About the opportunity

The University of Sydney is Australia’s first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence as a top 20 globally ranked university. The University of Sydney Business School is one of the Asia Pacific region’s premier centers for engaged and innovative business education and research, and is in the one percent of business schools globally to hold accreditation from AACSB,  EQUIS and AMBA. It is the only Australian member school of CEMS, the Community of European Management Schools & International Companies.

The Discipline of Business Analytics is a group of scholars working in the intersection of such quantitative fields as Econometrics and Statistics, Computer Science and Machine Learning, and Operations Research and Operations Management. We are engaged in all aspects of analysing data and building predictive and causal models to assist in business decision-making. The Discipline has research strengths in such areas as Bayesian and computational statistics, business and economic forecasting, financial and nonparametric econometrics, high-dimensional statistics, mathematical optimisation, quantitative risk management, scheduling theory, statistical machine learning, and supply chain management.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • contribute to existing and emerging research strengths of the School, including regular publication in journals of high standing, pursuing research grants, and presenting and disseminating research findings through appropriate channels
  • develop and deliver cutting-edge, innovative and high-quality teaching and learning at the undergraduate and postgraduate level to large and culturally diverse student cohorts
  • be involved in interdisciplinary collaborations within the University and with external partners
  • contribute to academic governance
  • supervise research students.

About you

We are looking for a Lecturer in Business Analytics (equivalent to a tenure-track Assistant Professor in North America) who possesses:

  • a PhD in Econometrics, Statistics or a related field
  • an active research program with significant potential for future publications in field of specialisation
  • evidence of high-quality teaching potential in field of specialisation and interest in or potential for teaching in interdisciplinary teams
  • demonstrated capacity to stimulate, actively engage and educate a range of audiences using various media
  • capacity to contribute to curriculum development
  • potential for engagement and collaboration with partners from industry and government
  • evidence of successful teamwork and a collegial approach.

To be considered for this position, please provide a CV and a cover letter which demonstrates your suitability and enthusiasm for this role.  These will provide evidence of how your experience and scholarship aligns with the role and should be uploaded online, along with a job market paper, three reference letters and any other supporting documents.  

For the right candidates, permanent residence sponsorship is available for this position.

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

 At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

How to apply

Applications (including a cover letter, CV, job market paper, and three letters of reference as well as any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page.

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For further information about the position please contact Professor Artem Prokhorov at artem.prokhorov@sydney.edu.au.

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