We are looking for a postdoctoral fellow in linguistics for 2020

by Kristina Riedel | Oct 03, 2019

POST DOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP IN LINGUISTICS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF THE FREE STATE

The Department of Linguistics and Language Practice at the University of the Free State (UFS) invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for a postdoctoral fellowship in any area of linguistics. Candidates who work on African languages or African linguistic contexts are particularly encouraged to apply.

The fellowship will enable an outstanding recent 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, and renewable subject to satisfactory performance.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • 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.

THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE WILL BE REQUIRED TO:

    • Conduct innovative research in linguistics 
    • 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 at the Department and the University

    VALUE OF THE FELLOWSHIP

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

    To apply, please email the following documentation 

    to Dr Kristina Riedel (riedelk@ufs.ac.za) by 18 October 2019: 

    • 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
    • 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:  18 October 2019

    Commencement of fellowship: 1 January 2020

    For enquiries please contact Dr Kristina Riedel

    Email: riedelk@ufs.ac.za

    Phone: +27 51 401 7651 


FACULTY CONTACT

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

Postgraduate:
Marizanne Cloete: +27 51 401 2592

Undergraduate:
Katlego Mabulana: +27 51 401 2495
Juanita Hlongwane: +27 51 401 3269

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