Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor, Reproduction

Pretoria, South Africa
22 Oct 2020
End of advertisement period
02 Nov 2020
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Veterinary Science
Contract Type
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.


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.



  • 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); and
  • A successful candidate must register for a MMedVet Reproduction degree in January following appointment and be prepared to study towards a PhD once having obtained the MMedVet Reproduction degree.

Senior Lecturer:

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

Associate Professor:

  • A BVSc- or BVMCh-degree or equivalent professional veterinary qualification;
  • MMedVet (Gyn)-degree and/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; and
  • A demonstrable publication record in line with UP requirements (at least 5 full peer reviewed papers in ISI accredited scientific journals) for appointment at this level.


  • 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.


  • 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; and
  • 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.

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

In applying for this post, please attach:

  • A comprehensive CV;
  • Certified copies of qualifications; and
  • Names, e-mail addresses and telephone details of three peer reviewers that are able to provide detailed and objective views on your veterinary work, academic work and research.

NB: Applications that do not include these documents will not be considered.

CLOSING DATE: 2 November 2020

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

ENQUIRIES: Ms MB Nyathela, Tel: (012) 529 – 8541, ( 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 3 January 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.