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Professor: Linguistics

University of the Western Cape

University of the Western Cape: Arts: Linguistics

Full time
Main Campus – Bellville, WC ZA (Primary)

Post Number: 0146
Closing Date: 10/3/2019

Key Performance Areas
The Department of Linguistics currently has a vacancy for a suitably qualified candidate at the level of Professor. The Department has strengths in the areas of systemic functional linguistics, multilingualism, sociolinguistics/semiotics, and critical discourse analysis.

The successful candidate will be expected to:

Facilitate learning at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in Linguistics
Conduct research and publish in Linguistics
Provide Academic leadership
Facilitate Academic administration
Provide Curriculum development and assessment
Initiate and lead community engagement and outreach
Provide Academic leadership in building the department’s niche areas

Minimum Requirements

A PhD in Linguistics/Applied Linguistics
Demonstrated experience in facilitating teaching and learning, preferably in the field of Linguistics
A significant record of quality peer-reviewed publications, preferably in the field of Linguistics
A record of successful postgraduate supervision, and
Evidence of expertise, national standing and an international presence in his/her field of research

The following would be added advantages and/or recommendations:

NRF (National Research Foundation) Rating.
Proficiency in or ability to work with African languages.
For further information (but not applications) regarding this position, kindly contact the Departmental Chairperson, Prof. Bassey Antia at

In your application, you are encouraged to highlight your strengths and also include anything else that you feel may be pertinent to the selection panel. Please attach your covering letter, a detailed curriculum vitae and highest qualification to your online profile. To be considered for this vacancy, you must click on the Apply for this Job link below or apply directly via UWC Careers at For any queries, please contact the Human Resources Department at +27 21 959 4063/9763/9708/3551/3756.

EQUITY DISCLAIMER: In line with the University’s commitment to diversifying its workforce, preference will be given to suitably qualified applicants in line with Employment Targets of the University. The University reserves the right to not make an appointment, make an appointment at a different level, seek additional candidates and may conduct competency assessments.