University of Auckland

Position Title: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Applied Mathematics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Auckland, Auckland 1061, New Zealand [map]
Subject Area: Applied Mathematics
Application Deadline: 2020/01/15help popup (posted 2019/11/28, listed until 2020/05/28)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Mathematics invites applications for two positions as Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Applied Mathematics - these are research and teaching positions equivalent to a tenure-track assistant professor in the US. The positions are open to researchers in any area of applied mathematics. The successful candidates will be expected to be collegial, constructive members of the mathematics department.

The successful applicant will be expected to:

• perform high-quality mathematics teaching/lecturing at undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD level, including service teaching to students with diverse mathematical backgrounds • establish their own research portfolio that attracts external funding and graduate students. You will also collaborate with other researchers within and outside the University • be well organised and self-motivated • contribute to creating an environment which is safe, inclusive and accepting of diversity and difference • perform administrative service roles for the Department of Mathematics and for the Faculty of Science.

The successful applicant will ideally start in July 2020, though this may be subject to negotiation.

Skills and experience

Our ideal candidate will have the following:

• Hold a PhD in applied mathematics or equivalent • Have a track record of research publications in refereed journals • Have experience in teaching mathematics at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level • Have experience with organising research and teaching • Have had success in attracting external funding • Have evidence of active commitment to ensuring a high-quality learning experience for a diverse student body

About us

The Department of Mathematics, which is the largest Mathematics Department in New Zealand, offers a wide range of courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It has a large PhD programme and a vibrant research culture spanning pure and applied mathematics and mathematics education. We strive to provide a collegial work environment that promotes a healthy work-life balance and a stimulating research atmosphere.

The University of Auckland (42,000 students) is New Zealand’s leading university, offering the following:

• Flexible employment • Career development programmes • A competitive salary with five weeks’ annual leave • Company superannuation scheme, a generous parental leave allowance, childcare and a number of other discounts on internal and external services.

For more information please visit Staff Benefits on our careers site.

Immigration support

All University staff working within New Zealand, who are not citizens or residents, must have the correct visa. To make this immigration process as easy as possible for our candidates, we have licensed Immigration Advisors on staff. Inquiries may be made to the head of the Applied Mathematics unit, Graham Donovan

How to apply

Applications close Wednesday, January 15, 2020.

Please note we are happy to answer your questions, but we do not accept applications by email

Applications must be submitted online through

Please include the following combined as one document:

• Your motivation for joining our Department • A brief research statement, presenting your future research goals • A teaching statement that presents any lecturing or tutoring experience (especially at the undergraduate level), including the design and development of teaching resources, any innovations you have developed, and the results of any evaluations of your teaching • Your experiences with diversity in your teaching, research or service; your commitment to ensuring a high-quality learning experience for a diverse student body; how you have supported the success of students from underrepresented backgrounds • Curriculum vitae detailing a full list of publications, grants, and teaching duties to date together with class sizes and the level of students • Names and email addresses of three academic referees who may be contacted at a later stage in support of your application

For further information and to apply online please visit

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