Lecturer (GIS & Remote Sensing)

Job Description

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.

Job Summary

  • Published on: Wednesday, 5th February 2020
  • Designation: Lecturer (GIS & Remote Sensing)
  • industry: Education
  • Vacancy: 1
  • Employment Status: Full-time
  • Job Location: Durban
  • Salary: not
  • 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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