Senior Lecturer - Department Zoology and Entomology

Location
South Africa
Posted
Sep 04, 2017
Closes
Sep 15, 2017
Organization Type
University and College
Hours
Full Time
Faculty Natural and Agricultural Sciences Department Zoology and Entomology

Senior Lecturer

Job ID:  2039

 

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Responsible for teaching and learning in undergraduate and postgraduate (B.Sc. Honours) programmes in the fields of Insect Ecology and Systematics. This includes lectures, tutorials, practical classes (preparation and presentation), assessment and seminars.

  • Teach undergraduate courses in both Afrikaans and English.

  • Supervise postgraduate students.

  • Do research in own field of specialisation, including the obtaining of external funding.

  • Demonstrate/develop a research connection to any of the existing research specialities or be able to start or continue with his/her own research.

  • Handle administrative tasks, academic planning (curriculum development, etc.), projects and excursions.

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    Inherent requirements:

    Senior Lecturer:

  • A PhD in Entomology.

  • Proven experience in the presentation of papers/posters at national and international scholarly conferences.

  • Proven national recognition for specialist expertise and research in a specific area of scholarship.

  • An NRF rating or demonstrated potential for obtaining an NRF rating.

  • Proven experience in supervision of master’s students; experience in the supervision of doctoral students will be an advantage.

  • A proven research record of relevant publications in national and international accredited journals, especially as first author or single author publications.

  • Proven ability to obtain funding from external sources.

  • Proven experience of service as an active member of a national or international scholarly society or committee or agency concern with research at higher education levels.

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    Required competencies:

    • Ability to demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of ecological and taxonomic principles and their practical application in Entomological theory and research.

    • Ability to accurately identify insect specimens as part of student training and research.

    • Experience in statistical analysis and/or cladistics and/or molecular research and/or scanning electron microscopy is strongly recommended.

    • Ability to logistically co-ordinate student groups as part of practical excursions and research trips.

    • Must be prepared to interact with the public regarding Entomology-related queries.

    • Willingness to market the discipline of Entomology whenever the opportunity arises, in order to generate student interest.

    • Proven experience in the presentation of papers/posters at national scholarly conferences.

    • Proven national recognition for specialist expertise and research in a specific area of scholarship.

    • Proven experience in the supervision of graduated master’s degree students.

    • A proven research record of relevant publications in national and international accredited journals.

    • Proven experience of service as an active member of a national or international scholarly society or committee or agency concern with research at higher education levels.

    • Good interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to function well in the university’s parallel medium and richly diverse working environment.

     

    Recommendations:

    • Proven expertise in Insect Ecology and/or Systematics as primary field(s) of research.

    • The successful candidate will be expected to establish a research group in the Department within one of these fields.

     

    Assumption of duties:

     01 January 2018

    Closing date:
    15 September 2017

    Salary:
    The salary scale is available on request. For any further enquiries, please feel free to contact 051 401 3592 / 2808 / 2849.

    Fringe benefits:

    (Subject to specific conditions): pension scheme, medical aid scheme, group life insurance, housing allowance, leave and sick leave, service bonus and study benefits.

    General:
    The University reserves the right not to fill the post. The University subscribes to and applies the principles prescribed by the Employment Equity Act. Preference will be given to candidates from the designated groups, in accordance with the principles of the aforementioned act and the employee profile of the specific department / division.

    Applications may only be submitted online. All applications must be accompanied by the following:

  • a detailed curriculum vitae (please note that the first three (3) referees on your CV will be contacted with regard to reference checking);

  • copies of qualifications (please provide the SAQA accreditation in the case of foreign qualifications);

  • a copy of your identity document (ID).

  • A 1-2 page TEACHING statement/philosophy that demonstrates excellence and innovation in teaching and learning.

  • A 1-2 page RESEARCH statement/philosophy that demonstrates excellence in research, and details the candidate’s research plans.

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    Applications that are incomplete, or sent by fax or e-mail, will not be considered. Communication will be limited to shortlisted candidates only. Should you not be contacted within six weeks of the closing date for applications, you may assume that your application was unsuccessful.

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