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Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Statistics (Teaching & Leadership) (up to two positions)

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Work type: Full Time
Vacancy type: Internal Vacancy, External Vacancy
Categories: Academic - Teaching and Leadership

  • Exciting Teaching and Leadership Opportunity (up to two positions available)
  • Full-time, continuing
  • Salary range from $105,992 to $148,830 (Level B to Level C) p.a., plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading

The Role

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is looking to appoint motivated, flexible, teaching innovators with significant professional experience and/or online education experience for appointment as Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Statistics (Teaching and Leadership). Up to two positions are available.

Reporting to the Head of Department, you will be focused on the delivery and organisation of teaching and enhancing the student experience. You will provide strong leadership of academic courses and activities, with an emphasis on pedagogic innovation, governance and leadership within the Department and statistics discipline, and across the University more broadly.

Macquarie University recently introduced an Academic Job Family Framework which recognises and rewards the breadth of academic work including promotion pathways. The Teaching and Leadership Academic family is a specialist teaching and leadership role for academic staff who demonstrate excellence in teaching and leadership and wish to focus in these areas. As a specialist role, Teaching and Leadership Academic staff dedicate their workload contribution to Teaching, Leadership of Teaching, and Service. Click here for more information.

About Us

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is a leading national department for the mathematical sciences with a diverse teaching and research program in statistics, applied mathematics and pure mathematics. As well as offering several specialist undergraduate and postgraduate coursework programs in statistics with rapidly growing enrolments, we are a major provider of service teaching in statistics and mathematics for the university. Our areas of strength in statistics include biostatistics, computational statistics, applied statistics and mathematical statistics. The Department is also highly regarded for its contributions in applied mathematics, notably in fluids and electromagnetism, and in several branches of pure mathematics including category theory and harmonic analysis.

Macquarie University is a university engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives. Since our foundation 55 years ago, we have aspired to be a different type of university. Over the years, we’ve grown to become the centre of a vibrant local and global community. Connect with us today.

To Apply

To be considered for one of these exciting opportunities, please apply online including a full resume, and carefully address the selection criteria below in the online application form.

Essential criteria

  • A PhD or equivalent experience in statistics, mathematics or a related discipline
  • Demonstrated ability to teach at undergraduate and postgraduate level in a range of areas of statistics
  • High quality teaching skills including evidence of strong student outcomes and reflective practice
  • Demonstrated capacity for and commitment to innovation in pedagogy, teaching practice, assessment, online learning and/or curriculum development
    (For appointment at Level C, a significant record of these activities is expected)
  • Capacity for academic leadership in the delivery and/or development of units or courses
    (For appointment at Level C, a significant record of these activities is expected)
  • Ability to contribute to a collegial environment in furthering the goals of the Department
  • A strong commitment to advancing principles of equity, diversity and inclusion within the staff and student bodies of the Department, Faculty and University

Desirable criteria

  • Evidence of successful delivery to diverse student cohorts at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels in statistics
  • Substantial skills in statistical programming and software tools, especially R.
  • Experience in applying statistical software tools in undergraduate and graduate level courses
  • Experience in sophisticated or innovative uses of online learning systems

Specific Role Enquiries: Dr Georgy Sofronov, at, or Professor Michael Steel (Interim Head of Department) at

General Recruitment Enquiries: Anne Kumanan, HR Officer at

Applications Close: Sunday, 12th April 2020 at 11:55pm

 At Macquarie University, we are committed to providing a working environment where each individual is valued, respected and supported to progress. Our priority is to ensure culture, policies and processes are truly inclusive and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander identity, gender, culture, disability, LGBTIQA+ identities, family and caring responsibilities, age, or religion. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria and shares Macquarie University’s values of scholarship, empowerment and integrity to apply.

Learn more about our progress towards Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

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