Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Algorithms

Sydney (Suburb), New South Wales (AU)
10 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
07 May 2017
Academic Discipline
Engineering & Technology
Contract Type
Full Time

School of Information Technologies
Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies
Reference no. 648/0417

  • Contribute to the faculty’s well-respected teaching and research program
  • Develop your research profile and build a research team collaboratively
  • Continuing appointment,

About the opportunity
The School of Information Technologies at the University of Sydney is embarking on an exciting growth journey, adding several new positions which will complement our core areas of strength pushing the frontiers to new
research areas.  As part of this plan, the School of Information Technologies (SIT) invites applications from outstanding candidates for a continuing Lecturer or Senior Lecturer position (Level B/C) in Algorithms starting immediately. The level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

This is an attractive opportunity for candidates with an interest and passion for high quality excellent research and teaching. Strong candidates from all areas of algorithmic research are sought, including but not limited to: algorithm analysis, graph algorithms, algorithmic game theory, approximation algorithms, combinatorial optimization, and computational learning theory.

Established as the first computer science department in Australia in the 1960s, the School of Information Technologies (SIT) at the University of Sydney is research intensive and has a strong tradition of research-led teaching. SIT is one of the five schools in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies and enjoys a strong reputation for research and teaching within Australia and worldwide.
In the recent QS discipline rankings, computer science and information systems at the university was in the top 50 worldwide. In the 2015 Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) exercises, The University of Sydney was rated at 5 ("well above world-class standard", top score) in FOR code 08 (Information and Computing). The school is home to four IEEE Fellows, four ACM Distinguished Scientists and seven Australian Research Council (ARC) fellows including one ARC Professorial Fellow and one ARC Future Fellow, editor-in-chiefs of prestigious journals, highly-cited authors, and distinguished members of professional associations. The school has a vibrant and successful PhD program with one hundred students enrolled. Five previous PhD graduates have won the national CORE thesis award for the best computer science dissertation in Australia and New Zealand. The school hosts a University Centre for Distributed and High Performance Computing that focuses on contemporary topics such as cloud computing infrastructures and green computing. The school has several school based centers and labs which include visualization, big data and data analytics, image processing for biomedical applications, HCI, sensor cloud services, and algorithms.

The school offers undergraduate majors in computer science, information systems, software development and data science and combined programs with business, arts, science, medical science and law. SIT also offers highly regarded postgraduate coursework programs in information technology, information technology management, health technology innovation, and data science.

The school has close links with several research labs through its collaboration with Data61 (formerly National ICT Australia), Cooperative Research Centre for Capital Markets, among others. SIT also has strong connections with industry partners including IBM, CISCO, Accenture, PwC, HP, Google, Amazon, Microsoft and major Sydney hospitals.

About you
To be successful, you will have a PhD in computer science, or a closely related discipline. You must show evidence of excellent research achievements in areas of algorithms and the ability to publish your research in highly-ranked outlets. You will be expected to teach a range of computer science courses including algorithms related courses. A strong commitment to teaching and learning is required as well as evidence of ability to lecture and prepare new teaching material. The candidate is expected to teach in a broad range of computer science subjects including algorithms and computing theory.

About us
Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across 9 campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 47,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

The position is full-time, subject to completion of a satisfactory probation and confirmation period for new appointees. The position is to be filled immediately.  Membership of a University-approved superannuation scheme is a condition of appointment.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number for more information and to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm 07 May 2017

We are committed to diversity and social inclusion.  We welcome applications from women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles), Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with a disability, people who identify as LGBTIQ, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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