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Professor/Associate Professor (Science: Academy of Computer Science and Software Engineering) job with UNIVERSITY OF JOHANNESBURG

Position Summary

Industry: Education & Training
Job categories: Education and Training
Campus: Auckland Park Kingsway Campus
Contract: Permanent
Remuneration: Market Related
EE position: Open to all
Level: Skilled

Introduction
The University of Johannesburg (UJ) is a vibrant and cosmopolitan university, anchored in Africa and driven by a powerful strategy focused on attaining global excellence and stature (GES). With an emphasis on independent thinking, sustainable development and strategic partnerships, UJ is an international university of choice. The University is guided by the Vice-Chancellor’s vision of “Positioning UJ in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) in the context of the changing social, political and economic fortunes of Africa”.

job description
The Council of the University of Johannesburg has declared the University as a mandatory vaccination site as per the applicable policy (https://www.uj.ac.za/covid-19/). All applications and offers of employment are dependent upon compliance with the said policy.

Post Description

The Academy of Computer Science and Software Engineering has a long-standing reputation for excellence in tertiary education and has an established record with research in the fields of computer science / information technology with a preference to work done in the fields of artificial intelligence and/or cybersecurity. Apart from presenting lectures and supervising senior undergraduate projects within the Academy, the appointee will be expected to conduct research, postgraduate supervision and publication, and to be actively involved in the other activities in the Academy.

Responsibilities include:

  • Lead existing or new research groups.
  • Secure and manage internal and external research funds.
  • Teaching in Academy of Computer Science and Software Engineering subjects (undergraduate and Honors level).
  • Administrative duties as required by the HOD.
  • Supervise third year projects
  • Participate in Projects Day organization
  • Participate in evidence collection activities relating to accreditation bodies such as the BCS / ECSA.
  • Conduct research and supervise postgraduate students (Honours, Masters, and Doctoral).
  • Network with industry and research institutions.
  • Community service and advancement of the discipline.

Minimum requirements

Teacher Requirements:

  • A Doctoral Degree in Computer Science or Information Technology preferably in the following fields:
  • Or Cyber ​​Security / Artificial Intelligence
  • Having a proven track record of international, peer-reviewed, accredited published research outputs exceeding 2 Department of Higher Education and Training research publication units annually in the above field over at least 5 years.
  • The successful applicant must have a proven track record as main supervisor of PhD degrees supervised to completion.
  • The successful applicant must have a proven track record as main supervisor of Master’s degrees supervised to completion.
  • The successful applicant must have an excellent academic record in both Teaching and Learning as well as Research.
  • Must have successfully contributed to project days (within the Academy the Annual Projects Day is a showcase of senior student practical software development projects – approximately 60 projects annually).
  • Must have a record of successfully offering undergraduate modules over a wide range of the body of knowledge relevant in the field of discourse.
  • Must have successfully mentored and assessed the marking of third year practical year projects on a level acceptable to the British Computer Society.
  • Must have experience of the BCS accreditation process.
  • Must pass a practical programming assessment as determined by the Academy of Computer Science and Software Engineering.
  • NRF rating highly desirable (or of an equivalent internationally accepted standing covering the same criteria as the NRF system).

Competencies and Behavioral Attributes:

  • The proven ability to teach both Computer Science and Informatics courses and in particular VB.Net, advanced data structures on an undergraduate level.
  • The proven ability to teach both Computer Science and Informatics courses on an Honors (4th year) level.
  • The ability to teach effectively in English is a prerequisite. Should English not be the home language a certification of competence in English will be required.
  • Sufficient reading experience with professionally evaluated outcomes.
  • Exposure to TurnitIn for checking the integrity of research assignments.
  • Experience of managing the auditing of all answer scripts for all examinations of both Computer Science and Informatics on both undergraduate and postgraduate level is a strong recommendation.
  • The proven ability to supervise both doctoral and master’s studies as main supervisor to completion.
  • The ability to successfully supervise at least 15 honors research projects, according to the standards of the BCS.
  • The proven ability to supervise both doctoral and master’s studies as main supervisor to completion.
  • Must supply proof of formal evaluation, including student evaluation, as a successful teacher/lecturer by an academic institution.
  • Must have proof of a good class pass rate in undergraduate courses

Recommendations:

  • Membership of the BCS is a strong recommendation.
  • At least 10 years experience of organizing and managing student assistants and tutors for both Computer Science and Informatics is a strong recommendation.
  • Having a strong media presence as well as actively engaging in the popularization of science.

Associate Professor Requirements:

  • A Doctoral Degree in Computer Science or Information Technology preferably in the following fields:
  • Or Cyber ​​Security / Artificial Intelligence
  • Having a proven track record of international, peer-reviewed, accredited published research outputs exceeding 2 Department of Higher Education and Training research publication units annually in the above field over at least 3 years.
  • The successful applicant must have a proven track record as main supervisor of PhD degrees supervised to completion.
  • The successful applicant must have a proven track record as main supervisor of Master’s degrees supervised to completion.
  • The successful applicant must have an excellent academic record in both Teaching and Learning as well as Research.
  • Must have successfully contributed to project days (within the Academy the Annual Projects Day is a showcase of senior student practical software development projects – approximately 60 projects annually).
  • Must have a record of successfully offering undergraduate modules over a wide range of the body of knowledge relevant in the field of discourse.
  • Must have successfully mentored and assessed the marking of third year practical year projects on a level acceptable to the British Computer Society.
  • Must have experience of the BCS accreditation process.
  • Must pass a practical programming assessment as determined by the Academy of Computer Science and Software Engineering.
  • NRF rating highly desirable (or of an equivalent internationally accepted standing covering the same criteria as the NRF system).

Competencies and Behavioral Attributes:

  • The proven ability to teach both Computer Science and Informatics courses and in particular VB.Net, advanced data structures on an undergraduate level.
  • The proven ability to teach both Computer Science and Informatics courses on an Honors (4th year) level.
  • The ability to teach effectively in English is a prerequisite. Should English not be the home language a certification of competence in English will be required.
  • Sufficient reading experience with professionally evaluated outcomes.
  • Exposure to TurnitIn for checking the integrity of research assignments.
  • Experience of managing the auditing of all answer scripts for all examinations of both Computer Science and Informatics on both undergraduate and postgraduate level is a strong recommendation.
  • The proven ability to supervise both doctoral and master’s studies as main supervisor to completion.
  • The ability to successfully supervise at least 10 honors research projects, according to the standards of the BCS.
  • The proven ability to supervise both doctoral and master’s studies as main supervisor to completion.
  • Must supply proof of formal evaluation, including student evaluation, as a successful teacher/lecturer by an academic institution.
  • Must have proof of a good class pass rate in undergraduate courses

Recommendations:

  • Membership of the BCS is a strong recommendation.
  • At least 5 years experience of organizing and managing student assistants and tutors for both Computer Science and Informatics is a strong recommendation.
  • Having a strong media presence as well as actively engaging in the popularization of science.

INQUIRIES:

Inquiries regarding job content: Professor Duncan Coulter (011) 559 2842
Inquiries regarding remuneration and benefits: Ms Marian Myburgh (011) 559-3892 (HCM Business Partner)

Your application, comprising of a detailed Curriculum Vitae as well as the names and full contact details (including telephone numbers and e-mail addresses) of at least three traceable and credible referees must be uploaded before or on the closing date of the advertised post. Please also attach the following: a copy of your highest academic qualification, proof of registration with professional bodies you might belong to and if applying for an academic position, a list of accredited research output and/ or a portfolio of your creative output.

Inquiries (UJ e-recruitment Portal)

If you have general inquiries regarding the advertised post, please send an e-mail with the subject line being the reference number of the post to vacancies@uj.ac.za

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Candidates may be subjected to appropriate psychometric testing and other selection instruments.

In conjunction to merit on the basis of qualifications, experience and proven achievements the University of Johannesburg is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for persons with disabilities and those individuals from the historically disadvantaged groups. As necessitated by operational requirements the University reserves the right not to make an appointment to positions advertised. If you have not received a response from the University within 8 weeks of the closing date, you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

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