Senior Lecturer/ Lecturer in Animal Sciences

South Africa
Oct 04, 2016
Oct 19, 2016
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Department of Animal Sciences

Senior Lecturer/ Lecturer

(Ref. AW09/343/0916)

The Department of Animal Science commemorated its 85th anniversary in 2016, which makes us one of the oldest established departments of Animal Sciences in the country. We offer undergraduate and post-graduate programs that allow us to train graduates to fulfil the research, extension and development needs of South Africa in order to improve the quality of life of all its inhabitants. Training and research focus on production aspects of domesticated (sheep and goats, dairy and beef cattle, poultry, ostriches, pigs and aquaculture species) and non-domesticated (wildlife) species. 


All post levels:  

  • Lecturing in animal nutrition (monogastric and ruminant) and livestock management subjects;
  • Undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in compliance with the general academic focus of the Department;
  • Supervising postgraduate students;
  • Conducting an active and productive research programme;
  • Securing research funds to support the research programme;
  • Continuously publishing research results by means of peer reviewed accredited articles and conference papers;
  • Performing required administrative tasks;
  • Involvement in community interaction projects.


All post levels:

  • A PhD degree in Animal Science with specialisation in Ruminant Animal Nutrition;
  • Knowledge of both monogastric and ruminant nutrition; 
  • A demonstrated ability or willingness to forge strong links with partners in the relevant agricultural sectors and industries;
  • Undergraduate teaching experience;
  • Postgraduate supervision or willingness to supervise postgraduates;
  • Ability to function in a multicultural and multilingual environment.


  • A research record, supported by peer-reviewed publications;
  • Ability to procure and manage research funds.

Senior Lecturer:

  • Continued research outputs and a continued growth in the number of peer-reviewed publications in accredited journals;
  • Recipient of external research funding;
  • Involved in departmental and faculty initiatives;
  • Established interaction with relevant industries or external institutions publications in accredited journals.


All post levels:

  • Good interpersonal skills;
  • A keen interest in a research field that is a good fit with the Department's academic profile;
  • Computer literacy and particularly good statistical knowledge;
  • Experience in small stock management and nutrition.

Senior Lecturer:

  • NRF-rated.



The University will consider all applications in terms of its Employment Equity Plan, which acknowledges the need to diversify the demographic composition of the staff corps, especially with regard to the appointment of suitable candidates from the designated groups.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment.

Apply online by using the "Apply Now" link.

Your application, comprising a comprehensive curriculum vitae (including the names and contact details of at least two referees), must reach the University before or on the closing date of the advertised post.

Applicants should request their referees to send confidential reports by the closing date directly to the following address:  The Manager: Personnel Provisioning & Planning, Stellenbosch University, Private Bag X1, Matieland 7602;  e-mail:;  fax: 021 808 2484.

Applicants must submit with their applications a concise document outlining their teaching and research outlook, as well as their experience and commitment to integrative and multidisciplinary research in the broader Animal Sciences.

Candidates may be subjected to appropriate psychometric testing and other selection instruments.

The University reserves the right to investigate qualifications and conduct background checks on all candidates.

Should no feedback be received from the University within six weeks of the closing date, kindly accept that your application did not succeed.


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