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Lecturer in Mathematics

LocationCallaghan, NSW 2308
Work TypeFull time
Positions1 Position
Job no: HRC0003304
Category: Academic, Level C
  • Academic Level B or C, Full-time role
  • Permanent position based at the Callaghan Campus
  • Join a passionate and internationally recognised teaching environment with University of Newcastle

Our vision to become a world-leading university for our regions will take passion and perseverance. We can’t do it without you.

The University of Newcastle stands as a global leader distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence. Our vision is to be a world-leading University for our regions and creating a better future for our regions and the globe. Underpinned by this vision and our values of excellence, equity, engagement and sustainability, the University of Newcastle’s Looking Ahead Strategic Plan 2020-2025 outlines the University’s commitment to delivering an exceptional student experience and serving our communities.

We are looking for people to join our university and bring their global expertise to our region, and to take their impactful research to the world with us.

We are driven by our inclusive focus and are proud of our five-star rating for social equity. We are among the first 15 universities in Australia to receive the Bronze Award under the Athena Swan Charter and we’re striving to achieve Silver.

About us

The University’s College of Engineering, Science and Environment (CESE) brings together expertise in engineering, environment, and the sciences to deliver life ready graduates and transformative solutions to our region and the world. CESE strives for excellence, innovation and equity in teaching, education, research and partnerships. We are global leaders uncovering new knowledge, creating revolutionary technology, and delivering innovative teaching.

 The School of Information and Physical Sciences (SIPS) accommodates the disciplines of Mathematics, Data Science and Statistics, Computing and Information Technology, and Physics. The vision of SIPS is aligned with the University's strategic plan "Looking Ahead" and aims to provide a transformative, modern and relevant learning experience where students acquire practical skills, leading to work and life-ready graduates. Research at the School is of a quality that is 'well above world standard' and is relevant, collaborative, interdisciplinary and impactful. The school is dedicated to diversity, equity and social justice, while embracing our Indigenous culture in all aspects of its work.


Be challenged and imagine with us

The School of Information and Physical Sciences is seeking to appoint a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Mathematics. The candidate will contribute to a dynamic, transdisciplinary and globally competitive research environment through research collaboration, external grant income, the delivery of high-quality publications and the recruitment and supervision of higher degree research students.

 The successful candidate will contribute to a lively, passionate and internationally recognised teaching environment through curriculum development, innovative course delivery, excellent student engagement and leadership of evidence-based innovation in teaching and outreach.

The ideal applicant will have a strong research background in mathematics and an interest in math education. 

How will we inspire you?

The position is primarily based at the Callaghan campus in Newcastle with possible teaching at Central Coast campus. It will encompass the teaching of postgraduate and undergraduate courses in Mathematics, including large first year classes comprising students from diverse study programs and engagement with flexible course delivery modes and innovative teaching practices. 

 This role will:

  • Attract industry-based research support and competitive external grant funding to the University.
  • Establish and build an independent research program to attract undergraduate and higher degree students.
  • Contribute to teaching within undergraduate and postgraduate programs as required.
  • Work cohesively within a team environment to strengthen current and future  research priorities of the School.
  • Contribute to service activities within the School and College to maintain academic standards and administrative effectiveness.


How will you inspire us?

The essential criteria for success include:

  • A PhD in Mathematics or related area.
  • Demonstrated record of publication or non-traditional research output in high-quality outlets.
  • Demonstrated experience in the introduction of novel pedagogies in the teaching of mathematics. This may include the incorporation of artificial intelligence into the undergraduate curriculum.
  •  Demonstrated capacity for independent research; contributing as a chief investigator, including collaborations which create new insights and opportunities.
  • Demonstrated outstanding performance in a range of higher-level internal duties.
  •  Skills in active and effective record of supervision of Honours/Masters research projects and primary supervision of Higher Degree by Research students with timely completions.
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve teaching quality as indicated by internal and external surveys and outcomes for students.
  • Willingness and ability to contribute to outreach activities, School/College governance, organisational administration (including course coordination) and initiative/activities within the University.

 Level C requirements:

  •  Demonstrated experience in the introduction of evidence-based teaching innovations in the teaching of mathematics with a view to improving student outcomes and satisfaction. This may include the incorporation of artificial intelligence into the undergraduate curriculum.
  • Demonstrated leadership in learning and teaching activities, including program convening, course coordination, course/curriculum development and mentoring at undergraduate, honours and postgraduate levels.
  •  Demonstrated outstanding performance in a range of higher-level internal duties, providing a strong contribution to external activities, and developing international collaborations.

For the full list of essential and desirable selection criteria, please review the Position Descriptions – Level B and C Position Descriptions attached.

What we offer

This position will be offered as either a level B or C, full-time continuing role.

The remuneration range is from $103,221 to $122,576 (Level B) or $132,768 - $153,093 (Level C) plus 17 % superannuation and leave loading.  

For information on our employee benefits (such as flexible working, discounts in private health insurance and gym memberships and salary packaging) please click here.

The University is committed to being a leader in family-friendly working environments.

Move to Newcastle

A move to Newcastle offers you the choice to live in the city, by the sea or near bushland - the region offers a wonderful place for a family to grow and the opportunity to strike a work/life balance.

Visit the City of Newcastle site to imagine your future in Newcastle.

Let’s be part of something bigger together. 

Visit this page for a guide on how to apply for a role.

Your application must include:

  • Your ORCID ID
  • A URL link to your University Academic Profile (or equivalent)
  • A Cover Letter; outlining your interest in the role
  • A statement addressing all of the Essential and Desirable Criteria, as provided in the Position Description (4 pages max)
  • Your CV, which should be succinct and discipline appropriate.

Please upload your Cover Letter and response to the requested Criteria as one PDF document.

For specific position enquiries, please contact Associate Professor Karen Blackmore, Acting Head of School on +61 2 492 15206 or via email karen.blackmore@newcastle.edu.au

Having Difficulties? If you are having technical trouble with a job application you can find help here. For further assistance you can email employment@newcastle.edu.au – please note, this Inbox will not be monitored during the university’s shutdown period between the dates of Monday, 18 December 2023 to Sunday, 7 January 2024. We will respond to your message from Monday, 8 January 2023.

Closing date: 22nd January 2024 at 11.59pm AEST

We are excited to be Looking Ahead with you

The University of Newcastle is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

We provide opportunities for all people regardless of their background and experience, and this philosophy is reflected across all that we do.