First listed on: 14 July 2020

Lecturer in Secondary Mathematics 

  • Opportunity to contribute teaching and research expertise in the area of secondary mathematics education learning and curriculum
  • Located on the Camperdown Campus
  • Full-time continuing, remuneration package Level A-B: $114K - $152K p.a., which includes leave loading and up to 17% superannuation

About the role

In this position, you will:

  • undertake original research (either independently or as part of a team) in mathematics education and/or a related discipline
  • build and maintain a research profile that meets University expectations and standards
  • undertake independent teaching in secondary mathematics education and related areas
  • apply learnings and knowledge from research and scholarly activity to inform educational practice and innovation.

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 a Lecturer in Secondary Mathematics who possesses:

  • a PhD in an academic field relevant to mathematics education or other higher professional qualifications appropriate to their discipline
  • deep and broad experience in teaching and learning mathematics, as evidenced by participation in teaching within an established education program and experience in teaching in a variety of settings including secondary and higher education
  • demonstrated success in designing, implementing and evaluating mathematics and mathematics education teaching and learning initiatives
  • a developing research profile evidenced by original, high-quality and independent research in mathematics education and/or a related discipline.

About us

The Sydney School of Education and Social Work (SSESW) is an international leader in undergraduate and post graduate qualifying programs in initial teacher education, Social Work, Aboriginal Education and Indigenous Studies. We are committed to excellence in professional education; rigorous research-informed and theoretical understanding of the social, political and cultural contexts of education, social work and social policy; and, informed and critical engagement with theory, policy and practice in ways designed to transform communities and individual lives in socially just ways. Our work is characterised by strong relationships between research, scholarship, teaching and learning that contribute to building partnerships for professional education and critical research, policy and practice collaborations.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 8,100 academic and non-academic staff who support over 73,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world world around us.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the position description 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 808/0620C to apply.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Closing date: 11:30pm, Wednesday 12 August 2020 (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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