UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA

Professor/Associate Professor and/or Head of Department - Department of Computer Science

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Location
Pretoria, South Africa
Posted
10 Jan 2021
End of advertisement period
01 Feb 2021
Ref
24038
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Permanent
Hours
Full Time

UP Posting - Academic    

FACULTY OF ENGINEERING, BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

PROFESSOR / ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR AND/OR HEAD OF DEPARTMENT

In pursuit of the ideals of excellence and diversity, the University of Pretoria wishes to invite applications for the following vacancy.

The University of Pretoria's commitment to quality makes us one of the top research Universities in the country and gives us a competitive advantage in international science and technology development.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • The strategic, academic, operational leadership and transformation of the Department;
  • Promoting, planning, organising and managing of academic and research programmes and the Department’s research profile;
  • Recruitment and management of world class personnel;
  • All financial activities including externally funded projects;
  • Playing an active role as academic leader of the discipline at a national and international level;
  • Marketing and growing the Department with the emphasis on growth at graduate level;
  • Leading and promoting the research intensity within the Department in terms of research outputs ranking and postgraduate students.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Associate Professor:

  • A PhD in Computer Science;
  • Academic status in the relevant discipline;
  • A proven research and publication record;
  • National recognition as a researcher;
  • Experience in the successful graduation of Master’s and/or PhD candidates;
  • Experience in undergraduate and/or postgraduate teaching.

Professor:

  • A PhD in Computer Science;
  • Academic status in the relevant discipline;
  • A proven research and publication record;
  • National and international recognition as a researcher;
  • Experience in the successful graduation of PhD candidates;
  • Experience in undergraduate and/or postgraduate teaching.

Head of Department:

  • Experience in the following:
    • High-level liaison with internal and external stakeholders and professional boards;
    • Managing and leadership of academic activities and staff;
    • Marketing of the Department to obtain research and development contracts and external funding;
    • Managing information technology and technical staff;
    • National and/or international collaboration.

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES (SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND BEHAVIOURAL ATTRIBUTES):

  • Strong leadership and communication skills;
  • An exceptional research record preferably in one of the Department’s research specialisation fields;
  • NRF rating;
  • The candidate should fit into one of the Department’s research focus areas.

The annual remuneration package will be commensurate with the incumbent’s level of appointment, as determined by UP policy guidelines. UP subscribes to the BESTMED medical aid scheme and contributes 50% of the applicable monthly premium.

Applicants are requested to apply online at www.up.ac.za, and follow the link: Careers@UP.

In applying for this post, please attach:

  • Complete and updated Curriculum Vitae;
  • A brief self-evaluation by the candidate;
  • The candidate’s vision for the Department;
  • A short teaching portfolio;
  • Details of three contactable referees, including referees who can attest to the candidate’s academic and/or leadership qualities.

Candidates may be expected to make a 10-minute presentation to the Appointments Committee on his / her vision for the Department.

By applying, candidates agree to the appointment process as set out in the relevant UP policy document. This process can be accessed at http://www.up.ac.za/services/personnel/policies/w113E.doc.

Although candidates will be appointed permanently as Professor or Associate Professor, the headship is a fixed-term appointment of four years. Preference will be given to the incumbent for re-appointment for a second term.

CLOSING DATE: 1 February 2021

No application will be considered after the closing date, or if it is incomplete and does not comply with at least the minimum requirements.

ENQUIRIES: Mrs Nochundre Parker Tel: (012) 420 6967  or E-mail: nochundre.parker@up.ac.za for application-related enquiries, and Prof Sunil Maharaj, Tel: (012) 420 5318 / 4636  or E-mail: sunil.maharaj@up.ac.za for enquiries relating to the post content.

Should you not hear from the University of Pretoria by 31 May 2021, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful.

The University of Pretoria is committed to equality, employment equity and diversity.

In accordance with the Employment Equity Plan of the University and its Employment Equity goals and targets, preference may be given, but is not limited to candidates from under-represented designated groups.

All candidates who comply with the requirements for appointment are invited to apply.

The University of Pretoria reserves the right to not fill the advertised positions.

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