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The School of Mathematics and Statistics currently has more than sixty continuing academic staff and more than thirty research staff as well as visiting academics. UNSW is the only university in Australia to be ranked in the top 100 in the world in Mathematics and Statistics by each of the four ranking bodies: CWTS Leiden, ARWU, USNews, QS. The School embodies a broad range of research interests in the areas of applied and pure mathematics and statistics. It has particular research strengths in Algebra and Number Theory, Bayesian and Monte Carlo Methods, Mathematical Modelling and Biomathematics, Biostatistics and Ecology, Combinatorics, Computational Mathematics, Data Science, Dynamical Systems and Integrability, Finance and Risk Analysis, Functional and Harmonic Analysis, Geometry, Mathematical Physics, Nonparametric Statistics, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, Optimisation, Stochastic Analysis, Stochastic Modelling and Fractional Calculus. The School's research groups are interconnected, with frequent interactions between groups and with other schools and faculties both within and outside UNSW. The School is currently expanding its teaching and research programs in Data Science. The School is affiliated with the newly established UNSW Data Science Hub which is a major strategic initiative of the Faculty of Science to cultivate and promote foundational and applied research in Data Science.
The Senior Lecturer in Data Science will; (i) conduct research in this specialized field and align, where possible, with the existing research strengths in the School; (ii) contribute actively to the School’s teaching activities in Data Science and Statistics across a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, including online teaching; (iii) engage with the community and industry to build links in Data Science.
Women and candidates from diverse backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply.
About the role
$132k - $152k - plus 17% Superannuation and leave loading
Fixed Term – 5 years CTT (Convertible Tenure Track)
Full-time (35 hours per week)
The Senior Lecturer reports to the Head of School via the Head of Department.
Specific responsibilities for this role include:
Actively carry out research in Data Science, Mathematics and Statistics with a view to publication in influential and high-impact scholarly journals
Work both collaboratively and independently on research grant proposals and applications to national competitive grant agencies and other funding bodies
Develop research collaborations within the School as well as links with other groups on campus and with industry
Develop research collaborations nationally and internationally
Actively disseminate research findings at seminars and conferences within the School, the UNSW environment, nationally and internationally
Supervise Honours and Masters Course Work projects; and supervise PhD and Masters Research students
Teach data science, mathematics, and statistics courses to a range of audiences at the University
Teach specialist Honours and Masters level courses
Contribute to the design and delivery of the School’s face-to-face teaching programs and courses
Contribute to the design and delivery of the School’s online teaching programs and courses
Actively participate in School activities and demonstrate an ability and willingness take on leadership roles in the School
Undertake administrative duties as specified by the Head of School and participate in School, Faculty and/or University committees as required
Cooperate with all health and safety policies and procedures of the university and take all reasonable care to ensure that your actions or omissions do not impact on the health and safety of yourself or others
Significant role in research projects including, where appropriate, leadership of a research team
Perform senior administrative duties as specified by the Head of Department or Head of School
Assume a major role in planning or committee work
About the successful applicant
To be successful in this role you will have:
PhD or equivalent qualification in relevant mathematics sciences
Demonstrated research ability in Data Science, Mathematics and Statistics
Demonstrated ability to conduct research with other researchers in the School
Evidence of effective teaching experience
Evidence of research group collaborations
Capacity to conduct productive research at an international level
Experience in student supervision including, for example, Honours, Masters, Vacation Scholars projects
Willingness to engage in teaching into online programs in Data Science and Statistics
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Excellent leadership skills, including competence in modelling behaviours that align with the University’s values and the ability to foster these in staff, students and the broader University community
A substantial record of publications in top, peer-reviewed journals
Evidence of supervision of PhD students
Strong dedication to independent research and research leadership
Demonstrated record of competitive external research funding
Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training
You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application.
Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.
Find out more about working at UNSW at www.unsw.edu.au
UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity or Indigenous heritage. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.
UNSW partners with Australia’s leading diversity organisations, networks, and campaigns. Please refer to UNSW’s diversity offerings for further information on our flexible work and leave options, and support for carers (childcare, parent rooms, parental leave).
About University of New South Wales
UNSW is a powerhouse for scientific learning and research. Each year, it is the university of choice for thousands of the brightest students from around the world who want to learn from award-winning academics, access cutting-edge facilities and connect with industry leaders.
The Faculty of Science consists of nine schools, and with more than 400 staff and 700 researchers on board, we have got science covered - from anatomy to zoology and everything in between. We focus on delivering the best balance of theory and practical work to equip you with the skills, knowledge and experience to fast-track your career.
Whether you’re an academic or professional employee, you will have the satisfaction of knowing that the work you do each day makes a difference.
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