The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) seeks to appoint top quality researchers into key
strategic areas of growth and development.
These positions are available in the following specialist areas within the College, but not
Plant Biotechnology; Experimental Quantum Technology; Land use and Management
(Environmental Systems); Marine Systems; Waste Management and Pollution;; Agricultural
Engineering; Information Processing and communication Technology;
These are interdisciplinary research leadership positions. The staff member will be expected to
undertake research and postgraduate supervision, and to develop linkages and collaborative
projects with existing staff and students. S/he will be expected to raise the funds necessary to
support the research. S/he will provide leadership in the College and School, and play a leading
role in improving the research profile and infrastructure in his/her specialist area. Special
consideration will be given to designated individuals at Associate Professor level in the areas that
are prioritised for transformation.
The term of office for this position is five years. In the case of applicants who are permanent
staff members of UKZN, the successful applicant will resume his/her substantive position at the
end of this term of office. Appointment of external applicants will be underpinned by a
permanent substantive appointment in their academic specialist area.
Successful candidates will be placed into the appropriate school, and the line manager will be
the Head of School into which the appointment is made.
A PhD in a relevant field
Ten (10) years experience in either teaching/lecturing/research or industry experience in a
A recent and continuing record of excellent research as evidenced by publication in
A strong record of successful supervision of postgraduate students at both Masters and
Demonstrated ability to attract research funding
For more information about the post please contact Professor Rob Slotow, DVC and Head of College,
Agriculture, Engineering and Science (email@example.com)
The total remuneration package offered includes benefits.
The closing date for receipt of applications is 15 August 2011.
Applicants are required to apply on the Vacancies page of the University website at
Completed forms must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Advert Reference Number MUST be clearly stated in the subject line.
The College reserves the right to appoint individuals or not to do so,
depending on strategic priorities