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SADiLaR Vacancies

RESEARCHER/JUNIOR RESEARCHER – (AFRICAN LANGUAGES) 

The South African Centre for Digital Language Resources (SADiLaR) has THREE open positions as Researchers or Junior Researchers in African languages.

Purpose of the position:

To do research in the domain of digital humanities and/or language technologies that pertain to the assessment and validation of text and speech corpora relating to the official African languages of South Africa. This also includes resource development and annotation of these languages.  Research will take place within a team environment, gradually growing expertise for individual research. Limited teaching responsibilities within the domain of African languages may be required.

Responsibilities:

  • Research and teaching
  • Annotation of text and/or speech corpora

Minimum requirements:

  • An honours or master’s degree in one of the official African languages of South Africa obtained within the last five years
  • Two years’ experience in teaching at secondary-education or tertiary-education level, and/or
  • Two years’ experience in research or research support

Other competencies:

  • Mother tongue proficiency in an African language as one of the official languages of South Africa
  • Knowledge of methodologies applied in linguistic or literary studies
  • Computer literacy in at least the MS Office suite
  • The ability to use software applicable to the domain of digital humanities
  • The ability to produce academic papers
  • The ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • The ability to effectively liaise and communicate with the public, students and colleagues at various levels and from diverse backgrounds 

Recommendation:

  • A doctorate in one of the official African languages of South Africa obtained within the last five years

ENQUIRIES:                                                  Prof JC Roux, 018 299 4566

CLOSING DATE:                                           3 December 2017

COMMENCEMENT OF DUTIES:                  2 February 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter                                            

TO APPLY:                                                     Please visit the NWU Recruitment Portal or see the full advertisement.