Lecturer / Senior Lecturer – Forensic Statistics

School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences & Centre for Forensic Science

  • Unique role across forensic science and statistics
  • Join a world-leading centre for forensic science
  • Continuing, full-time teaching and research role

At UTS, the concepts of equity and social justice are key to our core and purpose – we are recognised widely as supporting inclusivity and valuing diversity. Cited as a WGEA Employer of Choice since the inception of the award, we are now among the first Australian institutions to receive the Athena SWAN Bronze Accreditation for our commitment to action addressing gender equity in the STEMM disciplines. UTS Equal Futures celebrates and supports women in academia through every stage of their career.

The Faculty of Science aims to ensure equitable representation in all occupational categories and in all levels of its workforce. In an effort to eliminate employment barriers we especially encourage applications from suitably qualified individuals from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, from individuals with primary carer responsibilities, from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates and from female candidates.

We have a unique opportunity for an early to mid-career academic with expertise in applied statistics and/or forensic science to join the faculty.

About the role

This is a joint appointment between the Discipline of Mathematical Sciences and UTS’s world-leading Centre for Forensic Science (CFS). You will play a key role teaching subjects in applied statistics as it relates to forensic science. You will be actively involved in developing and teaching subjects within your specialisation, integrating research into the teaching program, and engaging in and promoting innovative teaching practices.

You will also have the opportunity to further develop your research profile in your area of expertise with the goal of attracting further external funding and actively contributing to the growth of the School and the Centre. Collaborations with scholars from across the University and through relevant national and international networks will be strongly supported.

About you

Key to success in this role will be your excellent communication and interpersonal skills. You will be adept at explaining complex concepts to non-experts and have an ability to foster links with research groups, industry, government and other community organisations.

You will also bring to this role:

  • An ability to teach in Forensic Statistics (including probabilities and inference), and ideally other subjects in applied statistics, in addition to the capacity to develop advanced programs of study
  • Ability to provide quality research supervision for higher degree postgraduate and honours students
  • Capacity for success in securing research funding from external sources
  • A relevant PhD (in statistics or in forensic science with strong element of statistics or probabilities).

For appointment at the higher level you will have a demonstrated capacity for academic leadership as well as a strong track record of independent research.

Remuneration & Benefits

Base Salary Range: $103,981 to $123,067 pa (Level B); $126,404 to $145,162 pa (Level C).

This role also attracts 17% superannuation (pension) in addition to the base salary.

UTS staff also benefit from a wide range of Employee Benefits include flexible work practices, child care centres, generous parental leave and salary packaging opportunities.

This position is full-time and appointment will be made on a continuing basis.

How to Apply

For the full list of the selection criteria and role responsibilities and to apply please CLICK HERE

UTS is committed to diversity and inclusion in our workforce and we encourage applicants where relevant to include a relative to opportunity or career disruption/break statement within their CV.

You are required to address the following selection criteria in your submission in a separate document:

  1. Demonstrated ability to contribute to teaching programmes in Forensic Statistics, and preferably other subjects in applied statistics, in addition to the capacity to develop advanced programs of study
  2. Capacity (at Level C, demonstrated capacity) for leadership of research and for building research collaborations
  3. Evidence of excellent oral and written communication skills and skills in fostering key stakeholder relationships.

Only those applications submitted via the UTS online recruitment system will be accepted.

As you will be unable to save your application once started, please have all required documents and information available prior to commencing.

Please ensure that the file name for each document submitted includes IRC143179

Enquiries regarding the role may be directed to Professor Chris Poulton, Head of Discipline, on +61 2 95144370.

Specific enquiries or issues with the application process may be directed to Julie Small, Recruitment Consultant, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on +61 (0) 2 9514 1080.

Closing Date: Thursday 17th October 2019 at 11.59pm (AEST)

Please note: If you have a disability that requires adjustment to the recruitment process or an alternative application pathway please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for assistance.

We welcome applications from women, Indigenous Australians, people with disability, those who identify as LGBTIQ and applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.


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