Tenure-track Dunedin, New Zealand Apply
University of Otago
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
PO Box 56
9054 Dunedin
New Zealand

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 harmonic analysis, fractional calculus with applications, functional analysis, graph theory, mathematical biology, mathematical physics, 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.

Skills and Experience

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 will be offered as a confirmation-path (tenure track) position at the level of Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (equivalent to Assistant Professor (Lecturer) and Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) in the North American system). The minimum qualification is a PhD degree.

Further Details

The successful candidate is expected to take up duties in February 2018. If justified, a favoured candidate may be able to negotiate an earlier or later starting date with the Head of Department.

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 five years.

Specific enquiries may be directed to the Head of Department, Professor Robert Aldred.

Application Instructions

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Contact Person
Prof. Robert Aldred
+64 3 479 7766