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Professor/ Associate Professor/ Senior Lecturer in the Department of Linguistics and Applied Languag

Employer
Rhodes University
Location
South Africa
Closing date
Nov 28, 2022

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Sector
Science, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Language and Linguistics
Hours
Full Time
Organization Type
University and College
Jobseeker Type
Academic (e.g. 'Lecturer')
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Recognising that diversity is important in achieving excellence, Rhodes University strongly encourages South African members of underrepresented designated groups as well as persons with disabilities to apply. Spouses and partners of existing staff members are also encouraged to apply.

Please note that this appointment will be made in line with the requirements of the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998, as amended and the University's recruitment and selection policies and equity strategies. The initial focus will be on equity candidates.

In terms of Immigration Legislation (Act No. 13 of 2002 & Regulations) as amended, international staff members (non-SA citizens) have to comply with the provisions of the Act. This therefore means that the period of employment to non-SA citizens will be guided by the validity period of the work permit. In line with legislation governing employment of foreign nationals, employment contracts will be offered on the basis that a development plan would be implemented for the transfer of skills to a South African resident. The onus is on candidates to ensure that they are in possession of a valid work permit before the commencement of employment at the University, failing which the employment with Rhodes University will be terminated.

Requirements
For additional information on the requirements on the different levels, please refer to the Academic Role Profiles.

Senior Lecturer
A PhD in formal, theoretical, or descriptive Linguistics.
  • Teaching experience at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels required.
  • Experience and skills must be commensurate with the respective RU promotion/selection criteria for Senior Lecturer levels.
  • Experience and a track record of research publication, successful supervision and effective teaching in at least one of - but preferably more of the following disciplinary areas of Linguistics: phonology, morphology, syntax, or formal approaches to semantics.
  • The candidate's discipline-specific skills and strengths ought to expand on and complement the Department's current linguistic curriculum and research profile.
  • Proven ability to supervise, research and teach linguistic topics on languages other than English.
  • The candidate must be willing to contribute to the undergraduate programme by teaching a variety of modules in Linguistics; they must be able to teach and supervise postgraduates in their area of specialization and adjacent areas.
  • For professorial level, the candidate must be able to articulate an informed and coherent vision for the Department's curricula, particularly around areas of curricular transformation/decolonization.

Advantages :
  • Proven ability to attract funding or demonstrate willingness to apply for funding.
  • Candidates must be able to offer a unique contribution that strengthens and complements our teaching programme. We are particularly interested in skills that expand our profile in languages beyond English as well as growth areas in linguistics including but not limited to quantitative, experimental, corpus linguistics, digital humanities (as it relates to Linguistics), etc.
  • A research or teaching speciality in the linguistics of the following language groups would be advantageous: South African indigenous languages, Bantu languages, Khoisan languages or Sign Languages. An added advantage would be the ability to articulate a clear plan for incorporating reciprocal and sustained community engagement (that is not voluntarism) and/or service learning into their research and teaching.
  • Research supervision of at least Masters' degrees to completion required.
  • Emerging national profile in the discipline and credible record of publication in peer-reviewed publications.
  • Track record of administration, management and/or leadership roles (leadership roles may be informal)

Associate Professor
A PhD in formal, theoretical, or descriptive Linguistics.
  • Considerable teaching experience at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels required including Masters and PhD levels.
  • Experience and skills must be commensurate with the respective RU promotion/selection criteria for the Associate Professor levels.
  • Experience and a track record of research publication, successful supervision and effective teaching in at least one of - but preferably more of the following disciplinary areas of Linguistics: phonology, morphology, syntax, or formal approaches to semantics
  • The candidate's Discipline-specific skills and strengths ought to expand on and complement the Department's current linguistic curriculum and research profile.
  • Proven ability to supervise, research and teach linguistic topics on languages other than English.
  • A proven ability to attract funding
  • Proven collegial strengths including excellent interpersonal skills, being a team player, and working toward a common departmental set of goals
  • The candidate must be willing to contribute to the undergraduate programme by teaching a variety of modules in Linguistics; they must be able to teach and supervise postgraduates in their area of specialization and adjacent areas.
  • For professorial level, the candidate must be able to articulate an informed and coherent vision for the Department's curricula, particularly around areas of curricular transformation/decolonization.
  • Evidence of modern computer/data literacy skills appropriate to the current academic environment and agility in developing online content (e.g. online learning management systems, online learning platforms, shared document resources, development of video lectures, use of online forums, interactive online learning, etc.

Advantages:
  • Candidates must be able to offer a unique contribution that strengthens and complements our teaching programme. We are particularly interested in skills that expand our profile in languages beyond English as well as growth areas in linguistics including but not limited to quantitative, experimental, corpus linguistics, digital humanities (as it relates to Linguistics), etc. A research or teaching speciality in the linguistics of the following language groups would be advantageous: South African indigenous languages, Bantu languages, Khoisan languages or Sign Languages. An added advantage would be the ability to articulate a clear plan for incorporating reciprocal and sustained community engagement (that is not voluntarism) and/or service learning into their research and teaching.
  • Supervision of Masters degrees to completion is required. Supervision of PhD degrees to completion is an advantage
  • National and emerging international profile in the discipline and substantial record of publication in peer-reviewed publications.
  • Proven record of and an active interest in administration, management and leadership.

Professor
A PhD in formal, theoretical, or descriptive Linguistics.
  • Extensive teaching experience at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels required including at Masters and PhD levels.
  • Experience and skills must be commensurate with the respective RU promotion/selection criteria for the Professor levels.
  • Experience and a track record of research publication, successful supervision and effective teaching in at least one of - but preferably more of the following disciplinary areas of Linguistics: phonology, morphology, syntax, or formal approaches to semantics
  • The candidate's Discipline-specific skills and strengths ought to expand on and complement the Department's current linguistic curriculum and research profile.
  • Proven ability to supervise, research and teach linguistic topics on languages other than English.
  • A proven ability to attract funding
  • Proven collegial strengths including excellent interpersonal skills, being a team player, and working toward a common departmental set of goals
  • The candidate must be willing to contribute to the undergraduate programme by teaching a variety of modules in Linguistics; they must be able to teach and supervise postgraduates in their area of specialization and adjacent areas.
  • For professorial level, the candidate must be able to articulate an informed and coherent vision for the Department's curricula, particularly around areas of curricular transformation/decolonization.
  • Evidence of modern computer/data literacy skills appropriate to the current academic environment and agility in developing online content (e.g. online learning management systems, online learning platforms, shared document resources, development of video lectures, use of online forums, interactive online learning, etc.

Advantages:
  • Candidates must be able to offer a unique contribution that strengthens and complements our teaching programme. We are particularly interested in skills that expand our profile in languages beyond English as well as growth areas in linguistics including but not limited to quantitative, experimental, corpus linguistics, digital humanities (as it relates to Linguistics), etc. A research or teaching speciality in the linguistics of the following language groups would be advantageous: South African indigenous languages, Bantu languages, Khoisan languages or Sign Languages. An added advantage would be the ability to articulate a clear plan for incorporating reciprocal and sustained community engagement (that is not voluntarism) and/or service learning into their research and teaching.
  • Supervision of Masters and PhD degrees to completion is required.
  • International profile in the discipline and outstanding record of publication in peer-reviewed publications.
  • Proven record of and an active interest in administration, management and leadership.

It is essential that prospective candidates to also read the role profile, and further particulars relating to this post and ensure that all relevant documentation is submitted.

Application process:

The following documents are required:
  • An application form;
  • A comprehensive CV and relevant qualifications;
  • A substantial motivation which tells us your interest in the post and suitability in light of the requirements.

It is essential that prospective candidates read the academic role profile, further particulars relating to this post and ensure that all relevant documentation is submitted.

If you have any questions or are experiencing challenges on the system, please contact Ms Mericha Maccario or Ms Mokete Moerane on jobs-red@ru.ac.za

Failure to submit such documentation will result in an application not being considered. Please examine the following documents:
  • Application Form
  • Academic Role Profiles
  • Further particulars about the post and the Selection Process

The selection process that will be followed for this post including the process of short-listing, the interview etc, is contained in the document above. The Full Minimum Requirements against which candidates are to be measured are outlined in the requirements document.

Shortlisted candidates will be informed of the interview date.

Remuneration
Senior Lecturer
Basic salary Provident fund: R595 885 per annum
Approximate cost to company: R845 211 per annum

Associate Professor
Basic salary Provident fund: R709 185 per annum
Approximate cost to company: R1 002 674 per annum

Professor
Basic salary Provident fund: R833 701 per annum
Approximate cost to company: R1 211 748 per annum

All applications will be treated in strict confidence. This post is advertised as permanent post, but the University may opt to appoint on a fixed-term contract of not less than three-years. The University reserves the right not to proceed with the filling of the post. An application in itself does not entitle the applicant to an interview. Please apply online by accessing the Rhodes University Website.

Candidates should note that Rhodes University has introduced a Covid-19 vaccine mandate and that staff members are required to conform to the University's conditions in this regard.

Closing Date: 7 November 2022

If you are not contacted within 30 days from the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. show more...
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