Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Statistics, Data Science

Melbourne, Australia
$110,236 to $155,698 p.a. plus 17% super
27 Feb 2023
End of advertisement period
09 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Location: Parkville
Role type: Full time; Continuing
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Department/School: School of Mathematics and Statistics
Salary: Classification is either Level B or Level C depending on experience and qualifications.
Level B - $110,236 - $130,900 p.a. plus 17% super or Level C - $135,032- $155,698 p.a. plus 17% super

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.

About the School of Mathematics and Statistics

The University of Melbourne's School of Mathematics and Statistics is one of Australia's leading mathematics and statistics schools. It has achieved this status through the high quality of its research and teaching programs. The school offers a wide range of subjects to undergraduate and postgraduate students and is involved in aspects of community life that impact on the interests of the school and the discipline.

The School of Mathematics and Statistics has a total of 70 continuing teaching and/or research staff; 34 research only staff and consultants; 16 academic specialists and 16 support staff. The school has over 240 casual and honorary staff. In 2020, there were 90 Research Higher Degree and 278 Coursework Master of Science students. Five members of the school staff and one Emeritus Professor are members of the Academy of Science.

About the Role

The Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Statistics (Data Science) is expected to develop and maintain a high-level research program in data science and statistics, methodology and applications.

Beyond the Data Science and Statistics groups, the University of Melbourne provides an outstanding environment in which to develop innovative research in data science and statistics, with opportunities for collaborations in the Melbourne Centre for Data Science, with machine learning and bioinformatics researchers in Computing and Information Systems, biostatisticians in Population and Global Health, big data research in genomics in the Melbourne Integrative Genomics research hub as well as applied and theoretical approaches to data science in all areas.

The school has excellent computing facilities and access to both local and cloud high performance computing clusters.

The candidate should also have a strong commitment to teaching and the supervision of research students. Teaching will occur within the School of Mathematics and Statistics undergraduate and MSc programs, and the applicant will be expected to teach statistics and its applications to a variety of audiences. They are also expected to supervise research students at undergraduate, MSc and PhD levels in data science and statistics.

Responsibilities include:

  • The conduct of research and contribution to knowledge through scholarship, cross disciplinary or industry collaboration, refereed publication and presentations. Research may be carried out independently and/or as part of a team
  • Active application to, and success in obtaining external research grant income to support that research
  • Effective preparation and delivery of lectures at undergraduate and postgraduate level and the assessment of that material
  • Effective undertaking of a range of administrative functions, including those connected with teaching responsibilities and the conduct of the academic affairs of the school

About You

You will possess excellent organisational skills to meet deadlines and bring projects to a timely completion and have the ability to develop, administer and see through to completion appropriately designed research projects with limited supervision.

You will engage with relevant professional and industry bodies and stakeholders to foster collaborative partnerships and have excellent interpersonal and both written and oral communication skills in English.

The ability to attract external funding through grant applications and/or support in funded joint projects with others internal or external to the university is desirable but not essential.

You will also have:

  • Completion of a PhD or equivalent research higher degree in statistics or related discipline
  • Demonstrated research excellence in relation to career stage including a strong record of publication and the ability to develop research links nationally and/or internationally
  • The ability to develop and teach statistics and data science subjects at the undergraduate and postgraduate level
  • The ability to interact well with other academic staff and to contribute to the administration of a large school

To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

About the University

The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

Benefits of Working with Us

In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible working arrangements, generous personal, parental and cultural leave
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
  • Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families

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Be Yourself

We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

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Position Description: 0056956_LecturerinStatisticsDataScience_PD.pdf

Applications close: 9 APRIL 2023 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

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