Associate Professor/Senior

Job Description

The School offers a vibrant educational and research environment in Chemistryand Physics. The South African Research Chair in Quantum Information Processingand Communication hosted by the University of KwaZulu-Natal, funded by theDST and administered by the NRF resides in the School. Currently, the research ofthe Chair is focused around open quantum systems, quantum informationprocessing, cold atoms, and quantum optics.

Responsibilities + Skills

The incumbent will be expected to conduct independent, externally fundedresearch in one or more of the above focus areas, and to participate actively inteaching at undergraduate and post-graduate levels.


In order to enhance the teaching and research capabilities of the Chair, theSchool seeks to appoint a suitably qualified candidate to the permanent staffwith experimental expertise in one of the current focus areas or a closely relatedfield.


A relevant Doctoral degreeExperience in teaching at a tertiary institutionDemonstrated ability to attract research funds

Job Summary

  • Published on: Wednesday, 19th February 2020
  • Designation: Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer (Physics)
  • industry: Education
  • Vacancy: 1
  • Employment Status: Full-time
  • Job Location: Durban
  • Salary: on a call
  • Gender:
  • Application Deadline: Wednesday, 19th February 2020

About the Company

  • Company Name: University of KwaZulu Natal.
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  • The College of Humanities, the largest of UKZN’s four Colleges, is the home of critical thinking, social commentary and robust intellectual debate. It is aptly referred to as “The Soul of the University.”A complex and strategic College, the Humanities comprises six diverse, yet complementary Schools which are located across three of UKZN’s five campuses: Edgewood – situated in Pinetown; Howard College – situated in Durban; and Pietermaritzburg.The College of Humanities is committed to the University’s vision of advancing African scholarship and actively contributes to the intellectual development of the region and the world through teaching and learning, research, development and community engagement. It represents a significant repository on the continent, playing a critical role in the enhancement and promotion of arts, culture, social sciences and education.The College boasts vibrant research, teaching and learning units, many of which are internationally recognised.

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