CP03-2020 AP - PHYSICS - JAN 2020 - PMBURG

Job Description

The School of Chemistry and Physics at the University of KwaZulu-Natal is one of theresearch intensive Schools in the University. It offers high quality training, both in Chemistryand Physics at all levels of qualifications from undergraduate to a PhD degree. The Physicsdiscipline on the Pietermaritzburg campus has vibrant research groups in the fields ofMaterials Science, Computational Condensed Matter Physics, and MolecularSpectroscopy, among others. These research fields are financially supported by theNational Research Foundation (NRF) and the University. The discipline is also one of thefounding members of the Nanotechnology platform hosted by the College.Currently, the Physics discipline seeks a highly motivated academic staff member to fill theavailable vacant post at the level of Associate Professor. The incumbent is expected toteach physics courses, including practicals both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels aswell as conduct independent research in a field of his/her expertise. Research expertise in theareas of Materials Science and Computational Physics will be an added advantage.

Responsibilities + Skills

Successful doctoral postgraduate student supervision in a relevant field of study. Evidence of the ability to attract research funds.This appointment will be made in line with the University Guidelines/benchmarks whichare available on the University Vacancies website on


A PhD degree in Physics. Relevant teaching experience at a tertiary level institution. A sustained research record of publications in quality peer-reviewed ISI/SAPSEaccredited journals, appropriate for the level appointment.


School: Professor R Robinson or email: RobinsonR@ukzn.ac.zaAppointment to this post will be on the January 2018 Conditions of Service.The total remuneration package offered includes benefits.The closing date for receipt of applications is 21 February 2020

Job Summary

  • Published on: Wednesday, 5th February 2020
  • Designation: CP03-2020 AP - PHYSICS - JAN 2020 - PMBURG
  • industry: Education
  • Vacancy: 1
  • Employment Status: Full-time
  • Job Location: Durban
  • Salary: on a call
  • Gender:
  • Application Deadline: Wednesday, 5th February 2020

About the Company

  • Company Name: University of KwaZulu Natal.
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  • Website: www.ukzn.ac.za
  • 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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