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Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Mathematics (Internal Applicants Only)

Apply now Job No:511445
Area:Faculty of Science
Salary (FTE):Advertised at multiple classifications
Work type:Full Time - Continuing
Location: St Lucia

School of Mathematics and Physics

The School of Mathematics and Physics is internationally recognised for its teaching and research excellence. Many staff members in the school have won university and national awards for their teaching innovation and excellence. There are around 110 full-time academic staff members, and 21 professional staff who provide professional, technical and administrative support. The School teaches a comprehensive undergraduate program in science, mathematics, statistics, and physics, as well as performing service teaching for students of engineering and the life sciences. There is also an extensive postgraduate research program which currently has more than 100 Research Higher Degree students enrolled.

About This Opportunity

The primary purpose of this position is initially to conduct and lead the academic efforts associated with the continued development, delivery, monitoring and improvement of these compulsory core courses, with a particular regard to facilitating involvement from experts across a diverse range of science discipline areas. This will include in-class teaching, course coordination, responding to student feedback, updating teaching resources, supervising tutors, setting and grading assessment, working with academic staff from across the faculty, and acting as an advocate for the course in a range of contexts. The appointee will also perform administrative and other activities associated with the School and Faculty, and will be expected to engage in research and/or other appropriate activities in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

In the longer term, the appointee will expand their teaching activities, help determine the long-term strategic direction of science education at UQ, and develop a broader leadership role in scholarship of teaching and learning.  They will innovate and contribute to the continued development and improvement of a variety of teaching programs across the School, Faculty and University.

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. 

Although the majority of teaching will be at the St Lucia Campus, there will also be a potential need to coordinate and/or deliver components of the course to Science students based at UQ’s Gatton Campus.

Our Ideal Candidate

Applicants should have a PhD or equivalent in mathematics, statistics, computer science, science or a closely related area, and demonstrated high quality university teaching and coordinating skills in one or more of these areas. They should be able to show evidence of a willingness and ability to deliver high-quality, large-enrolment, interdisciplinary courses with a significant quantitative component in a collaborative teaching environment. They will have a developing profile in the scholarship of teaching and learning, as evidenced, for example, by publications, teaching grants and/or engagement in significant teaching innovations, and a record of active participation in academic administration and service roles. Applicants at Level C will be expected to have demonstrated a significant role in the development or coordination of teaching activities and associated improvements in teaching and learning, as well as effective performance of high-level internal service roles.

This opportunity is only available to current casual, fixed term or continuing employees at The University of Queensland.

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 continuing teaching-focused position at Academic level B or C.

The full-time equivalent base salary at Academic level B will be in the range $97,590.98 - $115,888.95, plus super of up to 17%. 

The full-time equivalent base salary at Academic level C will be in the range $119,548.53 - $137,846.50, plus super of up to 17%. 

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 SCI1000_Lecturer_SnrLecturer_2020PD (3).pdf

Our Selection Process

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

The University of Queensland is committed to ensuring all candidates are provided with the opportunity to attend the panel interviews, however, for those candidates who are unable to attend in person, video interview options will be available.   


To discuss this role please contact:

Professor Tim McIntyre

Teaching and Learning Chair

School of Mathematics and Physics


Phone: +61 7 3365 3423

 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.

Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time

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