Associate Professor in Plant Ecophysiology (NS.06)

Job Detail

  • Job ID 177545
  • Qualifications phd
  • Industry Education, training & skills development
  • Reference Job: IRC86905
  • Centre Bloemfontein
  • Where to submit application
    To apply: External applicants are invited to apply by registering their profile on the Wits iRecruitment platform located at https://irec.wits.ac.za and submitting applications. Internal applicants are invited to apply directly on Oracle by following the path: iWits/Self Service Applications /”Apply for a job”.
  • Notes
    Applications: Submit a cover letter accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae, indicating research experience and future research vision and plans. Provide certified copies of all educational qualifications, a copy of an identity document, and the names and email addresses of 3 referees.

Job Description

Minimum qualifications / requirements: • PhD in Botany, Ecophysiology or related field • Expertise in technical and theoretical aspects of plant ecophysiology, especially plant water relations • Experience in linking plant ecophysiology to research on global change and functional ecology • Experience in teaching undergraduate courses face to face and online • An excellent research track record of publications and postgraduate student supervision • Ability to attract independent research grant funding • Excellent oral and written skills in English • Valid driver’s licence (at least code B) Personal attributes The ideal candidate should have the following values: • Collegiality • Enthusiasm and passion for teaching and research • Desire for continuous learning Key Performance Areas The candidate is required: • To teach in areas of plant ecophysiology at 2nd, 3rd year and post-graduate levels, and general physiology at 1st year level, including training in technical skills and use of equipment • To teach on field trips • Be proficient at statistics and in R • Organise practical sessions and fieldtrips where applicable • Develop their own research programme with appropriate training and supervision of postgraduate students • Collaborate with other academics in the School to develop interdisciplinary programs linking plant ecophysiology to research on global change and functional ecology • To have good national and international networks and collaborators • Contribute to the running of the School • Raise funds to support research and postgraduates • Engage in continuous development of teaching, research, leadership and administrative capacity

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