Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Mathematics (Confirmation Path)

We are offering an opportunity for an academic appointment in Mathematics at the Lecturer or Senior Lecturer level. The U.S. equivalent level of appointment is Assistant Professor (Lecturer) and Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer).

We welcome applications from candidates with research expertise in any area of Mathematics. Research areas of current Mathematics staff include algebra, complex analysis, fractional calculus with applications, functional analysis, graph theory, mathematical biology, mathematical physics, operator algebra, polar-marine physics, ring theory and stochastic PDE. Preference may be given to applicants with research interests in areas that are already represented or that suitably complement those that are.

The University of Otago is one of New Zealand's most research-intensive universities. The University values research and research-informed teaching, and teaching assignments and loads are structured accordingly. The University is located in the vibrant southern city of Dunedin, gateway to the beautiful Otago region of New Zealand. We encourage academics to establish and maintain international research connections, and we support this with generous research and study leave.

Candidates for this position should have a PhD in Mathematics, a demonstrated commitment to ongoing mathematical research with a potential to develop a research program of international repute, and demonstrated success and/or aptitude in teaching Mathematics. The successful applicant will be capable of teaching the full range of our Mathematics courses at the undergraduate level, from first-year to Honours courses, and will supervise postgraduate research students.

The position is full time and permanent subject to the satisfactory completion of the confirmation-path objectives for new appointees. The confirmation-path process is similar to the process of gaining tenure but is entirely internal with predetermined objectives. The salary range for a Lecturer is $74,595 to $89,971 and for a Senior Lecturer is $94,832 to $109,669.

We welcome international candidates and provide financial assistance for relocation and visa applications. There is a wealth of practical information available for migrants considering a move to New Zealand and Dunedin.

The Department is committed to diversity in staffing and we encourage applications from women and other groups who are underrepresented in Mathematics. The University has generous parental leave provisions and operates childcare centres covering the period from birth to eight years.

Specific enquiries about this position may be directed to the Head of Department Professor Richard Barker, phone 64 3 479 7756, email rbarker@maths.otago.ac.nz

Further details about the position, the Department, its staff, courses, and research interests can be obtained from http://www.maths.otago.ac.nz and the information statement.

For more information and to apply online, please go to www.otago.ac.nz/jobs.

Applications quoting reference number 1400846 close on Friday, 25 July 2014.

Job location: 
Dunedin --
New Zealand
Contact and application information
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Contact name: 
Department of Mathematics and Statistics