Vacant posts at The University of the Witwatersrand

Ian Sanders ian at
Tue Mar 4 14:57:07 PST 2003

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           University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

                  School of Computer Science

                       Vacant Posts

   Professor / Associate Professor / Senior Lecturer / Lecturer

The School of Computer Science is one of the premier computer science
departments in South Africa, with a strong local research base as well
as international research links. Particularly in the Southern African
context, computer science has an important role in a transforming
society. The mission of the School is to address dynamic African
needs: both in developing highly educated students and in pursuing
research of an international standard in computer science. The
University has recognised this by granting additional posts to grow
this important discipline.

Wits Computer Science has an expanding postgraduate programme with a large
intake of students from Africa.  With this comes the need to further
develop research capacity.  Staff are being sought to consolidate existing
research thrusts within the School.  A new research area in Computational
Molecular Biology is currently being established.  Other research areas
include: Algorithms, Computer Science Education, Formal Languages, Networks
and Computational Geometry.

The School is actively exploring interdisciplinary research and there is
also the possibility of a joint linguistics post to carry out research into
Computational Linguistics.

Applications at the levels of professor / associate professor / senior
lecturer / lecturer will be considered.

For posts at lecturer and senior lecturer level, the minimum qualification
required is a PhD. Candidates close to completion of a PhD will be
considered for lectureships.  We would like to see evidence of research and
teaching potential.  Candidates for senior lecturer posts would have to
show evidence of post-doctoral research and teaching.

An associate professor would have to demonstrate competence at teaching and
have established an independent and ongoing research record.  Evidence of
academic citzenship would also be required.

For posts at professorial level, competence in teaching; experience in
undertaking and managing research projects; and a proven ability to attract
external funding, as well as experience in academic administration is

An important aspect of these posts is to undertake and lead research.  In
addition, appointees will be expected to teach in undergraduate, higher
diploma and postgraduate programmes.

Salary Range
These are fixed by the University based on the level of appointment and the
applicant's experience.  The salary scales include a "market related
adjustment" for targeted disciplines and currently include a salary
subvention (in the region of 10% of normal salary).  Salary scales are
comparable with other South African universities.

The University offers a salary package including annual bonus, generous
leave, retirement fund, and medical aid.  A relocation allowance will be
offered.  The package can be arranged to cover housing subsidy.  The
University offers a fee remission towards dependents' University studies.

For more information on the posts and the School see

Enquiries: Professor C Mueller, e-mail:conrad at

To apply:
Submit a covering letter, a detailed CV with names, addresses and contact
details of three referees to:

The Faculty of Science Human Resources Office,
University of the Witwatersrand,
Private Bag 3,
South Africa

by 31 March 2003.

E-mail: patelk at

Ian Sanders (Associate Professor)   Telephone:  (2711) 717-6187
School of Computer Science          Fax:        (2711) 717-6199
University of the Witwatersrand
Private Bag 3                       email:    ian at

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