[unav_all] AfricaArray network manager

Andrew Nyblade aan2 at psu.edu
Mon Aug 29 07:35:57 MDT 2011

The School of Geosciences at The University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa) invites applications from suitably-qualified candidates for the newly-created 3-year contract position of Manager of the AfricaArray Seismic and Environmental Sensor Network. A description of the sensor network can be found at www.africaarray.psu.edu
Requirements: The Manager is expected to be a dynamic candidate with an MSc or PhD in environmental or solid-earth science with proven administrative/management, networking and fundraising experience. Technical knowledge in operating remote instrumentation is required, and experience working across Africa would be beneficial.
Duties: The Manager will be responsible for maintaining, operating and expanding the existing sensor network, which includes seismic, GPS and weather sensors, and for the raising of funds internationally to support these activities. (S)he will also manage the AfricaArray administrative office at the University of the Witwatersrand, oversee and co-ordinate the timely transfer of data to data users internationally, and co-ordinate the annual AfricaArray Workshop for participating researchers. The Manager is expected to develop relations with the newly-formed Global Change and Sustainability Institute at the University of the Witwatersrand, with the medium-term goal of developing a permanent position in the Institute, and may also assist in the supervision of Honours and postgraduate students and participate in AfricaArray research.
Enquiries: For further information contact the Head of School, Professor R.L. Gibson,
Tel: +27 11 7176547 or email: Roger.Gibson at wits.ac.za
To apply: Submit a covering letter accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae, certified copies of all educational qualifications and identity document with names and e-mail addresses of 3 referees to: Miss Busisiwe Khumalo, Human Resources Officer, University of the Witwatersrand, Private Bag 3, Wits 2050, South Africa.
•            E-mail: busisiwe.khumalo at wits.ac.za                        ● Fax: 086 523 4543              
•            Closing Date: 15 September 2011
The University reserves the right not to make an appointment and continue searching after the closing date and only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
“The University is committed to employment equity. Preference may be given, to appointable applicants from the underrepresented designated groups in terms of the relevant employment equity plans and policies of the university. The University retains the right not to make an appointment and to verify all information provided by candidates”

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