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Recruitment : University of Pretoria

Professor/Associate Professor and Head of Department of DEPARTMENT OF MODERN EUROPEAN LANGUAGES at the University of Pretoria

The University of Pretoria has embarked on an extended search for a suitable candidate for the above-mentioned position (also see the attached advertisement).

Kindly note that the deadlines for this position are as follows:

Submission of full application:
Please note that the application deadline is 30 September 2013 and that full applications should be submitted online. The application process is detailed below.

The information below will aid you in submitting your online application on our website, http://www.up.ac.za/psp/career/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL, as it provides detailed steps to follow in the application process:
1.    Register your user ID and password
2.    Upload your CV / Resumé
3.    Complete your profile on the system and SAVE
4.    Complete your personal details / application and SAVE
5.    Go to NEXT on the page and complete the questions in the questionnaire pertaining to this post
6.    Accept the terms and conditions
7.    Submit

Should you encounter problems that prevent you from completing the application process, please contact our system expert, Clarinda Changuion: Tel: +27 12 420-5034 / e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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In pursuit of the ideals of excellence and diversity, the University of Pretoria wishes to invite applications for the above vacancy.

The University of Pretoria's commitment to quality makes us one of the top research Universities in the country and gives us a competitive advantage in international science and technology development.

The incumbent will be responsible for:

• The strategic, academic and operational management of the Department;
• Promoting the Department’s research profile;
• Promoting a high standard of academic teaching and best teaching practices;
• Playing an active role as academic leader of the discipline at a national and international level;
• Fundraising for departmental activities;
• Providing or facilitating mentorship for young academics in the Department.

• A doctorate in French, German, Portuguese or Spanish;
• Senior academic status in the relevant discipline;
• A proven research and publications record;
• A proven postgraduate supervision track record;
• Experience in high-level liaison with internal and external stakeholders and professional boards;
• An appropriate vision for the Department;
• International recognition as academic;
• Resource mobilisation, including fund raising;
• Strong leadership and communication skills.

• Managerial experience at a tertiary institution;
• A strong research record in one of the Department’s research specialisation fields;
• International recognition;
• Preference will be given to candidates holding a PhD in French.

The annual remuneration package will be commensurate with the incumbent’s level of appointment, as determined by UP policy guidelines. UP subscribes to the BESTMED medical aid scheme and contributes 50% of the applicable monthly premium.

Applicants are requested to apply online, http://www.up.ac.za/psp/career/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL quoting the applicable reference number ( 21255).

In applying for this post, please attach:
• A comprehensive and updated Curriculum Vitae;
• A brief self-evaluation by the candidate;
• The candidate’s vision for the Department;
• Names and contact details of three contactable referees, including referees who can attest to the candidate’s academic and / or leadership qualities.

Candidates may be expected to make a 15 minute presentation to the Appointments Committee on his / her vision for the Department.

By applying, candidates agree to the appointment process as set out in the relevant UP policy document. This process can be accessed at http://www.up.ac.za/services/personnel/policies/w113E  

Although candidates will be appointed permanently as Professor or Associate Professor, the headship is a fixed-term appointment of four years. Preference will be given to the incumbent for re-appointment for a second term.

CLOSING DATE: 30 September 2013

No application will be considered after the closing date, or if it does not comply with at least the minimum requirements.

ENQUIRIES: Prof N Duncan, Tel: (012) 420 2360

Should you not hear from the University of Pretoria by 30 November 2013 please accept that your application has been unsuccessful.

The University of Pretoria is committed to equality, employment equity and diversity.

In accordance with the Employment Equity Plan of the University and its Employment Equity goals and targets, preference may be given, but is not limited to candidates from under-represented designated groups.

All candidates who comply with the requirements for appointment are invited to apply.

The University of Pretoria reserves the right not to make an appointment to the posts as advertised.

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In die nastrewing van die ideale van uitnemendheid en diversiteit, word aansoeke vir die bogenoemde pos ingewag.

Die Universiteit van Pretoria se verbintenis tot kwaliteit maak ons een van die top navorsingsuniversiteite in die land en gee ons ‘n mededingende voordeel in internasionale wetenskap- en tegnologie-ontwikkeling.

Die posbeklëer sal verantwoordelik wees vir:

• Die strategiese, akademiese en operasionele bestuur van die Departement;
• Die bevordering van die Departement se navorsingsprofiel;
• Die bevordering van ‘n hoë standaard van akademiese onderrig en beste onderrigpraktyke;
• Die speel van ‘n aktiewe rol as akademiese leier van die dissipline op nasionale en internasionale vlak;
• Fondswerwing vir departementele aktiwiteite;
• Voorsiening of fasilitering van mentorskap vir jong akademici in die Departement.

• ‘n Doktorsgraad in Duits, Frans, Portugees of Spaans, ;
• Senior akademiese status in die toepaslike dissipline;
• ’n Bewese navorsings- en publikasierekord;
• ‘n Bewese rekord van nagraadse leiding;
• Ervaring in hoë-vlak skakeling met interne en eksterne belanghebbendes en professionele rade;
• ’n Toepaslike visie vir die Departement;
• Internasionale erkenning as ‘n akademikus;
• Hulpbronbenutting, insluitend die verkryging van fondse;
• Sterk leierskap en kommunikasievaardighede.

• Bestuurservaring aan ’n tersiêre instelling;
• ‘n Sterk navorsingsrekord in een van die Departement se navorsingspesialis velde;
• Voorkeur sal verleen word aan kandidate met ‘n doktorsgraad in Frans.

Die jaarlikse vergoedingspakket vir hierdie pos sal in ooreenstemming met die suksesvolle kandidaat se vlak van aanstelling wees. UP onderskryf die BESTMED mediese skema en dra 50% van die toepaslike maandelikse paaiement by.

Aansoekers word versoek om elektronies aansoek te doen http://www.up.ac.za/psp/career/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL met vermelding van die toepaslike verwysingsnommer (21255).

Om aansoek te doen vir hierdie pos, heg asseblief aan:

• ‘n Volledige, bygewerkte Curriculum Vitae;
• ‘n Kort selfevaluering deur die kandidaat;
• Die kandidaat se visie vir die Departement;
• Besonderhede van drie kontakbare referente, insluitend referente wat kan getuig van die kandidaat se akademiese en / of leierseienskappe.

Daar mag van kandidate verwag word om ‘n 15-minute voordrag oor sy / haar visie vir die Departement te lewer.

Deur aansoek te doen, stem kandidate in tot die aanstellingsprosedure soos vervat in die relevante UP beleidsdokument. Toegang tot die aanstellingsprosedure word by
http://www.up.ac.za/services/personnel/policies/w113E verkry.

Alhoewel die hoofskap ‘n termynaanstelling vir ‘n tydperk van vier jaar is, sal eksterne kandidate ook vir ‘n permanente akademiese aanstelling as Professor of Medeprofessor oorweeg word. By verstryking van die termyn sal voorkeur vir heraanstelling vir ’n tweede termyn aan die posbekleër gegee word.

SLUITINGSDATUM: 30 September 2013

Geen aansoek sal oorweeg word as dit na die sluitingsdatum ontvang word nie, of as dit nie ten minste aan die minimum posvereistes voldoen nie.

NAVRAE: Prof N Duncan, Tel: (012) 420 2360

Indien daar nie teen 30 November 2013 met u in verbinding getree is nie, aanvaar asseblief dat u aansoek onsuksesvol was.

Die Universiteit van Pretoria is verbind tot gelykheid, billike diensbetrekkinge en diversiteit.

Ooreenkomstig die Gelyke Indiensnemingsplan van die Universiteit en die doelwitte en teikens wat daarin vervat is, mag voorkeur gegee word aan kandidate uit onderverteenwoordigde aangewese groepe, maar word nie tot sulke kandidate beperk nie.

Alle kandidate wat aan die aanstellingsvereistes voldoen, word uitgenooi om aansoek te doen.

Die Universiteit van Pretoria behou die reg voor om nie 'n aanstelling in die pos soos geadverteer te maak nie.


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