Associate Professor (Agricultural Extension)

Listing reference: ukzn_000306
Listing status: Under Review
Apply by: 24 May 2024
Position summary
Industry: Education & Training
Job category: Education and Training
Location: Pietermaritzburg
Contract: Permanent
Remuneration: Market Related
EE position: No
The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) is committed to meeting the objectives of Employment Equity to improve representivity within the Institution. Preference will be given to applicants from designated groups in accordance with our Employment Equity Plan. College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science, School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Pietermaritzburg Campus.
Job description

The School seeks a strategic-thinking, self-motivated and innovative individual committed to quality teaching, research and community engagement in Agricultural Extension. The successful applicant will join a dedicated team of academic staff in Agricultural Extension and Rural Resource Management (AERRM). The incumbent should have expertise and practical field experience in: facilitating learning to build farmer capacity, in leveraging varying agricultural/farming systems on multiple scales to improve rural livelihoods and economies, expertise and experience in applying trans-disciplinary research in the discipline and related fields. S/he will be expected to lead Agricultural Extension by providing vision, academic leadership and research excellence. Responsibilities will include curriculum development: teaching and supervising students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, furthering the development of a dynamic Agricultural Extension research programme at the postgraduate level, attracting research funding, contributing to community engagement activities, and performing academic administrative duties.   

The incumbent will report to the Academic Leader:  Value Adding

Minimum requirements

·     A PhD in Agricultural Extension

·     Evidence of appropriate teaching experience and curriculum development experience in a relevant field at tertiary level.

·     Evidence of current and sustained publication of independent research in quality scientific journals, appropriate for the level.

·     A sustained track record of successful supervision of postgraduate students at Masters and PhD level, appropriate for the level.

·     Evidence of sustained and successful attraction of external research grants.

·     Evidence of national and/or international recognition in a research area within the discipline.

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