Junior Lecturer / Lecturer in Structural Geology

South Africa
Nov 24, 2017
Dec 08, 2017
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences

Department of Geology

Junior Lecturer / Lecturer (Structural Geology)

Job ID:  2146


Duties and responsibilities:

  • Lecture modules at undergraduate and postgraduate level in structural geology and field work techniques.
  • Perform high quality research in field of specialisation.
  • Organise and lead student field trips.
  • Supervise honours and in the case of appointment at lecturer level, masters students.
  • Perform ad-hoc tasks as prescribed by the Head of the Department.
  • Assist with the maintenance and operation of the department’s research equipment.
  • Enroll and work diligently towards the completion of an MSc / PhD degree if not already in possession of a doctoral degree.

    Inherent requirements:

    Junior Lecturer:

  • BSc (Hons) degree in Geology with prior research experience on the structural geological aspects of complex orogenetic sequences from a regional geological perspective.
  • A good academic record that will allow access to further postgraduate studies in geology.
  • A valid driver’s license.


  • Master’s degree in Geology with research focused on the structural geological aspects of complex orogentic sequences from a regional geological perspective.
  • 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 that will allow access to further postgraduate studies in geology.
  • A valid driver’s license.

     Required competencies:

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


  • Registration as professional natural scientist.
  • Previous research experience on the Namaqua-Natal Province.
  • Proven lecturing and research experience at a higher education institution.
  • A valid driver’s license.

    Assumption of duties:

    1 April 2018


    Closing date:

    8 December 2017



    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.



    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.


    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.