Lecturer /Senior Lecturer/ Associate Professor – Crop Scientist

  • Freelance
  • 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: 3996
  • Centre University of the Free State
  • Enquiries
    051 401 7705 /7267 /9848 /9003 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
    Please ensure that all relevant documentation is attached to your application. INCOMPLETE OR APPLICATIONS SENT VIA EMAIL WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. • 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 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).

Job Description

Duties and responsibilities: • Contribute to and further advance the teaching and research agenda of our agronomy section, which plays a central role in the agricultural group at the UFS. • Teach undergraduate modules in the field of crop science and the supervision of research activities conducted by MSc and PhD students. • Function as an independent Researcher and set up and carry out research activities that lead to relevant scientific outputs and contribute to the wider goals of improving sustainability of crop production and food security in South Africa and beyond. • Engage with a diversity of stakeholders, including academic collaborators, funding agencies, the industry and government. • Perform general administration duties as applicable at university level. Inherent requirements: Lecturer: • A Master’s degree on NQF level 9 in Crop Production or a closely related field. • 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. Senior Lecturer: • A PhD on NQF level 10 in Crop Production or a closely related field. • Proven experience in the presentation of paper/posters at national scholarly conferences. • Proven national recognition for specialist expertise and research in a specific area of scholarship. • An NRF rating or demonstrate potential for obtaining an NRF rating. • Proven experience in the supervision of graduated master’s students. • A proven research record of relevant publications in national and international accredited journals. • Proven experience of service as an active member of a national or international scholarly society or committee or agency concerned with research at higher education levels. Associate Professor: • A PhD on NQF level 10 in Crop Production or a closely related field. • Proven experience in the presentation of paper/posters at national scholarly conferences. • Act as an editorial board member of high-quality national scholarly journals. • Proven national recognition for specialist expertise and research leadership in a specific scientific area of scholarship. • An NRF rating of C3 or equivalent status. • Proven experience in the supervision of graduated master’s students. • A proven research record of relevant publications in national and international accredited journals. • Serve as a member of a national scholarly society OR a national committee or agency concerned with research at higher education levels, OR show evidence of service as an active member of an international equivalent. Recommendations: • International experience will serve as an advantage. • In-depth knowledge of the South African agricultural sector, as well as a network of contacts within the sector are also an advantage. • Substantial experience with the practical aspects of crop production (for instance the use and maintenance of farm equipment) is recommended • A successful applicant should have expertise, underpinned by a credible track record of scientific publications in internationally recognised journals, in one or more of the following fields: – weed control; – crop nutrition; – conservation tillage; – cropping systems; – plant/water relationships. • The applicant should have a broad set of research skills (setting up experiments, data collection and analysis, dissemination of research results, etc.), and a flexible mindset to take advantage of the diverse opportunities for agronomic research arising. • The applicant should have an ability to attract research funding. • The applicant should be able to connect with students and have experience with lecturing and the supervision of M.Sc. and Ph.D. students. Good verbal and written communication skills are thus important. Required competencies: • Results oriented: – The ability to set high standards, establish tough goals,

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