Lecturer / Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor / Professor - Department of Agricultural Economics,

Location
South Africa
Posted
Nov 09, 2019
Closes
Dec 09, 2019
Ref
123558
Organization Type
University and College
Hours
Full Time
UP Posting - Academic

Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences

Department of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor / Professor (One Post)

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.

Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be responsible for:
  • Teaching undergraduate and postgraduate modules;
  • Supervising Honours, Masters and PhD students;
  • Conducting research and publishing articles in leading accredited journals;
  • Raising funds to support existing research programmes and/or initiate new ones;
  • Academic administration.


Minimum Requirements:

Lecturer:
  • A PhD degree in Agricultural Economics or Agricultural Extension;
  • At least two years' teaching and/or research experience in programmes relevant to the Department's offerings.

Senior Lecturer (Same as for Lecturer, plus):
  • At least three years' teaching and/or research experience in programmes relevant to the Department's offerings;
  • Evidence of publications in accredited journals relevant to the Department's offerings;
  • Evidence of successful supervision/co-supervision of Masters students or mentoring of staff.

Associate Professor:
  • A PhD degree in Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Extension, Rural Development or Rural Sociology;
  • At least five years' teaching and research experience relevant to the Department's offerings;
  • Evidence of publications in accredited journals relevant to the Department's offerings
  • Evidence of successful supervision/co-supervision of Masters students;
  • Recognition by peers as a researcher with academic standing;
  • A comprehensive international publication record;
  • A record of collaboration with local and international scientists and experience leading joint research projects;
  • Proven experience in fundraising for research.

Professor (Same as for Associate Professor, plus):
  • At least eight years' teaching and research experience relevant to the Department's offerings;
  • Evidence of successful supervision/co-supervision of Masters and PhD students;
  • Proven graduation record of PhD students;
  • Recognition as a scientist with substantial international standing;
  • Evidence of designing and implementing innovative curriculum content.


Added Advantages and Preferences (At all levels):
  • The ability to develop a world class research programme;
  • Able to demonstrate innovation in teaching, experience in blended learning delivery and the use of technology for improving learner throughput;
  • Able to demonstrate innovation and present new ideas on how to expand the research capacity of partner institutions in Africa in the relevant field.


The annual remuneration package will be commensurate with the incumbent's level of appointment, as determined by UP policy guidelines. UP subscribes to the BESTMED and UMVUZO medical aid schemes and contributes 50% of the applicable monthly premium.

Closing Date: 24 November 2019

No application will be considered after the closing date, or if it does not comply with at least the minimum requirements.

Enquiries:

Ms Art Hlatshwayo, Tel: (012) 420 6779 for application-related enquiries, and Prof Sheryl Hendriks, Tel: (012) 420 3251 for enquiries relating to the post content.

Should you not hear from the University of Pretoria by 31 January 2020, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful.

The University of Pretoria is committed to equality, employment equity and diversity.

In accordance with the Employment Equity Plan of the University and its Employment Equity goals and targets, preference may be given, but is not limited to candidates from under-represented designated groups.

All candidates who comply with the requirements for appointment are invited to apply. All candidates agree to undergo verification of personal credentials.

The University of Pretoria reserves the right to not fill the advertised positions.