Tibra Foundation Chair in Mathematical Sciences

University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences

The University of Wollongong’s (UOW) School of Mathematics and Applied Statistics along with the National Institute for Applied Statistics Research Australia (NIASRA) are looking to appoint the inaugural Tibra Foundation Chair in Mathematical Sciences. Born out of UOW’s and the Tibra Foundation’s mutual commitment to transform the Illawarra region, this appointment will be Australia’s first endowed chair in the mathematical sciences in over a century and a strategically vital leader in UOW’s Data and Decision Sciences Network initiative.

Fully funded through a philanthropic gift from the Tibra Foundation, the Chair will be devoted to at least 80% research for the first five years, and will continue as a permanent teaching and research Professorial position. The appointee will develop a world-leading research program in the area of computational statistics and applications. This will be complemented chiefly by community engagement, such as public lectures, mentoring and prize-award events, advancing the Tibra Foundation’s mission to promote the mathematical sciences. The Tibra Chair will be an intellectual leader within both the academy and the community.

UOW and the Tibra Foundation are seeking a distinguished expert in Bayesian or Computational Statistics who has the vision to conceive and shape exciting research of both local and global significance. An inspirational ambassador for the mathematical sciences, the successful candidate will have a flair for cultivating partnerships within and outside the School, especially in interdisciplinary research, and will have a strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Perrett Laver Executive Search is assisting UOW with this appointment. If you wish to discuss this role further in confidence, please contact Angad Roy on +61 2 8051 3018 or via Angad.Roy@perrettlaver.com

The University of Wollongong is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. As an equal opportunity employer, we celebrate diversity and inclusion, and believe gender equality is fundamental to achieving our goal of being in the top 1%. The University seeks to increase the representation of women in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) to address gender imbalance. As a recognised leader in gender equality, we offer professional development programs and promote a healthy work life balance.

Position Description available at UOW Jobs


Applications close 11.59pm 24 October 2021 and need to be submitted directly to Perrett Laver.