University of Auckland

Position ID: 1549-LIM [#14038]
Position Title: Lecturer in Mathematics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Auckland, Auckland 1061, New Zealand [map]
Subject Area: Mathmatics
Application Deadline: 2019/07/28help popup finished (2019/06/18, finished 2020/03/01, listed until 2019/07/28)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed. ***

Department of Mathematics 
Full-time, permanent position. 

The opportunity  

The Department of Mathematics invites applications for a Lecturer in Mathematics. The position is open to any researcher in Pure or Applied Mathematics with connections to Computer Science. The successful candidate's research expertise should complement and strengthen the existing research areas in the department with connections to Computer Science, including Algebra, Cryptography, Discrete Mathematics, Geometry, Logic, Number Theory. 

About the role 

The successful applicant will be expected to: 
  • perform high-quality Mathematics teaching at undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD level, including service teaching for the School of Computer Science, and also in specialist graduate level courses 
  • establish their own research portfolio that attracts external funding and graduate students 
  • contribute to creating an environment which is safe, inclusive and accepting of diversity and difference 
  • perform administrative service roles for the Department of Mathematics. 

Skills and experience  

Our ideal candidate will: 
  • hold a PhD in Mathematics or Computer Science or closely related discipline 
  • have a track record of publications in refereed journals and/or conference proceedings 
  • have experience in teaching and/or communicating mathematics, preferably with teaching experience at the undergraduate level. Have evidence of active commitment to ensuring a high-quality learning experience for a diverse student body 
  • have experience with organising research, teaching or outreach events. Ideally they will have had success in attracting external funding for research or teaching or equity initiatives. 

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. We are committed to achieving a better gender balance as well as being more inclusive for under-represented minorities. 

How to apply 

Inquiries may be made to Head of Department, Prof Steven Galbraith 

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

Please include the following combined as one document: 
  • Your motivation for joining our Department 
  • A brief research statement, that presents your future research goals (max three pages) 
  • A teaching statement, that presents any teaching 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 
  • A statement of 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 under-represented 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 

Applications close Sunday, 28 July 2019. 

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