Australian National University, Mathematical Sciences Institute

539 21450Position ID: ANU-MSIFELLOW [#21450, 547993]
Position Title: MSI Fellows (four year fixed term contracts, up to three positions)
Position Type: Other
Position Location: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601, Australia [map] sort by distance
Application Deadline: 2023/01/08 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/11/06, finished 2023/04/10, listed until 2023/01/09)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

Classification: Academic Level B or C
Salary Package: Level B $103,841 – $117,736 per annum plus 17% superannuation
                            Level C $124,685 - $138,583 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Terms: Full-time, four year fixed term contracts, up to three positions (with one reserved for a female candidate)         

About the Mathematical Science Institute (MSI)                                                                      

The Mathematical Sciences Institute is one of the leading mathematics schools in Australia. 

The Mathematical Sciences Institute (MSI), within the College of Science, aims for research and educational outcomes of the highest quality.  The Institute comprises approximately 49 academics and seven professional staff members and is located in a new modern, sustainable, award winning building with state-of-the-art research and teaching facilities.  The MSI has research strengths in a broad range of areas, including algebraic geometry, representation theory, number theory, algebraic and geometric topology, non-linear partial differential equations, harmonic analysis, geometric analysis, mathematical data science, computational mathematics, applied mathematics, mathematical physics and probability/stochastics.

The Institute offers a variety of courses and programs catering to undergraduate, Honours and postgraduate students. The ANU also offers two research-focused degrees for undergraduate mathematics students. The recently introduced Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences is expanding student numbers in the mathematics major, and the elite Bachelor of Philosophy degree attracts a significant number of the very best undergraduates. The MSI offers the most comprehensive undergraduate coursework offerings in mathematics in Australia and supports students through scholarships and prizes.

The MSI is strongly committed to improving the gender balance amongst staff and students.  MSI is taking proactive action towards this goal by reserving one of the distinguished fellowships for females only, named the Hanna Neumann MSI Fellow. The other two MSI Fellowships are open to all applicants (non gender specific).

Position overview 

The Mathematical Sciences Institute is seeking to offer a number of fixed term appointments at the Academic Level B and/or Level C (Level B equates to the position of Assistant Professor and Level C equates to the position of Associate Professor within the United States of America).

These prestigious Fellowships are established for early career academics to pursue their research-focused career in any field of mathematics, preferably in the research interests that align with one or more of the existing research programs

The level of this appointment, Academic Level B or C, is to be determined by the appointee’s current research and teaching expertise.

Applicants are expected to have an outstanding record in research, teaching and administration relevant to the level of their application. The positions involve some teaching both in the candidate’s area of specialisation and standard mathematics undergraduate courses, however this will be at a reduced level. These Fellowships will have access to an annual research support grant to cover start-up costs, visitors and conference travel.

The Mathematical Sciences Institute sits within the ANU College of Science. To see what the Science at ANU community is like, we invite you to follow us on social media at Instagram and Facebook.

For more information, please contact Professor Lilia Ferrario (she/her), Director MSI via email at  

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Hanna Neumann MSI Fellow - Female only, identified position

As mentioned above, MSI is committed to improving the gender balance amongst staff and students in the Field of STEM.  As part of this initiative, the Institute is taking a proactive action towards this goal by opening the Hanna Neumann MSI Fellowship to female applicants only. This is an equal employment opportunity measure aiming to increase representation of women within the field of mathematical sciences and other science disciplines.

Application information
All application documentation, including three (3) reference letters, can be submitted on

In order to apply for this role please review the position description and selection criteria and ensure that you upload the following documents:

  • A covering letter or statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV), including a publication list.
  • A research and teaching vision statement describing achievements and future career plans.
  • At least three (3) current letters of recommendation. The references should be uploaded by the referee to

The selection committee would like to interview candidates, via skype/zoom, during December 2022 with an expected commencement date during 2023.

For further information about MSI, please see our website

Applications that do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
All Applications must be submitted online.