Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Soil Crop and Climate Sciences at the University of the Free State


University of the Free State, South Africa | Aruba

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Soil Crop and Climate Sciences

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Coordinate and lecture modules in the fields of irrigation system design, irrigation surveying, and engineer principles in agriculture.
• Contribute to the development of new modules and short learning programmes in the above-mentioned fields.
• Contribute to research on irrigated crop production systems in multi-disciplinary teams.

Inherent requirements:

Lecturer:

  • A Master’s degree on NQF level 9 in Engineering or Agricultural Engineering or Crop Production or a closely related field.
  • Proven experience in the delivery of poster or oral presentations at conferences or equivalent activities.
  • Provide evidence of manuscripts produced that have the potential to be converted or submitted for publication in accredited journals.
  • A good academic record.

Senior Lecturer:

  • A PhD on NQF level 10 in Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Crop Production or a closely related field.
  • Proven experience in the presentation of papers/posters at national scholarly conferences.
  • Proven national recognition for specialist expertise and research in a specific area of scholarship.
  • An NRF rating or demonstrate potential for obtaining an NRF rating.
  • Proven experience in supervision of graduated masters’ students.
  • A proven research record of relevant publications in national and international accredited journals.
  • Proven experience of service as an active member of a national or international scholarly society or committee or agency concerned with research at higher education levels.

Recommendations: 

Lecturer:

  • Knowledge of the technical aspects of irrigation systems design (i.e. irrigation hydraulics, technical requirements).
  • Knowledge of the application of different irrigation systems in relation to soil, crop and climatic requirements.
  • Knowledge of crop and / or horticulture production systems.
  • An affinity with teaching and learning.
  • Interest in setting up research on irrigated production systems.
  • Affiliated or registered with the South African Irrigation Institute (SABI).
  • Willing to enrol for a doctoral degree in a relevant field at the first available opportunity, if not yet attained by the time of the appointment.

Senior Lecturer:

  • Knowledge of the technical aspects of irrigation systems design (i.e. irrigation hydraulics, technical requirements).
  • Knowledge of the application of different irrigation systems in relation to soil, crop and climatic requirements.
  • Knowledge of crop and / or horticulture production systems.
  • An affinity with teaching and learning.
  • Interest in setting up research on irrigated production systems.
  • Affiliated or registered with the South African Irrigation Institute (SABI).
  • Proven research record of relevant publications in national accredited journals.
  • Member of a national or international scholarly society or committee.

Required competencies:

Results Orientated:

  • The ability to set high standards, establish tough goals, and to work to achieve success.
  • The ability to stick with tasks, not give up, and overcome obstacles in completing one’s task.

Strategic Thinking:

  • The ability to deal with several activities at a time.
  • The ability to carefully analyse information and use logic to address issues and problems at work.

Leading:

  • The ability to maintain high levels of personal motivation, energy and enthusiasm.
  • The ability to be cooperative with others, display a good-natured attitude, and encourage people to work together.

Assumption of duties: 

1 January 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter

Closing date:

13 December 2020

Salary:

The salary scale is available on request.

Enquiries:

For enquiries, please feel free to contact 051 401 7705 /7267 /9848 /9003 or email Recruit@ufs.ac.za

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