RESEARCH FELLOW (3 POSTS)
- Number of Vacancy: 3
- Category: Research / Scientific
- Job Level: Mid Level
- Working Hours: 0
- Years of Experience 5
- Salary Range: $-
- Job Location: Gweru
- Preferred Age: 0 (years)
- Required Education: Doctorate Degree
- Vacancy Nature: Fixed Term Contract
Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced persons for the following post: *NB: Midlands State University is an equal opportunities employer, in the interest of promoting gender parity, female candidates are encouraged to apply. LANGUAGE INSTITUTE POST: RESEARCH FELLOW (3 POSTS) MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB The Research Fellow is a principal scholar who undertakes research and consultancy work in the Institute. The Research Fellow will also take lead in the mobilisation of funds for the Institute through consultancy work and research grants; and in line with this, the Research Fellow plans, coordinates and implements research programmes and language consultancy work in accordance with University strategy, policy and procedures and funder requirements. SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Acts as principal investigator, team leader or co-investigator on research projects; Carries out original, high-level individual and/or collaborative research with other team members; Prepares and writes high quality papers for submission to high impact peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings; Makes presentations at conferences or exhibits work at other appropriate events; Offers tutorials to clients in his/her particular portfolio; Participates in committee meetings with other researchers and support staff; Actively seeks research funding as far as is reasonably possible; Writes or contributes to publications or disseminates research findings using media appropriate to the discipline; Edits and compiles research papers for publication as monographs or edited volumes; Resolves problems of meeting research objectives and deadlines; Develops ideas for the generation of income and the promotion of language research; Mentors colleagues with less experience and advises them on research and academic development; Supervises Language Research Assistants, for example, in consultancy work or in research teams or projects; Plans, coordinates and implements research programmes including managing the use of research resources; Carries out language consultancy work; Develops ideas for generating income for the Institute; Complies with all ethical requirements for research activities; Leads bidding for major research and/or consultancy projects; Supervises students undertaking Masters and Doctoral degrees; Responds to requests for language policy advice from the public and the private sectors, directly or through the Director; Contributes in the electronic and print media on language issues; Assists in the administration of the Institute, by serving on committees or otherwise, as determined by the Director; and Discharges any other job-related duties and responsibilities assigned by the Director.
The candidate must be a holder of a holder of a Doctorate Degree in African Languages or English. The candidate must be a natural speaker-writer of an officially recognised indigenous language of Zimbabwe. At least five (5) years related experience. Professorship will be an added advantage.
All applications will be treated in strictest confidence. Six copies of applications including a curriculum vitae, giving full personal particulars indicating full name, place and date of birth, certified copies of national identification, birth certificate, proof of qualifications, employment and experience, telephone number and names and addresses of three referees should be addressed to: The Deputy Registrar, Human Resources Midlands State University P Bag 9055 Gweru An electronic version of the application in a single PDF file should be sent to [email protected] Closing date for applications is 05 NOVEMBER 2020. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be communicated to.