2 Postdoc Positions in Statistics @ UNSW, Sydney

  • A$89K – A$95K per year (plus 17% superannuation and leave loading)
  • 2 Years fixed-term
  • Full time position

There are 2 positions available, one being in the School of Mathematics & Statistics, Faculty of Science and the other in the School of Economics at the UNSW Business School.  Both positions will have the opportunity to interact with members of both Schools.

These positions are supported by, and are an integral part of ACEMS – the Australian Centre of Excellence of Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers in Big Data, Data Models and New Insights –  a multi-institution research centre for leading research in mathematics, statistics and machine learning.  See http://www.acems.org.au for further info.

The appointees will undertake collaborative and self-directed research on methods for the analysis of large and complex datasets, and their application.  Methodological development is expected to be wide ranging, but will involve techniques such as symbolic data analysis, methods for computationally intractable likelihood functions (such as pseudo-marginal methods, approximate Bayesian computation and synthetic likelihoods), variational Bayes and non-parametric methods.  Applications will include (but are not limited to) large panel datasets, satellite imagery and complex and non-standard ecological and environmental datasets, and evidence accumulation models for decision making in psychology and business.

More information here.

Applications close 5 May 2017.

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Lecturer in Mathematics @ Maynooth University, Ireland

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics has eighteen academic staff and offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, based on its research strengths in Statistics, Algebra and Number Theory, Geometric Analysis, and Mathematics Education, in a vibrant learning environment.

 

We are seeking an excellent academic to join our staff as a Lecturer in Mathematics. The person appointed will have a proven record of teaching, research and publication, appropriate to career stage. He/ She will be expected to make a strong contribution to the teaching programme of the Department and undertake teaching duties on the Department’s undergraduate and postgraduate programmes as well as the supervision of Master’s and PhD students.

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Applications close 21 May 2017.

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Head of the School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics @ Oxford Brookes Uni, UK

Oxford Brookes University is seeking to appoint the founding Head of the School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics. The new School is being created from the merger of the existing departments of Computing and Communication Technologies and Mechanical Engineering and Mathematical Sciences and will have around 1000 students and 60 academic staff.

The Head will be responsible for all aspects of the School’s work and will join the University at a particularly exciting time as the School will be relocating to a new building on the Headington campus by 2021/22. We have a clear vision for this new building and the transformational changes to teaching and learning that will be achieved. The Head of School will play a central role in developing detailed plans for the building and leading the change agenda.

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Applications close 8 May 2017.

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Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Mathematics @ University College Dublin, Ireland

The Beijing-Dublin International College (BDIC) is a recognized college of BJUT and UCD, offering several degree programmes including a four-year bachelor degree in finance, the B.Comm. (Finance), and a B.Sc. in Economics and Finance. The programmes are delivered through the medium of the English language.  The present academic post arises in connection with this development and represents an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to be involved in the evolution of degree programmes within this initiative.

The successful candidate will undertake teaching duties within the School of Mathematics and Statistics, both in Dublin and in Beijing, and will support and develop the School’s research activities. It is expected that the successful candidate will be resident in Beijing for one semester (approximately 18 weeks) and perhaps for up to half a year (26 weeks).

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Applications close 4 May 2017.

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Senior Lecturer or Lecturer in Mathematics @ Deakin Uni, Melbourne

The Senior Lecturer or Lecturer in Mathematics will be required to undertake research, teach, and publish in the area of Mathematics.

This will include:

  • Making a significant contribution within their specific areas of research, scholarship or creative activity.
  • Demonstrating excellent scholarly learning and teaching across all levels and modes (including for example in the cloud and in clinical settings) with an emerging reputation at the national level.
  • Making a significant contribution to the moderation and maintenance of academic standards, and the development of course and unit curriculum that exemplifies Deakin’s curriculum framework, and meets external requirements such as the Higher Education Standards Framework and professional accreditation.
  • Making a significant contribution to the implementation of the University’s Strategic Agenda.

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Applications close 23 April 2017.

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Senior Lecturer in Secondary Mathematics Education @ Canterbury Christ Church University, UK

We are looking for an experienced, dynamic and high quality mathematics education teacher educator.

You will be contributing to teaching, tutoring and assessment in Secondary Initial Teacher Education ensuring a high quality experience for those involved in the range of programmes on which you are working. The post holder will be primarily responsible for teaching mathematics education for Secondary and 7-14 phase student teachers.

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Applications close 4 May 2017.

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Learning Advisor @ MESH, Western Sydney Uni

The Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning Transformations) is looking to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic Learning Advisor to work in the Mathematics Education and Support Hub (MESH). The successful applicant will work with members of the MESH team to address the University priority of supporting the academic numeracy, mathematics and statistics development needs of students in the context of their disciplinary studies. Under the direction of the Head of MESH, the position will work closely with academic staff across the University to:

  • Support numeracy, basic mathematics and statistics in the curriculum and in Western Sydney University Schools;
  • Provide advice to Western Sydney University Schools to support and assist in strategic initiatives in the area of academic numeracy, basic mathematics and statistics;
  • Liaise with Deputy Deans and Directors of Academic Programs to identify strategies for providing academic numeracy, basic mathematics and statistics support to students across year levels.

The position requires skills for identifying strategies for improving curriculum and assessment and delivery to support students’ academic numeracy needs. The successful applicant will have experience in numeracy, mathematics or statistics education, a high degree of initiative, decision making and communication skills. Although the position will be based on Parramatta Campus, the position holder will be expected to travel to other campuses in the course of their work.

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Applications close 12 May 2017.

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Lecturer in Applied Mathematics @ Uni of Melbourne

The School of Mathematics and Statistics is seeking to expand its expertise in applied mathematics.

The successful applicant is expected to undertake high-level research in applied mathematics, leading to a vigorous research program in computational mechanics. They should also have a strong commitment to teaching and the supervision of research students. Teaching will occur within the School of Mathematics and Statistics undergraduate and MSc programs and the applicant will be expected to teach mathematics and its applications to a variety of audiences. They are also required to supervise research students at undergraduate, MSc and PhD levels in applied mathematics.

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Applications close 15 May 2017.

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Lecturer in Graph Theory @ Uni of Melbourne

The School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Melbourne is seeking to expand its expertise in graph theory.

The successful applicant is expected to undertake high-level research in graph theory. He or she should also have a strong commitment to teaching and supervision of research students. Teaching will occur within the School of Mathematics and Statistics undergraduate and MSc programs and the applicant will be expected to teach mathematics and its applications to a variety of audiences. The successful applicant is also required to supervise research students at undergraduate, MSc and PhD levels in graph theory.

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Applications close 15 May 2017.

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Indigenous STEM Education Research Assistant @ CSIRO

The Indigenous STEM Education Project supports pathways that improve the participation and achievement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in STEM (Science, Technology, Education, Mathematics) subjects and consists of six program elements: Inquiry for Indigenous Science Students (I2S2), PRIME Futures, Science Pathways, ASSETS, Indigenous STEM Awards, and Bachelor of Science (Extended). While all programs have internal program monitoring processes, the project also conducts an evaluation of the program elements and the project as a whole, which is  consistent with the project’s Monitoring and Evaluation Framework.

As a Research Assistant in this project, you will work under the supervision of the Research Coordinator and closely with Program Leaders.  You will be responsible for key tasks related to the implementation of the evaluation’s mixed methods research approach. This mixed methods approach aims to triangulate data from multiple sources including surveys, case studies, program monitoring data, and jurisdictional data.  You will be required to contribute to the development and implementation of research methods and tools, write ethics and jurisdictional applications, and undertake data analysis, report writing and publication.  This role will involve local and interstate travel, as required.

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Applications close 18 April 2017.

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Maths Teacher – 0.7 Load @ Melbourne

anzuk work with a leading independent boys school in Melbourne’s inner northern suburbs. The schools prides itself on offering the very best for its students and seeks a highly accomplished Teacher to join their Mathematics faculty.

The successful teacher will be required to teach year 8-10 Mathematics.

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Lecturer or Senior Lecturer – Mathematics Education @ Swinburne, Melbourne

We invite a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer to join us and contribute to teaching and research efforts in the discipline of tertiary mathematics education within the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology, which has a strong culture of research excellence. You will contribute to supporting our students through the Maths and Stats Help (MASH) Centre and new pedagogies and programs. You will also mentor and counsel students on academic matters, and will supervise honours, masters and PhD students.

More information here.

Applications close 21 April 2017.

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Program Administration Assistant – Research & Higher Education @ AMSI, Melbourne

Do you want to help deliver higher education events that enable promising careers for tertiary students?

Now is the time to join the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) as Administrative Assistant for the Research and Higher Education Program.

More information here.

Applications close 18 April 2017.

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19 Jun 2017: Symposium On Stylus Enabled And Cloud-Based Tertiary Learning And Teaching In STEM Courses @ RMIT

Join us in this full-day symposium, in collaboration with RMIT University and Microsoft Australia. We invite you, as teaching faculty, to submit abstracts to support an oral presentation that focuses on evidence based best practices of how pen-enabled devices and cloud technologies can provide a means to drive student engagement, improved learning outcomes, and retention.

Today, the potential for technology to act as a major catalyst for educational change has never been more apparent. Educators are utilising technology to facilitate meaningful learning tasks that engage students collaboratively; while institutions are shifting towards using cloud-based computing and decentralised information technology services to transform the campus experience.

Where: RMIT University
When: 9.30am – 4.30pm, Monday 19 June 2017
Register by: 13 June 2017

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Optimisation Researcher @ CSIRO Data61, Canberra

At the Optimisation research group of Data61, we use a combination of methods from Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence to solve a variety of discrete optimisation problems, but we tend to specialise in problems from the transport area. We are looking for a Research Scientist to join a small team, to develop methods and write code that will be used to solve these real problems.

You as the successful applicant will perform research as directed in an area of interest to the Optimisation Platforms and Applications team. The methods employed often make use of meta-heuristic local search including Large Neighbourhood Search, Variable Neighbourhood Search and Genetic algorithms. When appropriate we use Linear Programming, Integer Linear Programming techniques and Constraint Programming techniques and tools.

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Applications close 9 April 2017.

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Diploma Teachers @ Monash College, Melbourne

Monash College is seeking energetic and passionate Teachers to teach into the Diploma Program (Business and Engineering).

You will be responsible for the delivery of high quality teaching and learning to international students who are transitioning into Monash University. We are seeking suitably qualified and experienced teachers of the following subjects:

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Economics
  • Law
  • Engineering Mathematics

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Applications close 7 April 2017.

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29 Mar 2017: ACE Seminar, Barbara Maenhaut @ UQ

This seminar is broadcast via the AMSI ACE Network which means it is delivered as a videoconference, using Visimeet. To participate in this seminar:

  1. Book your local ACE facilities, if available (see here for a list of Mathematical Sciences departments with ACE facilities), OR
  2. If you don’t have ACE facilities available locally, contact Maaike Wienk at ace@amsi.org.au for a guest Visimeet licence which allows you to access the seminar from your desktop or laptop.

Important: Please contact Michael Jennings at UQ to notify him you will be attending the seminar.

 

Speaker: Dr Barbara Maenhaut (University of Queensland)
Title: Active learning in a large first-year discrete mathematics course
Time and place: 1pm, Wednesday 29th March, VISAC room, School of Maths and Physics, University of Queensland

Abstract:

Active learning is a term used to describe a range of teaching practices that encourage students to think during class rather than listen passively. The benefits of active learning approaches in science and mathematics courses have been well-studied, see [1] for a recent survey. At the University of Queensland we have recently implemented active learning techniques in MATH1061, our first-year discrete mathematics course. This course has an enrolment of approximately 400 students each semester, including students in Information Technology, Software Engineering, and Mathematics.

The variant of active learning that we have implemented is based on ideas from The Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative and ideas that have been used in the teaching of undergraduate physics at UQ for several years. Prior to class, the students are required to watch one or two short videos that cover the core concepts of the next class, recommended to read some pages of the textbook to see some additional examples of applications of those concepts, and required to complete a short quiz on those concepts. The quiz includes a feedback question that prompts students to identify any ideas they would like to have discussed in class. Then in class, the lecturer addresses any problems that the students raised in the quiz feedback question, and students work through problems and use an in-class response system to answer multiple-choice questions.

In this talk, I will discuss how this active learning technique was implemented in Semester 2, 2016 and discuss achievement data and feedback from students.

[1] S. Freeman, S.L. Eddy, M. McDonough, M.K. Smith, N. Okoroafor, H. Jordt, M.P. Wenderoth, Active learning increases student performance in science, engineering, and mathematics, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 111 no. 23, 8410-8415.

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Part of the AustMS/AMSI Teaching Seminar Series

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Sessional Academics @ Faculty of Education, QUT, Brisbane

QUT is currently looking to create a pool of sessional academics to teach into specific disciplines and to undertake the role of University Supervisor for our Initial Teacher Education students. The Faculty has employment opportunities available on a sessional basis for personnel to undertake lectures, tutorials (day and/or evening), marking, writing materials, and to assist in other related academic tasks. Applicants must have a minimum Masters qualification in a relevant area, and recent industry and teaching experience will be an advantage.

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Program Manager – Research and Higher Education @ AMSI, Melbourne

AMSI’s Research and Higher Education Program is a highly respected, standout national collaboration delivering four reputable flagship programs and multiple scientific workshops in the mathematical sciences as well as a brand new industry-facing event in optimisation.

The Research and Higher Education Program Manager is an Executive position at AMSI covering the strategic and operational oversight of the $4 million national program, jointly funded by AMSI and the Australian Government.

AMSI is looking for an individual with an academic events background, strong reporting and budgetary experience, and the ability to work with multiple high-level stakeholders. A background or experience in policy development is also desirable.

More information here.

Applications close 9 April 2017.

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22 – 26 Oct 2017: MSTE @ Kruger National Park, South Africa

Come to Kruger National Park in South Africa for an excellent MSTE conference!

The ISTE International Conference on Mathematics, Science and Technology Education (MSTE) provides a forum for practitioners from South Africa and other countries to interact and exchange ideas on issues relating to teaching and learning of mathematics, science and technology at all educational levels in South Africa and beyond.

Since the inception of the conference in 2010, it has been hosted by the Institute for Science and Technology Education (ISTE) at the University of South Africa, the largest university on the African continent. The conference provides an ambient environment for intellectual and academic interaction with colleagues from South Africa and overseas, and also the much-needed platform to showcase local research to an international audience.

The alluring atmosphere of the Kruger National Park and the magic of the African wildlife makes the experience an unforgettable one. The conference has hosted participants from all the continents of the world and has continued to reach out to a more diverse audience. Of the 200 abstracts received, about 100 are accepted for presentation, and about 50 papers are accepted after rigorous peer review for publication in the conference proceedings.

The conference continues to retain the theme “Towards Effective Teaching and Meaningful Learning in Mathematics, Science and Technology”, as this constitutes the core of the research focus at ISTE.

Where: Kruger National Park, South Africa
When: 22 – 26 October 2017
Abstracts due by: 5 May 2017

Further information http://www.unisa.ac.za/iste-conference

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