Senior Lecturer or Associate Professor, Mathematics

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Deadline: 20 Nov 2022

  • Full time/Continuing
  • Position located at Bundoora Campus, Melbourne
  • LEVEL C – $122,297 - $140,478 plus 17% superannuation 
  • LEVEL D – $146,540 - $161,087 plus 17% superannuation 

About the position

The Department of Mathematical and Physical Sciences is comprised of active teaching and research staff across the broad disciplines of applied mathematics, pure mathematics, statistics, and physics.   The Department offers undergraduate majors in mathematics, statistics, data science, and physics, and also provides many important subjects that are undertaken by students from a diverse range of courses and disciplinary backgrounds (eg. engineering, life sciences, education). Both the school and department foster collaborative projects across disciplines.

We are therefore seeking  a teaching and research academic at either levels C or D, who can be a leading contributor for maintaining the research standing in the area of pure mathematics.  A Level D teaching and research academic is expected to be recognised internationally as a contributor to the development of their discipline or profession.

They will provide leadership and foster excellence in teaching and learning and undertake research of high quality and impact. A Level C teaching and research academic is expected to develop curriculum, teach and/or undertake research and/or other scholarly work relevant to the development of their discipline or professional field. An academic at this level will make a significant contribution to the discipline at the national level. They will normally play a major role or provide a significant degree of leadership in scholarly, research and/or professional activities relevant to the profession.

 Skills and Experience

To be considered for this position, you will have;

  • Completion of a PhD or equivalent accreditation and standing recognised by the

University/profession as appropriate for the relevant discipline area.

  • Demonstrated effectiveness in curriculum development and teaching with a commitment to excellence in teaching.
  • Demonstrate ability to participate/lead industry/government engagement and/or relevant research
  • Demonstrated capacity to provide leadership at course/program level.
  • Proven ability to mentor and supervise undergraduate, honour and postgraduate students.
  • Ability to encourage intellectual development and career aspirations of students.
  • Strong record of research publication, with appropriate evidence of quality and impact
  • Success in obtaining research funding from grants/contracts/consultancies
  • Proven ability to build sustainable relationships with a range of industry partners and evidence of the ability to promote research links with outside organisations/agencies.
  • Successful record of external research funding through grants/contracts/consultancies.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team in a co-operative and collegial manner
  • Record of attracting honours/research students and successful supervision.
  • Distinguished record of nationally and/or internationally recognised independent research, with evidence of its impact and significance.
  • Strong record of publications, including papers in leading international journals and/or invited presentation at international conferences.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to interact effectively with people from a diverse range of backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and productively with staff and students from a diverse range of backgrounds.

Please refer to the Position Description for other duties, skills and experience required for this position.

Welcome to Bundoora campus – Please click on the video link below:


  • 17% employer contributed superannuation
  • On site child care facilities
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Discounts for staff and their family members to study a range of La Trobe courses

How to apply

Closing date:  By 11:55pm Sunday 20th November 2022

Position Enquiries:  Narelle Brack Hiring Manager via

Recruitment Enquiries:

Position Description below:

 PD - Sen Lect Mathematics.pdf

 PD - Assoc Prof Mathematics.pdf

Only candidates with Full Working Rights in Australia may apply for this position. (

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

The University’s Health and Safety Procedure – COVID-19 Vaccination and Other Measures, requires staff engaged to perform work onsite at La Trobe University to be Fully Vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they are exempt from being vaccinated due to a recognised medical contraindication.  This position will require the incumbent to work onsite.  As such, an offer of employment will be conditional upon the applicant being Fully Vaccinated against COVID-19 or medically exempt from receiving a COVID-19 vaccination, and providing satisfactory evidence of their vaccination or exemption status to the University.

Please submit an online application ONLY and include the following documents:

  • Cover letter;
  • An up to date resume; and
  • A separate document addressing each essential and desirable bullet point in the Key Selection Criteria which is located in the position description.

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Why La Trobe: 

  • Develop your career at an innovative, global university where you’ll collaborate with community and industry to create impact. 
  • Enjoy working on our inspiring and stunning campuses – the perfect hub for industry, students and academics 
  • Help transform the lives of students, partners and communities now and in future

All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005.  If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.

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