialist Honours and Masters level courses.
  • Contribute to the design and delivery of the School’s teaching programs and courses.
  • Actively participate in School activities and demonstrate an ability and willingness take on leadership roles in the School.
  • Undertake administrative duties as specified by the Head of School and participate in School,
  • Faculty and/or University committees as required.
  • Align with and actively demonstrate the UNSW Values in Action: Our Behaviours and the UNSW Code of Conduct.
  • Cooperate with all health and safety policies and procedures of the university and take all reasonable care to ensure that your actions or omissions do not impact on the health and safety of yourself or others.

LEVEL C – Senior Lecturer:
(in addition to the above)

  • Significant role in research projects including, where appropriate, leadership of a research team.
  • Perform senior administrative duties as specified by the Head of Department or Head of School.
  • Assume a major role in planning or committee work.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will have:

LEVEL B – Lecturer:

  • PhD or equivalent qualification in relevant mathematics sciences.
  • Demonstrated research ability in an area of Applied Mathematics or Data Science, which aligns with the research directions in the School.
  • Evidence of effective teaching experience.
  • Evidence of research group collaborations.
  • Capacity to conduct productive research at an international level.
  • Strong publication record in top, peer-reviewed journals.
  • A record, or demonstrated ability, of success in external research funding.
  • Ability to supervise PhD students.
  • Experience in student supervision including, for example, Honours and Masters and vacation scholar projects.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent leadership skills, including competence in modelling behaviours that align with the University’s values and the ability to foster these in staff, students and the broader University community.
  • An understanding of and commitment to UNSW’s aims, objectives and values in action, together with relevant policies and guidelines.
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training

LEVEL C – Senior Lecturer:
(in addition to the above)

  • A substantial record of publications in top, peer-reviewed journals
  • Evidence of supervision of PhD students
  • Strong dedication to independent research and research leadership
  • Demonstrated record of competitive external research funding
  • Strong track record of successful postgraduate supervision

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application.

APPLY

Contact:
Josef Dick | E: josef.dick@unsw.edu.au 

Applications close: 8 March 2021
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Lecturer in Pure Mathematics

  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

THIS ROLE IS LOCATED IN SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA.

The School of Mathematics and Statistics currently has more than sixty continuing academic staff and more than thirty research staff as well as visiting academics. UNSW is the only university in Australia to be ranked in the top 100 in the world in Mathematics and Statistics by each of the four ranking bodies: CWTS Leiden, ARWU, USNews, QS. The School embodies a broad range of research interests in the areas of applied and pure mathematics and statistics. In Pure Mathematics, the School has particular research strengths in Algebra, Analysis, Combinatorics, Geometry, Mathematical Physics and Number Theory. More broadly, the School also has research strengths in Bayesian and Monte Carlo Methods, Mathematical Modelling and Biomathematics, Biostatistics and Ecology, Computational Mathematics, Data Science, Dynamical Systems and Integrability, Data Science, Finance and Risk Analysis, Nonparametric Statistics, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, Optimisation, Stochastic Analysis, Stochastic Modelling and Fractional Calculus. The School is also expanding its teaching and research programs in Data Science. The School's research groups are interconnected, with frequent interactions between groups and with other schools and faculties both within and outside UNSW.

The Lecturer conducts research in areas that align with the research strengths in the School; and contributes actively to the School’s teaching activities across a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

Women and candidates from diverse backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply.


About the role

  • Level B - $109K - $128K plus 17% Superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Fixed Term – 5 years CTT (Convertible Tenure Track)
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)

The Lecturer reports to the Head of School via the Head of the Pure Department.

Specific responsibilities for this role include:

  • Actively carry out research in the areas that align with the research strengths in the School with a view to publication in influential and high-impact scholarly journals.
  • Work both collaboratively and independently on research grant proposals and applications to national competitive grant agencies and other funding bodies.
  • Develop research collaborations within the School as well as links with other groups on campus and with industry.
  • Develop research collaborations nationally and internationally.
  • Actively disseminate research findings at seminars and conferences within the School, the UNSW environment, nationally and internationally.
  • Supervise Honours and Masters Course Work projects; and supervise PhD and Masters Research students.
  • Teach mathematics courses to a range of audiences at the University.
  • Teach specialist Honours and Masters level courses.
  • Contribute to the design and delivery of the School’s teaching programs and courses.
  • Actively participate in School activities and demonstrate an ability and willingness take on leadership roles in the School.
  • Undertake administrative duties as specified by the Head of School and participate in School,
  • Faculty and/or University committees as required.
  • Align with and actively demonstrate the UNSW Values in Action: Our Behaviours and the UNSW Code of Conduct.
  • Cooperate with all health and safety policies and procedures of the university and take all reasonable care to ensure that your actions or omissions do not impact on the health and safety of yourself or others.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • PhD or equivalent qualification in relevant mathematics sciences.
  • Demonstrated research ability in an area of Pure Mathematics, which aligns with the research directions in the School. Mathematicians working in algebra or geometry are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • Evidence of effective teaching experience.
  • Evidence of research group collaborations.
  • Capacity to conduct productive research at an international level.
  • Strong publication record in top, peer-reviewed journals.
  • A record, or demonstrated ability, of success in external research funding.
  • Ability to supervise PhD students.
  • Experience in student supervision including, for example, Honours and Masters and vacation scholar projects.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent leadership skills, including competence in modelling behaviours that align with the University’s values and the ability to foster these in staff, students and the broader University community.
  • An understanding of and commitment to UNSW’s aims, objectives and values in action, together with relevant policies and guidelines.
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training.

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application.

APPLY

Contact:
Daniel Chan | E: danielc@unsw.edu.au

Applications close: 8 March 2021
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Lecturer in Data Science

  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

THIS ROLE IS LOCATED IN SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA.

The School of Mathematics and Statistics currently has more than sixty continuing academic staff and more than thirty research staff as well as visiting academics. UNSW is the only university in Australia to be ranked in the top 100 in the world in Mathematics and Statistics by each of the four ranking bodies: CWTS Leiden, ARWU, USNews, QS. The School embodies a broad range of research interests in the areas of applied and pure mathematics and statistics. It has particular research strengths in Algebra and Number Theory, Bayesian and Monte Carlo Methods, Mathematical Modelling and Biomathematics, Biostatistics and Ecology, Combinatorics, Computational Mathematics, Data Science, Dynamical Systems and Integrability, Finance and Risk Analysis, Functional and Harmonic Analysis, Geometry, Mathematical Physics, Nonparametric Statistics, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, Optimisation, Stochastic Analysis, Stochastic Modelling and Fractional Calculus. The School's research groups are interconnected, with frequent interactions between groups and with other schools and faculties both within and outside UNSW. The School is currently expanding its teaching and research programs in Data Science. The School is affiliated with the newly established UNSW Data Science Hub which is a major strategic initiative of the Faculty of Science to cultivate and promote foundational and applied research in Data Science.

The Lecturer in Data Science will; (i) conduct research in this specialized field and align, where possible, with the existing research strengths in the School; (ii) contribute actively to the School’s teaching activities in Data Science and Statistics across a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, including online teaching; (iii) engage with the community and industry to build links in Data Science.

Women and candidates from diverse backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply.


About the role

  • $109k - $128k - plus 17% Superannuation and leave loading
  • Fixed Term – 5 years CTT (Convertible Tenure Track)
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)

The Lecturer reports to the Head of School via the Head of Department.

Specific responsibilities for this role include:

  • Actively carry out research in Data Science, Mathematics and Statistics with a view to publication in influential and high-impact scholarly journals.
  • Work both collaboratively and independently on research grant proposals and applications to national competitive grant agencies and other funding bodies.
  • Develop research collaborations within the School as well as links with other groups on campus and with industry.
  • Develop research collaborations nationally and internationally.
  • Actively disseminate research findings at seminars and conferences within the School, the UNSW environment, nationally and internationally.
  • Supervise Honours and Masters Course Work projects; and supervise PhD and Masters Research students.
  • Teach data science, mathematics, and statistics courses to a range of audiences at the University.
  • Teach specialist Honours and Masters level courses.
  • Contribute to the design and delivery of the School’s face-to-face teaching programs and courses.
  • Contribute to the design and delivery of the School’s online teaching programs and courses.
  • Actively participate in School activities and demonstrate an ability and willingness take on leadership roles in the School.
  • Undertake administrative duties as specified by the Head of School and participate in School, Faculty and/or University committees as required.
  • Align with and actively demonstrate the UNSW Values in Action: Our Behaviours and the UNSW Code of Conduct.
  • Cooperate with all health and safety policies and procedures of the university and take all reasonable care to ensure that your actions or omissions do not impact on the health and safety of yourself or others.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • PhD or equivalent qualification in relevant mathematical or data sciences.
  • Demonstrated research ability in Data Science, Mathematics and Statistics.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct research with other researchers in the School.
  • Evidence of effective teaching experience.
  • Evidence of research group collaborations.
  • Capacity to conduct productive research at an international level.
  • Strong publication record in top, peer-reviewed journals.
  • A record, or demonstrated ability, of success in external research funding.
  • Ability to supervise PhD students.
  • Experience in student supervision including, for example, Honours, Masters, Vacation Scholars projects.
  • Willingness to engage in teaching into online programs in Data Science and Statistics.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application.

APPLY

Contact:
Jake Olivier | E: j.olivier@unsw.edu.au

Applications close: 8 March 2021
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Senior Lecturer in Data Science

  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

THIS ROLE IS LOCATED IN SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA.

The School of Mathematics and Statistics currently has more than sixty continuing academic staff and more than thirty research staff as well as visiting academics. UNSW is the only university in Australia to be ranked in the top 100 in the world in Mathematics and Statistics by each of the four ranking bodies: CWTS Leiden, ARWU, USNews, QS. The School embodies a broad range of research interests in the areas of applied and pure mathematics and statistics. It has particular research strengths in Algebra and Number Theory, Bayesian and Monte Carlo Methods, Mathematical Modelling and Biomathematics, Biostatistics and Ecology, Combinatorics, Computational Mathematics, Data Science, Dynamical Systems and Integrability, Finance and Risk Analysis, Functional and Harmonic Analysis, Geometry, Mathematical Physics, Nonparametric Statistics, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, Optimisation, Stochastic Analysis, Stochastic Modelling and Fractional Calculus. The School's research groups are interconnected, with frequent interactions between groups and with other schools and faculties both within and outside UNSW. The School is currently expanding its teaching and research programs in Data Science. The School is affiliated with the newly established UNSW Data Science Hub which is a major strategic initiative of the Faculty of Science to cultivate and promote foundational and applied research in Data Science.

The Senior Lecturer in Data Science will; (i) conduct research in this specialized field and align, where possible, with the existing research strengths in the School; (ii) contribute actively to the School’s teaching activities in Data Science and Statistics across a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, including online teaching; (iii) engage with the community and industry to build links in Data Science.

Women and candidates from diverse backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply.


About the role

  • $132k - $152k - plus 17% Superannuation and leave loading
  • Fixed Term – 5 years CTT (Convertible Tenure Track)
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)

The Senior Lecturer reports to the Head of School via the Head of Department.

Specific responsibilities for this role include:

  • Actively carry out research in Data Science, Mathematics and Statistics with a view to publication in influential and high-impact scholarly journals
  • Work both collaboratively and independently on research grant proposals and applications to national competitive grant agencies and other funding bodies
  • Develop research collaborations within the School as well as links with other groups on campus and with industry
  • Develop research collaborations nationally and internationally
  • Actively disseminate research findings at seminars and conferences within the School, the UNSW environment, nationally and internationally
  • Supervise Honours and Masters Course Work projects; and supervise PhD and Masters Research students
  • Teach data science, mathematics, and statistics courses to a range of audiences at the University
  • Teach specialist Honours and Masters level courses
  • Contribute to the design and delivery of the School’s face-to-face teaching programs and courses
  • Contribute to the design and delivery of the School’s online teaching programs and courses
  • Actively participate in School activities and demonstrate an ability and willingness take on leadership roles in the School
  • Undertake administrative duties as specified by the Head of School and participate in School, Faculty and/or University committees as required
  • Cooperate with all health and safety policies and procedures of the university and take all reasonable care to ensure that your actions or omissions do not impact on the health and safety of yourself or others
  • Significant role in research projects including, where appropriate, leadership of a research team
  • Perform senior administrative duties as specified by the Head of Department or Head of School
  • Assume a major role in planning or committee work.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • PhD or equivalent qualification in relevant mathematics sciences
  • Demonstrated research ability in Data Science, Mathematics and Statistics
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct research with other researchers in the School
  • Evidence of effective teaching experience
  • Evidence of research group collaborations
  • Capacity to conduct productive research at an international level
  • Experience in student supervision including, for example, Honours, Masters, Vacation Scholars projects
  • Willingness to engage in teaching into online programs in Data Science and Statistics
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent leadership skills, including competence in modelling behaviours that align with the University’s values and the ability to foster these in staff, students and the broader University community
  • A substantial record of publications in top, peer-reviewed journals
  • Evidence of supervision of PhD students
  • Strong dedication to independent research and research leadership
  • Demonstrated record of competitive external research funding
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training.

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application.

APPLY

Contact:
Jake Olivier | E: j.olivier@unsw.edu.au

Applications close: 8 March 2021

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