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From: STS-Africa <sts-afric...@lists.wiser.org.za> on behalf of Richard Rottenburg <rotte...@lost-research-group.org>
Date: Monday, 3 July 2023 at 17:58
To: STS-A...@lists.wiser.org.za <STS-A...@lists.wiser.org.za>
Subject: [STS-Africa] Fwd: WISER | Call for Applications | Researcher

WISER seeks to appoint a Researcher on a three year contract renewable for a further three years, or the funded term of the Trust Chair. Closing Date: 21st July 2023
WISER is the pre-eminent interdisciplinary humanities research institute on the African continent and one of the leading research institutes in the global South. The Standard Bank Chair in African Trust Infrastructures is a six year project examining the origins and institutional effects of digital identification and surveillance technologies currently under development in many African countries.
WISER invites suitably qualified persons to apply for the post of Researcher. The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the research activities of the Trust Chair, including the advising of doctoral and post-doctoral fellows, the organisation of scholarly and public events, limited post-graduate teaching and the development of funding proposals related to the problems of trust.
Brief Description: The successful incumbent will report to the Chair and to WISER’s Director; conduct research of their own design; and manage, support and report on the researchers in the Trust Chair.
Key tasks:

Assist with the delivery of the project’s research agenda;
Publish, support and report on accredited research;
Assist with the development of WISER’s related funding proposals;
Develop and foster relationships with institutional funders;
Supervise and coordinate the project’s postgraduate students;
Perform general research administrative duties.


A doctorate in a Humanities or Social Sciences discipline from a well regarded university;
Evidence of published research excellence, including at least five single-authored, peer-reviewed papers in leading journals; or equivalent chapter and book publications;
Experience coordinating research projects and related public-facing events;
Record of supervising postgraduate students, at least at the Masters’ degree level.

Remuneration:  The salary will be commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate in the range of a R650,000 to R750,000 cost to company per annum.
To apply:
Submit a letter of motivation, a detailed CV and the names and contact details of three referees (including e-mail addresses). Applicants must clearly specify on the application form at what level they wish to be appointed.
Internal employees are invited to apply directly on Oracle by following the path: iWits Self Service application: “Apply for a job”
External applicants are invited to apply by registering a profile on the Wits ‘irecruitment’ platform located at
https://irec.wits.ac.za and submitting the application. The application details are at https://irec.wits.ac.za/OA_HTML/OA.jsp?OAFunc=IRC_VIS_VAC_DISPLAY&OAMC=R&p_svid=97109&p_spid=4843760&p_lang_code=US
WITS Employment Equity Policy:
The University is committed to employment equity. Preference may be given to appointable applicants from the under-represented designated groups in terms of the relevant employment equity plans and policies of the University. Designated groups as defined in the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998, as amended, means black people, women and people with disabilities. The University retains the right not to make an appointment and to verify all information provided by candidates. The full policy is available at on this
Please address enquiries to Keith Breckenridge (
Closing Date: 21st July 2023
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