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Research Professor: Artificial Intelligent Systems

Company Central University of Technology, Free State
Reference # 1263
Published 05/11/2021
Contract Type Contract
5 Years
Salary R 1,061,173.00 - 1,061,188.00 Annually
Location Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa
Duration 5 Years
Introduction
Main purpose of the job
The Central University of Technology (CUT) and the University of Johannesburg (UJ), in their quest for contributing to the Fourth Industrial Revolution has collaborated to establish a Research Professor position in the area of Artificial Intelligence at CUT with secondment at UJ. A mutual agreement will be reached on the time spent at each university.
Job Functions Academic,Research,Teacher / Educator
Industries Academic
Specification
Main tasks
1. Conduct extensive activities to support and promote research and innovation in the area of Artificial Intelligence
2. Teaching and administration responsibilities
3. Multidisciplinary teaching activities through collaboration between the two universities and beyond
4. Postgraduate education
5. Supervision of postgraduate students at masters and doctoral level
6. Develop the postgraduate education - research - innovation nexus, through mentoring of postgraduate students, yielding, through the Technology Transfer Offices, to a culture of technology start-ups
7. Supervision and partnership with postdoctoral research fellows
8. Conduct leading research in areas aligned to Artificial Intelligence producing recognised research outputs (DHET accredited journals, book chapters, books)
9. Advance the discipline through community engagement and active participation in voluntary associations / professional societies
10. To further the research work, attract external funding from government and private sectors both nationally and internationally.
11. Assist in enhancing the interdisciplinary Centre for Sustainable Smart Cities 4.0.
12. Ensure generation of high-quality research outputs with emphasis on reporting of innovation, citations, collaboration impact and entrepreneurship



Nature of appointment5-Year Fixed Term Contract

Minimum salary scale
(Total Cost to Company) R1 061 188

Note: CUT applies an internal parity model to determine remuneration that complies with the principle of “equal pay for work of equal value”. Accordingly, the preferred candidate may expect an offer that is in line with their qualifications and years of similar experience. Please contact the Recruitment office for more information on the applicable salary scale.
Requirements
Minimum Qualification/ Knowledge and/or
Experience

•Doctoral degree in relevant (Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Data Analytics, Machine Learning, product development) field
•At least 8 years’ research / teaching / lecturing experience in the relevant subject field, including
5 years in research & development and 3 years managing a research team
•Proven record of research outputs in line with CUT’s promotion requirements for Professor
•Proven record of completed post-graduate studies supervision
•Experience in leading/managing externally funded research projects
•Involvement as an editor/reviewer/external examiner
•An NRF-rating of minimum C or substantially at the level of researchers who are unequivocally recognised by their peers as leading international scholars in their field for the high quality and impact of their recent research outputs
•Proven record of external funding applications, awards, and management
•Track record in attracting postgraduate students and postdoctoral research fellows
•Professional registration with relevant professional body


Desired Qualification/ Knowledge & Experience
•Doctoral degree in relevant (Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Data Analytics, Machine Learning, product development) field
•10 years’ research / teaching / lecturing experience in the relevant (computer science or computer systems engineering) subject field, including experience in the management a research centre/unit
•Evidence of extensive completed postgraduate (Masters and Doctoral) student supervision


Terms and Conditions
•Candidates will be recruited and appointed in accordance with the Employment Equity and Affirmative Action Programmes of the Central University of Technology, Free State.
• The Central University of Technology, Free State reserves the right to conduct/employ a third party to conduct a background investigation in respect of all short-listed candidates.
• Correspondence will be limited to short listed candidates only. If you haven’t received feedback in eight weeks, consider your application not shortlisted.
• The Central University of Technology, Free State reserves the right not to make an appointment in the advertised post and/or to appoint other suitable persons recruited by means other than this advertisement.
• Appointment, either on a permanent or contract basis, will be negotiated with the successful candidate.

Job Closing Date 26/11/2021
   
   
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