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Date Added 9 Nov 2020
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Stellenbosch University

Western Cape

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Stellenbosch University

Department of Information Science


(Ref. LSW10/226/1020)

The Department of Information Science and Centre for Knowledge Dynamics & Decision-Making is seeking to fill a position to increase its teaching and research capacity in Information and Knowledge Management (IKM). Prospective applicants are requested to consult both http://suinformatics.com and http://ikm.suinformatics.com for full details about the ethos, activities and aims of the Department and Centre.
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Teaching, student supervision, research, and community interaction in the areas of the Department’s foci (refer to the URLs above for details). These foci include: knowledge management and knowledge dynamics, management and organisation, social informatics, and decision support. The specific areas are likely to vary from year to year:
• Teaching includes the curriculum development, preparation of new teaching material, presentation of existing or new teaching material, evaluation of class participants, and management of any tutors;
• Research involves establishing a research agenda, choosing appropriate methods, collaborating with other researchers, obtaining any needed funding, executing the research, and successful publication of results;
• Student supervision includes giving guidance in all phases of student research projects, from conception to possible thesis defence;
• Community interaction includes any efforts required to disseminate research and other knowledge into the broader South African community – for example via schools, government, companies, etc.;
• Finally, this position will include administrative and management duties as required by the department.


• A completed relevant Master’s degree (HEQF level 9);
• Proven research experience in at least some of:
o Knowledge management and knowledge dynamics
o Socio-informatics;
• Experience in teaching undergraduate and post-graduate courses relevant to the department;
• Experience in post-graduate supervision of Master’s students or higher;
• Relevant accredited research publications.


• An already completed relevant doctoral degree (PhD HEQF level 10) will be viewed positively;
• A record of excellence in teaching;
• Original research experience;
• Experience as a reviewer/referee for accredited conferences and journals;
• Experience acquiring research funding;
• Experience in community interaction in South Africa or similar contexts;
• Active participation in internationally recognised academic societies.

Commencement of duties: 1 January 2021

Closing date: 5 November 2020

Enquiries regarding this post: Prof Bruce Watson on 021 808 2027, or at bwwatson@sun.ac.za

Enquiries regarding remuneration/benefits as well as technical assistance with the electronic application process: Human Resources Client Services Centre on 021 808 2753 or at sun-e-hr@sun.ac.za

The University is committed to employment equity (EE), and appointments will be made in line with the EE plan for the specific environment as well as Stellenbosch University’s institutional EE Plan.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment.

Your application, comprising a comprehensive curriculum vitae (including the names and e-mail address of at least three referees), must reach the University before or on the closing date of the advertised post.

The University reserves the right to investigate qualifications and conduct background checks on all candidates.

Should no feedback be received from the University within six weeks of the closing date, kindly accept that your application did not succeed.