Associate Professor / Professor in Mathematics / Statistics

Melbourne, Australia
$169,094 – $217,805 p.a. (pro rata part time) Superannuation: Employer Contribution of 17%
07 May 2023
End of advertisement period
19 Jun 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Location: Parkville
Role type: Full time 1.0 FTE; Continuing
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Department/School: School of Mathematics and Statistics
Salary:  Level D: $169,094 – $186,288 p.a. (pro rata part time)
             Level E: $217,805 p.a. (pro rata part time)
Superannuation: Employer Contribution of 17%

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.


To address the under representation of women in areas where they have been historically under-represented, we seek to appoint outstanding academics to positions that are open to all areas of mathematics and statistics. Pursuant to a special measure under Section 12 (1) of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (VIC), this position is open only to suitably qualified candidates who identify as women, non-binary or gender diverse.

The School of Mathematics and Statistics seeks to expand its expertise and appoint one or more candidates to positions that are open broadly to all areas of mathematics and statistics. The appointment will be at Associate (Level D) or Full (Level E) Professor, depending on the level of previous experience in teaching, research, and leadership. The appointee is expected to contribute significantly towards research, scholarship and teaching, and, with time, leadership, and will make independent and original contributions in their discipline or across disciplines that are recognised as distinguished internationally and have a significant impact on their field of expertise. 

The successful applicant’s work will complement the established research and education strengths of the school which include algebra, analysis, geometry, topology, number theory, continuum modelling, mathematical biology, mathematical physics, discrete mathematics, operations research, mathematical and applied statistics, data science, statistical genomics, stochastic modelling, and probability theory. The position will establish, foster and strengthen the faculty’s research impact agenda where impact is interpreted broadly including in field-leading research, industry, government and not-for-profit organisations.

Full role description can be found in the attached position description.

About You

You will have a strong track record in your discipline of mathematics or statistics, and be a future leader with the ability to develop capability and foster excellence and impact in your area of expertise.

You will possess;

  • A research doctorate or equivalent in a relevant area of mathematics or statistics.
  • Attained international standing in their discipline, evidenced by a growing and sustained record of publications in peer reviewed journals, articles, and/or other outputs, outreach, and other non-traditional research outputs.
  • Demonstrated record of attracting funding and to successfully manage those research activities.
  • Demonstrated strategic perspective in research and ability to engage with relevant professional and industry bodies and stakeholders to foster collaborative partnerships.

Full search criteria can be found in the position description attached.

The Faculty of Science is deeply committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and equitable environment that welcomes and values all people. We firmly believe that diversity, including in senior leadership, is essential to our Faculty’s continued success.

About Us

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. 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 Australian Academy of Science. The school currently hosts two ARC Centres of Excellence, and has hosted four ARC Laureate Fellows, ten ARC Future Fellows and fourteen DECRA Fellows.

Employee Benefits

We offer generous employee benefits to help maximise your success. These include flexible and family friendly working conditions, salary packaging, internal School and Faculty grant schemes including a dedicated scheme for women and generous leave provisions. This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a culturally rich and values-based environment.

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How to apply

Your application submitted should include a CV along with your point-by-point responses to the selection criteria found in the Position Description for the role.

Applications close: Monday 19 June 2023 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

Position description: Download File 0059243 Associate Prof-Prof Maths Stats - Gender diverse PD.docx

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