Lecturer in Statistics

Sydney, Australia
22 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
29 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Mathematics and Statistics

Faculty of Science

  • Join an organisation that encourages progressive thinking
  • Be valued for your exceptional knowledge and experience
  • Level B, full time, fixed term for 3 years starting January 2018
  • Remuneration: $102-121K plus leave loading and up to 17% superannuation

About the opportunity 

Do you want to be part of a vibrant and collegial community of world-class mathematicians and statisticians?

We are currently seeking to appoint an accomplished academic to the position of Lecturer in Mathematics. This position has been made possible by the awarding of a Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) entitled “Statistical theory and algorithms for joint inference of complex networks” to Dr Rachel Wang. To succeed, you will be a talented and well-qualified statistical scientist with expertise in any area that strengthens the school’s profile and/or contributes strategically to University activities, particularly with regards to the research interests of Dr Wang and the details of her current project.

This includes, but is not limited to network modelling and population genetics. You will need to have appropriate skills and qualifications as outlined in the position description, including a PhD in a relevant area. 

If appointed, you will be expected to undertake duties consistent with an appointment at the lecturer level (Level B) on the Australian academic scale. This will include: publishing scholarly papers in international peer-reviewed journals and presenting at conferences; supervising undergraduate and postgraduate students; teaching a range of courses to undergraduate students; and applying for external funding.

About you

We currently seek a candidate who will demonstrate the following:

  • a PhD in a relevant area;
  • Demonstrated evidence of independent research ability and potential in an area of Statistics.
  • Evidence of ability, versatility and commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work co-operatively with others
  • Ability to supervise students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake independent teaching and research in staff member’s discipline or related area
  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills with attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Established research record and research expertise in Bioinformatics, Mathematics or Statistics
  • Published research, as a sole author or in collaboration, in refereed journals
  • Demonstrated understanding of the incorporation into University life of the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action; and ability to work positively with staff and students from a diverse range of backgrounds.
  • Evidence of administration and course coordination within a university environment and the ability to apply for competitive research funding would be highly desirable.

The position is full-time fixed-term for three years, subject to completion of a satisfactory probation and confirmation period for new appointees.

About us

Founded 160 years ago, we’re Australia's first university and have a global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 6000 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

The School of Mathematics and Statistics is a leading centre for research and education in the mathematical sciences in Australia. We attract outstanding undergraduate students and have a large cohort of postgraduate research students. The large cohort of postgraduate research students and many overseas visitors benefit from, and help to sustain, a world-class research environment. The school attracts a strong body of excellent students as well as Australian Research Council grants, fellowships, and other competitive external funding.

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

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

Closing date: 11.30pm 29 January 2018 (Sydney Time)

Late applications will be accepted but can not be guaranteed consideration.

Applicants seeking appointment at higher levels than those advertised should in the first instance contact the Head of School, Professor Jacqui Ramagge, for a discussion.

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.

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The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.