Company: Human Sciences Research Council
Reference #: Ref. No: RD-AISA 09/19
Contract Type: 5 Years Contract
Salary: Market Related
Location: Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
The Africa Institute of South Africa (AISA) in the HSRC undertakes basic, applied and comparative research devoted to the study of African development challenges and opportunities. The Institute’s mission is to conduct research and produce evidence-based knowledge that informs African public and private policy and practice, with special emphasis on sustainable development processes; good governance, peace and security; as well as science, technology and innovation. In this work, the Institute collaborates with key players on the continent and provides research-based policy advice to African multilateral organisations and government departments on public affairs. The work of the Institute makes a direct contribution to addressing the many dimensions of the study of Africa by Africans seeking to reverse the continent’s marginalization in the global knowledge economy. AISA seeks to invite highly motivated individuals, who are interested in pursuing a career in research, to apply for the position of Research Director.
Job Functions: Research
Specification: Key responsibilities for this post comprise of, but are not limited to:
Requirements: Key requirements:
The HSRC offers attractive, market-related packages depending on qualifications and experience.
Applications: In your application, please include: A copy of your CV, a letter of motivation, and the details of three recent referees (with telephone, fax and e-mail contact details). Ensure that you indicate the reference number. The HSRC will only consider applications that comply with the above requirements. Applicants may be required to undertake a written exercise in the competencies required for the position.
Please submit your application on-line at http://hsrc.jb.skillsmapafrica.com. Only applications adhering to these requirements will be considered.
For further information please consult the HSRC website. Details of the HSRC can be found on the website (www.hsrc.ac.za). For enquiries (and not applications) please contact Prof Cheryl Hendricks on firstname.lastname@example.org or +27(0)12 316 9755
The HSRC is committed to accelerating the improvement in the proportion of its senior managers and research leaders who are black, female or disabled.
Closing Date: 27 August 2019. We encourage applicants to submit prior to that date. Applicants who have not been contacted within eight weeks should assume that their application has been unsuccessful. Only candidates who are interviewed will be advised of the outcome of the interview.
The HSRC reserves the right to not make an appointment
APPLICATIONS FROM RECRUITMENT AGENCIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.