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LINGUIST List 25.1765

Wed Apr 16 2014

Jobs: Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; South African Sign Language: Rank Open, University of Free State

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <alamontlinguistlist.org>

Date: 14-Apr-2014
From: Philemon Akach <akachufs.ac.za>
Subject: Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; South African Sign Language: Rank Open, University of Free State, Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa
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University or Organization: University of Free State
Department: Department of South African Sign Language (SASL)
Job Location: Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa
Web Address: http://www.ufs.ac.za
Job Title: Senior lecturer/Associate Prof/Professor/Head of Department

Job Rank: Rank Open

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; South African Sign Language or any signed language, Deaf Culture


Description:

Faculty of the Humanities
South African Sign Language (SASL)
Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor/Professor and Academic Department Head – Ref.: Humanities 1404-009

The University of the Free State is seeking for a senior academic and researcher in Sign Language Linguistics, capable of providing thought and administrative leadership to a diverse group of fellow academics and administrative staff of a rapidly growing academic department.

The duties and responsibilities are, among others:
- Teach SASL, Linguistics and Culture of the Deaf.
- Initiate, conduct and sustain high profile research into SASL linguistics.
- Manage further development and revision of SASL curriculum.
- Attract research funding for SASL projects.
- Maintain the strategic structure of SASL as a subject in the UFS.
- Act as Academic Department Head of the South African Sign Language Department.

Inherent requirements:
- Relevant PhD-degree.
- At least three (3) years teaching experience at tertiary level, post PhD qualification.

Senior Lecturer:
- Proven experience in the presentation of papers/posters at national scholarly conferences.
- Proven national recognition for specialist expertise and research in a specific area of scholarship.
- An NRF rating or demonstrate potential for obtaining an NRF rating.
- Proven experience in supervision of graduated masters’ students.
- A proven research record of relevant publications in national and international accredited journals.
- Proven experience of service as an active member of a national or international scholarly society or committee or agency concerned with research at higher education levels.

Associate Professor:
- Experience as external examiner for postgraduate students.
- Proven experience in the presentation of research papers at national conferences, where there is evidence of peer review of papers.
- Act as an editorial board member of high-quality national scholarly journals.
- Proven national recognition for specialist expertise and research leadership in a specific scientific area of scholarship.o An NRF rating of C3 or equivalent status.
- Proven experience in the supervision of graduated masters’ students.
- A proven research record of relevant publications in national and international accredited journals.
- Serve as a member of a national scholarly society OR a national committee or agency concerned with research at higher education levels, OR show evidence of service as an active member of an international equivalent

Professor:
Experience as external examiner for masters’ and doctoral students.
- Act as editorial board member of high-quality international/ISI/IBSS journals.
- Proven international recognition for specialist expertise and research leadership in a particular area of academic scholarship (e.g. regularly serves as a reviewer for international/ISI/IBSS journals).
- An NRF rating of C1 or C2 or equivalent status.
- Demonstrated successful supervision of graduated master's and preferably graduated doctoral students.
- Proven experience in delivering keynote addresses at national scholarly conferences.
- Serve as a member of an international scholarly society OR an international committee or agency concerned with research at higher education levels.

Applications must be addressed to Human Resources Department at the application address below.

All applications must be accompanied by the following:
- A detailed curriculum vitae.
- A summary of your employment history, qualifications, and experience.
- Full details of three referees.
- Certified copies of qualifications. If you have foreign qualifications, please provide the SAQA accreditation.
- Certified copy of your identity document (ID).

Please indicate the reference number and the post you are applying for on the cover letter to your application. Applications with no reference number will not be considered.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)
Mailing Address for Applications:
Director Human Resoources Geyer
Mailing Address for Applications:
Director Human Resoources Geyer
George du Toit Building,
University of Free State
P.O. Box 339, Bloemfontein, 9300,
Bloemfontein 9300
South Africa
Contact Information:
Dr Philemon Akach
Email: akachufs.ac.za
Phone: 27514012615
Fax: 27514013511
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