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Postdoctoral Fellowship, IBM Research South Africa

CLOSING DATE: 31 July 2021

Chief Statistician, Stellenbosch University: Centre for Statistical Consultation

CLOSING DATE: 18 June 2021

Ref. EBW12/164/0521

The aim of the Centre for Statistical Consultation (CSC) is to enhance the quality of research at Stellenbosch University. This is effected through rendering a statistical consultation service to researchers, staff and senior students. This service entails providing assistance with the planning of experiments and surveys, advice regarding the compilation of questionnaires and related electronic data capturing, as well as the execution of relevant data analysis and subsequent interpretation of results. In addition, the consultation service entails conducting research on statistical subject problems that may arise from, inter alia, the consultation work, presenting statistical training courses, as well as consultation to institutions outside the University.

The CSC is also currently establishing a working relationship with the newly established School for Data Science and Computational Thinking at Stellenbosch University, and it is anticipated that the CSC could in future be involved in data science related projects.

Financially, the Centre falls under the jurisdiction of the Vice-Rector: Research, but is based in the Department of Statistics & Actuarial Science within the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences in order to facilitate efficient communication with fellow statisticians. Half of the Centre’s budget is centrally financed, while the remainder is financed through consultation to various faculties, individual researchers, external clients and the presentation of courses.

The Centre’s full-time staff comprises the Director and the Chief Statistician.

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Associ Prof/Prof and HOD , University of Pretoria

CLOSING DATE: 3 June 2021

In pursuit of the ideals of excellence and diversity, the University of Pretoria wishes to invite applications for the following vacancy.

The University of Pretoria's commitment to quality makes us one of the top research universities in the country and gives us a competitive advantage in international science and technology development.

The University of Pretoria is seeking a highly motivated, internationally recognised scientist to lead and deepen the full spectrum of academic activities in the department. The ideal candidate will have experience in academic administration in a university context. In addition to leadership-related activities, the candidate is expected to maintain a level of teaching practice and research activity.

In addition to the normal administrative duties of a head of department, this position will involve the realisation of a vision for the Department of Statistics. The incumbent will actively support and drive the University of Pretoria’s 2025 vision to become a leading research-intensive university in Africa. Thus, applicants should demonstrate a record of developing and executing strategies in support of an over-arching vision. UP’s 2025 vision requires departmental responses to international research collaboration, innovative hybrid teaching models, effective supervision at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, inclusive transformation processes and impactful community engagement.

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Senior Lecturer / Lecturer, Stellenbosch

CLOSING DATE: 21 May 2021

The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science offers both undergraduate and postgraduate training in (Mathematical) Statistics, Actuarial Science and Financial Risk Management. Members of the Department are also actively engaged in research and consulting in these fields. The Department has excellent computing facilities (hardware as well as software) in support of these activities. A position at the Senior Lecturer or Lecturer level in the Financial Risk Management section is available in the Department.

Enquiries regarding this post: Dr. CJ Van der Merwe on 021 808 9143/3244, or at cjvdmerwe@sun.ac.za

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