Senior Lecturer

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: FullTime

Job Reference: 1174387
School of Electrical Engineering, Computing and Mathematical Sciences (EECMS)

The School of Electrical Engineering, Computing, and Mathematical Sciences (EECMS) combines computational expertise in mathematics, statistics and computing with applications in materials science, quantum physics, signal processing, astronomy and health. EECMS contains several major research centres and institutes including the Curtin Institute for Data Science, the Curtin Centre for Optimisation and Decision Science and the Curtin Institute for Radio Astronomy. These centres lead significant research and development programs with industry and government partners across the mining, energy, agriculture and defence sectors. In addition to undergraduate courses in mathematics, statistics and data science, EECMS offers an accredited actuarial science course, one of only seven in Australia and the only one in Western Australia, with a strong focus on applied statistics and data science.

Your new role

As a teaching and research academic in Statistics and Data Science, you will play a major role in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses in statistics, data science and actuarial science, as well as supervising student research projects at undergraduate, masters and PhD levels. You will contribute to developing the data science courses at Curtin and building relationships with partner universities and international campuses. Your teaching will be underpinned by an active research program which supports the activities of the university, driving real-world impact and inspiring students.

To be successful in this role, you will need a relevant doctoral qualification, demonstrate expertise in research, showcase efficient teaching capabilities, and exhibit a proactive commitment to contributing to both collaborative projects and the broader academic community. 

As this is a continuing (permanent) role, you will require permanent work rights in Australia to be considered.

Only in limited situations will visa sponsorship situations be considered.

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact

Professor Nicola Armstrong at

[email protected].

About us

Curtin University is one of the world’s top 200 universities according to the 2023 QS World University Rankings. We offer a competitive remuneration and benefits package, a friendly and collaborative work environment, generous leave entitlements and superannuation, flexible working arrangements, and salary-packaging. Our vibrant campus includes an art gallery, gym, childcare and medical centre, and endless food options including a supermarket.

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Join us!

Please provide a cover letter, your CV and a separate document addressing the selection criteria (noted below) to allow us to assess your suitability for this role.

Selection criteria:
  • A doctoral qualification in statistics, or a closely related discipline.
  • A strong theoretical background in statistics.
  • A track record of publications in high-quality international journals in the statistics field.
  • Experience developing statistical methods in collaborative research and development and/or consulting projects with industry.
  • Proven success in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching/co-ordination of statistical units, with the ability to contribute to curriculum development.
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise research students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • Ability to attract research funding through grants and consulting.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to explain statistical concepts to a non-technical audience.
  • Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships across the university and externally with industry, government and professional bodies.
  • Applications close: Thursday 29 February, 5.45PM AWST 

    Applicants should note that prior to appointment, you will need to have a current National Police Records check, undergo character, integrity, and reference checks. Please note that this position may be subject to a WA state government vaccination mandate. If requested, you will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status prior to employment.

    If you have any queries in relation to this application process, please contact our careers team on 08 9266 9000 (option 3,1).

    Please note we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies at this time.

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