Lecturer in Applied Mathematics

Wellington, New Zealand
15 Dec 2021
End of advertisement period
25 Feb 2022
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Do you have a Ph.D. in Mathematics or in a related field?
  • Will you be able to work with students and staff from a diverse range of backgrounds?
  • Do you have a developing record of scholarly research and publication?

Mō Te Herenga Waka - About our University

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is a global-civic university with our marae at our heart. This iho draws off our heritage and is further defined by our tūrangawaewae, in particular Wellington, Aotearoa, and the Asia-Pacific, all of which are expressed in our position as Aotearoa New Zealand's globally ranked capital city university.

Our core ethical values are respect, responsibility, fairness, integrity, and empathy. These core ethical values are demonstrated in our commitment to sustainability, wellbeing, inclusivity, equity, diversity, collegiality, and openness. With, and as, tangata whenua, we value Te Tiriti o Waitangi, rangatiratanga, manaakitanga, kaitiakitanga, whai mātauranga, whanaungatanga, and akoranga.

Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is currently recruiting a Lecturer in Applied Mathematics.

We seek a dynamic academic with a developing record of research in any branch of Applied Mathematics. The successful applicant will help build further links with engineering and the physical sciences and contribute to the Mathematics programme at Victoria University of Wellington.

The appointee will undertake undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in applied mathematics at all levels. They will promote learning among students within a wide range of applied mathematics domains and undertake supervision of postgraduate research students on both theoretical and applied topics. They will conduct an on-going research programme of international standard, in keeping with the university's emphasis on high-quality scholarship. They will contribute to building on the University's engagement with stakeholders, including through externally funded research.

Ō pūmanawa - About you

Our Ideal candidate will have the following:

  • A Ph.D. in Mathematics or in a related field
  • Preferably have spent some years as a Postdoc/Research Fellow
  • A developing record of scholarly research and publication
  • Demonstrated evidence of successful teaching
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated evidence of good oral and written communication skills

The university is committed to building a diverse workforce and the School encourages applicants who are women, other gender minorities, Māori, Pasifika, and from other groups under-represented in the STEM sector.

Ētahi kōrero hai āwhina i a koe - Why you should join our team

The School of Mathematics and Statistics is well connected within the University, supporting opportunities to work with colleagues in biological, physical, health, social, earth and information sciences, engineering, business and the humanities. It also sustains strong connections with employers and researchers in government, private and not-for-profit sectors, enabling work placements for students in our programmes.

Please go to our careers site to view the role description.

Contact details for vacancy: If you have any questions regarding this role please get in touch with A/Prof Ivy Liu, Head of School but applicants should follow all steps listed below.

Important - Application steps and information

For applicants who are not NZ Citizens or Permanent Residents, we recommend you check the NZ Immigration website for updates related to Covid19 restrictions on entry to New Zealand: https://www.immigration.govt.nz/about-us/covid-19.

Download and complete the University Application Form. 

Click the apply now button and follow the process to enter your contact details and add your CV in the online form. 

Please include a cover letter in your application, telling us why you're a great fit for this position then email the completed application form, cover letter and any other supporting documentation to erecruit@vuw.ac.nz stating the reference number and position title from the advert in the subject line.

Applications close Friday, 25 February 2022.

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