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Lecturer in Applied Mathematics

Employer
UNIVERSITY OF THE SUNSHINE COAST - UNISC
Location
Australia
Closing date
6 Jun 2024
  • School of Science, Technology & Engineering | UniSC Moreton Bay, Petrie or UniSC Sunshine Coast, Sippy Downs
  • Full-time, Ongoing appointment
  • Academic Level B - $111,139 - $131,857 p.a., plus up to 17% employer superannuation

The School of Science, Technology and Engineering (SSTE)

School of Science, Technology and Engineering: Addressing global challenges for a better tomorrow!

The School of Science, Technology, and Engineering (SSTE) is a driving force in tackling the pressing challenges our planet faces today. With a strong emphasis on STEM education, we equip our students with the knowledge and skills to develop innovative solutions for a sustainable future. Our dedicated academic staff are committed to high-quality teaching, industry engagement, community outreach, and research that holds both global relevance and regional impact. Join us today to address global threats such as COVID-19, climate change, pollution, and biodiversity loss, and work towards building a more sustainable future.

The Opportunity

We are seeking a dedicated educator excited about shaping the minds of undergraduate mathematics students across all levels. This role involves teaching and advancing research interests in mathematics. You'll establish valuable connections with academics and researchers at UniSC, nationally, and internationally, as well as with industry partners. UniSC boasts strengths in pure mathematics (Algebra), mathematical modeling & simulation, biostatistics, and machine learning. Collaboration opportunities extend to computer science, engineering, ecology, and physical sciences. Applicants with diverse mathematical backgrounds are welcome to apply.

For more information please visit us online: School of Science, Technology and Engineering

You will:

  • contribute to learning and teaching practices within the mathematics discipline;
  • undertake high-impact research;
  • supervise honours students and HDR candidates; 
  • play a part in successful research grant applications; and 
  • contribute to governance, coordination of and participation in the school capacity-building activities, and activities that contribute to the student experience.

About you:

Our ideal candidate will possess expertise in mathematics, strong pedagogical skills, excellent communication abilities, and a genuine enthusiasm for teaching and learning. They will prioritise students' needs, employ innovative teaching methods, and demonstrate a commitment to creating an engaging learning environment. This entails a grasp of pedagogical principles and instructional strategies, utilising effective teaching techniques to improve student outcomes. You will cultivate a supportive learning atmosphere, maintain discipline, and promote a positive learning environment. Additionally, you will have experience in assessment and feedback, designing fair evaluations to gauge student progress and identify areas for development. Adaptability and flexibility are crucial, as you will tailor your approach to accommodate diverse learning needs and changing educational trends based on student feedback. Finally, a dedication to continuous professional development is essential, actively seeking opportunities for growth, attending workshops, conferences, and engaging in research to remain current in the field.

You will possess:

  • completion of a doctoral qualification in a relevant field or equivalent accreditation and standing;
  • proven track record as an effective teacher in undergraduate courses (subjects). In addition to active face-to-face (classroom) and online teaching, this includes tasks such as taking an active role in course design, assessment design, development of learning materials, course coordination, and managing or working within a team of course staff (E.g. tutors) and mathematics teaching colleagues. Experience with teaching into first-year courses would be viewed particularly favourably but is not specifically required.
  • membership and sound connections with relevant professional bodies and community groups;
  • sound and established track record of research activity commensurate with the level of the position; and
  • evidence of participation in academic development activities and the desire to continue to learn and improve as an effective academic.

Desirable

  • experience undertaking academic administrative functions, e.g. course coordination, within a University.

UniSC is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity and inclusion. We encourage applications from all backgrounds, including those with disabilities, women in STEM, First Nations Peoples, and individuals of diverse cultures, genders, abilities, and experiences. We value achievement relative to opportunity and encourage your commentary on your achievements in this context. For additional support during the application process, please contact us at unisc-careers@usc.edu.au or call +61 7 5430 2830.

Position Description: Download File Lecturer in Applied Mathematics.pdf

All applications must be lodged through the Careers at UniSC website.

UniSC does not accept unsolicited applications. For agency inquiries, contact unisc-careers@usc.edu.au

Applications for this position close midnight, Wednesday 19 June 2024.

Your completed application must include:

  • a resume, and a response to selection criteria. Noting that within the application form, we will request a statement addressing each of the selection criteria contained within the position description.

Further information regarding how to prepare your application is available on our website: Join our team.

We would love the opportunity to get to know you better, but we know it works both ways. To get to know a little more about us, visit us at: Welcome to UniSC and LinkedIn Life

Have questions or want to know more? For a confidential discussion, please contact:

Professor Stuart Parsons

Dean, School of Science, Technology and Engineering
Telephone: 07 5430 1217
Email: DeanSSTE@usc.edu.au

Discover UniSC

We're all about doing work that matters, connecting with great people, and being part of an incredible journey. We’re not the biggest university. But we’re growing every day, and doing big things. Like ground-breaking research, championing sustainability, producing gold-winning athletes and award-winning alumni.

We're one of the fastest growing universities in Australia, growing to over 2,000 people across 5 campuses in South East Queensland.

Teaching excellence is at the heart of what we do, and our commitment to sustainability is integrated into our teaching, research, and daily operations. According to the 2023-24 Good Universities Guide we are Australia's highest rated public university for postgraduate teaching quality, skills development and student support and Australia's number one public university for overall postgraduate student experience. Our research tackles the most pressing challenges of our time, with 26 research fields ranked at or above world standard according to the Excellence in Research for Australia Rankings. In 2023 we recorded the biggest improvement in Australia for research quality, moving up more than 331 places in the world rank.

At UniSC you will have the opportunity to shape the educational landscape and inspire the minds of future generations. We foster a collaborative and supportive environment, encouraging continuous professional development and providing resources to enhance your teaching and research endeavours.

We recognise and value the contributions of each team member to our culture and success. We're not afraid to be different, and we're looking for people who share our values and want to be part of a team that is working together to improve our local and global challenges.

Our Culture & Benefits:

  • Our collaborative, passionate and welcoming culture is what really sets us apart.
  • Modern teaching & research facilities.
  • Professional development and career pathway opportunities.
  • We are a proud recipient of the prestigious Athena SWAN Bronze Award, granted as part of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) initiative.
  • Flexible work arrangements & generous leave options.
  • Salary packing options + 17% Super.
  • EAP, fitness passport & discounted private health.

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