PROFESSOR/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR IN DIGITAL HUMANITIES
North-West University
Potchefstroom, South Africa
44d ago

Introduction...

NORTH-WEST UNIVERSITY (POTCHEFSTROOM)

FACULTY OF HUMANITIES

SOUTH AFRICAN CENTRE FOR DIGITAL LANGUAGE RESOURCE (SADiLaR)

VACANCY : PROFESSOR / ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR IN DIGITAL HUMANITIES

POSITION NUMBER : P002603

PEROMNES : A5 / A6

APPLICANT WHO PREVIOUSLY APPLIED NEED NOT APPLY FOR THE THIS POSITION

Minimum Requirements...

  • A doctorate in languages or literature (modern, classic or ancient) on a topic relating to Digital Humanities, or a doctorate in any discipline in the humanities and social sciences with a focus on digital scholarship.
  • Other competency requirements :

  • Experience in teaching modern languages or any discipline within the humanities implementing digital methods
  • A substantial number of applicable academic publications / outputs
  • Experience in supervising postgraduate studies
  • An academic network within own field of specialisation
  • Advanced knowledge of own discipline
  • Experience in participation in national and international conferences and workshops
  • A record of successful project proposals
  • The ability to effectively liaise and communicate with the public, students and colleagues at various levels and from diverse backgrounds
  • The ability to promote innovative research methods in the academic domain
  • The ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • An NRF rating or demonstrably near to submission for a rating (as a recommendation)
  • Demonstration of language proficiency to function optimally in the various multilingual environments of the NWU
  • Job Specification...

    Purpose of the position :

    The position of research manager is a high-level position functioning within SADiLaR as a

    research entity hosted by the NWU. This implies providing academic leadership as the first professor / associate professor

    in Digital Humanities (DH) in South Africa, while fostering excellence in research and teaching. This is a national centre

    supported by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), initiating and coordinating dedicated projects being

    executed by the centre itself, as well as by the nodes of the centre comprising the University of Pretoria, the University of

    South Africa, the Meraka Institute of the CSIR, CTexT, as well as a partnership (ICELDA) of four SA universities.

    Responsibilities :

  • Academic leadership in research and teaching
  • National and international liaison in support of the development
  • TOTAL REMUNERATION PACKAGE : Market related

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