Professorship/Associate Professorship (Science: Academy of Computing and Software Engineering) at the UNIVERSITY OF JOHANNESBURG

Position Summary

Industry: Education and formation

Job category: Education and formation

Campus: Auckland Park Kingsway Campus

Contract: Permanent

Remuneration: Market related

EE position: Open to everyone

Level: Qualified

Introduction
The University of Johannesburg (UJ) is a dynamic and cosmopolitan university, rooted in Africa and driven by a powerful strategy focused on achieving Global Excellence and Stature (GES). With an emphasis on independent thinking, sustainability, and strategic partnerships, UJ is an international university of choice. The University is guided by the Vice-Chancellor’s vision to “position UJ in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) within the context of Africa’s social, political and economic evolution”.

job description
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Job Description

The Academy of Computing and Software Engineering has a long-standing reputation for excellence in higher education and has an established record of research in the fields of computing/information technology with a preference for work carried out in the fields of artificial intelligence and / or cyber security. In addition to presenting lectures and supervising undergraduate projects within the Academy, the appointee will be expected to conduct research, supervise and publish postgraduate studies, and be actively involved in the other activities of the Academy. .

Responsibilities include:

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

Minimum requirements

Teacher requirements:

  • A PhD in computer science or information technology, preferably in the following fields:
  • O Cyber ​​Security / Artificial Intelligence
  • Have a proven track record of international, peer-reviewed and accredited published research output, exceeding 2 units of Department of Higher Education and Training research publication per year in the above field for at least 5 years.
  • The successful candidate must have a proven track record as a primary supervisor of supervised doctorates to completion.
  • The successful candidate must have a proven track record as a primary supervisor of supervised masters to completion.
  • The successful candidate must have an excellent academic record in teaching and learning as well as research.
  • Must have successfully contributed to Project Days (within the Academy, the annual Project Day is a showcase of hands-on software development projects by senior students – approximately 60 projects per year).
  • Must have a record of successfully delivering undergraduate modules across a wide range of the relevant body of knowledge in the field of discourse.
  • Must have successfully supervised and assessed third year practical project grading to a standard acceptable to the British Computer Society.
  • Must have experience with the BCS accreditation process.
  • Must pass a hands-on programming assessment as determined by the Academy of Computer Science and Software Engineering.
  • Highly desirable NRF rating (or internationally accepted equivalent level covering the same criteria as the NRF system).

Skills and behavioral attributes:

  • Proven ability to teach both computer science and computer science courses and in particular VB.Net, advanced data structures at the undergraduate level.
  • Proven ability to teach both Computing and Computing courses at honors level (4th year).
  • The ability to teach effectively in English is a prerequisite. If English is not the first language, certification of English proficiency will be required.
  • Sufficient teaching experience with results assessed by professionals.
  • Exposure to TurnitIn to verify the integrity of research assignments.
  • Experience managing the auditing of all answer scripts for all IT and IT exams at undergraduate and postgraduate level is a strong recommendation.
  • Proven ability to supervise both PhD and Masters studies as a primary supervisor through to completion.
  • The ability to successfully supervise at least 15 honorary research projects, according to BCS standards.
  • Proven ability to supervise both PhD and Masters studies as a primary supervisor through to completion.
  • Must provide proof of formal evaluation, including student evaluation, as a successful teacher/lecturer by an educational institution.
  • Must have evidence of a good pass rate in undergraduate coursework

Recommendations:

  • BCS membership is a strong recommendation.
  • At least 10 years of experience in organizing and managing student assistants and IT and IT tutors is a strong recommendation.
  • Have a strong media presence and actively engage in the popularization of science.

Associate Professor Requirements:

  • A PhD in computer science or information technology, preferably in the following fields:
  • O Cyber ​​Security / Artificial Intelligence
  • Have a proven track record of international, peer-reviewed and accredited published research output, exceeding 2 units of Department of Higher Education and Training research publication per year in the above field for at least 3 years.
  • The successful candidate must have a proven track record as a primary supervisor of supervised doctorates to completion.
  • The successful candidate must have a proven track record as a primary supervisor of supervised masters to completion.
  • The successful candidate must have an excellent academic record in teaching and learning as well as research.
  • Must have successfully contributed to Project Days (within the Academy, the annual Project Day is a showcase of hands-on software development projects by senior students – approximately 60 projects per year).
  • Must have a record of successfully delivering undergraduate modules across a wide range of the relevant body of knowledge in the field of discourse.
  • Must have successfully supervised and assessed third year practical project grading to a standard acceptable to the British Computer Society.
  • Must have experience with the BCS accreditation process.
  • Must pass a hands-on programming assessment as determined by the Academy of Computer Science and Software Engineering.
  • Highly desirable NRF rating (or internationally accepted equivalent level covering the same criteria as the NRF system).

Skills and behavioral attributes:

  • Proven ability to teach both computer science and computer science courses and in particular VB.Net, advanced data structures at the undergraduate level.
  • Proven ability to teach both Computing and Computing courses at honors level (4th year).
  • The ability to teach effectively in English is a prerequisite. If English is not the first language, certification of English proficiency will be required.
  • Sufficient teaching experience with results assessed by professionals.
  • Exposure to TurnitIn to verify the integrity of research assignments.
  • Experience managing the auditing of all answer scripts for all IT and IT exams at undergraduate and postgraduate level is a strong recommendation.
  • Proven ability to supervise both PhD and Masters studies as a primary supervisor through to completion.
  • The ability to successfully supervise at least 10 honorary research projects, according to BCS standards.
  • Proven ability to supervise both PhD and Masters studies as a primary supervisor through to completion.
  • Must provide proof of formal evaluation, including student evaluation, as a successful teacher/lecturer by an educational institution.
  • Must have evidence of a good pass rate in undergraduate coursework

Recommendations:

  • BCS membership is a strong recommendation.
  • At least 5 years of experience in organizing and managing student assistants and IT and IT tutors is a strong recommendation.
  • Have a strong media presence and actively engage in the popularization of science.

INFORMATION :

Job content inquiries: Prof Duncan Coulter (011) 559 2842

Compensation and Benefits Inquiries: Ms Marian Myburgh (011) 559-3892 (HCM Business Partner)

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

Applications (UJ e-Recruitment Portal)

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In addition to merit on the basis of qualifications, experience and proven achievement, the University of Johannesburg is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to people with disabilities and people from historically disadvantaged groups. Depending on operational needs, the University reserves the right not to make an appointment to advertised positions. 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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