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Senior Lecturer/ Lecturer University of the Western Cape

Western CapeSouth Africa
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job description - Senior Lecturer/ Lecturer

  • Facilitate learning and teaching at the undergraduate and postgraduate level
  • Develop learning and teaching materials – e.g. online content, course readers, tutorial worksheets, assignments, assessments etc.
  • Develop and make use of e-teaching methods.
  • Actively participate in curriculum development and assessment.
  • Conduct research and supervise postgraduate students.
  • Develop and lead an internationally competitive, externally funded research programme (in the case of Lecturer this will be a future expectation).
  • Publish research results in peer-reviewed, accredited journals relevant to the broader research field.
  • Attend local and international conferences.
  • Deliver services at departmental level commensurate with experience, e.g. university committees, and manage academic administration.
  • Contribute to community engagement and outreach.

Minimum Requirements
 Requirements for Senior Lecturer:

  • Ph.D. in Conservation Biology or related discipline.
  • Proven record of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching at a tertiary institution in the relevant field.
  • A record of active research and research dissemination, (by publications in national and international peer - reviewed, accredited journals and conference attendance.
  • Proven record of securing research funding from external sources.
  • Demonstrate experience of successful postgraduate supervision especially at Master's level.

Requirements for Lecturer level:

  • M.Sc. in Conservation Biology or related discipline.
  • Proven record of undergraduate teaching at a tertiary institution in the relevant field commensurate with level of appointment.
  • Record of research or participation in ongoing research.

Required Competencies:

  • Proven verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Time management, planning and organisational skills.
  • Computer literacy and e-learning skills (i.e. working on online teaching platforms).

Added advantage and preferences: 

  • Working towards completing a Ph.D. (Lecturer level).
  • Record of publications or other relevant outputs (Lecturer level).
  • Experience in departmental academic governance and curriculum development (Senior Lecturer level).
  • Record of teaching large undergraduate classes (Senior lecturer level).
  • Prior experience in the practice of conservation, e.g. implementation of strategies or policies (Senior Lecturer level).
  • Evidence of active engagement with conservation management or related activities (Lecturer level).


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The University of the Western Cape is a public research university in Bellville, near Cape Town, South Africa.

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