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Associate Professor, Senior Lecturer or Lecturer in Mathematics (Female Only)

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Work type: Continuing, Tenure Track
Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Academic

Classification: Level D

 Associate Professor, Senior Lecturer or Lecturer in Mathematics (Female Only)

Classification:              Academic Level D, C or B
Salary Package:           Level B $101,805 - $115,428 pa plus 17% superannuation
                                    Level C $122, 240 - $135,866 pa plus 17% superannuation
                                    Level D $146,080 - $159,582 pa plus 17% superannuation
Terms:                         Full-time, continuing and/or tenure track

The Mathematical Sciences Institute (MSI) is strongly committed to improving the gender balance amongst staff and students.  It is taking proactive action towards this goal by advertising a full-time continuing female-only position.

The position is available at academic Level B, C or D (the latter equates to the position of Professor within the United States of America) depending on the experience of the candidate, and is open to all fields of mathematics, but preference may be given to a candidate whose research interests align with one or more of the existing research programs.

About the Mathematical Science Institute (MSI)                                                                     

The MSI is one of the leading mathematics departments in Australia. 

The MSI, within the ANU College of Science, aims for research and educational outcomes of the highest quality.  The Institute comprises approximately 49 academics and seven professional staff members and is located in a new modern, sustainable, award winning building with state-of-the-art research and teaching facilities.  The MSI has research strengths in a broad range of areas, including algebraic geometry, representation theory, number theory, algebraic and geometric topology, non-linear partial differential equations, harmonic analysis, geometric analysis, computational mathematics, applied mathematics, mathematical physics and probability/stochastics.

The Institute offers a variety of courses and programs catering to undergraduate, Honours and postgraduate students. The ANU also offers two research-focused degrees for undergraduate mathematics students. The recently introduced Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences is expanding student numbers in the mathematics major, and the elite Bachelor of Philosophy degree attracts a significant number of the very best undergraduates. The MSI offers the most comprehensive undergraduate coursework offerings in mathematics in Australia and supports students through scholarships and prizes. The MSI currently teaches 1960 undergraduate coursework students, and there is a combined total of 108 students in the Honours, MSc, MPhil and PhD programs.

Position overview 

The MSI is seeking to offer a continuing and/or tenure track appointments at the Academic Level D, C or B.

These positions are established for mid to later career academics to pursue their research-focused career in any field of mathematics, preferably in the research interests that align with one or more of the existing research programs

The level of this appointment, Academic Level D, C or B is to be determined by the appointee’s current research and teaching expertise.

Applicants are expected to have an outstanding record in research and teaching relative to the level of their application. The positions involve teaching both in the candidate’s area of specialisation and standard mathematics undergraduate courses.  Successful candidates will have access to a four-year start up grant to support research, visitors and conference travel.

Joint appointments with other parts of the University are a possibility, depending on their fit with other research groups at ANU.

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Female only, identified position*

The MSI is committed to embedding diversity and inclusion into the culture of our research disciplines and looking at a number of initiatives to support gender equality within the school, including improving gender balance amongst staff and students in Mathematical disciplines. As part of this initiative, the MSI is taking a proactive action towards this goal by opening Associate Professor, Senior Lecturer or Lecturer in Mathematics position to female applicants only. This is an equal employment opportunity measure aiming to increase representation of women within the field of Mathematics. It is intended to constitute a special measure aimed at increasing employment opportunities for women in the workplace where women have been, and continue to be, underrepresented.

Application information
All application documentation, including at least three (3) reference letters, must be submitted on MathJobs.org.


In order to apply for this role please ensure that you upload the following documents:

  • A covering letter or statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV), including a publication list.
  • A research and teaching vision statement describing achievements and future career plans.
  • At least three (3) current letters of recommendation. The references should be uploaded by the referee to MathJobs.org.

Closing date

Review of your application is guaranteed if the materials are received by 21 November 2021. The search will continue until the position is filled, or until 30 June 2022, whichever comes first. 

The selection committee intends to invite shortlisted candidates to MSI to present a zoom seminar and interview before the Christmas closure 2021. 

For more information, please contact the Director, Professor Lilia Ferrario via email at director.msi@anu.edu.au.

For further information about MSI, please see our website

*This advertisement has been prepared in accordance with the University’s Identified Positions Procedure. The University supports special measures to improve access, participation and inclusion of academic women who are under-represented in the field of mathematical sciences. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit http://services.anu.edu/human-resources/respect-inclusion

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.

Position Description & Selection Criteria

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