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Associate / Full Professor in Statistical Data Science

Melbourne, Australia
$169,094 – $217,805 p.a.
Closing date
14 Apr 2024

Job Details

Job no: 0059245
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.


The School of Mathematics and Statistics seeks to expand its expertise in Statistical Data Science with appointment 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. This 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 statistical data science, 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 discipline relevant to Statistical Data Science.
  • Attained international standing in the discipline of data science, 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 90 continuing teaching and/or research staff; 37 research only staff and consultants; 19 academic specialists and 16 support staff. In 2023, there were 143 Research Higher Degree and 189 Coursework Master of Science students. The School has had 10 staff members inducted as Fellows of the Academy of Science.

The school currently hosts one ARC Centre of Excellence and one ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre, and has hosted four ARC Laureate Fellows, thirteen ARC Future Fellows and twenty-four 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.

Position Description

Applications close: 14 Apr 2024 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time


The University of Melbourne enjoys an outstanding reputation with world rankings consistently placing us as Australia’s leading comprehensive research-intensive university, and one of the world’s top 50*.

Melbourne attracts the best and brightest students and researchers and, with a history of over 160 years, we occupy a special place at the heart of our city’s cultural scene.

Melbourne is a leading research university, widely renowned for its teaching and the social and economic contributions it makes through knowledge transfer. The University’s performance in international rankings puts it at the forefront of higher education in the Asia-Pacific and beyond.

Internationally, the University is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, with its international peers placing it in the top 20 worldwide, and employers placing it in the top 10. In the recent Times Higher Education rankings of the world’s top 200 universities, Melbourne ranked top in Australia and 33 in the world.

Melbourne’s international research pre-eminence was also acknowledged with a top 100 ranking in the Shanghai Jiao Tong rankings. Ranked No. 44 in 2015, the University has climbed steadily in the rankings since first appearing at No. 92 in 2003.

The Melbourne Model introduces undergraduate programs characterised by both breadth and depth, followed by a graduate professional degree, a research higher degree or entry directly into employment.

In 2008 Melbourne commenced offering six New Generation undergraduate degrees in Arts, Biomedicine, Commerce, Environments, Music and Science. The Melbourne Model also introduces a new graduate school experience to Australia, providing the best and brightest with a more focused, intense and professionally relevant degree in areas such as Law, Architecture, Teaching and Nursing. With the Melbourne curriculum now aligning the University with the world’s top universities in Europe, North America and Asia, we enable our students to develop the skills and attributes required by employers all over the world.

More than 50,000 students from over 120 countries take courses in the University’s 12 faculties and graduate schools.

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*Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015 – 2016 and Academic Ranking of World Universities 2015

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