Australian National University, Mathematical Sciences Institute

539 21590Fellowship ID: ANU-RF [#21590, 548460]
Fellowship Title: Research Fellowships in Mathematical Foundations of Data Science
Fellowship Type: Fellowship or award
Fellowship Location: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601, Australia [map] sort by distance
Application Deadline: 2023/01/08 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/11/17, finished 2023/04/10, listed until 2023/01/09)
Fellowship Description:    

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

Classification: Academic Level B or C
Terms: Full-time, fixed term (up to 5 years), with the possibility of conversion to ongoing

Position overview

The Australian National University's Mathematical Sciences Institute invites applications from outstanding researchers who are interested in the study of mathematical aspects of Data Science, and in the way a better understanding of such questions can be implemented in real-world algorithms.

The Fellowships are part of a collaboration between Professor Peter Bartlett, Head of Google Research Australia, and MSI's Mathematical Foundations of Data Science group, led by Professor Shahar Mendelson.

The fellowships are fixed-term positions for up to five years, and at academic levels B and/or Level C (roughly the equivalent of Assistant/Associate Professor in the US system). In exceptional cases, the fixed-term positions may be converted to ongoing (tenured) positions.

Successful candidates will be able to devote their time to research activities, with a minimal (graduate level) teaching and administrative load. The standard ANU salary package is Level B $103,841 – $117,736 per annum plus 17% superannuation, and Level C $124,685 - $138,583 per annum plus 17% superannuation.

The ANU would accommodate successful applicants who would like to reduce their employment percentage and work for our industry partner at a fractional appointment. For information on applications for fractional appointments with Google Research Australia please contact Professor Peter Bartlett ( 

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant on

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

Application information

All application documentation should be submitted on

In order to apply for this role please ensure that you upload the following documents:

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

Review of your application is guaranteed if the materials are received by 31 December 2022. The search will continue until the positions are filled.

The selection committee intends to invite shortlisted candidates to MSI to present a zoom seminar and interview in late January 2023. 

For more information, please contact Professor Shahar Mendelson via email at

For further information about MSI, please see our website.

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 fellowship description.

Further Info:
All Applications must be submitted online.