Associate Professor/Professor in Computational Algebra

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Camperdown, NEW SOUTH WALES
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 01 Mar 2023

  • Exciting opportunity for an outstanding senior academic who is a leading authority within their discipline
  • Located in the School of Mathematics and Statistics on the Camperdown Campus
  • Continuing position with an attractive remuneration package

About the opportunity

The School of Mathematics and Statistics is one of the largest mathematical sciences schools in Australia and is world-renowned for its research in pure mathematics, applied mathematics and mathematical statistics. The school attracts a strong body of excellent students as well as a large number of outstanding researchers, many of whom hold Fellowships and grants.

We are seeking to appoint a Mathematician who is internationally recognized as a leading academic in the area of Computational Algebra. The successful candidate will combine a research track record of impactful publications and success in competitive research grants with a solid track record of teaching and experience in supervising higher degree research students.

About you

The successful applicant will take a leadership role in the Computational Algebra group in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at The University of Sydney. This group is responsible for maintaining and developing the Magma software package, one of the leading computational algebra tools for computations in algebra, number theory, algebraic geometry, and algebraic combinatorics, which has become an essential part of the working lives of mathematicians around the world. The successful applicant will take a leadership role in managing the group and the Magma software within the University, acting as the supervisor of members of the group and working in close cooperation with founding director Professor John Cannon.

In addition to the coordination of the development of Magma, this role involves attracting and administering funding to support the Magma project and connecting the group to other teaching, research, and engagement initiatives of strategic importance to the University. We are thus looking for a candidate with a wide network of established academic relationships, with experience in managing academic teams, and who will be enthusiastic in continuing the development of Magma. 

We are ideally looking to appoint at the Associate Professor or Professor level. For exceptional talent, however, we would also consider emerging scholars appointable at the Senior Lecturer level. 

Term and remuneration 

This will be a continuing appointment. 

The successful candidate will be offered a competitive remuneration package commensurate with the responsibilities of the position and the candidate’s relevant experience and qualifications. 

Closing date for applications 

11.59pm, 1 March 2023 

How to apply 

Please click the 'Apply' button. 

For a copy of the candidate information brochure, a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact: 

Senior Talent Partner, Senior Talent Acquisition, Lucy Porter on or +61 429 771 115


Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment. 

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