|Faculty Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Department Microbial, Biochemical and Food Biotechnology
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (Fixed-term appointment for 5 years)
Job ID: 2452
Duties and responsibilities:
- Lecture modules at undergraduate and post-graduate level.
- Perform high quality research in the field of pathogenic yeasts.
- Provide study supervision to postgraduate students.
- Assist with the maintenance and operations of the department research equipment.
- Perform Ad-hoc task as and when required form the Head of the Department from time to time
- M.Sc degree in Microbiology with specialisation in molecular biology or immunology or microbial pathogenesis.
- Proven experience in the presentation of research papers at national or international conferences.
- A good academic record.
- Valid driver’s license.
- A PhD degree in Microbiology with specialisation in molecular biology or immunology or microbial pathogenesis.
- An NRF rating or demonstrate potential for obtaining an NRF rating.
- Proven research record of relevant publications in ISI accredited journals.
- Proven experience in the supervision of graduated MSc and preferably PhD students.
- Valid driver’s license.
- Good interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written) and the ability to function well in the university’s richly diverse working environment.
- Good research and research supervision skills.
- Good academic writing skills.
- General managerial skills.
- Lecturing skills.
- Result Orientated.
- Strategic Thinking.
- Leadership Skills.
- Willing to enrol for a doctoral degree in Microbiology at the first available opportunity, if not yet attained by the time of the appointment.
- Proven record of manuscripts produced that have the potential to be converted or submitted for publication, ideally in an accredited journal.
- Proven experience in the teaching of Microbiology in undergraduate or postgraduate.
- A proven research record in the field of molecular biology or immunology or microbial pathogenesis.
- Evidence of research grant applications.
- Experience as external examiner for postgraduate students.
- Proven experience in the teaching of Microbiology in undergraduate or postgraduate level.
Assumption of duties:
1 January 2019
21 September 2018
The salary scale is available on request. For any further enquiries, please feel free to contact 051 401 2808/9962/3934/2010.
(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.
Applications may only be submitted online. All applications must be accompanied by the following:
- A detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter (please note that the first three (3) referees on your CV will be contacted with regard to reference checking);
- Certified copies (not older than 3 months) of all academic records;
- Certified copies (not older than 3 months) of qualifications (please provide the SAQA accreditation in the case of foreign qualifications);
- A certified copy (not older than 3 months) of your identity document (ID).
Applications that are incomplete or sent by fax or e-mail, will not be considered. The UFS will only consider applications of candidates who meet all the inherent requirements of the position. 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.
External candidates can click HERE to apply online.
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