Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer(Physical Geography/ Geom

Job Description

The School has an active group of academic staff contributing to research and
teaching in the fields of atmospheric science, biogeography, environmental
management, geomorphology, GIS, and remote sensing, and seeks an
individual who will help in strengthening its activities in geomorphology. The
incumbent will be tasked with undergraduate teaching within Physical
Geography at all levels using curricula in keeping with modern developments in
that field, and will assist in developing discipline-wide postgraduate teaching
programmes across the School. The incumbent must show expertise in teaching
the content of existing under-graduate Physical Geography courses, with a
particular focus on geomorphology. In addition to teaching, s/he will be
expected to develop and maintain an active research programme that will
involve supervision of postgraduate students and attract external funding. S/he
will also be expected to be involved in the School administration, outreach
activities and take up a leadership role within the Pietermaritzburg Campus.

Responsibilities + Skills

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


A PhD in Physical Geography, with specialisation in Geomorphology


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

Job Summary

  • Published on: Wednesday, 11th December 2019
  • Designation: Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer(Physical Geography/ Geomorphology)
  • industry: Miscellaneous
  • Vacancy: 1
  • Employment Status: Full-time
  • Job Location: Johannesburg
  • Salary: on a call
  • Gender:
  • Application Deadline: Wednesday, 11th December 2019

About the Company

  • Company Name: University of KwaZulu Natal.
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  • Company Profile:
  • 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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