The University of Johannesburg (UJ) is a vibrant and cosmopolitan university, anchored in Africa and driven by a powerful strategy focused on attaining global excellence and stature (GES). With an emphasis on independent thinking, sustainable development and strategic partnerships, UJ is an international university of choice. The University is guided by the Vice-Chancellor’s vision of “Positioning UJ in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) in the context of the changing social, political and economic fortunes of Africa”.
- Must be capable to lecture Microbiology, Industrial Biotechnology or Industrial Microbiology.
- Must demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and productive research and play a leading role in teaching innovation.
- Must be able to develop course material for Biotechnology modules required in the Department of Biotechnology and Food Technology
- Must be actively involved in core activities of the department such as academic administration, research, short-course development, marketing, and community projects.
- Be familiar with South African Biotechnology and Food Industry and be able to coordinate Work Integrated Learning.
- A completed PhD in Microbiology or Biochemistry or Molecular Biology or Genetics or Biotechnology.
- Familiarity with SA Biotechnology and Food Industry.
- Proven record of engagement with the scholarship of teaching, e.g. an abridged teaching evaluation or portfolio.
- At least 3 years teaching experience in Microbiology, Biochemistry or Biotechnology at a Higher Education Institution.
- A track record of post-graduate research supervision and publication in the relevant field.
- Strong commitment to good teaching and research.
- Sound communication skills in English.
- A good track record of attracting research grants/funding.
- Excellent written and verbal English communications skills.
- Excellent teaching skills and good interpersonal skills as well as the ability to collaborate with colleagues.
- Good planning and organizational skills.
- Enthusiasm and passion for Biotechnology, Research and Community Engagement.
- Experience in the integration of ICT in teaching and learning as well as electronic assessment techniques e.g. Blackboard.
- Proven record of engagement with the scholarship of teaching, e.g. teaching evaluation or relevant portfolio.
- Innovative teaching techniques incorporating technology.
- NRF Rating would be an added advantage.
- Ability to develop new undergraduate and postgraduate modules.
- Able to teach large groups (± 150).