Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer/ Assoc Professor in Mathematical or Statistical Methods for Energy Systems

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Deadline: 26 Jan 2024

Job no: 0060747
Location: Parkville
Role type: Full-time; Continuing
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Department/School: School of Mathematics and Statistics
Salary: Level B (Lecturer) - $114,645 - $136,136 p.a. OR Level C (Senior Lecturer) - $140,433 - $161,926 p.a. OR Level D (Associate Professor) - $169,094– $186,288 p.a. plus 17% super (pro rata for part-time)

Level of appointment is subject to qualification and experience


  • Make a significant contribution to the teaching and research mission of the School of Mathematics and Statistics and the discipline!
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families! 

About the Role
A newly created position within the School of Mathematics and Statistics, in collaboration with the Melbourne Energy Institute, is now available for an outstanding academic with expertise in the development of mathematical and/or statistical methods of relevance to energy systems.

Your research expertise may include but is not limited to, optimisation or forecasting with a focus on contributing to Australia’s transition to a cleaner energy future.

You will contribute to the teaching and research excellence of the School, with publications in high quality journals and conferences, and capacity to mentor research students and secure independent grant funding to support a program of research. Active collaboration with others across the University of Melbourne is strongly encouraged, particularly via the Melbourne Energy Institute, as is collaboration with industry and government agencies. 


Your responsibilities will include: 


  • Conducting a program of research that contributes to the discipline of mathematics and/or statistics
  • Publishing research findings in international refereed journals and present results at seminars, conferences, and meetings
  • Teaching subjects to a standard that delivers a high-quality learning experience
  • Building and fostering partnerships with industry, government, collaborators at other Universities and other stakeholders
  • Actively supervising research students (undergraduate, graduate coursework and PhD students

Who We Are Looking For 
Our ideal candidate has an established track record of high-quality publications in leading international journal in the general areas of mathematical and/or statistical methods and applications, and demonstrated experience teaching at a university level. You will have excellent oral and written communication skills in English and the ability to build and maintain professional relationships with a range of diverse stakeholders.  

You will also have: 


  • A PhD in mathematics, statistics, or a related discipline 
  • A potential or demonstrated capacity to conduct research activities in collaboration with industry and/or government
  • Evidence of the ability to attract external research funding from national competitive research bodies and other sources, including industry
  • Evidence of the ability to teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses in mathematics and/or statistics
  • A demonstrated capacity to supervise undergraduate and graduate research students

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD. 

This position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check to ensure the University provides a safe environment for everyone. 

Please note: Visa sponsorship is available for this position.  

Your New Team – School of Mathematics and Statistics
The University of Melbourne's School of Mathematics and Statistics is one of Australia's leading mathematics and statistics schools. It has achieved this status through the high quality of its research and teaching programs. The School offers a wide range of subjects to undergraduate and postgraduate students and is involved in aspects of community life that impact on the interests of the School and the discipline - http://www.ms.unimelb.edu.au  

The Melbourne Energy Institute
The Melbourne Energy Institute (MEI) delivers influential, interdisciplinary research on the transition to a clean energy system. We work with the community, industry and government on some of the world's most pressing energy challenges. These positions are at the core
of the MEI 2023 Strategic Plan – Mission Zero in order to build critical mass in a teaching and research capability able to deliver the technologies and workforce for Australia’s energy challenges - https://energy.unimelb.edu.au

What We Offer You! 
In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits  page! 

About the University of Melbourne 
We’re tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website  and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn .    

Be Yourself 
The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page. 

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the email address listed at the bottom of the page. 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants 
We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne. 

For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -https://about.unimelb.edu.au/reconciliation/murmuk-djerring  


Join Us!
If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents: 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact us via email at [email protected] , ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

Applications close: 26 January 2024 11:55 PM Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT)


Position Description: 0060747_Mathematical or Statistical Methods for Energy Systems_PD.pdf

Position Description

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