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Lecturer in Data Analytics

The University of Sydney - School of Social and Political Sciences (SSPS)

Location: Sydney - Australia
Salary: Level B
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 25th June 2019
Closes: 23rd July 2019
Job Ref: 1262/0619C
  • Join a leading social science School
  • Opportunity to work in a collaborative and supportive environment
  • Academic level B continuing lectureship at our Camperdown/Darlington campus

About the opportunity  

The School of Social and Political Sciences (SSPS) is composed of the departments of Anthropology, Government and International Relations, Peace and Conflict Studies, Political Economy, and Sociology and Social Policy. It offers innovative degrees at undergraduate and postgraduate levels that attract the very best students from Australia and overseas. SSPS is the focus for the strategic development of the social sciences at Sydney with a view to us becoming Australia’s leading centre for research and teaching in the area. 

The School is seeking to appoint a Lecturer (Level B) in Data Analytics in the Social Science. It is intended that this appointment will build our strategic capacities in engaged research and engaged education. The successful appointee will teach into our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, have the opportunity to contribute to Faculty strategic research themes based in the School, and play a role in initiating new strategic research and teaching initiatives within the School, Faculty and University. The successful candidate will be located in one of the School’s five Departments.

About you 

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for an academic who has:

  • A PhD in a social science discipline or cognate data science field
  • Expertise in digital data analytics and computational methods for social science research, including visualisation methodologies
  • Focused expertise in the use of data analytics to address pressing social science questions and problems
  • A strong track record of scholarly publication, including publications in highly ranked journals
  • Teaching experience at undergraduate level in the area of data analytics for the social sciences
  • Capacity and potential to leverage external research grants, including industry funding, in collaborative interdisciplinary teams
  • Strong communication, collegial and team-based skills

How to apply 

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website. 

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number 1262/0619C to apply. 

Closing date: 11:30pm, 23 July 2019 (Sydney time) 

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged. 

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The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment. 

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