Associate Professor in Statistics

Perth, Australia
18 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
16 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

School of Physics, Mathematics and Computing

  • Ongoing, tenurable position
  • Salary range: Level D $143,010 - $157,443 p.a. plus 17% superannuation

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities.  With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to ‘innovate and inspire’ there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top University.

The team

The Department is well regarded for high quality teaching and research.  Located within the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, the Centre for Applied Statistics provides mathematical and statistical advice to external clients and other disciplines within the university.  It promotes national and international collaboration and supports the discipline of Statistics within the University and the wider statistical community.  In addition to a broad based undergraduate programme in Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics, the Department contributes to the teaching of Applied Statistics for the Data Science Major and the Master of Data Science in cooperation with the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering.

The role

The appointee will promote research and teaching in Statistics and Data Science at UWA, contributing to the University’s research priorities. Playing a leading role in teaching and curriculum design, the successful candidate will demonstrate sound leadership skills combined with a confident, enthusiastic and collaborative approach. It is expected that, after a settling in period, the appointee will become Director of the UWA Centre for Applied Statistics.

Displaying a passion for scholarship, combined with a capacity for academic leadership, the successful candidate will demonstrate a willingness to engage with client departments and industry.  The ability to actively build strong working relationships with government and industry is also a requirement.

Applications are encouraged from both academia and industry, from candidates with a reputation and track record of publication in peer-reviewed international journals, coupled with a successful teaching ability.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • A PhD in Statistics or a relevant discipline
  • Research expertise in Statistics or Data Science
  • Teaching expertise in Statistics and Data Science
  • Successful publication record as evidenced by international refereed publications
  • A track record of effective teaching and course development

UWA is an equal opportunity employer and working to achieve equality under the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 WA Legislation (section 31). As part of its commitment to realign gender imbalance, applications from suitably qualified female candidates are encouraged.  

Benefits: UWA offers significant employee benefits including 17% Superannuation, relocation expenses, flexible work arrangements, child care facilities and more.

Closing date:  Monday, 16 July 2018

Application details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Applicants are encouraged to provide a cover letter addressing the selection criteria, a CV including a statement of research and teaching intentions, and name and contact details of three referees.

  • UWA has been awarded Top Ten Employer for LGBTI – inclusion the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2016).
  • The University is also a proud member of the Athena SWAN/SAGE Pilot for Gender Equity.