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NWU

Town:

Potchefstroom

Position:

Data Scientist (P002872)

Experience Needed:

Minimum requirements A PhD (NQF level 10) in one of the following fields: Computational Linguistics, Natural Language Processing, Human Language Technology, Digital Humanities, Data Science, Computer Science, Information Technology, Artificial Intelligence, or related fields. The PhD should have a focus on computational aspects of linguistics. A minimum of (five) 5 years’ experience in the use of Python (other programming languages used within the computational linguistics or Digital Humanities domain can also be considered). Evidence of peer-reviewed academic publications. A minimum of (three) 3 years’ experience as a supervisor/co-supervisor of students or playing a mentorship/supervising role for individuals. A minimum of (three) 3 years’ experience with using and/or developing computational tools. A minimum of (three) 3 years experience related to research within the domain of Language Technology or Digital Humanities. A minimum of (one) 1 year experience related to teaching or training within the domain of Language Technology or Digital Humanities. ADDED ADVANTAGE Membership with Academic subject communities.

Requirements:

Functional / Technical Competencies (Knowledge and Skills) Advanced computer literacy. Ability to lead research projects. Experience in the presentation of research-based results at national and international conferences. Experience with writing research reports. Evidence of acquiring research funding. KEY BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES: Ability to work independently or as part of a team. Ability to effectively liaise and communicate with public, students, colleagues, and other stakeholders at various levels and from diverse backgrounds. Demonstration of language proficiency in order to function optimally in the various multilingual environments of SADiLaR. Strong interest in the advancement of under-resourced South African languages.

Duties Include:

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION As a Data Scientist at the South African Centre for Digital Language Resources (SADiLaR) you will have the opportunity to initiate and lead projects focusing on Human Language Technology and Digital Humanities stemming from your own research interests. You will work closely together with a team of researchers as part of SADiLaR’s extended network, both on your own and commissioned projects. Dissemination of project results at national and international conferences will be encouraged and supported. This position is crucial for research and development in Human Language Technology and Digital Humanities, fields that form the essence of SADiLaR, which is a national Research Infrastructure supported by the Department of Science and Innovation. Read more at https://www.sadilar.org. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Research Research in the area of Human Language Technology and Digital Humanities. Project work Initiating and contributing to Human Language Technology and Digital Humanities projects. Teaching Teaching in the area of Human Language Technology and Digital Humanities. Mentorship Mentorship of researchers in the field of Human Language Technology and Digital Humanities.

Additional Info:

ENQUIRIES REGARDING JOB CONTENT MAY BE DIRECTED TO: Prof. Menno van Zaanen, E-mail: Menno.VanZaanen@nwu.ac.za ENQUIRIES REGARDING RECRUITMENT PROCESS MAY BE DIRECTED TO: Mr. Byron Louw, Tel No. 018 285 2304 CLOSING DATE: 31 May 2024 PLANNED COMMENCEMENT OF DUTIES: As soon as possible

Starting Date:

June 10, 2024

Date Created:

May 6, 2024

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