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Professor/Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer: International Centre for Non - Violence

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Applications Are Invited from Interested Person(S) For The Under Mentioned Posts.
Only applications with certified documents attached (ID and Qualifications) will be considered.

Minimum Requirements

Professor:

  • A sustained and demonstrable history of personal commitment to peace principles and involvement in peace practice
  • A PhD/DTech in an area such as Education, Peace Studies or related areas
  • A minimum of 10 years of consistent, extensive and excellent performance in teaching and learning at undergraduate and postgraduate levels (including successful postgraduate supervision or equivalent) in Education, Peace Studies or related areas
  • Achievement of national and/or international recognition through research outputs within the last 10 years, but with emphasis on recent research outputs
  • Professional recognition through scholarship, creative activity, demonstration of professional development and initiation of high level training courses and advanced seminars
  • Significant contribution to community engagement
  • A critical understanding of theory underlying transformative pedagogies, and the ability to develop relevant curricula and to teach consistently with such approaches  
  • An additional benefit would be the ability to use one or more local African languages in an educational context.

Associate Professor:

  • A sustained and demonstrable history of personal commitment to peace principles and involvement in peace practice
  • A PhD/DTech in an area such as Education, Peace Studies or related areas
  • A minimum of seven years of consistent, extensive and excellent performance in teaching and learning at undergraduate and postgraduate levels (including successful postgraduate supervision or equivalent) in Education, Peace Studies or related areas
  • Achievement of national and/or international recognition through research outputs within the last seven years, but with emphasis on recent research outputs
  • Professional recognition through scholarship, creative activity, demonstration of professional development and initiation of high level training courses and advanced seminars
  • Significant contribution to community engagement
  • A critical understanding of theory underlying transformative pedagogies, and the ability to develop relevant curricula and to teach consistently with such approaches  
  • Preference will be given to a candidate with the ability to use one or more local African languages in an educational context.

Senior Lecturer:

  • A sustained and demonstrable history of personal commitment to peace principles and involvement in peace practice
  • A PhD/DTech in an area such as Education, Peace Studies or related areas
  • Four years of teaching experience at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including postgraduate supervision or equivalent, in Education, Peace Studies or related areas
  • A record of publications in refereed academic journals or equivalent
  • Professional recognition through scholarship, creative activity, demonstration of professional development and initiation of high level training courses and advanced seminars
  • Significant contribution to community engagement
  • A critical understanding of theory underlying transformative pedagogies, and the ability to develop relevant curricula and to teach consistently with such approaches 
  • Preference will be given to a candidate with the ability to use one or more local African languages in an educational context.

Summary of Duties

  • Take responsibility for the teaching, learning and assessing of modules offered, at all levels and associated with the programme in the Centre.
    Teaching of modules in General Education, in collaboration with staff from other parts of the University. These modules all require skills in facilitation, the use of participatory methods and the ability to design teaching, to produce relevant materials and to assess. In addition, teaching on the proposed Postgraduate Diploma in Peacebuilding.
  • Make major contributions to the academic quality by providing leadership in all aspects of offerings associated with Education, Peace Studies or related areas in the Centre.
  • Lead, develop, design and review all learning content associated with Education, Peace Studies or related areas
  • Supervise and co-supervise postgraduate students
    Postgraduate supervision at both masters and doctoral level. The extent of involvement will depend on the appointee's prior experience in this area but will include teaching groups of students in specific areas of relevant theory and of research methodology.
  • Publish in reputable journals
    All staff undertake research work in collaboration with, or reporting to, the ICON Director. Such work involves the development of research proposals, finding resources for research, gaining ethical clearance and undertaking all steps in the research process, including writing for publication.
  • Promote community engagement within the Centre
    This includes direct involvement in the Durban Leadership Programme. It would also include, for example, organising the Peace Education Forum, events at DUT that promote a culture of peace, inclusion and human rights, speaking on behalf at ICON in our interaction with other parts of civil society, and organising conferences and seminars. Such work will often connect closely with the research activities of ICON
  • General administrative duties assigned by the Head of Department

Interested?

"While DUT strives for equal opportunities, preference will be given to suitable candidates in terms of the University's equity policy"

The University reserves the right NOT to make an appointment.

Closing Date : 24 July 2019

Please note:

All external applicants must complete this Application for Employment form and submit it together with the CV, ID and qualifications

"The University reserves the right not to appoint" or to re-advertise to widen the pool of applicants

Verification will be conducted on preferred candidates only.

DUT reserves the right to do a complete verification of the information you have provided.

DUT reserves the right to contact your referees or request additional referees.

While DUT strives for equal opportunities, preference will be given in terms of the University's Equity Policy

Candidates must be fluent in English and must be in possession of a valid work permit.

Disclaimer

This information has been supplied by the Department of Human Resources at the Durban University of Technology.

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