Lecturer (Zoology)

Listing reference: ukzn_000196
Listing status: Under Review
Apply by: 20 November 2023
Position summary
Industry: Education & Training
Job category: University and Academy
Location: Pietermaritzburg
Contract: Permanent
Remuneration: Market Related
EE position: Yes
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.
Job description

The University of KwaZulu-Natal is one of the top Universities in South Africa and in the top 500 Universities globally. The School of Life Sciences is well established with a strong research profile and has a large number of undergraduate and postgraduate students. The School offers a vibrant educational and research environment in Life Sciences, with strong national and international collaborative research linkages.
The incumbent will be expected to contribute to teaching and research in the Zoology (terrestrial vertebrate ecology, behaviour, physiology and/or conservation) programme on the Pietermaritzburg campus. S/he will also be expected to contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate curriculum development and supervise postgraduate students. S/he would also be expected to contribute to administration in the School. A strong background in terrestrial vertebrate ecology, behaviour, physiology and/ or conservation is essential.
The incumbent will report to the Academic Leader:  Biodiversity and Evolutional Biology.

Minimum requirements

·      PhD degree in Zoology or relevant discipline OR Master’s degree in Zoology or relevant discipline, with evidence of submission of a PhD thesis for examination.
·      Evidence of presentations at national or international conferences.
·      Experience in teaching in a relevant field at a tertiary institution.
·      Current research activity as evidenced by publication in quality scientific journals.

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