The School has an active group of academic staff contributing to research andteaching in the fields of biogeography, environmental management,geomorphology, GIS, and remote sensing, and seeks an individual who will helpin strengthening its activities in the new programme on Geo-Information Scienceand Earth Observation. The incumbent will be tasked with undergraduateteaching within GIS at all levels using curricula in keeping with moderndevelopments in that field, and will assist in developing discipline-widepostgraduate teaching programmes across the School. The incumbent mustshow expertise in teaching the content of existing level two, three and HonoursGIS courses while being encouraged to develop new GIS courses at these levels.Furthermore, ability to teach mainstream Physical Geography courses, will beconsidered an advantage. In addition to teaching, s/he will be expected todevelop and maintain an active research programme that will involvesupervision of postgraduate students and attract external funding. S/he will alsobe expected to be involved in the School administration and outreach activities.
Responsibilities + Skills
This appointment will be made in line with the University guidelines/benchmarkswhich are available on the University Vacancies website onhttp://vacancies.ukzn.ac.za/Academic-Process-Proc-Guides.aspx.
A masters in GIS or relevant fieldTwo years post Masters research experienceA current and sustained research publication record in peer-reviewed
The successful candidate at Lecturer level will be expected complete a PHDwithin 5 years from date of assumption of duty.