Lecturer / Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor: Reproduction - Department of Production Animal Stu

Employer
University of Pretoria
Location
South Africa
Posted
Apr 02, 2021
Closes
Apr 16, 2021
Ref
164034
Organization Type
University and College
Hours
Full Time
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 Department seeks an experienced veterinarian to join a team that focuses on reproduction and welfare of domestic and wildlife species, community and environmental health. This person will focus on the teaching, clinical service and research in fields related to veterinary reproduction.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The successful candidate will actively participate in the following areas:
  • Teaching and practical training of undergraduate and postgraduate veterinary and veterinary nursing students in reproductive health in the different species;
  • Clinical service in the Onderstepoort Veterinary Academic Hospital including participation in a 24-hour service;
  • Postgraduate training and supervision where appropriate;
  • Research and publication in scientific journals;
  • Engagement with owners, breeders, farmers and relevant industry stakeholders;
  • Community engagement;
  • Administrative and other duties as delegated by the Head of Department; and
  • Academic self-development.


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Lecturer:
  • A BVSc- or BVMCh-degree or equivalent professional veterinary qualification;
  • Currently registered or immediately registerable with the SAVC;
  • Two years' clinical experience in veterinary reproduction (may include the one year of CCS and please submit case logs);
  • A successful candidate must register for a specialist degree (MMedVet Reproduction) and be prepared to study towards a PhD once having obtained the MMedVet Reproduction degree; and
  • Evidence of continued professional development or continued education development.


Senior Lecturer:
  • A BVSc- or BVMCh-degree or equivalent professional veterinary qualification;
  • An MMedVet (Gyn)-degree or equivalent specialty board certification and currently registered or registerable with the SAVC; and
  • Five years' clinical experience in veterinary reproduction (case log)
  • At least one full peer reviewed paper in an accredited scientific journal as senior or co-author.


Associate Professor:
  • A BVSc- or BVMCh-degree or equivalent professional veterinary qualification;
  • An MMedVet (Gyn)-degree or equivalent specialty board certification currently registered or registerable with the SAVC and a PhD degree;
  • Five years' veterinary clinical experience as a specialist in Veterinary reproduction (case log); and
  • At least five full peer reviewed papers in accredited scientific journals as senior or co-author and must have at least graduated MSc and/or PhD students.


REQUIRED COMPETENCIES (SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND BEHAVIOURAL ATTRIBUTES):
  • Proven knowledge and competence in veterinary clinical work with an emphasis on reproduction aspects;
  • Research interest appropriate to the position;
  • Candidates without a PhD: Commitment to obtain a PHD in reasonable time in a field relative to the discipline of veterinary reproduction;
  • Good language and communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills; and
  • Generic teaching competence including proficiency with presentation, word-processing and spreadsheet software.


ADDED ADVANTAGES AND PREFERENCES:
  • Experience with relevant specialised procedures, techniques and tools, e.g. assisted reproduction technologies such as gamete cryopreservation;
  • Prior experience of, or intention to develop a focus for supporting clinical and research aspects of an IVF program
  • Tertiary teaching and mentoring experience;
  • Exposure to research in an appropriate 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: 16 April 2021

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

ENQUIRIES: Ms DM Ntlwana, dorah.ntlwana@up.ac.za for application related enquiries, and Dr R Moerane, Tel: (012) 529 8464 for enquiries relating to the post content.

Should you not hear from the University of Pretoria by 31 August 2021 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.

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