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Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences Department of Microbial, Biochemical and Food Biotechnology, UFS
Professor and Academic Department Head - Ref.: Natland1407-027
Duties and responsibilities:
- Teaching and learning of Microbiology or Biochemistry
- Conduct research and provide research supervision.
- Study guidance and supervision of masters and PhD-students.
- Involved in community service.
FACULTY OF NATURAL AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES
SCHOOL OF PLANT AND CROP SCIENCES
PROFESSOR AND HEAD (ONE POST)
Reference number: 21608
In pursuit of the ideals of excellence and diversity, the University of Pretoria wishes to invite applications for the above vacancy.
The University of Pretoria's commitment to quality makes us one of the top research Universities in the country and gives us a competitive advantage in international science and technology development.
The Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences is one of the most diverse science faculties on the African continent. The Faculty hosts undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the broad knowledge fields of Agricultural, Biological, Mathematical and Physical Sciences and our curricula are characterised for its breadth and depth in its offerings. The Faculty is recognised by the ISI Web of Knowledge field rankings in the Plant and Animal Sciences (including Forestry), Environment and Ecology and Agriculture.
One of the main goals of the UP 2025 Strategic Plan is the creation and enhancement of solid multidisciplinary research programmes based on the current disciplinary strengths and research capacity. Progress in addressing a number of the global challenges such as food security, climate change, environmental sustainability, ecology and biodiversity is closely linked to the University of Pretoria’s knowledge and understanding of the basic and applied plant sciences. To enhance the current strengths and opportunities, a more coherent effort towards addressing the global challenges related to the plant domain was needed. The Faculty has recently established the formation of a new School of Plant and Crop Sciences through which we will consolidate all our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the plant and applied plant sciences.
This consolidation process will enable the University to align strategic research activities in basic plant science including molecular aspects with agriculture, biotechnology, ecology and biodiversity. A single academic home will enable the University to strengthen strategic international and local partnerships with industry and government which can attract major external funding streams for several of the critical knowledge fields. It will further contribute and strengthen existing centres of excellence, Institutional Research Themes and institutes and will enable the development of future research chairs of national relevance. Through these efforts it is believed that the strengths in the field of basic and applied plant sciences could be used to assist the University in harnessing its potential to make a difference in South Africa, Africa and the rest of the world.
The Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences invites applications for the position of Professor and Head of the School of Plant and Crop Science (HoS).
Application form can be found on the University website
Application of enzymes in Organic Chemistry
Biocatalysis researchers at WITS (Prof Dean Brady, Prof Charles de Koning, Dr Amanda Rousseau, Dr Karl Rumbold and Dr Moira Bode) are seeking students interested in pursuing MSc or PhD degrees or a Post-Doctoral study. Successful applicants will work in multi-disciplinary projects towards the synthesis of biologically active or commercially useful compounds.
Post-Doc bursary of R180 – R200k p.a.
PhD bursaries of R60 - R100k p.a.
MSc bursaries of R40 – R70 p.a.
South African nationals or permanent residents will receive priority.