UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA

Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer, Department of Animal Science

Location
Lincoln, United Kingdom
Posted
19 Oct 2021
End of advertisement period
10 Nov 2021
Ref
24335
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Veterinary Science
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

FACULTY OF NATURAL AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL SCIENCE
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR / SENIOR LECTURER (ONE POST)

In pursuit of the ideals of excellence and diversity, the University of Pretoria wishes to invite applications for the above 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.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The incumbent will be responsible for:

  • Teaching and developing undergraduate as well as postgraduate modules in the areas of Animal Science and Production Systems, focusing on large livestock (dairy and beef cattle);
  • Supervision of postgraduate students at Masters and Doctoral levels;
  • Contribution to the departmental research theme on Ruminant Nutrition (dairy production, intensive and extensive beef production) Feeding Management and Sustainable Production Systems;
  • Expertise in dairy nutrition and feeding will be a recommendation;
  • Fundraising for research in abovementioned fields;
  • Rendering service to the industry through short courses and recognised expertise in dairy nutritional and management.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Senior Lecturer:

  • A PhD in Animal Science specializing in ruminant nutrition;
  • Professional registration with SACNASP;
  • At least five years applicable practical, teaching and research experience on undergraduate- and post graduate level;
  • Research skills and a proven record of research publications in accredited journals as appropriate for the relevant level of appointment, specifically in the field of large stock nutrition (dairy and beef) and -management;
  • Experience in presenting short courses to the dairy and/or beef industry;
  • Procure and manage research funds.

Associate Professor:

  • A PhD in Animal Science specializing in Ruminant Nutrition;
  • Professional registration with SACNASP;
  • At least ten years applicable practical, teaching and research experience on undergraduate and post graduate level;
  • Research skills and a proven record of research publications in accredited journals as appropriate for the relevant level of appointment, specifically in the field of large stock nutrition and management;
  • Proven academic related management skills at senior level;
  • Experience in teaching and a track record of accomplished research with a valid NRF rating;
  • Experience in the development and presentation of short courses to the dairy and/or beef industry;
  • Experience in procuring and managing research grants.

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES (SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND BEHAVIOURAL ATTRIBUTES):

  • Proficient in English with the ability to function effectively in a multi-lingual environment;
  • Good interpersonal and organizational skills;
  • Conflict management skills;
  • Knowledge of the South African Feed Industry and large livestock production systems would be a recommendation.

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 www.up.ac.za, and follow the link: Careers@UP.

In applying for these posts, please attach:

  • A comprehensive UP format 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 three peer reviewers (academic and research);
  • Teaching Portfolio;
  • Self-evaluation.

CLOSING DATE: 10 November 2021

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

ENQUIRIES:

Ms A Hlatshwayo, Email: art.hlathswayo@up.ac.za for application-related enquiries, and Prof E van Marle-Köster, Tel: (012) 420 3612 / evm.koster@up.ac.za for enquiries relating to the post content.

Should you not hear from the University of Pretoria by ­­­­­­­­­­­­­28 February 2022, 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.