Mathematical Sciences Institute Fellow, Multiple Four-year Fixed Term Position Available

Canberra, Australia
$98,009 – $131,402 pa plus 17% superannuation
05 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
02 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Classification: Academic Level B - C
Salary Package: $98,009 – $131,402 pa plus 17% superannuation
Terms: Full time, Fixed term (4 years, multiple positions available)       

The Mathematical Sciences Institute (MSI), within the ANU College of Science, aims for research and educational outcomes of the highest quality.  MSI is dedicated to world-wide collaborative research, increasing the international profile and nurturing quality students. The Institute comprises approximately 45 academics and eight professional staff members and is located in a new modern sustainable building with state-of-the-art research, teaching and conference facilities. MSI coordinates an extensive visitor program, which regularly funds collaborative research and networking with researchers from other institutions in all areas of mathematics. The Institutes also regularly hosts international conferences in mathematics, statistics and applications. The MSI offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate teaching programs and currently has approximately 1400 students. The Institute supports an extensive higher research degree program.

Multiple positions available with one being reserved for female candidates only for the Hanna Neumann Fellowship*

The MSI is strongly committed to improving the gender balance amongst staff and students. MSI is taking proactive action towards this goal by reserving one position for a female candidate. MSI seeks to attract and hire several female mathematicians across all areas of mathematics.

Position overview 

The Mathematical Sciences Institute is seeking to offer a number of fixed term appointments at the Academic Level B and/or Level C (which equate to the positions of Assistant/Associate Professor within the United States of America).

These prestigious Fellowships are established for early career academics to pursue their research-focused career in any field of mathematics, preferably in the research interests that align with one or more of the existing research programs.  MSI is particularly keen to invigorate its teaching and research programs in the areas of mathematical statistics, bioinformatics, dynamical systems, applied mathematics, number theory & cryptography.  Applications from candidates in all areas are welcomed.

The level of this appointment, Academic Level B or C, is to be determined by the appointee’s current research and teaching expertise.

Applicants are expected to have an outstanding record in research and teaching relative to the level of their application (Level B or C). The positions involve some teaching both in the candidate’s area of specialisation and standard mathematics undergraduate courses, however this will be at a reduced level. These Fellowships will have access to an annual research support grant to cover start-up costs, visitors and conference travel.

Joint appointments with other parts of the University are a possibility, depending on their fit with other research groups at ANU.

Hanna Neumann MSI Fellow - Female only, identified position*

As mentioned above, MSI is committed to improving the gender balance amongst staff and students in the Field of STEM.  As part of this initiative, the Institute is taking a proactive action towards this goal by opening the Hanna Neumann MSI Fellowship to female applicants only. This is an equal employment opportunity measure aiming to increase representation of women within the field of mathematical sciences and other science disciplines.

For more information, please contact Professor Peter Bouwknegt, Director MSI via email at

Application information
All application documentation, including at least three (3) reference letters, must be submitted on

In order to apply for this role please ensure that you upload the following documents:

  • A covering letter or statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV), including a publication list.
  • A research and teaching vision statement describing achievements and future career plans.
  • At least three (3) current letters of recommendation. The references should be uploaded by the referee to

The selection committee intends to interview candidates, via skype, during the week 21 – 25 January 2019 with an expected commencement date of mid 2019.

For further information about MSI, please see our website

*This advertisement has been prepared in accordance with the University’s Identified Positions ProcedureThe University supports special measures to improve access, participation and inclusion of academic women who are under-represented in the field of mathematical sciences. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit