Senior Lecturer/Lecturer (Marine Biology)

Listing reference: ukzn_000202
Listing status: Under Review
Apply by: 20 November 2023
Position summary
Industry: Education & Training
Job category: University and Academy
Location: Westville
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.
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 has an active Marine Biology programme with a strong research profile, and a large and vibrant postgraduate research programme.
The incumbent will be expected to contribute to teaching and research in the Marine Biology/Biology program on the Westville campus. S/he will also be expected to contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate curriculum development, and supervise postgraduate students up to PhD level. To complement research and teaching skills in the group, a strong background in marine phycology, marine ecophysiology or intertidal ecology is required.
The incumbent will report to the Academic Leader: Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology.

Minimum requirements

Senior lecturer:
·      A PhD degree in Marine Biology or a relevant related field
·      Evidence of appropriate teaching experience in a relevant field at tertiary level.
·      Evidence of current and sustained research publication record in quality scientific journals, appropriate for the level.
·      A track record of successful supervision of postgraduate students at Masters and/or PhD level appropriate for the level.
·      Demonstrated ability to apply for research grants, either as the principal investigator or as a member of a team.
·      PhD degree in Marine Biology or related discipline OR MSc degree in Marine Biology or related discipline with evidence of submission of PhD for examination.
·      Experience in teaching in a relevant field at tertiary institution.
·      Evidence of presentations at national or international conference(s).
·      Current research activity as evidenced by a publication in quality scientific journals.

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