Lecturer / Lecturer in Statistics, Data Science job with UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE

Location: Parcville

Role type: Full time; Continue

Faculty: Faculty of Sciences

Department/School: School of Mathematics and Statistics

Salary: Classification is Level B or Level C depending on experience and qualifications.

  • Level B – $110,236 – $130,900 per year plus 17% super or Level C – $135,032 – $155,698 per year plus 17% super

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and honor the traditional owners of the lands on which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung peoples, the Yorta Yorta nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung people. We recognize that the land on which we meet and learn was the site of centuries-old ceremonies, celebration, initiation and renewal, and that local Indigenous peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the lives of these lands.

About the School of Mathematics and Statistics

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

The School of Mathematics and Statistics has a total of 70 teacher-researchers and/or teacher-researchers; 34 research-only staff and consultants; 16 academic specialists and 16 support staff. The school has over 240 casual and honorary staff. In 2020, there were 90 graduate research students and 278 master of science students. Five school staff members and one professor emeritus are members of the Academy of Sciences.

About the role

The Lecturer/Lecturer in Statistics (Data Science) should develop and maintain a high-level research program in data science and statistics, methodology and applications. Beyond data science and statistics groups, the University of Melbourne offers an exceptional environment to develop innovative research in data science and statistics, with opportunities for collaborations at the Melbourne Center for Data Science, with researchers in Machine Learning and Bioinformatics in Computing and Information. Systems, biostatisticians in population and global health, big data research in genomics in Melbourne’s Integrative Genomics Research Hub as well as applied and theoretical approaches to data science in all fields. The school has excellent computing facilities and access to local and cloud high-performance computing clusters.

The candidate should also have a strong commitment to teaching and supervising research students. Teaching will take place within the undergraduate and master’s programs of the School of Mathematics and Statistics, and the candidate will be expected to teach statistics and its applications to a variety of audiences. They are also expected to supervise undergraduate, masters and doctoral research students in data science and statistics.

Responsibilities include:

  • Conducting research and contributing to knowledge through scholarships, interdisciplinary or industry collaborations, publications and peer-reviewed presentations. Research can be carried out independently and/or in a team
  • Active application and success in securing external research grant income to support this research
  • Effective preparation and delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate lectures and evaluation of such material
  • Effective support of a range of administrative functions, including those related to teaching responsibilities and the conduct of the academic affairs of the school

About you

You will possess excellent organizational skills to meet deadlines and complete projects on time and have the ability to develop, administer and complete appropriately designed research projects with limited supervision. You will engage with relevant professional and industry bodies and stakeholders to foster collaborative partnerships and possess excellent interpersonal and written and oral communication skills in English. The ability to attract external funding through grant applications and/or support in joint funded projects with others internal or external to the university is desirable but not essential.

You will also have:

  • Holds a PhD or equivalent advanced research degree in statistics or related discipline
  • Demonstrated excellence in research relative to the career stage, including a strong publication record and the ability to develop research linkages nationally and/or internationally
  • The ability to develop and teach statistics and data science topics at the undergraduate and postgraduate level
  • The ability to interact well with other academic staff and contribute to the administration of a large school

To ensure that the University continues to provide a safe environment for all, this position requires the incumbent to hold an up-to-date and valid working with children verification.

About the University

The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked among the best universities in the world. We are proud of our staff, our commitment to excellence in research and teaching, and our global engagement.

Benefits of working with us

In addition to having the opportunity to grow and meet challenges, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our employees enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible work arrangements, generous personal, parental and cultural leaves
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary package and leave loading
  • Free and subsidized health and wellness services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services, including Myki and Qantas Club cards
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families

To learn more, visit https://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/staff-benefits

Be yourself

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

Join us!

If you think this role is right for you, please submit your application, including a brief cover letter, resume, and responses to the selection criteria^ (found in the job description) for the role.

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^For information to help you compile short statements to meet the selection criteria and competencies, please see http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria

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

Job Description : 0056956_LecturerinStatisticsDataScience_PD.pdf

Closing of applications: October 18, 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time