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Associate Professor : Department of Agricultural Economics

Job Summary
The incumbent's duties will include management of or within an academic department in conjunction with the Head of the Department; participation in Faculty Management activities; and more.

Stellenbosch University

Faculty of AgriSciences

Department of Agricultural Economics

Associate Professor

(Ref. AW07/272/0919)


  • Management of or within an academic department in conjunction with the Head of the Department;
  • Participation in Faculty Management activities;
  • Undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in compliance with the general teaching focus of the Department;
  • Developing and evaluating course material;
  • Sourcing and managing external research funds;
  • Supervising postgraduate students;
  • Conducting an active and productive research programme within the general focus of the Department and publication of such research in relevant peer-reviewed journals;
  • Developing national and international research and industry partnerships and networks;
  • Involvement with community interaction projects;
  • Involvement with administrative service delivery at departmental, faculty and University level.

Job Requirements:

  • PhD in Agricultural Economics or related field;
  • Proven management and leadership experience within a mid-sized organisation;
  • Proven experience to participate in active teaching and research programmes related to Agricultural and Economic Policy Analysis, Trade Policy, Agricultural Marketing, or Agricultural and Food Safety Economics;
  • Proficiency to obtain external research funding;
  • Peer reviewed scientific publications commensurate with the level of appointment;
  • Postgraduate student supervision commensurate with the level of appointment.


  • NRF rating or equivalent;
  • Recognition within the field or discipline on a national and or international level;
  • Sound interpersonal skills;
  • A keen interest in a research field that is a good fit with the departmental research profile;
  • Relevant experience in industry-related, applied research;
  • Relevant computer proficiency;
  • Relevant proficiency in statistic;
  • Language proficiency for a multilingual University.

Enquiries regarding job content: Prof Danie Brink on 021 808 4792, or at ccav@sun.ac.za

Enquiries regarding remuneration/benefits as well as technical assistance with the electronic application process: Human Resources Client Service Centre on 021 808 2753

Closing date: 31 October 2019

Commencement date: 1 January 2020

The University will consider all applications in terms of its Employment Equity Plan, which acknowledges the need to diversify the demographic composition of the staff corps, especially with regards to the appointment of suitable candidates from the designated groups.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment.

Apply online at http://www.sun.ac.za/english/careers

Your application, comprising a comprehensive curriculum vitae (including the names and e-mail addresses of at least three referees), must reach the University before or on the closing date of the advertised post.

The University reserves the right to investigate qualifications and conduct background checks on all candidates.

Should no feedback be received from the University within six weeks of the closing date, kindly accept that your application did not succeed.

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