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Lecturer in Data Science

Newcastle, Australia
$108,382 – $128,705 plus 17% superannuation
Closing date
30 May 2024

Job Details

  • Develop your academic career in Data Science with a highly performing team
  • Exciting opportunities for local industry collaboration in Newcastle – ranked #1 in the country
  • Competitive salary, flexible working, 17% super and so much more…

Job no: HRC0006320

Category: Academic Level B

Base Salary: $108,382 – $128,705 plus 17% superannuation

Position: Full Time Continuing

Location: Callaghan Campus

Our university

The University of Newcastle stands as a global leader distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence. Our vision is to be a world-leading University for our regions and create a better future for our regions and the globe. Underpinned by this vision and our values of excellence, equity, engagement and sustainability, the University of Newcastle’s Looking Ahead Strategic Plan 2020-2025 outlines the University’s commitment to delivering an exceptional student experience and serving our communities.

For more information click here – Our Uni.

Our school

The School of Information and Physical Sciences (SIPS) accommodates the disciplines of Mathematics, Data Science and Statistics, Computing and Information Technology, and Physics. The vision of SIPS is aligned with the University's strategic plan "Looking Ahead" and aims to provide a transformative, modern and relevant learning experience where students acquire practical skills, leading to work and life-ready graduates. Research at the School is of a quality that is 'well above world standard' and is relevant, collaborative, interdisciplinary and impactful. The school is dedicated to diversity, equity and social justice, while embracing our Indigenous culture in all aspects of its work.

Be challenged and imagine with us

The School of Information and Physical Sciences seeks to appoint a Lecturer within the Data Science and Statistics team. The successful candidate will develop high quality research and deliver excellent teaching in key areas within the Data Science, Mathematics and Statistics program areas. 

With the Computer and Information Systems area at the University of Newcastle highly ranked in the 2024 QS subject rankings, recently moving up 2 bands to be listed in the 300 globally, this is a fantastic opportunity for an academic to further develop their career as part of a high performing team.

We are looking for someone who wants to embed themselves at University of Newcastle and the broader community of Newcastle which offers excellent opportunities for local industry collaboration, as well as outstanding lifestyle opportunities to support a healthy work-life balance.

How will you inspire us

The successful candidate will show themselves as an innovator in new Statistical methodologies and be comfortable with the development of theoretical advances and translation of new methods in applied research.

The essential skills required for this role are:

  • PhD in Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science, or equivalent relevant field.
  • Strong publication record relative to opportunity
  • Ability to be a highly effective teacher in a tertiary environment, preferably with experience in teaching Data Science, Artificial Intelligence and Statistics related courses at the University level.
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise research students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • Demonstrated ability to attract industry/government research funding.
  • Expertise or experience in the development and delivery of online and blended courses.

Please note, as part of the recruitment process you will be required to formally address each criterion of the Selection Criteria (including desirable criterion) in your application. You will find the complete list of Selection Criteria in the attached Position Descriptions.

What we offer 

In addition to working for a university that is breaking boundaries, discovering new ways of thinking and cementing a place as a global leader, we offer a range of benefits to our employees to ensure you balance your commitments, stay healthy and work effectively. 

These include: 

  • flexible working arrangements (in line with the University’s Flexible Work Policy);
  • 17% super and salary packaging;
  • additional University Holiday days, generous personal leave and parental leave, annual leave loading and additional purchased leave scheme;
  • discounts in private health insurance, gym memberships, software, travel and more;
  • wellbeing programs. 

For information on our employee benefits please visit here

Move to Newcastle

A move to Newcastle, Australia offers you the choice to live in the city, by the sea or near bushland - the region offers a wonderful place for a family to grow and the opportunity to strike a work/life balance.

Visit the City of Newcastle site to imagine your future in Newcastle.

Your next steps 

Please visit here for a guide on how to apply for a role. It’s important you read this document to ensure you are providing all the requirements of your application. 

If viewing this on a job board other than the University's please click ‘Apply’ to reach the University's website, where copies of the Position Descriptions can be accessed. Please download the relevant copy before commencing your application.

Your application must include:

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

Please upload your Cover Letter and response to the requested Criteria as one PDF document

Your Cover Letter and Response to the Essential Criteria should not exceed 4 pages (approximately 2,000 words). 

For the full list of the selection criteria and role responsibilities, please download the relevant Position Description for which you are applying (available in the Related Documents section below). 

For specific position enquiries, please contact Professor Karen Blackmore, Acting Head of School, School of Information and Physical Sciences via email at or on +61 2 492 15206.

Having Difficulties? Please reach out to us:

Closing date: Thursday 30th May at 11.59pm AEST

We are excited to be Looking Ahead with you!

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.  

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Birpai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.


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

The University of Newcastle stands as a global leader distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence.  Our vision is to be a world-leading University for our regions and creating a better future for our regions and the globe.  Underpinned by this vision and our values of excellence, equity, engagement and sustainability, the University of Newcastle’s Looking Ahead Strategic Plan 2020-2025 outlines the University’s commitment to delivering an exceptional student experience and serving our communities.

We are looking for people to join our university and bring their global expertise to our region, and to take their impactful research to the world with us.

We are driven by our inclusive focus and are proud of our five-star rating for social equity. We are among the first 15 universities in Australia to receive the Bronze Award under the Athena Swan Charter and we’re striving to achieve Silver.

College of Engineering, Science and Environment

The School of Engineering is one of the most research-intensive Schools within the University contributing substantially to the overall research inputs and outputs of the College and University. This is reflected in the 2018 Excellence in Research in Australia outcomes where Electrical, Civil, Mechanical and Resource engineering FOR codes received an ERA5. In addition, it is rated well above the sector average for quality of overall experience for undergraduate engineering students and for median salaries with more than 90% of our engineering undergraduates finding employment within 4 months of completing their studies.

The University was established to serve the Hunter and Central Coast. The Hunter region is not only Australia’s largest regional economy, but it also has the greatest growth in NSW outside of the Sydney Basin. The region is home to the Newcastle Port, the Williamtown airport and the Williamtown RAAF base as well as developers and manufacturers of a diverse range of technologies and devices. It is rich in natural mineral and water resources, electricity generation capacity and food and wine producers.

The transformation of the Hunter and Central Coast offers many exciting opportunities for research and industrial collaboration including industries focused on infrastructure and resource development. In addition to research collaborations, the School has well-established connections with industry through sponsored undergraduate students and student placements.

Current Opportunities

We currently have multiple positions available across the Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering disciplines. For more information please see links to positions below or visit

Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering-

Lecturer, Electrical Engineering -

Lecturer, Aerospace Engineering -

Lecturer, Structural and Geospatial Engineering -

Senior Lecturer, Structural and Geospatial Engineering -

Associate Professor, Structural and Geospatial Engineering -

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