Professor/Associate Professor(Botany/Plant Biology)

Listing reference: ukzn_000187
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
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 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 successful candidate will be expected to contribute to teaching and research in the Cellular Biology Major and Biological Sciences programme on the Westville campus. S/he will be expected to contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate curriculum development, and supervise postgraduate students up to PhD level. S/he will also be expected to contribute to curriculum development and administration in the School.
 
A strong background in Botany with emphasis on structural biology/plant anatomy, and plant propagation/biotechnology is essential.
 
The incumbent will report to the Academic Leader: Cellular Biology.

Minimum requirements


Minimum Requirements for Professor:
·    A PhD degree in Botany or a related field of plant science.
·    Evidence of excellent teaching experience and leadership in curriculum development experience 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 national and international recognition in a research area within the discipline.
. Evidence of strong and sustained academic leadership within the school/college/university which includes mentorship and coaching.

Associate Professor:
·    A PhD degree in Botany or a related field of plant science
·    Evidence of excellent teaching experience and leadership in curriculum development experience 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 national and/or international recognition in a research area within the discipline.
 
 

 

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