Senior Lecturer in Mathematical Cryptography
University of Queensland School of Mathematics and Physics

Senior Lecturer in Mathematical Cryptography

Job No:510321

Area:Faculty of Science

Salary (FTE):Academic Level C ($119,548.53 - $137,846.50)

Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term

Location: St Lucia

School of Mathematics and Physics 

The University of Queensland is recognised nationally and internationally for its research programs across a broad area of mathematics and statistics, and is the leading provider of tertiary mathematics education in Queensland. The School of Mathematics and Physics hosts several research centres and is an active partner in a number of multidisciplinary research groups both within and external to the University. Our staff are recognised internationally for their active and dynamic research programs across a wide range of areas in mathematics.

The University of Queensland is one of the top three universities in Australia, measured by the quality of its comprehensive range of research fields. In addition to providing excellent potential for interdisciplinary research, the University is located in the vibrant riverfront city of Brisbane, whose sub-tropical climate, cultural diversity, and proximity to coastal regions make it an attractive environment in which to live.

About This Opportunity

The School seeks to recruit a staff member with a developed research program in mathematical cryptography or a closely related field as demonstrated by significant publications or equivalent industry experience. This would be an opportunity for the appointee to help shape the cryptography aspects of the University’s new interdisciplinary cyber security initiative, including the new Master of Cyber Security, and to help drive the new research that is now taking place alongside it.

This position is located at our picturesque St Lucia campus, renowned as one of Australia’s most attractive university campuses, and located just 7km from Brisbane’s city centre. Bounded by the Brisbane River on three sides, and with outstanding public transport connections, our 114-hectare site provides a perfect work environment – you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a vibrant campus with the tradition of an established university.

For US applicants, please note that Australian Universities use British terminology, as such a Lecturer position is equivalent to that of a non-tenured Assistant Professor position in the US.

Our Ideal Candidate

Applicants should have a PhD or equivalent in mathematical cryptography, with an established record of outstanding original research commensurate with career stage. They should have a strong publication record in mathematical cryptography or a closely related field, or evidence of equivalent industry experience. They will have record of attracting and managing significant resources (e.g., external grant funding, or in an industry setting, allocation of significant internal resources to projects that the applicant has designed or led). They will be an enthusiastic teacher, with the ability to teach courses and supervise projects in mathematical cryptography. Applicants should address how their research complements and supplements our current research strengths.

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to

What We Can Offer

This is a full-time, fixed term position at Academic C for up to 3 years.

The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $119,548 - $137,846 plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $139,871 - $161,280.

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, recreation leave loading, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, cheap parking, development programs and many other benefits.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.

Position Description

Download File Senior Lecturer - Cryptography.pdf

Our Selection Process

Please note that Seminars and Interviews have been scheduled for late July 2020 via video conference.

As part of the Selection Process, applicants shortlisted for interview will be required to present a seminar and mock lecture to members of the school community prior to their scheduled interview. Research seminars and lecture topics will be provided with adequate notice to shortlisted candidates.   


To discuss this role please contact: Associate Professor Tony Roberts on

For application queries, please contact stating the job number in the subject line.

Want to Apply?

To submit an application for this role, use the apply button. All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Responses to the Selection Criteria

To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQJobs portal by the job closing deadline. Applications received via other channels including direct email will not be accepted.

Advertised: 29 May 2020

Applications close: 28 Jun 2020 (11:00 PM) E. Australia Standard Time

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