Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Mathematics, Statistics or Data Science

University of Queensland



School of Mathematics and Physics

The School of Mathematics and Physics is part of the UQ Faculty of Science and is the leading provider of tertiary mathematics, statistics and physics education in Queensland.

The School teaches into a range of undergraduate, postgraduate coursework and higher degree by research programs, including specialist programs in financial mathematics, data science and quantum technology. Nearly 10,000 students are enrolled in courses offered by the School.

The School is internationally recognised for its research excellence and hosts several world-class research centres, including nodes of four Australian Research Council Centres of Excellence. Experts undertake research at the cutting edge across a broad spectrum of areas in physics, mathematics and statistics, and work with industry leaders to deliver innovation and impact across Australia and internationally.

For more information, visit the School of Mathematics and Physics’ website: smp.uq.edu.au.


About This Opportunity

 The successful appointee will be expected to:

  • teach undergraduate and postgraduate mathematics courses;
  • engage in curriculum development;
  • supervise postgraduate and honours students;
  • conduct high-quality research;
  • perform administrative, outreach and other activities associated with the School.

This position is located at our picturesque St Lucia campus, renowned as one of Australia’s most attractive university campuses, and located just 7km from Brisbane’s city centre. Bounded by the Brisbane River on three sides, and with outstanding public transport connections, our 114-hectare site provides a perfect work environment – you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a vibrant campus with the tradition of an established university.

For US applicants, please note that Australian Universities use British terminology, as such a Lecturer (Level B) position is equivalent to that of an Assistant Professor position in the US.


Our Ideal Candidate

Applicants should have a strong publication record relative to opportunity, as well as potential to attract research grants. They will be an enthusiastic teacher, with the ability to teach courses in mathematics or statistics as well as non-specialist courses to students in other disciplines. Areas of current strategic interest to the school include Data Science, Numerical & Computational Mathematics, Financial Mathematics and Statistics, but applicants from any area of mathematics or statistics are encouraged to apply Applicants should address how their research complements and supplements our current research strengths. 

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to recruitment@uq.edu.au.


What We Can Offer

This is a full-time, continuing position at Academic level A or B.

The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $95,771 - $135,276 plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $112,052 - $158,272.

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, recreation leave loading, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, cheap parking, development programs and many other benefits.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.


Position Description

Download File UPDATED Lecturer_Senior Lecturer - Position Description 25-July.pdf


Our Selection Process

Please note that Seminars and Interviews have been tentatively scheduled for the week commencing 11th November 2019 at The University of Queensland's St Lucia campus.

As part of the Selection Process, applicants shortlisted for interview will be required to present a seminar and mock lecture to members of the school community prior to their scheduled interview. Research seminars and lecture topics will be provided with adequate notice to shortlisted candidates.   

The University of Queensland is committed to ensuring all candidates are provided with the opportunity to attend the panel interviews, however, for those candidates who are unable to attend in person, video interview options will be available.   



To discuss this role please contact Associate Professor Tony Roberts on +61 7 3365 3263 or email apr@maths.uq.edu.au.

For application queries, please contact recruitment@uq.edu.au stating the job number in the subject line.


Want to Apply?

To submit an application for this role, use the apply button. All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Responses to the Selection Criteria

In your application, please refer to Professorpositions.com


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