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Senior Lecturer in Data Science
The University of Newcastle
  • Further enhance your academic career in Data Science with a highly performing team
  • Exciting opportunities for local industry collaboration in Newcastle – ranked #1 in the country
  • Competitive salary, flexible working, 17% super and so much more…

Base Salary: $132,768 – $153,093 plus 17% superannuation

Position: Full Time Continuing

Location: Callaghan Campus

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Our university

The University of Newcastle stands as a global leader distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence. Our vision is to be a world-leading University for our regions and create a better future for our regions and the globe. Underpinned by this vision and our values of excellence, equity, engagement and sustainability, the University of Newcastle’s Looking Ahead Strategic Plan 2020-2025 outlines the University’s commitment to delivering an exceptional student experience and serving our communities.

For more information click here – Our Uni.


Our school

The School of Information and Physical Sciences (SIPS) accommodates the disciplines of Mathematics, Data Science and Statistics, Computing and Information Technology, and Physics. The vision of SIPS is aligned with the University’s strategic plan “Looking Ahead” and aims to provide a transformative, modern and relevant learning experience where students acquire practical skills, leading to work and life-ready graduates. Research at the School is of a quality that is ‘well above world standard’ and is relevant, collaborative, interdisciplinary and impactful. The school is dedicated to diversity, equity and social justice, while embracing our Indigenous culture in all aspects of its work.


How will you inspire us

With an already internationally recognised interdisciplinary profile, you will be comfortable to teach and provide leadership in any course in the Bachelor of Data Science as well as providing teaching support in the Mathematics and Computer Science programs, where necessary.

The essential skills required for this role are:

  • Completed a doctoral qualification in Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science, Statistics or closely related area.
  • Demonstrated record of publication or non-traditional research output in high quality outlets.
  • Demonstrated capacity to teach and lead the development of Data Science, Artificial Intelligence and Statistics related courses and programs.
  • Demonstrated capacity for independent research, contributing as a chief investigator.
  • Skills in active and effective record of supervisions of Honours and Masters research projects and primary supervision of Higher Degree by Research students.
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve teaching quality as indicated by surveys, qualitative feedback, and outcomes for students.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage with industry, students, and/or the community to build the reputation of the University and the data science programs.

Please note, as part of the recruitment process you will be required to formally address each criterion of the Selection Criteria (including desirable criterion) in your application. You will find the complete list of Selection Criteria in the attached Position Descriptions.


Your next steps

Please visit here for a guide on how to apply for a role. It’s important you read this document to ensure you are providing all the requirements of your application.

If viewing this on a job board other than the University’s please click ‘Apply’ to reach the University’s website, where copies of the Position Descriptions can be accessed. Please download the relevant copy before commencing your application.


Your application must include:

  • Your ORCID ID (if relevant)
  • A URL link to your University Academic Profile (or equivalent)
  • A Cover Letter:
  • outlining your interest in the role
  • include contact details for a minimum of three relevant referees.
  • A statement formally addressing each criterion of the Essential and Desirable Criteria, as provided in the relevant Position Description attached below.
  • Your CV, which should be a maximum of five pages and be succinct and discipline appropriate.


Please upload your Cover Letter and response to the requested Criteria as one PDF document.

Your Cover Letter and Response to the Essential Criteria should not exceed 4 pages (approximately 2,000 words).

For the full list of the selection criteria and role responsibilities, please download the relevant Position Description for which you are applying (available in the Related Documents section below).

For specific position enquiries, please contact Professor Karen Blackmore, Acting Head of School, School of Information and Physical Sciences via email at or on +61 2 492 15206.

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Closing date: Thursday 30th May at 11.59pm AEST

We are excited to be Looking Ahead with you!

The University of Newcastle is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are particularly encouraged to apply. 

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Birpai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.

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