Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer (Economic and Exploration Geology)

South Africa
Nov 29, 2016
Dec 09, 2016
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Faculty Natural and Agricultural Sciences

Department Geology

Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer (Economic and Exploration Geology)

Job ID: 1815

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Lecture modules at undergraduate and postgraduate level in economic and exploration geology.
  • Perform high quality research in field of specialization.
  • Organise and lead student field trips.
  • Supervise honours, masters and doctoral students.
  • Perform ad-hoc tasks as prescribed by the Head of Department.
  • Assist with the maintenance and operation of the department’s research equipment.

  • Inherent requirements:


  • MSc degree in Geology.
  • Proven experience in the delivery of poster or oral presentations at conferences or equivalent activities.
  • Provide evidence of manuscripts produced that have the potential to be converted or submitted for publication, ideally in an accredited journal.
  • A good academic record.

  • Senior Lecturer:

  • PhD in Geology.
  • 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.
  • An NRF rating or demonstrated potential for obtaining an NRF rating.
  • 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 concerned with research at higher education levels.

  • Required competencies:

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to function with ease in the University’s parallel-medium and richly diverse working environment.
  • Teamwork skills.
  • General managerial skills.
  • Good health.
  • Lecturing skills.
  • Research and research supervision skills.
  • Entrepreneurial skills.

  • Recommendations:

  • Registration as professional natural scientist.
  • Knowledge of South African geology preferably with some international exposure.
  • Proven lecturing and research experience at a higher education institution.
  • Proven research in the field of meteorite impacts and their role in the (re)distribution of valuable commodities will be advantageous.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with a PhD.
  • A valid driver’s license.

  • Lecturer:

  • Willingness to enroll for a doctoral degree in a Geology related field of study at the first available opportunity, if not yet attained by the time of the appointment.

  • Assumption of duties: 1 March 2017.

    Closing date: 9 December 2016.

    Salary: The salary scale is available on request. For any further enquiries, please feel free to contact 051 401 9962/3592/3864.

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

  • a detailed curriculum vitae;
  • copies of all academic records;
  • copies of qualifications (please provide the SAQA accreditation in the case of foreign qualifications);
  • a copy of your identity document (ID).

  • Applications that are incomplete, or sent by fax or e-mail, will not be considered. 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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