Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Applied Mathematics

University of Melbourne


October 18, 2022


Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Applied Mathematics

Job no: 0053960 Location: Parkville Role type: Full time; Continuing Faculty: Faculty of Science Department/School: School of Mathematics and Statistics Salary: Classification at Level B or Level C depending on experience and qualifications Level B – $110,236 – $130,900 p.a. plus 17% super Level C – $135,032 – $155,698 p.a. plus 17% super

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.

About the School of Mathematics and Statistics The University of Melbourne's School of Mathematics and Statistics is one of Australia's leading mathematics and statistics schools. It has achieved this status through the high quality of its research and teaching programs. The School offers a wide range of subjects to undergraduate and postgraduate students and is involved in aspects of community life that impact on the interests of the School and the discipline.

Infrastructure support for research and basic information technology facilities are provided to all members of the department. Special facilities such as high-end workstations and salaries for research fellows are supported through individual competitive external research grants. Members of the School have had considerable success at attracting support from the Australian Research Council. The school currently hosts two ARC Centres of Excellence, and has hosted four ARC Laureate Fellows, ten ARC Future Fellows and fourteen DECRA Fellows.

It is one of the objectives of the University to develop and maintain a strong international profile. In this context, members of the School have strong collaborative links with colleagues in the United States of States of America, most countries in Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.

About the Role The successful applicant will significantly contribute to research conducted by the Applied Mathematics group, undertaking high-level research in Applied Mathematics leading to a vigorous research program in the development of applied modelling techniques and their application.

The Applied Mathematics group has existing strength in mathematical biology. We are looking for someone to expand our physical applied applications to increase connections between the school and other departments/faculties across the University. Outside of mathematical biology the Applied Mathematics group is working on interdisciplinary projects, including granular materials, fluid dynamics and nanomechanics, using a range of continuous, discrete, numerical, and stochastic approaches.

The incumbent will actively support the teaching efforts of the school, supporting students at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. The lecturer will develop curriculum at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels utilising online resources as appropriate, effectively deliver lectures and tutorial classes, administer assessments and marking of that material and undertake supervision of postgraduate students.

The University of Melbourne provides a wide range of opportunities for exciting research collaborations within the School, wider University and externally. There will be the opportunity to undertake external consulting. The successful applicant will be expected to undertake administrative tasks for the School.

Responsibilities include:

  • Effectively undertaking a range of administrative functions, including those connected with teaching responsibilities and the conduct of the academic affairs of the School
  • Actively applying and obtaining external research grant income to support that research
  • Conducting research and contributing to knowledge through scholarship, refereed publications and presentations
  • Actively participating in research seminars and conferences
  • About You The successful applicant will have a strong publication record in applied mathematics, including mathematical modelling and associated analytical and numerical methods and demonstrate research excellence in relation to career stage.

    The candidate will have the ability to develop research links nationally and/or internationally, and attract funding through grant applications, also having a strong commitment to teaching and the supervision of research students at undergraduate, MSc and PhD levels.

    While not essential, experience in lecturing large undergraduate classes and teaching applied mathematics will be highly regarded.

    You will also have:

  • A PhD or equivalent research higher degree in applied mathematics or a related discipline.
  • The ability to teach large undergraduate classes and the ability to develop and teach applied mathematics subjects at a graduate level, including subjects related to computational mathematics and numerical analysis
  • The ability to interact well with other academic staff and to contribute to the administration of a large school
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, administer and see through to completion appropriately designed research projects with limited supervision
  • To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

    About the University The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

    Benefits of Working with Us In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible working arrangements, generous personal, parental and cultural leave
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
  • Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families
  • To find out more, visit https: // about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/staff-benefits.

    Be Yourself We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

    Join Us! If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria^ (found in the Position Description) for the role.

    To apply for this role, please submit your application via MathJobs -https: // www. mathjobs.org/jobs/list/20548

    Applications not submitted via MathJobs will not be considered.

    ^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to https:// about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria

    We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact us at hr-talent@unimelb.edu.au.

    Applications close: 18 OCTOBER 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

    Advertised: 07 Sep 2022 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Standard Time

    Applications close: 18 Oct 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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