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LINGUIST List 25.2152

Thu May 15 2014

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

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

Date: 14-May-2014
From: Philemon Akach <akachufs.ac.za>
Subject: South African Sign Language; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Deaf Culture: 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: General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Any Signed Language; Deaf Culture

Required Language(s): South African Sign Language (sfs)

Description:

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.
- Act as Academic Department Head of the South African Sign
- Attract research funding for SASL projects.

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.
- 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.

Recommendation:
- Book(s) published by an international publisher.

Term of office: With regard to Academic Department Head: Five years, with the possibility of reappointment for a further term.

Assumption of duties:
- As soon as possible

Salary:
- The salary scale is available on request. For any further enquiries, please feel free to contact 051 401 9329/2849.

Fringe benefits:
- Pension scheme, medical aid scheme, group life insurance, housing allowance, leave and sick leave, service bonus and study benefits.

Applications must be addressed to Human Resources Department, George du Toit Building, University of the Free State, P.O. Box 339, Bloemfontein, 9300, SA.

- A detailed curriculum vitae.
- A summary of your:
- employment history,
- qualifications,
- 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 note that applications sent by fax or e-mail will not be considered.

Applicants can also use the following link
https://ufs.jb.skillsmapafrica.com/Job/Index/1162_

Post Doctoral will be considered and/or recently qualifies PhDs who would be placed on Staff development programme.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)
Mailing Address for Applications:
Director Human Resoources G. Geyer
PO Box 399
Bloemfontein 9300
South Africa
Contact Information:
Dr Philemon Akach
Email: akachufs.ac.za
Phone: +27514012615 or +27823628825
Fax: 27514013511
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