Lecturer (P000877) Re-advertisement

Listing reference: nwu_002846
Listing status: Online
Apply by: 22 July 2024
Position summary
Industry: Education & Training
Job category: Education and Training
Location: Potchefstroom
Contract: Permanent
Remuneration: The annual total remuneration package will be commensurate with the level of appointment as advertised and in line with the NWU policy guidelines.
Introduction
FACULTY OF NATURAL AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES SCHOOL OF GEO- SPATIAL SCIENCES POSITION NUMBER: P000877 POSITION: LECTURER PEROMNES GRADE: A8 EMPLOYMENT TYPE: PERMANENT APPOINTMENT Candidates who applied for this position before don't need to apply again.
Job description

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

To increase the teaching and research capacity of the school in terms of Geology and Soil Sciences.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Teaching

  • Teaching at undergraduate/postgraduate level in Geology.

2. Research

  • Undertake research within the Unit for Environment Sciences and Management on issues of Geology and Soil Sciences.
  • Supervision of post-graduate students.
  • Produce research output through international and national accredited articles and conference contributions.
  • Fundraising for research.

3. Admin

  • Administrative tasks including curriculum development.

4. Community Engagement

  • Application of expertise in communities to address local identified issues of Geology/Soil Sciences.

Minimum requirements

  • MSc in Soil Science (specialised in soil classification, soil physics and/or soil mapping) (NQF Level 9)

DESIRABLE RECOMMENDATION

  • PhD in Soil Science (specialised in soil classification, soil physics and/or soil mapping) (NQF level 10)
  • At least 1 peer-reviewed article published
  • SACNASP membership
  • SSSSA membership

EXPERIENCE

  • 1 year experience in Undergraduate teaching
  • 1 year experience in postgraduate teaching
  • 1 year experience in undergraduate tutoring

KEY FUNCTIONAL/ TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES:

  • Essential: Soil Science
  • Essential: Soil classification
  • Essential: Soil physics and/or soil mapping
  • Essential: Software skills including statistics
  • Desirable: R and/or Python coding
  • Desirable: Application of soil physics for practical use (e.g. Irrigation, hydrological modelling)
  • Essential: Practical pedological skills
  • Essential: Field work experience/mapping
  • Essential: Lab / field data collection experience in measurement of soil physical properties (e.g./Infiltration measurements / Bulk density).

REMUNERATION:

The annual total remuneration package will be commensurate with the level of appointment as advertised and in line with the NWU policy guidelines.

ENQUIRIES REGARDING JOB CONTENT MAY BE DIRECTED TO:                     Prof Stuart Piketh, Tel: 018 299 1582

ENQUIRIES REGARDING RECRUITMENT PROCESS MAY BE DIRECTED TO:    Ms Dolly Lebepe, Tel: 018 299 4936

CLOSING DATE:                                                                                                      22 July 2024

PLANNED COMMENCEMENT OF DUTIES:                                                            As soon as possible

Kindly take note: applications must be submitted online through the official NWU vacancy website.

Incomplete applications and those submitted through any other platform will not be considered.

The University subscribes to and applies the principles of Employment Equity (EE) Act and is committed to transformation. Preference will be given to candidates from the designated groups, in accordance with the principles of the EE Act and NWU Employment Equity Plan. 

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment. Communication will be limited to shortlisted candidates only.

If you are not contacted within two months from the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

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