Lecturer – Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences

  • Full Time
  • Bloemfontein, Orange Free State, 205 Nelson Mandela Drive, Park West, 9301 View on Map
  • @University of the Free State posted 4 weeks ago
  • Posted : Sep 23, 2021 -Accepting applications
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Job Detail

  • Offered Salary The salary scale is available on request.
  • Qualifications Master’s Degree
  • Industry Education, training & skills development
  • Reference Job ID: 4025
  • Centre University of the Free State
  • Enquiries
    051 401 7267/7705/9848 or email [email protected]
  • Where to submit application
    Applications may only be submitted online through the official UFS vacancy website: http://www.ufs.ac.za/templates/vacancies. Applications submitted through any other platform will not be considered.
  • Notes
    KINDLY TAKE NOTE: Applications may only be submitted online through the official UFS vacancy website: http://www.ufs.ac.za/templates/vacancies. Applications submitted through any other platform will not be considered. Please ensure that all relevant documentation is attached to your application. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. • A detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter; • Certified copies (not older than 6 months) of all academic records; • Certified copies (not older than 6 months) of qualifications (please provide the SAQA accreditation in the case of foreign qualifications); • A certified copy (not older than 6 months) of your identity document (ID); • Proof of registration with a Professional Body (if applicable); • A copy of your driver’s license (if applicable). • A service record of your current employer / last employer.

Job Description

Duties and responsibilities: Teaching and Learning • Provide and facilitate teaching, learning, and assessment. • Develop learning material and course content, to ensure continuity in relevance and maintenance of quality. • Provide opportunities for individual student, interaction and consultation. • Seek ways of improving performance by reflecting on teaching design and delivery and obtaining and analysing feedback. • Support of students in their studies. • Assume leadership responsibilities as they relate to teaching and learning. • Contribute towards creating a strong academic identity. Research • Conduct research and research supervision as commensurate with the requirements of the Department • Undertake independent research and publishing research. • Participate in national and/or international fora to share research results. • Identify and access funding sources to support own and where feasible, student research. • Update knowledge and understanding in the field of specialisation. • Assume leadership responsibilities as they relate to research. Engaged Scholarship • Utilise academic scholarly and professional expertise for intentional public purpose or benefit that demonstrates engagement with external constituencies. • Assist in the generation of new knowledge integration, and the application and dissemination of knowledge. • Provide service to other universities e.g. external examining, assisting with curriculum reviews, organising of conferences, collaborations on inter-university projects. • Provide service to professional bodies e.g. servicing on national bodies, journal servicing. • Provide service to other stakeholders such as government or NGOs e.g. servicing on advisory bodies, contributing to policy formulation and review Leadership and Administration • Assume administrative and/or leadership duties in the department such as course co-ordinator; co-ordination of particular programmes e.g., PhD, Masters programmes; co-ordination of particular research projects; tutor selection and co-ordination. • Become acquainted with all relevant University and Faculty policies and to implement these appropriately. • Serve on School, Faculty and University wide bodies as applicable. • Execute administrative duties as designated by the Head of the School/ Department. Inherent requirements: Lecturer • A Master’s degree on NQF level nine (9) in Urban and Regional Planning or related area of specialisation. • A minimum of one (1) year of academic / industrial / research experience. • 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 in accredited journals. • A good academic record (attach a copy). Required competencies: • Results Orientated. o The ability to cope with a frequently changing environment and to adapt to evolving situations. o The ability to be reliable, responsible, dependable and to fulfil obligations. • Strategic Thinking o The ability to be creative and open-minded when addressing work issues. o The ability to carefully analyse information and use logic to address issues and problems at work. • Business acumen o The ability to adhere to rules and strictly follow work regulations. o Proficient in using MS Office. • Building coalitions. o The ability to interact with others and establish personal connections with people. • Leading o The ability to be sensitive and understanding to the needs and feelings of others. o The ability to interact with others and establish personal connections with people. Recommendations: • A minimum of eight (8) years’ relevant industry and or academic experience. • A relevant PhD on NQF level 10. • Must enrol for a doctoral degree at the first available opportunity, if not yet attained by the time of the appointment. Assumption of duties: 1 January 2022

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