We are looking for a new postdoctoral fellow in translation studies or semiotics

by Kristina Riedel | Aug 06, 2019
The University of the Free State (UFS) invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Linguistics and Language Practice. Candidates in the followings fields are invited to apply:
• Translation studies, with a focus on complexity thinking, development studies, or the sociology of translation
• Semiotics, with a focus on intersemiotic translation, semiotic emergence or biosemiotics and the humanities
The fellowship will enable an outstanding doctoral graduate to obtain experience of research and innovation at a higher education institution under the mentorship of established researchers.
The fellowship is awarded on a competitive basis, taking into account the applicants' academic achievements, publication outputs and research potential, as well as the relevance of prior experience and expertise. The fellowship is available for a period of one year, renewable for up to three years subject to satisfactory performance.

• Open to all South African and foreign nationals for full-time research at the University if the Free State.
• Graduated with a PhD degree in a relevant discipline within the last five years
• Successful applicants may not hold full-time salaried employment during the fellowship
• Successful applicants must be able to relocate to the UFS for the duration of the fellowship. This is a residential fellowship: the successful applicant is required to spend 80% of her/his postdoctoral period at the UFS.

• Author/co-author at least three (3) publication outputs per year in the form of DHET– accredited scholarly journal articles or books/chapters in books. The renewal of the fellowship beyond the first year depends on satisfactory performance and the submission of an annual progress report.
• Register and reside as postdoctoral research fellow at the UFS and participate in relevant activities of the School of Postgraduate Studies and the Directorate of Research

• R 220,000 annual fellowship
• R 30,000 additional research expenses fund

• Please include the following in an e-mail to Kobus Marais at jmarais@ufs.ac.za:
• Motivation letter, including a 1-2 page outline of relevant expertise and experience
• Full CV including a list of research publications, conference papers and other scholarly output
• Full transcripts of academic record and copy of doctoral degree certificate
• Copy of ID document (or copy of passport in the case of foreign applicants)
• Contact details of two academic referees who have taught/supervised the candidate.
Closing date: 31 August 2019
Commencement of fellowship: No later than 1 February 2020


T: +27 51 401 2240 or humanities@ufs.ac.za

Marizanne Cloete: +27 51 401 2592

Neliswa Emeni-Tientcheu: +27 51 401 2536
Phyllis Masilo: +27 51 401 9683

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