First Year Co-ordinator

Canberra, Australia
10 Sep 2019
End of advertisement period
30 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Classification: Academic Level B/C/D
Salary Package:

  • Level B $99,809 – $113,165 per annum plus 17% superannuation
  • Level C $119,844 – $133,202 per annum plus 17% superannuation
  • Level D $143,216 – $152,124 per annum plus 17% superannuation

Terms: Full-time, Continuing

About the Mathematical Science Institute (MSI)

The Mathematical Sciences Institute is one of the leading mathematics departments in Australia.  Ranked first in Australia and 31st in the world in the 2019 QS World University Rankings by subject.

The Mathematical Sciences Institute (MSI) aims for research and educational outcomes of the highest quality.  The Institute comprises approximately 52 academics and eight professional staff members and is located in a new modern, sustainable, award winning building with state-of-the-art research and teaching facilities.  The MSI has research strengths in a broad range of areas, including algebraic geometry, representation theory, number theory, algebraic and geometric topology, non-linear partial differential equations, harmonic analysis, geometric analysis, computational mathematics, applied mathematics, mathematical physics and probability/stochastics.

The Institute offers a variety of courses and programs catering to undergraduate, Honours and postgraduate students. The ANU also offers two research-focused degrees for undergraduate mathematics students. The recently introduced Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences is expanding student numbers in the mathematics major, and the elite Bachelor of Philosophy degree attracts a significant number of the very best undergraduates. The MSI offers the most comprehensive undergraduate coursework offerings in mathematics in Australia and supports students through scholarships and prizes. The MSI currently teaches 1840 undergraduate coursework students, and there is a combined total of 91 students in the Honours, MSc, MPhil and PhD programs.

Position overview

The Mathematical Sciences Institute is seeking to appointment a First Year Co-Ordinator, at Academic Level B, C or D (Level B equates to the position of Assistant Professor, Level C equates to the position of Associate Professor and Level D equates to Professor within the United States of America)

The successful candidate will be joining an internationally recognised team of world leading academics with a focus on achieving excellence in teaching and research. The First Year Co-ordinator position is an education intensive role, designed for academics wanting to specialise in education and devote more of their time to delivering high-quality education. This position has been established as an integral role in assuring the quality of the student experience for the first-year mathematics students, including the new degree program, the Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences.

Applicants should have experience with large first year courses, a strong commitment to innovative approaches to education/teaching activities, assessments, curriculum design and evaluation. The First Year Co-ordinator will monitor student progression and achievement, provide appropriate pastoral care and guidance to a broad range of students.   

This position has a higher than usual education commitment, contributing to the MSI undergraduate teaching program. The First Year Co-ordinator vacancy will appeal to applicants with a passion for educational excellence. The successful candidate will be expected to successfully drive academic excellence within the University’s teaching and learning community.

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

Applicants are expected to have an outstanding record in teaching, administration and research relevant to the level of their application. The position involves teaching both in the candidate’s area of specialisation and standard mathematics undergraduate courses. The successful candidate will have access to a four-year start-up grant.

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Application information

In order to apply for this role, follow the link on the ANU jobs page. Please ensure that you upload the following documents:

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

The selection committee would like to invite shortlisted candidates to MSI to present a seminar and attend a face to face interview late October 2019. Candidates will be expected to commence within 12 months of accepting the offer.

For further information please contact Professor Peter Bouwknegt, Mathematic Science Institute Director


Closing date: 30 November 2019

Position description: First Year Co-ordinator.pdf

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Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.