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Job Titlet Recruitment RoomLecturer
Locationt Recruitment RoomJohannesburg,ZA
Organization Namet Recruitment RoomAfrican Languages (Formal and / or Computational Linguistics) – School of Literature, Language and Media
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The department offers an undergraduate major in African languages, linguistics and literatures, as well as Honours, MA and PhD degrees. In filling this vacancy, the department seeks to consolidate its profile in formal and/or computational linguistics in the context of the indigenous languages of South Africa.  
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The Department of African Languages at the University of the Witwatersrand is seeking to make an appointment at the level of Lecturer (to start on 1 September 2024). 

• Experience in teaching formal and/or computational linguistics;
• Ability to teach isiZulu and/or Sesotho second language (L2) acquisition  courses;
• A PhD in any area of formal and/or computational linguistics;
• Evidence of research ability, with 1-2 peer-reviewed publications;
• Home language proficiency in at least one of the following and fluency in at least another two (isiZulu, isiXhosa, isiNdebele, Siswati, Sepedi, Sesotho, XiTsonga, and TshiVenda). 
The successful candidate will be required to:
• Lecture at undergraduate and postgraduate level;
• Supervise postgraduate student research in one or more indigenous languages of South Africa (preferably in isiZulu and/or Sesotho);
• Conduct research and publish in the field of African linguistics;
• Carry out administrative duties in the department/school and take part in the intellectual and public life of the university;
• Participate in curriculum transformation activities.
Enquiries only: Mr. Lwazi Mjiyako, e-mail:
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To apply, submit a letter of motivation – clearly indicating which position you are applying for, detailed CV and the names and contact details of three referees (incl. e-mail addresses). 
Internal employees are invited to apply directly on Oracle by following the path: iWits /Self Service application/”Apply for a job”
External applicants are invited to apply, by registering a profile on the Wits i-recruitment platform located at and submitting your application.
*The University is committed to employment equity. Preference may be given to appointable applicants from the under-represented designated groups in terms of the relevant employment equity plans and policies of the University. Designated groups as defined in the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998, as amended, means black people, women and people with disabilities. 


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Closing Date: 5th July 2024
NB: Incomplete applications will not be considered. 
Please note that only applications via the website will be considered for shortlisting.  
The University reserves the right to verify all information provided by candidates and to verify credit standing. Please note that correspondence will only be entered into with short-listed candidates. 
The University reserves the right not to make an appointment or to re-advertise.
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