Lecturer / Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor / Professor - Animal, Wildlife and Grassland Scien

Location
South Africa
Posted
Mar 12, 2019
Closes
Mar 20, 2019
Organization Type
University and College
Hours
Full Time
Faculty Natural and Agricultural Sciences

Department Animal, Wildlife and Grassland Sciences

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor / Professor

Job ID: 2720

ALL APPLICATIONS RECEIVED IN RESPONSE TO THE PREVIOUS ADVERTISEMENT (JOB ID: 2629), WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE CONSIDERED AGAIN. PREVIOUS APPLICANTS THEREFORE DO NOT NEED TO REAPPLY.

 

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Teach and assess postgraduate students.
  • Provide study leadership at postgraduate level.
  • Source external research funding and forge linkage with the industry.
  • Participate in community projects such as Farmer's days.
  • Recruit postgraduate students.
  • Perform general administration duties as applicable at university level.

 

Inherent requirements:

Lecturer:

  • Relevant Master's degree.
  • Proven experience in presentation of poster or oral presentations at conferences or equivalent activities.
  • A good academic record.

 

Senior Lecturer:

  • Relevant PhD degree.
  • Proven experience in presentation of paper/posters at national scholarly conferences.
  • Proven national recognition for specialist expertise and research in a specific area of scholarship.
  • An NRF rating or demonstrate potential for obtaining an NRF rating.
  • Proven experience in supervision of graduated masters' students.
  • A proven research record of relevant publications in national and international accredited journals.
  • Proven experience of service as an active member of national or international scholarly society.

 

Associate Professor:

  • Relevant PhD degree.
  • Experience as external examiner for postgraduate students.
  • Proven experience in presentation of research papers at national conferences, where there is evidence of peer review papers.
  • Act as an editorial board member of high-quality national scholarly journals.
  • Proven national recognition for specialist expertise and research leadership in a specific scientific area of scholarship.
  • An NRF rating of C3 or equivalent status.
  • Proven experience in the supervision of graduate masters; students.;
  • A proven research record of relevant publications in national and international accredited journals.
  • Serve as a member of a national scholarly society.

 

Professor:

  • Relevant PhD degree.
  • Experience as external examiner for masters' and doctoral students.
  • Act as editorial board member of high-quality international / ISI / IBSS journals.
  • Proven international recognition for specialist expertise and research leadership in a particular area of academic scholarship (e.g. regularly serves as a reviewer for international / ISI / IBSS journals).
  • A NRF rating of C1 or C2 or equivalent status.
  • Demonstrated successful supervision of graduated Master's and preferably graduated doctoral students.
  • Proven experience in delivering keynote addresses at national scholarly conferences.
  • Serve as a member of an international scholarly society OR an international committee or agency concerned with research at higher education levels.

  

Required competencies:  

  • Experience and recognition in relevant Animal Breeding research activities.
  • Business acumen.
  • Result orientated.
  • Strategic thinking.
  • Building coalitions.
  • Leading.

 

Recommendations:   

  • Registration at the South African Council for Natural Scientists.
  • Knowledge of biostatistics, bioinformatics, data science, quantitative genetics, statistical genetics or genomics
  • Experience in statistical analysis for complex data using R, SAS,  ASREML, WOMBAT or BLUPF90
  • Programming skills using R, Fortran or any other relevant language.

 

Lecturer:

  • Teaching experience at tertiary institution level.
  • Good communication and social skills.
  • Willing to enrol for a doctoral degree at the first available opportunity, if not yet attained by the time of the appointment.

 

Assumption of duties:

As soon as possible.

 

Closing date:

22 March 2019.

 

Salary:

The salary scale is available on request. For any further enquiries, please feel free to contact 051 401 2808/3687/9329/9962.

 

Fringe benefits:

(Subject to specific conditions): pension scheme, medical aid scheme, group life insurance, housing allowance, leave and sick leave, service bonus and study benefits.

 

General:

The University reserves the right not to fill the post. The University subscribes to and applies the principles prescribed by the Employment Equity Act. Preference will be given to candidates from the designated groups, in accordance with the principles of the aforementioned act and the employee profile of the specific department/division. 

 

Applications may only be submitted online. All applications must be accompanied by the following (please note:  compile/convert all the below documents as one document (Pdf or Word), when uploading it on the online applications system):

  • a detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter, stating your interest in the Academic Headship, if applicable (please note that the first three (3) referees on your CV will be contacted with regard to reference checking);
  • certified copies (not older than 3 months) of all academic records;
  • certified copies (not older than 3 months) of qualifications (please provide the SAQA accreditation in the case of foreign qualifications);
  • a certified copy (not older than 3 months) of your identity document (ID).

 

Applications that are incomplete or sent by fax or e-mail, will not be considered. The UFS will only consider applications of candidates who meet all the inherent requirements of the position. Communication will be limited to shortlisted candidates only. Should you not be contacted within six weeks of the closing date for applications, you may assume that your application was unsuccessful.

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