This position is crucial for research and development in Digital Humanities (DH) and Human Language Technology (HLT) that form the essence of SADiLaR, which is a national centre supported by the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI). This Centre operates as a new research entity hosted by the North-West University and initiates and co-ordinates dedicated projects executed by the centre itself, as well as by the nodes comprising of the University of Pretoria, the University of South Africa, the CSIR, CTexT, Stellenbosch University, as well as a partnership (ICELDA) of four South African Universities
Other competency requirements:
Advanced computer literacy.
Knowledge of national and international standards applicable to the curation of language resources.
Ability to produce academic publications.
Ability to lead research projects.
Ability to work independently or as part of a team.
Ability to effectively liaise and communicate with public, students, and colleagues at various levels and from diverse backgrounds.
Research and teaching/training.
PhD in either Computational Linguistics, Natural Language Processing, General Linguistics, Human Language Technology, Digital Humanities, Computer Science, Information Technology, Communication Technology or Artificial Intelligence with a clear focus on computational aspects of linguistics.
Five years’ applicable experience in the use of Python (recommended). Other programming languages used within the computational linguistics domain can also be considered.
Five years’ experience in the use of different operating systems including Linux.
Experience as a supervisor/co-supervisor of postgraduate students.
Three years’ experience in the publication of peer reviewed academic articles and research reports.
Incomplete applications and those submitted through any other platform will not be considered.
The University subscribes to and applies the principles of Employment Equity (EE) Act and is committed to transformation. Preference will be given to candidates from the designated groups, in accordance with the principles of the EE Act and NWU Employment Equity Plan.
The University reserves the right not to make an appointment. Communication will be limited to shortlisted candidates only.
If you are not contacted within two months from the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.