Lecturer / Senior Lecturer - Geography

Employer
University of Pretoria
Location
Pretoria, South Africa
Posted
Apr 03, 2021
Closes
Jul 01, 2021
Ref
164521
Organization Type
University and College
Hours
Full Time
RESPONSIBILITIES:

The incumbent will be responsible for:
  • Presenting undergraduate and postgraduate lectures and practicals in the area of geography with a focus on human and urban geography;
  • Developing and updating undergraduate and postgraduate curricula in geography;
  • Contributing to the geography research agenda within the University;
  • Building capacity among staff and students to expand and extend the University's capacity for geography research;
  • Establishing a sustainable research funding stream to support the above endeavour;
  • Conducting independent and collaborative publishable research in high-impact journals;
  • Establishing collaborations with academics nationally and internationally;
  • Participating in the administration and general management of the department.


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Senior Lecturer:
  • PhD in Geography, or a PhD in a closely related discipline that covers aspects of human and urban geography;
  • At least two years of tertiary teaching experience;
  • Experience in curriculum development
  • Evidence of successful Master's supervision
  • Evidence of research post PhD.
  • Experience in academic administration;

Lecturer:
  • Registered for a PhD or a recent PhD in Geography, or a PhD in a closely related discipline that covers aspects of human and urban geography;
  • Evidence of teaching experience;


REQUIRED COMPETENCIES (SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND BEHAVIOURAL ATTRIBUTES):

Senior Lecturer / Lecturer:
  • Innovative thinking;
  • Desire to develop and grow;
  • The potential to lead a strong research entity.


ADDED ADVANTAGES AND PREFERENCES:

Senior Lecturer:
  • Teaching and research expertise aligned with the requirements in the department;
  • Proven publication record that demonstrates his/her ability to independently conduct quality geography research;
  • Participation in faculty committees;
  • Community engagement.

Lecturer:
  • Tertiary teaching experience;
  • Teaching and research expertise aligned with the requirements in the department;
  • Proven publication record that demonstrates his/her ability to independently conduct quality geography research;
  • Experience in academic administration;
  • Community engagement.


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.

Applicants are requested to apply online , and follow the link: Careers@UP.

In applying for this post, please attach:
  • A comprehensive CV;
  • Certified copies of qualifications;
  • Names, e-mail addresses and telephone details of three referees whom we have permission to contact;
  • Names and contact details of peer reviewers (academic and research);
  • Self-evaluation.


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

ENQUIRIES:

Contact person for application-related enquiries, Ms NA Müller at Natasha.muller@up.ac.za Tel: (012) 420 5056 and contact person Prof S Coetzee, serena.coetzee@up.ac.za Tel: (012) 420 3823 for enquiries relating to the post content.

Should you not hear from the University of Pretoria by 30 June 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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