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Lecturer : School of animal, plant and environmental sciences

Job Summary
Job: IRC78453

The School of Animal, Plant and Environmental Sciences seeks applicants in the fields of comparative anatomy, organismal biology or general zoology who will contribute to its mission "The Biology of a Changing World: Conserving African Biodiversity". In particular the School seeks an enthusiastic lecturer who has a broad biological background and who will teach first year students (large class teaching), small group teaching and tutorials, in addition to conducting their own research. At first year level the candidate must be prepared to teach in one or more of the following areas; cell biology, genetics, animal development and histology. This is a full time permanent post with a period of probation and the commencement date is 01 January 2019.

The shortlisted candidates may be expected to do a presentation for the School as part of the interview.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum Requirements:
  • The minimum qualification is a PhD in botany or zoology.
  • Preference will be given to applicants in the designated groups and who have a proven track record of research (publications in ISI-rated journals and evidence of postgraduate supervision) and teaching.
  • Aptitude and/or experience in teaching at tertiary level.
  • Academic citizenship.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Valid driver's licence.

Key Performance Areas

Duties: The successful applicant is expected to teach large classes, small group teaching and tutorials at the undergraduate level, further develop their own research field and attract postgraduate students and research funding. Wits academics also develop an academic citizenship profile, which includes participation in outreach activities as well as contributions to learned societies. Final selection will be made on the basis of scholarship and potential to contribute to the work and reputation of the School.

How To Apply

Apply online via I-Recruitment https://irec.wits.ac.za. Submit a cover letter accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae, indicating research and teaching experience, NRF rating (if available), a brief statement of proposed research to be undertaken, a teaching portfolio, certified copies of all educational qualifications and identity document, and the names and email addresses of 3 referees.

CLOSING DATE: 24 October 2018

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment and continue searching after the closing date and only short-listed candidates will be contacted. "The University is committed to employment equity. Preference may be given, to appointable applicants from the underrepresented designated groups in terms of the relevant employment equity plan and policies of the University. The University retains the right not to make an appointment and to verify all information provided by the candidate.

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