Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Mathematical Biology

Melbourne, Australia
$114,645 - $161,925 p.a. plus 17% super
03 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
04 Oct 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Job no: 0059794
Location: Parkville
Role type: Full Time; Continuing
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Department/School: School of Mathematics and Statistics
Salary: UOM Level B - $114,645 - $136,136; Level C - $140,433 - $161,925 p.a. plus 17% super

  • Undertake high-level research in Mathematical Biology
  • Supervise research students at undergraduate, MSc and PhD levels
  • Prepare and deliver lectures at both undergraduate and postgraduate level
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!

About the Role

You will undertake high-level research in Mathematical Biology, leading to a vigorous research program in the development of applied modelling techniques and their application to biological systems. You will also have a strong commitment to teaching and the supervision of research students, and be expected to teach mathematics and its applications to a variety of audiences.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • The conduct of research and contribution to knowledge through scholarship, refereed publications and presentations.
  • Active supervision of postgraduate, both MSc and PhD, students.
  • Effective preparation and delivery of lectures at undergraduate and postgraduate level and assessment of that material, including as Subject Coordinator.
  • Proactive development of subject materials and delivery, including the use of modern technology and online resources as appropriate.
  • Presentation of research to the public to elevate public awareness of educational and scientific developments and promote critical enquiry and public debate within the community.

Who We Are Looking For

You will have demonstrated excellence in research and possess strong skills in establishing research collaborations with other institutions, both nationally and internationally, while also demonstrating the capacity to secure research funding through competitive grant schemes. You will be adept at teaching both large undergraduate classes and advanced graduate-level applied mathematics subjects, collaborating effectively with colleagues and contributing to administrative tasks.

You will also have:

  • A PhD or equivalent research higher degree in mathematical biology or a closely related discipline.
  • Demonstrated research excellence in relation to career stage including a strong record of publication in mathematical biology, including mathematical modelling and associated analytical and numerical methods.
  • The ability to interact well with other academic staff and to contribute to the administration of a large school
  • Clear potential in graduate student supervision.

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

This position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check to ensure the University provides a safe environment for everyone.

Visa sponsorship may be available for this position.

Your New Team – “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.

What We Offer You!

In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

About the University of Melbourne

We’re tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.

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The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the email address listed at the bottom of the page.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants

We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

We recognise that reconciliation is central to our purpose. For more information, please visit our Reconciliation page.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents: 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Ana Gencic via email at, ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

Applications close: WEDNESDAY 4 OCTOBER 2023 11:55 PM Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)

Position Description: Download File 0059794_Lecturer Senior Lecturer in Mathematical Biology_PD.pdf

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