University of Melbourne

University of Melbourne

Tutor/Lecturer (Mathematics/Statistics Teaching and Learning)


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Tutor/Lecturer (Mathematics/Statistics Teaching and Learning)

Job no: 0041804 Location: Parkville Role type: Full Time; Fixed-Term (2 Years) Faculty: Faculty of Science Department/School: School of Mathematics and Statistics Salary: Level A - $80,258 - $108,906 p.a. OR Level B - $114,645 - $136,136 p.a. plus 17% super

  • Undertake and coordinate lectures and small group classes
  • Contribute to research and innovation in mathematics/statistics education
  • Provide academic and administrative support
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!
  • About the Role You will foster innovation in teaching and learning and will provide both academic and administrative support for teaching and for tutor training in the School of Mathematics and Statistics. In addition to delivering lectures and coordinating subjects at the undergraduate level and contributing to the MSLC's academic and administrative activities you will contribute to learning and teaching innovation in the School.

    Your responsibilities will include:

  • Delivering small group classes including workshops, tutorials and computer laboratory classes
  • Advising students on academic and administrative matters pertaining to the subject and course
  • Developing subject teaching material, such as lecture notes, tutorial activities, revision materials as appropriate
  • Actively participate and contribute to planning activities or committee work to support capacity building in the School and discipline
  • Appointees at level B would also be expected to deliver lectures in lower undergraduate mathematics and/or statistics and to co-ordinate large undergraduate subjects
  • Who We Are Looking For You will have a proven track record of exceptional teaching in mathematics or statistics, a history of innovative teaching methods, active engagement in the scholarship of teaching and learning, adept presentation skills in both physical and virtual settings, superb organisational abilities, and excellent English communication skills.

    You will also have:

  • A PhD in mathematics, statistics, or another relevant discipline. Candidates with a Masters degree in mathematics, statistics or another relevant discipline and extensive teaching experience will also be considered for appointment at level A
  • Experience teaching small group classes such as tutorials, workshops or computer lab classes in university mathematics and/or statistics and developing teaching material

  • Experience using an online automated assessment system in mathematics or statistics (such as, but not limited to, WebWork, STACK or NUMBAS), including developing assessment questions in such systems

  • Strong digital literacy in educational technology relevant to teaching in mathematics and statistics, including strong computer programming skills

  • While not essential, an understanding of issues relevant to first-year University students, including the changing landscape of mathematics/statistics education post-pandemic and generative AI will be highly regarded
  • For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

    This position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check to ensure the University provides a safe environment for everyone.

    Visa sponsorship may be available for this position.

    Your New Team – “School of Mathematics and Statistics “ The University of Melbourne's School of Mathematics and Statistics is one of Australia's leading mathematics and statistics schools. It has achieved this status through the high quality of its research and teaching programs. The School offers a wide range of subjects to undergraduate and postgraduate students and is involved in aspects of community life that impact on the interests of the School and the discipline.

    The School of Mathematics and Statistics has a total of 70 continuing teaching and/or research staff; 34 research only staff and consultants; 16 academic specialists and 16 support staff. In 2020, there were 90 Research Higher Degree and 278 Coursework Master of Science students. Five members of the School staff and one Emeritus Professor are members of the Australian Academy of Science. The school currently hosts two ARC Centres of Excellence, and has hosted four ARC Laureate Fellows, ten ARC Future Fellows and fourteen DECRA Fellows.

    What We Offer You! In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

    About the University of Melbourne We're tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.

    Be Yourself The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

    We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the email address listed at the bottom of the page.

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We recognise that reconciliation is central to our purpose. For more information, please visit our Reconciliation page.

    Join Us! If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)
  • ^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to https://

    If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Ana Gencic via email at [email protected], ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

    If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

    Applications close: 15 DECEMBER 2023 11:55 PM Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)

    Position Description:0041804PD Tutor Lecturer.pdf

    Advertised: 15 Nov 2023 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

    Applications close: 15 Dec 2023 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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    Tutor/Lecturer (Mathematics/Statistics Teaching and Learning)


    University of Melbourne




    November 15, 2023

    Application deadline

    December 15, 2023

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    When the University of Melbourne was established in 1853, it was a mere cluster of buildings in a large park on the fringe of the city, with four professors and 16 students. The university now sits at the heart of a thriving international city and is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world and number one in Australia. 

    Over 8,000 academic and professional staff support a vibrant student body of around 65,000, including 30,000 international students from over 130 countries around the world. Four Australian prime ministers and five governors-general have graduated from the University of Melbourne, located in the city dubbed Australia’s “cultural capital”. 

    Indeed, Melbourne is a seven times winner of the Economist’s World’s Most Livable City award, and is a UNESCO City of Literature, as well as the birthplace of Australian rules football and a major center for street art, music, and theatre. 

    Melbourne is known for offering students an experience that’s a lot more than just structured learning. The main Parkville campus is close to transport, cafes, shopping, arts and sports venues and accommodation. 

    Students will find a blistering array of cultural activities on campus here, be it theatre, comedy, film or public lectures, and it’s easy to find people with matching interests by joining one of over 200 affiliated clubs and societies, ranging from Chess Club to Women in Science and Engineering, to the Chocolate Lovers’ Society. Sports enthusiasts are well catered for too, with a 25-metre six-lane heated indoor pool, an athletics track and sports field, and a large strength and fitness gym. 

    The university has 10 residential colleges where most students live, which provide a quick way to build an academic and social network. Each college provides sporting and cultural programs to enrich the academic experience, which is at the center of university life. 

    Degrees at the University of Melbourne stand out for being modelled on those from top institutions overseas. Students spend a year exploring a range of subject areas before choosing a major. They also study subjects outside as well as inside their chosen discipline, giving Melbourne students a breadth of knowledge that sets them apart.

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