Umgeni Water Chair In Water Resources Research And Innovatio

Job Description

The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) is one of the top five Universities in Africa, andamong the top 500 universities globally. UKZN has a Research Chair position in WaterResources Research and Innovation funded by Umgeni Water for a 10 year period.The initial appointment will be for a 5 year appointment, with the potential of renewalafter a review of performance. UKZN is seeking an exceptional scholar at Professoriallevel to occupy this prestigious Chair and drive its quest for excellence in appliedresearch, human capacity development and innovation.The Chair is expected to develop a world-class research group including the trainingand supervision of postgraduate students and delivery of high impact innovative anduse-inspired applied research outputs. The incumbent is required to develop aresearch programme aligned to the UW R&D Master and to spend at least twenty five(25) percent of his/her time devoted to research on UW solicited projects. The Chair isalso required to facilitate and promote interdisciplinary applied research projectswithin UKZN, and to collaborate nationally and internationally on research projects ofmutual interest to both UKZN and UW. The chair will also coordinate UW fundedresearch activities undertaken at UKZN and facilitate

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The term of office for this position is five (5) years. In the case of applicants who arepermanent staff members of UKZN, the successful applicant will resume his/hersubstantive position at the end of this term of office.Appointment of external applicants may be underpinned by a permanentsubstantive appointment


Job Summary

  • Published on: Friday, 25th September 2020
  • Designation: Umgeni Water Chair in Water Resources Research
  • industry: Education
  • Vacancy: 1
  • Employment Status: Full-time
  • Job Location: Durban
  • Salary: 0
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  • Application Deadline: Friday, 25th September 2020

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  • Company Name: University of KwaZulu Natal.
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  • 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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