Professor/Associate Professor (Organic Chemistry)

Listing reference: ukzn_000299
Listing status: Online
Apply by: 3 June 2024
Position summary
Industry: Education & Training
Job category: University and Academy
Location: Pietermaritzburg
Contract: Permanent
Remuneration: Market Related
EE position: Yes
Introduction
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 School has active research and teaching programmes at the Durban and Pietermaritzburg Centres. The school is seeking to appoint an appointee with experience in medicinal chemistry, natural product synthesis, and natural product isolation. The appointee will be expected to teach Organic Chemistry at all levels of the Chemistry programme and some modules in Chemical Technology. The appointee is expected to embark upon an active research programme and to supervise postgraduate students. 

 The school has state-of-the-art instrumental facilities and excellently equipped undergraduate and research laboratories. The school has an extensive research base with first-class spectroscopic and analytical instrumentation in NMR, IR, Raman, Fluorescence, Singlet Oxygen Phosphorescence, Laser Flash Photolysis, X-ray diffraction (powder and single crystal) and electrochemical instrumentation. There is a wide range of HPLC and GC instrumentation available, including LC-MS and GC-MS. The University have materials characterization instruments such as the HRTEM, SEM/EDX, BET and AFM, among others. The School has also recently appointed an NRF Research Chair in the area of “indigenous knowledge” centred around natural product chemistry. 

The incumbent will report to the Academic Leader: Chemistry.

 

Minimum requirements

Professor 

  • A PhD degree in Organic Chemistry 

  • Evidence of excellent teaching experience and leadership in curriculum development in a relevant field at tertiary level 

  • Excellent and sustained publication of independent research in quality scientific journals, appropriate for the level 

  • Excellent and sustained track record of successful supervision of postgraduate students at Masters and PhD level, appropriate for the level 

  • Excellent and sustained track record of successful attraction of external research grants 

  • Evidence of strong and sustained academic leadership within the Department / School/ College/ University, which includes mentorship and coaching 

  • Evidence of national and international recognition in a research area within the discipline 

 

Associate Professor 

  • A PhD degree in Organic Chemistry 

  • 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 

 

Applicants should indicate at which level of the post they wish to be considered for.

This appointment will be made in line with the University Guidelines/benchmarks which are available on the University Vacancies website on http://vacancies.ukzn.ac.za/Academic-Process-Proc-Guides.aspx 

 Enquiries and details regarding this post may be directed to the Dean & Head of School: Professor Ross Robinson at RobinsonR@ukzn.ac.za. 

Appointment to this post will be on the January 2018 Conditions of Service. The total remuneration package offered includes benefits. 

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