2 Jobs: Research Professor at UJ, 1 x permanent and 1 x fixed term

The Faculty of Humanities at the University of Johannesburg has advertised two Research Professorships, one fixed term until 30 April 2019 and one permanent. These positions are open across the humanities disciplines. Primary responsibilities are the publication of excellent research and the supervision of postgraduate students and postdoctoral research fellows. They carry no formal undergraduate teaching responsibilities, although willingness to give occasional lectures on specialised topics is appreciated. The successful candidate is likely to be able to demonstrate a willingness to mentor and supervise as well as a willingness to engage across disciplines. The closing date is 25 October 2015 and details for both jobs are available at http://jobs.uj.ac.za/

Post-doc: Philosophy of Science, University of Johannesburg

The University of Johannesburg seeks to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Philosophy. Any research area will be considered, but it is hoped that the Fellow will work with Dr Alex Broadbent on issues in the philosophy of science broadly construed, and in particular issues related to epidemiology, public health, causation, explanation or prediction (although unconceived alternatives will be considered). The Fellow will be asked to teach one Honours course for one term, out of four in our academic calendar. (This is a light commitment: Honours is a small group (5-10) course for first year postgraduates, whose content usually reflects the interests of the person teaching it.) Applicants should email two pieces of written work of around 8-10k words (e.g. publications, work under review, thesis chapters) along with a CV and covering letter to Dr Alex Broadbent at abbroadbent@uj.ac.uk by 30 June 2012. Doctorate must be in hand at time of commencement. Duration is one year in the first instance, with the possibility of another year, depending on publication performance.