Applications have now closed for this position (closed 19 June 2023).

About UNSW Mathematics and Statistics

The School of Mathematics and Statistics undergraduate programs cover a wide spectrum of courses in Applied Mathematics, Pure Mathematics, and Statistics. The School embodies a broad range of areas of applied and pure mathematics and statistics. It has particular strengths in Algebra, Analysis, Combinatorics, Geometry, Mathematical Physics and Number Theory; Bayesian and Monte Carlo Methods, Mathematical Modelling and Biomathematics, Biostatistics and Ecology, Computational Mathematics, Data Science, Dynamical Systems and Integrability, Finance and Risk Analysis, Nonparametric Statistics, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, Optimisation, Stochastic Analysis, and Stochastic Modelling and Fractional Calculus.

UNSW’s Education Focussed roles (EF) enable academics to specialise in education and devote their time to delivering high-quality teaching and pursuing initiatives to enhance the educational experience of our students. Those who are appointed to this prestigious stream will be expected to successfully drive educational excellence within the university’s teaching and learning communities.

About the role
  • Level B - $112K - $132K plus 17% Superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Level C - $136k - $157k - plus 17% Superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Fixed Term – 3 years CTT (Convertible Tenure Track)
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)

The Lecturer/Senior Lecturer - EF reports to the Head of School.

Specific responsibilities for this role include:

LEVEL B – Lecturer:

  • Actively develop educational resources for mathematics and statistics education. This may include the development of online materials, exam materials, and lecture notes.
  • Develop learning and teaching collaborations within the School as well links with other groups on campus.
  • Actively contribute to learning and teaching seminars within the School, or more broadly.
  • Supervise Honours and Masters Coursework projects if required; and supervise PhD and Masters Research students if required.
  • Teach mathematics and/or statistics courses to a range of audiences at the University as required.
  • Teach specialist Honours and Masters level courses, if required.
  • Contribute to the design and delivery of the School’s teaching programs and courses.
  • Actively participate in School activities and demonstrate an ability and willingness take on administrative 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.

LEVEL C – Senior Lecturer:
(in addition to the above)

  • Lead the design/development of experimental approaches to teaching and learning and participate in the exchange of these approaches with colleagues.
  • Work collaboratively to identify and apply for internal education funding opportunities.
  • Actively engage and contribute to UNSW’s Education Focussed community driving educational excellence across the university.
  • Work collaboratively with peers across the UNSW in all aspects of academic endeavour, develop learning and teaching strategies and resources and contribute to an exchange of teaching ideas, and mentoring of staff.
  • Maintain and develop links within the discipline, industry, and profession (e.g., contribute to professional development activities).
  • Maintain professional development in pedagogy, disciplinary knowledge, and professional accreditation requirements (where relevant).
  • Make a positive contribution by leading School meetings and seminars and be a member of School/Faculty committees as required.

About the successful applicant
(Selection Criteria)

To be successful in this role you will have:

LEVEL B – Lecturer:

  • PhD or equivalent qualification in mathematics or statistics, and/or relevant work experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in teaching Applied Mathematics, Pure Mathematics, or Statistics.
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness and passion for educational excellence (e.g., relevant discipline-based curriculum design and development at a variety of levels and scales).
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to online teaching.
  • Capacity to conduct productive research and/or scholarship related to mathematics and statistics education.
  • Evidence of highly developed interpersonal and organisational skills.
  • Evidence of ability to support and inspire students from diverse backgrounds and support student equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives.
  • 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.

LEVEL C – Senior Lecturer:
(in addition to the above)

  • Experience of implementing evidence-formed approaches and educational technologies and online delivery methods.
  • Experience in student supervision including, e.g., Honours Thesis, Coursework Masters Project, Summer Scholars Project.
  • Evidence of professional development of teaching practice in self and others with the ability to advance and lead an inclusive culture of excellence in learning and teaching.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with the profession and industry and attract funding for learning and teaching initiatives.

You should provide a cover letter and systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application.

For informal queries, please see the below contact details. 

Otherwise, please apply online via the UNSW Jobs listing (see the yellow button below) - applications will not be accepted if sent directly to the contact listed.

Professor Adelle Coster

Applications close: 19 June 2023.