Professor in Statistics and Director, National Institute for Applied Statistics Research Australia

Wollongong, Australia
Level E: $179,499 + 17% superannuation
02 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
03 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time


  • Permanent/Continuing full-time appointment

NIASRA is a highly performing research institute in the School of Mathematics and Applied Statistics (SMAS) at the University of Wollongong. It currently contains the Centre for Biometry and Bioinformatics, the Centre for Environmental Informatics, the Centre for Sample Survey Methodology, and the Statistical Consulting Centre. 

It is planned to establish a new Health and Social Analytics Centre in NIASRA, which is a major initiative in the development of health, social and medical statistics that aims to effectively exploit large and complex databases to improve the analytic capacity that underpins significant improvement in the health and wellbeing of people and communities. 

As part of its further development of statistical science the University is seeking to appoint a Professor in Statistics and Director NIASRA.

The appointee will provide leadership in the further development of NIASRA and the Statistics discipline, including its role in Data Science and Analytics, and will develop and maintain relationships with external organisations and UOW researchers involving grant-based and contract research, and major consulting projects. The person appointed must be committed to the development of NIASRA as a world-class research institute with international profile in several areas of Applied Statistics. 

As a member of SMAS, the position will contribute to the development of the Statistics curriculum and the programme of training and professional education and undertake some undergraduate and post-graduate teaching and HDR supervision in Statistics.

The University is committed to workforce diversity and removing barriers to participation. The University is seeking to increase the representation of women in the academic workforce across science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medical (STEMM) disciplines and encourages suitably qualified candidates to apply.

You will be prompted to respond to the selection criteria as part of the online application process, based on the position description below. You will be able to save your application at any time and submit at a later date if required, you will only be able to do this before the closing date of the position. 

For further information about this position, please contact Professor David Steel on + 61 2 4221 3823 or

Note: Applications submitted via email will not be considered. All applications must be submitted online via the UOW job portal. For further information please contact

Primary Location: Australia-New South Wales-Wollongong
Employee Status: Permanent/Continuing
Schedule: Full-time
Closing Date: 03/12/2018, 8:59:00 PM
Salary Details: Level E: $179,499 + 17% superannuation
Reference Number: 181861
HR Contact: Ugo De Gori
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