Lecturer in Data Science

Wellington, New Zealand
15 Dec 2021
End of advertisement period
25 Feb 2022
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Do you hold a PhD in Data Science or a relevant field?
  • Are you someone with good interpersonal and communication skills?
  • Do you have expertise in teaching and spent some years as a Postdoc/Research Fellow?

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 Data Science.

We seek a dynamic academic with a developing record of research in some branch or branches of a computational field within Statistics and Data Science. The successful applicant will contribute to the Data Science programme at Victoria University of Wellington, interacting with disciplines across the university who are users of Data Science, including bioinformatics, health sciences, and the humanities. The successful applicant will also contribute to the School's engagement with the wider Data Science community in the capital city and NZ-wide.

The appointee will undertake undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in data science at all levels. They will promote learning among students with a wide range of applied and computational domains within the subjects of Statistics and Data Science. They will undertake supervision of postgraduate research students on both theoretical and applied topics, including students in the workplace seeking to advance their qualifications. They will conduct an ongoing research activity of international standard, in keeping with the university's emphasis on high-quality scholarship and 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 PhD
  • 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 underrepresented 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 the 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 at ivy.liu@vuw.ac.nz 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 at the base of the advert, 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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