Professor in Applied Mathematics/ Associate Professor in Applied Mathematics

Adelaide, Australia
$148,986 - $191,274 p.a + 17% superannuation
18 Jul 2022
End of advertisement period
20 Aug 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

About Flinders

Our bold vision, captured in our Strategic Plan: making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda, is to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates.

To realise this ambition, we recently made a significant organisation change to a six College structure with a professional staff and services alignment.

We recognise the key to our success is exceptional people and we’re seeking an outstanding individual to join the team of our transformed university.

Employment Type:


Position Summary

Continuing | Full-Time

Compensation Grade
Academic Teaching & Research (Balanced) Level D
Academic Teaching & Research (Balanced) Level E

Salary Range
Level D: $148,986 - $163,910 p.a + 17% superannuation
Level E: $191,274 p.a + 17% superannuation

Reporting to:
Dean (People & Resources) or Delegate
College of Science & Engineering

The Associate/Professor in Applied Mathematics will, under broad supervision, provide academic leadership in research, teaching, and community engagement in the discipline of applied mathematics including data science. The incumbent will use their expertise in mathematics to provide leadership in the study of applied mathematics. The incumbent will have a significant funding track record. They will be expected to take a strong leadership role with Early Career Researchers and Middle Career Researchers in mathematics related areas. The Associate/Professor will advance the College in its reputation as a centre of excellence in education and research, nationally and/or internationally, and advance the development of mathematics and data science within the university.

Key Position Responsibilities

The Professor in Applied Mathematics (Data Science) is accountable for:

  • Providing outstanding teaching using contemporary pedagogy, a range of delivery methods, and innovative delivery methods in the area of mathematics and data science.
  • Publishing high quality publications relevant to data science that are clearly recognised as such nationally and internationally.
  • Gaining external competitive research grants and contributing to growth in Flinders’ research income.
  • Supervising to completion Flinders research students including doctoral students in areas related to data science and grow the PhD cohort.
  • Mentoring more junior academic colleagues in the College, especially academic staff in areas related to data science, including co-publishing, co-supervision and co-submission of external competitive grants.
  • Providing administrative leadership as required particularly within the Computing and Mathematical Sciences Teaching Program and the Data and Information Systems Research Section.
  • Contributing to administrative tasks as sought by the College leadership including play an active role in maintenance of academic standards and in the development of educational policy and curriculum within the Computing and Mathematical Sciences teaching program.
  • Providing leadership and expertise to foster collaborative links across the University, with industry/community and with other institutions as appropriate.
  • Any other responsibilities in line with the level of the position as assigned by the Supervisor and/or the University.

Key Position Capabilities

  • Completion of a PhD in Mathematics, or equivalent qualification.
  • Demonstrated evidence of a distinguished and active track record of teaching expertise in an area of Mathematics/Data Science at tertiary level, including a leadership role in international delivery and /or collaboration
  • Demonstrated evidence of innovation in teaching to support students in order to maximise their learning.
  • Evidence of significant educational leadership relevant to teaching and learning in higher education and demonstrated experience leading innovation and inspiring excellence amongst colleagues.
  • Significant experience in curriculum development and teaching methodology for topics and programs of study, including reviews and internal and external accreditation activities.
  • Demonstrated experience with engaging and developing flexible methods to deliver teaching programs such as through e-learning platforms and other communications technologies
  • A distinguished international reputation in research in an area of data science that is aligned with the College’s research strengths evidenced by sustained high quality publications and attraction of several competitive external grants.
  • Demonstrated excellence in the supervision of honours and research higher degree students.
  • Significant contribution to the discipline and/or profession within a relevant external professional domain and within a wider community context at local, national, and international level.
  • A demonstrated strong track record of establishing effective research collaborations with external national and international partners.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills, including the demonstrated evidence of the ability to develop, establish and maintain effective relationships with staff, students, and industry.

For further enquires or a confidential conversation regarding this position, please contact: Professor Alistair Rendell

Prescribed Conditions of Employment:

A National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will be required by Flinders University before the successful applicant can commence in this position.

If you are required to work in any capacity, incidental or not, in a health care setting or other setting identified within a government direction issued pursuant to the Emergency Management Act 2004 (SA) or Public and Environmental Health Act 2011 (NT) you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of your vaccination as a condition of your employment.

Information for Applicants:

You are required to upload your CV.

A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.

We are seeking to increase the diversity to improve equal opportunity outcomes for employees, and therefore we encourage female applicants, people with a disability and/or from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders descent to apply.

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.

Applications Close 11:59 pm:

20 Aug 2022