Senior Lecturer or Lecturer in Statistics

Newcastle, Australia
06 Sep 2019
End of advertisement period
03 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Faculty of Science
School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

About us

At the University of Newcastle, our staff are curious. We think big, see opportunity and are open to ideas and ask why. We share wisdom and partner with colleagues in Australia and around the globe to create an enduring impact. And we're courageous - bold thinkers who have the confidence to take risks and to inspire change.

The University has an international reputation for research excellence and we continue to build on our research strengths, engagement with industry and partnering with outstanding international universities

Our commitment to the Student Experience and positive outcomes for graduates is fundamental to all aspects of our learning and teaching.

Located on 140 hectares of natural bushland, we have a reputation for having one of the most naturally beautiful campuses in Australia. The campus is 12kms from beaches, and the heart of Newcastle, and 2 hours from Sydney.

Your NEW opportunity

The School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences at the University of Newcastle, Australia is seeking to appoint a Senior Lecturer or Lecturer in Data Science to work within the Discipline of Statistics. The successful candidate will contribute to a dynamic, transdisciplinary and globally competitive research environment through research collaboration, securing external grant income, delivering high quality publication outcomes and attracting higher degree research students. The successful candidate will also contribute to a lively, passionate and internationally recognised teaching environment through curriculum development, innovative course delivery and excellent student engagement.

About your NEW role

The Statistics Discipline is seeking to appoint a Lecturer OR Senior Lecturer into the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MAPS).  MAPS offers statistics courses across undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Face-to-face teaching is conducted at the Callaghan and Central Coast campuses and at other institutions through a course sharing collaboration. Postgraduate coursework is offered in online modes. The successful candidate should expect to be involved in all aspects of cross campus and cross institution course delivery, cross disciplinary research and industry engagement that has real impact.

About you

We are seeking a collegial, passionate and driven person to take on this opportunity. You will be motivated by teaching, excelling in research and be most comfortable in a team environment built on mutual respect and good communication.

You will be able to demonstrate:

  • A PhD in Statistics, Data Science or equivalent relevant field.
  • A strong publication record relative to opportunity, particularly in publishing research results in top-ranked international journals.
  • Ability to be a highly effective teacher in a tertiary environment, preferably with experience in teaching at the University level.
  • Demonstrated ability to attract industry/government research funding

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.

Your NEW benefits

From a flexible working environment to discounts in private health insurance and gym memberships, we offer access to a wide range of employee benefits including salary packaging. You can learn more about these at

We provide opportunities for all people regardless of their background and experience, and this philosophy is reflected across all that we do.

The remuneration for Lecturer is from $96,305- $114,363 + 17% super and is commensurate with experience.

The remuneration for Senior Lecturer is from $117,973- $136,033 + 17% super and is commensurate with experience.

Next Steps

Click on 'Apply for this job'. Your application will be assessed on selection criteria. Read all information about the role so you understand what is required. In addition:

  • Follow all directions and complete all necessary fields of the application; and
  • In your selection criteria demonstrate clearly how your skills and experience meet each point and should be a maximum of four pages.

Please indicate on your application if you are applying for one or both of the positions.

Closing Date: Thursday 3rd October 2019