Lecturer in Mathematics

Newcastle, Australia
$103,221 + 17% superannuation
26 Jul 2022
End of advertisement period
23 Aug 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Full-time, 3 year role, based at the Callaghan and Central Coast campuses
  • Academic Level B (Lecturer)
  • Embrace new teaching pedagogies (included blended and active learning) with a view to enhancing student experience.

Our vision to become a world-leading university for our regions will take passion and perseverance. We can’t do it without you.

We are looking for people to join our university – to bring their exceptional teaching to our region, and to take their research impact to the world with us.

As one of the top 200 universities in the world and number one university in the world for partnering for a sustainable future, we are proud educators grounded by the needs of our community. We are driven by our inclusive focus and are proud of our five-star rating for social equity.

Be part of something bigger

The University’s College of Engineering, Science and Environment brings together expertise in engineering, the environment and the sciences to deliver life-ready graduates and transformative solutions to our region and the world. The University offers its academic staff a dynamic working environment, equipped with modern teaching & research facilities. The School of Information and Physical Sciences combines data-driven disciplines and provides a thriving environment for lateral and bold thinkers.

The School of Information and Physical Sciences accommodates the disciplines of Mathematics, Data Science and Statistics, Computing and Information Technology, and Physics. The vision of the School is aligned with the University's strategic plan and aims to provide a transformative, modern and relevant learning experience where students acquire practical skills, leading to work and life-ready graduates. The School values excellence and collaboration across the whole university in teaching & learning, research and engagement.

Our discipline of Mathematics produces specialised and sought-after graduates and we are seeking to appoint a lecturer to contribute to the School’s teaching and research efforts and to grow its programs. The discipline is highly research active, contributing substantially to the overall research outputs of the School and College. This is reflected in the 2018 Excellence in Research in Australia outcomes where several areas of activity at the School were ranked 5 – well above world standard, including Applied Mathematics. You will work in a dynamic and engaging working environment to enable the School to excel in both higher education teaching and research. You aim to create partnerships between the University and external industry and research stakeholders to attract competitive external funding and to deliver high-impact research outcomes. You will work cohesively across the university to strengthen current and future research priorities of the school.

The Role

In this role you will:

  • Foster increased cooperation between the University and allied research affiliates.
  • Work cohesively within a team environment to strengthen current and future research priorities of the School.
  • Contribute to teaching within undergraduate and postgraduate programs
  • Promote teaching innovation including the integration of contemporary trends across relevant media into content and delivery

The position is primarily based at the Callaghan campus in Newcastle with possible teaching at Central Coast campus and will encompass teaching postgraduate and undergraduate courses in Mathematics, including large first year classes comprising students from diverse study programs and engage with flexible courses delivery modes and innovative teaching practices.

The University of Newcastle is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

How will you become part of our community?

You will:

  • Have a PhD in mathematics or a related discipline
  • Have proven experience in working autonomously
  • Be goal-oriented with the flexibility to provide adaptive teaching methods, such as online teaching and the demonstration of online tutorials
  • Have the capability and eagerness to engage and network with external stakeholders and to secure research funding and to assist industry in solving highly complex technical problems.

How will we support you?

The remuneration for this position is from $103,221 + 17% superannuation.

The University is committed to being a leader in family-friendly working environments.

For information on our employee benefits (such as flexible working, discounts in private health insurance and gym memberships and salary packaging) please visit here.

Let’s be part of something bigger together. 

Please visit here for a guide on how to apply for a role.

Your application must include:

  • Your ORCID ID
  • A URL link to your University Academic Profile (or equivalent)
  • A Cover Letter; outlining your interest in the role, including contact details for a minimum of three relevant referees.
  • A statement addressing the Essential and Desirable Criteria, as provided in the Position Description attached below (4 pages max)
  • Your CV, which should be a maximum of five pages and be succinct and discipline appropriate.

For additional information on the position contact Dr Bishnu Lamichhane on (02) 4921 6121 or via email Bishnu.Lamichhane@newcastle.edu.au.

Having Difficulties? Please reach out to us: employment@newcastle.edu.au

Closing date: Tuesday 23 August 2022 at 11.59 pm AEST

We are excited to be Looking Ahead with you!