Senior Lecturer/Lecturer (Human Geography)

Job Description

The School has an active group of academic staff contributing to research andteaching in the fields of physical and human geography (political ecology, economic,natural resource management, urban/rural, migration and conflict), and seeks anindividual who will help in strengthening its activities in human geography. Theincumbent will be tasked with teaching in their field of expertise and related humangeography fields. Preference will be given to candidates with a background andknowledge in geographies of tourism. The incumbent will be required to teach bothundergraduate and post-graduate courses at all levels using curricula in keeping withmodern developments in that field. In addition to teaching, s/he will be expected todevelop and maintain an active research programme that will involve supervision ofpostgraduate students and attract external funding. S/he will also be expected to beinvolved in the School administration and outreach activities.

Responsibilities + Skills

A masters in Geography or relevant fieldTwo years post Masters research experienceA current and sustained research publication record in peer-reviewed


Successful supervision of postgraduate students at Masters and PhD levelsEvidence of attracting external research funds


A PhD in an appropriate Geography sub-disciplineExperience in teaching at a tertiary institution

Job Summary

  • Published on: Wednesday, 5th February 2020
  • Designation: Senior Lecturer/Lecturer (Human Geography)
  • 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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  • 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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