North West University Vacancies – Lecturer

Website North West University

Job Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of Study guides
  • Actively involved in driving research activities at the University research farm and promoting the functionality of the department teaching and research laboratory facilities
  • Build on existing and/or initiate strong relationship with communities (including farmers’ groups, science councils etc.) by providing advisory services or conducting research that project the image of the University.
  • Publish the findings of research works in accredited and high impact journals
  • Undertake research activities (including on the field) and supervising students research projects in the disciplines of Soil Science.
  • Teaching of Soil Science modules
  • Contribute towards the development of new curriculum and/or the review of the existing curriculum
  • Involved in management aspects related to an academic programme and/or research group

Job Requirements:

  • Tertiary teaching experience at undergraduate and post graduate level in soil science. Experience in Crop Science will be a recommendation.
  • Supervision of undergraduate students.
  • Demonstrate strong ability to attract research funding and supported by documentary evidence
  • Experience in the application of precision agriculture in soil science will be recommended
  • Research in soil sciences specifically in the agricultural environment and proven track records of published articles in accredited and high impact journals
  • Strong ability to use SAS software and any other relevant statistical software packages.
  • Ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment
  • Good inter-personal relationships.
  • Good oral and written communication skills

Qualification & Experience:

  • 1-5 years’ experience in Research in Soil Science and Postgraduate students’ supervision is desirable
  • 1-5 years academic management is desirable
  • 1-5 years Community Engagement experience is desirable
  • 1-5 years’ experience in Teaching Soil Science is desirable
  • PhD specialising in soil sciences is desirable (NQF 10)
  • Memberships with the Soil Science Society of South Africa and International Professional organization is desirable
  • MSC in Agriculture specialising in Soil Sciences is essential (NQF 9)
  • Registration with the SACNASP (Soil Science) is essential

Job Details:

Company: North West University

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Mahikeng, North West, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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