UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer (Environmental Science) Department of Geography

Location
Pretoria, South Africa
Posted
10 May 2022
End of advertisement period
22 May 2022
Ref
24544
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

FACULTY OF NATURAL AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY, GEOINFORMATICS AND METEOROLOGY
LECTURER / SENIOR LECTURER (ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE) (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:

  • Presenting undergraduate and postgraduate lectures and practicals in the area of environmental science;
  • Developing and updating undergraduate and postgraduate curricula in environmental science;
  • Contributing to the environmental science research agenda within the University;
  • Building capacity among staff and students to expand and extend the University's capacity for environmental science 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:

Lecturer:

  • PhD in Environmental Science or a PhD in a closely related discipline that covers aspects of Environmental Science;
  • Evidence of teaching experience.

Senior Lecturer:

  • PhD in Environmental Science or a PhD in a closely related discipline that covers aspects of Environmental Science;
  • 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.

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES (SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND BEHAVIOURAL ATTRIBUTES):

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

ADDED ADVANTAGES AND PREFERENCES:

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 environmental science research;
  • Experience in academic administration;
  • Community engagement.

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 environmental science research;
  • Participation in faculty committees;
  • 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 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: 22 May 2022

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 S Coetzee, Tel: (012) 420 3823 for enquiries relating to the post content.

Should you not hear from the University of Pretoria by ­­­­­­­­­­­­­31 July 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.