Senior Lecturer / Lecturer in the Department of Statistics

Country: South Africa;

City: Grahamstown

Vacancy added: 05.08.2019

Employer: Rhodes University

Resumes due: 19.08.2019

 

Recognising that diversity is important in achieving excellence, Rhodes University especially encourages South African members of underrepresented designated groups to apply. Spouses and Partners of existing staff members are also encouraged to apply.

Please note that this appointment will be made in line with the requirements of the Employment Equity Act of RSA and the University’s recruitment and selection policies and equity strategies. The initial focus will be on equity candidates.

In terms of Immigration Legislation (Act No. 13 of 2002 & Regulations), international staff members (non-SA citizens) have to comply with the provisions of the Act. This therefore means that the period of employment to non-SA citizens will be guided by the validity period of the work permit.  In line with legislation governing employment of foreign nationals, employment contracts will be offered on the basis that a development plan would be implemented for the transfer of skills to a South African resident. The onus is on candidates to ensure that they are in possession of a valid work permit before the commencement of employment at the University, failing which the employment with Rhodes University will be terminated.

 

Requirements

Senior Lecturer

At least a PhD in the Statistical Sciences or Mathematics (but not in Operations Research/Applied Statistics/Demography/Decision Science/Analytics/Applied Mathematics*), with experience in teaching in one or more of the following disciplinary areas of Mathematical Statistics (at undergraduate and postgraduate levels): Multivariate Analysis; Generalized Linear Models; Bayesian Statistics; Financial Statistics; Stochastic Processes; Bootstrap; Classification/Statistical Learning; Linear Algebra; Calculus.

Lecturer

At least a MSc in Mathematical Statistical Sciences, preferably with progress towards a PhD, with the ability to teach in one or more of the following disciplinary areas of Mathematical Statistics (at undergraduate and postgraduate levels): Multivariate Analysis; Generalized Linear Models; Bayesian Statistics; Financial Statistics; Stochastic Processes; Bootstrap; Classification/Statistical Learning; Linear Algebra; Calculus.

 

Additional requirements:

The Department of Statistics teaches mathematical statistics with emphasis on the development of the statistical theory and its subsequent application thereof and not necessarily the application of statistics.

 

VERY IMPORTANT: The system DOES NOT allow for multiple attachments and please ensure that your attachments do not exceed a size limit of 2MB. This means that candidates should submit all the documentation (CV, Letter of Motivation, Application Form, Qualifications) as one pdf document. 

If you have any questions or experience challenges with the system, please contact Ms Mericha Maccario on 046 603 8001 or Ms Akhona Maqungo on 046 6038117.

Failure to submit such documentation will result in an application not being considered. Please examine the following documents:

  • Application Form
  • Curriculum Vitae Required Format- Academic
  • Role Profile
  • Further particulars about the post and the Selection Process

The Full Minimum Requirements against which candidates are to be measured are outlined in the requirements document. An employment check will be conducted on successful candidates.

 

The proposed dates are as follows:

Shortlisting: 5th September 2019

Presentations and Interviews: 13th September 2019

 

Remuneration

Senior Lecturer Level:

Cost to company approximately:  R679,055.00

Basic salary Pension / Provident fund: R523,726.00

Lecturer Level:

Cost to company approximately:  R567,661.00

Basic salary Pension / Provident fund: R433,689.00

All applications will be treated in strict confidence. This position is advertised as a permanent post, but the University may opt to appoint on a fixed-term contract of not less than three-years. The University reserves the right not to proceed with the filling of the post. An application in itself does not entitle the applicant to an interview.  Please apply online by accessing the Rhodes University Website.

Closing Date:  19 August 2019

If you are not contacted within 30 days from the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful

 
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