Australian National University, Mathematical Sciences Institute

539 15250Position ID: ANU-FELLOW [#15250]
Position Title: MSI JISC Fellows (up to three vacancies, three-year fixed term positions available, with one reserved for a female candidate)
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601, Australia [map]
Subject Area: Mathematics
Application Deadline: 2019/12/17 11:59PMhelp popup** finished (2019/11/19, finished 2020/06/21, listed until 2019/12/17)
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Opportunities to contribute to the newly established Joint International Science College (JISC) between ANU and Shandong University, Weihai

Classification: Academic Level B Salary Package: $99,809 – $113,165 per annum plus 17% superannuation Terms: Full time, Fixed term (3 years)

About the Mathematical Science Institute (MSI) The Mathematical Sciences Institute is one of the leading mathematics departments in Australia. Ranked first in Australia and 31st in the world in the 2019 QS World University Rankings by subject. The Mathematical Sciences Institute (MSI), within the College of Science, aims for research and educational outcomes of the highest quality. The Institute comprises approximately 52 academics and eight 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, 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 currently teaches 1840 undergraduate coursework students, and there is a combined total of 91 students in the Honours, MSc, MPhil and PhD programs. For further information about the Mathematical Science Institute, please visit

Position overview The Australian National University (ANU), with Shandong University (SDU) in China, has established a Joint International Science College (JISC) to provide an innovative education program. Chinese students enrolled in the program will have the opportunity of completing their undergraduate degree at the ANU. These students will be eligible to proceed to an ANU postgraduate program. The established program requires ANU academic staff to intensively teach at the SDU Weihai campus in four disciplines: Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Quantitative Biology. The JISC will provide a Science Bachelor’s degree education. The following mathematics courses will be taught in SDUW: • Advanced Mathematics and Applications 1 & 2 • Applied Mathematics 1 & 2 • Advanced Analysis 1: Metric Spaces and Applications The MSI is seeking to appointment three suitably qualified fixed term academic staff, known as the MSI JISC Fellows to support the intensive teaching commitment with SDUW. These appointments will be at the Academic Level B (Level B equates to the position of Assistant Professor within the United States of America). The MSI JISC Fellow vacancies are established for early career academics to pursue academic careers in any field of mathematics, preferably in the research interests that align with one or more of the existing research programs. The MSI JISC Fellows will predominantly work from the ANU in Canberra. The Fellows will be assigned part of their teaching responsibilities within the JISC, in SDUW in China. This is an intensive teaching program, two courses, running 10 days each, per annum. Applicants are expected to have an outstanding record in research, experience in modern innovative teaching practices and administration relevant to the level of their application. The positions involve teaching both in the candidate’s area of specialisation and standard mathematics undergraduate courses. 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 and 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 one of three MSI Fellowships to a female applicant. This is an equal employment opportunity special measure, and is aimed at increasing employment opportunities for women in the workplace where women have been, and continue to be, underrepresented within the field of mathematical science. For enquiries about the application process, or if you require reasonable adjustments to apply for this role, please contact our HR team for a confidential conversation, E: T: +61 2 6125 4138.

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 The Australian National University is a world-leading institution and provides a range of lifestyle, financial and non-financial rewards and programs to support staff in maintaining a healthy work/life balance whilst encouraging success in reaching their full career potential. For more information, please visit

Application information MSI is accepting applications through the ANU jobs portal by following the link Applicants should also submit an application through to allow for uploading of references. Please ensure that you upload the following documents with your ANU application: • 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 should be uploaded by the referees to

The selection committee expects to complete shortlisting by mid January 2020, and would like to interview candidates, via Skype/Zoom, during the week commencing 10 February 2020 with an expected commencement date of 1 July 2020. Applications which are not submitted through the ANU jobs portal may not be considered for the role. Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

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