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Job no: 0043007
Work type: Continuing
Location: Parkville

School of Mathematics and Statistics
Faculty of Science

The University plan seeks to increase the diversity of the workforce and the representation of women in areas they have been traditionally under-represented. Consistent with this, the School of Mathematics and Statistics is seeking to increase the representation of women in the academic workforce across mathematical disciplines. Pursuant to a Special Measure under Section 12 (1) of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic), the School is seeking to lift the representation of women and therefore will only consider applications from suitably qualified female candidates for this position.

Salary: $98,775 – $117,290 p.a. (Level B) or $120,993 - $139,510 p.a. (Level C), plus 17% superannuation. Level of appointment is subject to the appointee’s research record, qualifications and experience.

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.

The School of Mathematics and Statistics is seeking to expand its expertise in the area of Data Science within the Statistics research group and seeks to appoint a suitably qualified female candidate in a continuing, full time position.

The School maintains activity in all areas of the mathematical sciences. It has research foci in many areas of algebra, analysis, geometry and topology, number theory, continuum modelling, mathematical biology, mathematical physics, discrete mathematics, operations research mathematical and applied statistics including statistical genomics, stochastic modelling and probability theory.

The successful applicant is expected to

  • lead a vigorous research program in statistics with emphasis on data science
  • demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching (teaching will occur within the School of Mathematics and Statistics’ undergraduate and MSc programs)
  • demonstrate a strong commitment to the supervision of research students (at undergraduate, MSc and PhD levels)
  • undertake administrative tasks for the School

The successful candidate will be appointed at either Academic Level B or C, dependent upon the Selection Panel’s assessment of the individual’s application.

The University of Melbourne provides a wide range of opportunities for exciting research collaborations within the School, wider University, as well as externally. Learn more about Research at The University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne has been accepted as a pilot institution in the Science in Australia Gender Equality (SAGE) pilot of Athena Swan in Australia. What is the SAGE Pilot? – Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE)

Be a part of what makes us Australia's No. 1 University!

Close date: 30 Nov 2017

Position Description and Selection Criteria

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