SENIOR LECTURER/LECTURER (GRASSLAND SCIENCE AND RANGELAND ECOLOGY)

COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE SENIOR LECTURER/LECTURER (GRASSLAND SCIENCE AND RANGELAND ECOLOGY)SCHOOL OF LIFE SCIENCES PIETERMARITZBURG CAMPUS REFERENCE NO.: LS04/2015 The University of KwaZulu-Natal is one of the top Universities in South Africa and in the top 500 Universities globally. The School of Life Sciences has a long-standing tradition in research and teaching in Biodiversity. The incumbent will provide added strength to the School’s research and teaching programmes. S/he will be expected to contribute to teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well as contribute towards administration within the school. S/he will also be expected to contribute to research in Grassland Science/Rangeland Management.

SENIOR LECTURER/LECTURER (GRASSLAND SCIENCE AND RANGELAND ECOLOGY)

COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE SENIOR LECTURER/LECTURER (GRASSLAND SCIENCE AND RANGELAND ECOLOGY)SCHOOL OF LIFE SCIENCES PIETERMARITZBURG CAMPUS REFERENCE NO.: LS04/2015 The University of KwaZulu-Natal is one of the top Universities in South Africa and in the top 500 Universities globally. The School of Life Sciences has a long-standing tradition in research and teaching in Biodiversity. The incumbent will provide added strength to the School’s research and teaching programmes. S/he will be expected to contribute to teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well as contribute towards administration within the school. S/he will also be expected to contribute to research in Grassland Science/Rangeland Management.

The incumbent will report to the Academic Leader: Biodiversity.

Minimum Requirements:

Senior Lecturer :

 A PhD degree in Grassland Science or Rangeland Ecology

 Experience in teaching at tertiary institution

 Demonstrated ability to attract external research funds

 A current and sustained research record of publications in peer-reviewed ISI/SAPSE accredited journals appropriate for the level

 Successful supervision of postgraduate students (MSc and/or PhD) Lecturer :
• A Masters degree by research in Grassland Science or Rangeland Ecology
• Two years post Masters research experience
• Current research activity as evidenced by quality publications in a peer- reviewed journal
• Experience in teaching/tutoring at a tertiary institution.

In respect of appointment at Lecturer level, the successful candidate will be expected to complete a PhD within 5 years from assumption of duty. Applicants must indicate the level of the post they wish to be considered for.

This appointment will be made in line with the University Guidelines/benchmarks which are available on the University vacancies website on http://vacancies.ukzn.ac.za/Academic-Process-Proc-Guides.aspx

Enquiries and details regarding this post may be directed to the Dean and Head of School, Prof Sam Mukaratirwa on 033 260 1338 or email: mukaratirwa@ukzn.ac.za.
Appointment to this post will be on the January 2012 Conditions of Service.

The remuneration package offered includes benefits.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 13 February 2015. The University, however, reserves the right to accept late applications or to extend the above date in order to facilitate further searches.

Applicants are required to apply on the Vacancies page of the University website at www.ukzn.ac.za. Completed forms and Curriculum Vitae must be sent to: recruitment-aes@ukzn.ac.za. The Advert Reference Number MUST be clearly stated in the subject line.

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