Lecturer in Applied Mathematics
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THIS ROLE IS LOCATED IN SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA.
Applications close: April 26th, 2022
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 top university in Australia for mathematics across the CWTS Leiden, ARWU, USNews, and QS rankings.
In Applied Mathematics, the School has particular research strengths in Mathematical Modelling and Biomathematics, Computational Mathematics, Dynamical Systems and Integrability, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Nonlinear Phenomena, Optimisation, Fractional Calculus, and Stochastic Modelling. More broadly, the School also has research strengths in Algebra and Number Theory, Bayesian and Monte Carlo Methods, Biostatistics and Ecology, Combinatorics, Data Science, Finance and Risk Analysis, Functional and Harmonic Analysis, Geometry, Mathematical Physics, Nonparametric Statistics, and Stochastic Analysis. The School’s research groups are interconnected, with frequent interactions between groups and with other schools and faculties both within and outside UNSW.
A Lecturer (Level B) is expected to carry out activities to develop their scholarly research and professional activities both nationally and internationally and to contribute to achieving the teaching and service missions of the School and Faculty. The role will conduct research in areas that align with the research strengths in the School; and contributes actively to the School’s teaching activities across a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
Women and candidates from diverse backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply.
THERE ARE x TWO (2) ROLES AVAILABLE.
About the roles
- Level B - $111K - $131K plus 17% Superannuation and annual leave loading
- Fixed Term – 5 years CTT (Convertible Tenure Track)
- Full-time (35 hours per week)
The Lecturer to the Head of Department and has no direct reports.
Specific responsibilities for this role include:
- Actively carry out research in an area of applied mathematics that aligns with the research strengths in the School, with a view to publication in influential and high-impact scholarly journals.
- Undertake research in applied mathematics such as mathematical modelling, stochastics, and the interface between the research groups in the School.
- 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.
- Conduct research/scholarly activities under limited supervision, either independently or as a member of a team (as per the norms of the discipline) and design research projects.
- 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 mathematics courses to a range of audiences at the University, including specialist Honours and Masters level courses.
- Contribute to the design and delivery of the School’s teaching programs and courses.
- Conduct classes, assess student learning achievements and support students in postgraduate and undergraduate courses in line with UNSW policy.
- Support learning progression with students as individuals (through such activities as one-to-one consultation) and as a cohort (through general course related advice) to achieve positive learning and employability outcomes for students.
- 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.
- Align with and actively demonstrate the UNSW Values in Action: Our Behaviours and the UNSW Code of Conduct.
- 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.
About the successful applicant (Selection Criteria)
To be successful in this role you will have:
- PhD or equivalent qualification in relevant mathematical sciences.
- Demonstrated research ability in an area of Applied Mathematics, which aligns with the research directions in the School. Applied mathematicians working in mathematical modelling, stochastics, and the interface between the research groups in the School are particularly encouraged to apply.
- Evidence of research group collaborations.
- Capacity to conduct productive research at an international level.
- Strong publication record in top, peer-reviewed mathematical and statistical journals.
- Ability to attract external research funding.
- Ability to supervise PhD students.
- Experience in student supervision including, for example, Honours and Masters and vacation scholar projects.
- Demonstrated effective experience in mathematics teaching and learning at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level.
- Evidence of ability to support and inspire students from diverse backgrounds and support student equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Demonstrated 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.
- An understanding of and commitment to UNSW’s aims, objectives and values in action, together with relevant policies and guidelines.
- 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.
Applications close: April 26th, 2022
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