Postdoctoral Research Fellowship 2022

  • Bloemfontein, Orange Free State, 205 Nelson Mandela Drive, Park West, 9301 View on Map
  • @University of the Free State posted 1 month ago
  • Posted : Dec 10, 2021 -Accepting applications
  • Salary: R30.00 - R220.00 / Annual
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Job Detail

  • Offered Salary Value of the fellowship: • R 220,000 annual fellowship. • R 30,000 additional research expenses fund.
  • Qualifications phd
  • Industry Education, training & skills development
  • Reference Job ID: 4090
  • Centre Free State
  • Enquiries
    For enquiries, please contact: Dr Jay le Roux: Email: [email protected]
  • Where to submit application
    To apply, please email the following documentation by 28 February 2022 to: [email protected] • Motivation letter detailing postdoctoral research agenda including a 1-2 page outline of relevant expertise and experience. • Full CV including a list of research publications, conference papers and other scholarly outputs. • Full transcripts of academic record and copy of doctoral degree certificate. • A copy of at least one manuscript produced that have the potential to be converted or submitted for publication in accredited journals or may have already been published. • 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.
  • Notes
    The UFS will only consider applications of candidates who meet all the inherent requirements of the position. Applications that are incomplete will not be considered. Communication will be limited to shortlisted candidates only. Should you not be contacted within six weeks of the closing date for applications, you may assume that your application was unsuccessful.

Job Description

Duties and responsibilities: • Conduct innovative research in the following areas: Ecosystem dynamics monitoring in mountainous environment using geospatial analysis such as coding, geospatial big data and machine learning, perform and coordinate data analysis with stakeholders, write manuscripts and technical reports. • 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. • Initiate projects and seek funding for them. • Do limited teaching in the Programmes for Africa and/or Gender Studies where appropriate. • Provide limited supervision and/or co-supervision at Honours, Master’s and/or Doctoral level where appropriate. • 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. Eligibility requirements: • 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 geography, geoinformatics, geospatial science, computer science, or a related area 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.

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