Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer (Physical Geography/Geom

Job Description

The School has an active group of academic staff contributing to research and teachingin the fields of atmospheric science, biogeography, environmental management,geomorphology, GIS, and remote sensing, and seeks an individual who will help instrengthening its activities in geomorphology and/or climatology. The incumbent will betasked with undergraduate teaching within Physical Geography at all levels usingcurricula in keeping with modern developments in that field, and will assist in developingdiscipline-wide postgraduate teaching programmes across the School. The incumbentmust show expertise in teaching the content of existing under-graduate PhysicalGeography courses, with a particular focus on geomorphology and/or climatology. Inaddition to teaching, s/he will be expected to develop and maintain an active researchprogramme that will involve supervision of postgraduate students and attract externalfunding. S/he will also be expected to be involved in the School administration, outreachactivities and take up a leadership role within the Pietermaritzburg Campus.This incumbent will report to: Academic Leader: Geography Cluster.

Responsibilities + Skills

Experience in teaching at a tertiary institutionSuccessful supervision of postgraduate studentsDemonstrated ability to attract external research funds


Successful supervision of postgraduate students at Masters and PhD levelsDemonstrated ability to attract external research funds


Experience in teaching at a tertiary institutionA current and sustained research publication record in peer-reviewed ISI/DoHET

Job Summary

  • Published on: Wednesday, 5th February 2020
  • Designation: Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer (Physical Geography/Geomorphology &/or Climatology)
  • industry: Education
  • Vacancy: 1
  • Employment Status: Full-time
  • Job Location: Durban
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  • Gender:
  • Application Deadline: Wednesday, 5th 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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