Lecturer in Mathematical Sciences
University of Western Australia

Lecturer in Mathematical Sciences

Job no: 514573
Work type: full time
Location: Crawley
Categories: Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

School of Physics, Mathematics and Computing - Pawsey   

  • Level B - C, full-time, fixed term appointment for 3 years
  • Base salary range: Level B $108,509 – $128,404 p.a. plus 17% superannuation, Level C $132,381 – $152,279 p.a. plus 17% superannuation

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research intensive universities. With a strong research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to innovate and inspire, there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top university.

About the team

The School of Physics, Mathematics and Computing is renowned for its award-winning researchers, lecturers, and facilities. The research strengths of the school include frontiers physics, mathematics and statistics, computer science and cybersecurity. The School of Physics, Mathematics and Computing offers broad-based undergraduate and postgraduate programs to develop skills to tackle the fast-paced changes in today's world.

The Pawsey Supercomputing Research Centre is a government-supported high-performance computing national facility and a joint venture between the CSIRO, Curtin University, Edith Cowan University, Murdoch University and the University of Western Australia. It is a worldclass high-performance computing facility to help accelerate scientific discoveries for Australia's researchers.

The QUISA (Quantum Information, Simulation and Algorithms) Research Centre, hosted at The University of Western Australia, aims to foster collaboration and entrepreneurship, bringing together academic staff, research students, as well as government and industrial partners to develop innovative quantum solutions to tackle otherwise intractable problems and complex phenomena.

About the opportunity

As the appointee you will, under broad supervision, undertake independent teaching and research in the School of Physics, Mathematics and Computing and at the Pawsey Supercomputing Research Centre. The role will include 75% of research and 25% of teaching and general support in the area of quantum computation and scientific high-performance computing. Key responsibilities will include conducting research and presenting research outcomes at national and international conferences and workshops, as well as publishing high-quality/high-impact journal papers.

You will provide innovation and inputs into the planning and designing of research programs, and prepare external competitive grant applications. You will also be expected to teach and supervise research students.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • A PhD in the area of quantum computation, or directly relevant areas in physics and scientific computing
  • Demonstrated research performance especially in the development of quantum algorithms with a strong publication record, commensurate with opportunity
  • Excellent verbal, and written communication skills
  • Excellent organisational skills with the demonstrated ability to set priorities and to meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team, collaborate across disciplines and build effective relationships
  • Experience in scientific modelling, simulations, and high-performance computing is desirable

For details on the responsibilities for the Lecturer Level B and the Senior Lecturer Level C position, please view the position description below.

 About your application

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description:  Position Description - Lecturer.Senior Lecturer - 514573.pdf

You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document. For information to assist you with compiling statements to answer the selection criteria, please visit Addressing the selection criteria.

Closing date: 11:55 PM AWST on Thursday, 14 September 2023

Note: Interviews will be held the week commencing 18 September 2023

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Professor Jingbo Wang at jingbo.wang@uwa.edu.au

This position is open to international applicants.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce and an equitable and inclusive workplace.  We celebrate difference and believe diversity is fundamental to achieving our goals as a globally recognised Top 100 educational and research institution.  We are committed to creating a safe work environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, the LGBTIQA+ community and people living with disability.

  • We have a globally competitive, gender neutral parental leave policy with 26 weeks paid leave after 12 months service and 36 weeks after 5 years.
  • We have on-campus childcare facilities for children aged 6 weeks to kindy.
  • We facilitate flexible working, with part-time and job-sharing arrangements considered.
  • We have an ongoing partnership with Pride in Diversity and were recently awarded a Bronze Employer status for LGBTIQA+ inclusion.
  • We have Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation and actively work to improve gender equity. 

Should you have any queries relating to your application, please contact the individual named in the advertisement. Alternatively, contact the Talent team at talent-hr@uwa.edu.au with details of your query. To enable a quick response, please include the 6-digit job reference number and a member of the team will respond to your enquiry.

Advertised: 16 Aug 2023 W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close: 14 Sep 2023 11:55 PM W. Australia Standard Time

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