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”.
- Be capable to lecture undergraduate and postgraduate students in Plant Taxonomy and Systematics and other fields if needed.
- Have experience in directing and developing practicals at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in Plant Taxonomy.
- Be able to develop course material for undergraduate and postgraduate modules required in the Department of of Botany and Plant Biotechnology.
- Must demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and productive research and play a leading role in teaching innovation.
- Be actively involved in core activities of the department including, but not limited to, academic administration, research, short-course development, marketing, and community projects.
- Have proven track record for successful funding application
- Have experience in conducting research, publishing in peer-reviewed journals, and delivering conference papers.
- PhD degree specializing in Plant Taxonomy and Systematics
- A minimum of 5 years’ experience in lecturing at a Higher Education institution
- Proven lecturing track record at the level of Associate or Full Professor at a Higher Education institution.
- Experience in organizing and managing undergraduate practicals and student assistants or tutors for Plant Taxonomy students.
- Proven record of engagement with the scholarship of teaching, e.g. an abridged teaching evaluation or portfolio.
- Strong commitment to good teaching and research.
- Excellent communication skills in English.
- Experience in post-graduate supervision.
- A good/successful research fundraising track record.
- Proven research track record through publications, talks and invited talks, patents, etc.
- Excellent written and verbal English communication skills.
- Good planning, organisational and time management skills.
- Excellent computer literacy skills and experience with the integration of ITC in teaching and learning e.g. Blackboard
- Excellent teaching and motivational skills.
- Strong interpersonal skills that supports collaboration with others and working as a team member.
- Analytical thinking.
- Teaching experience at a Higher Education institution.
- A track record of post-graduate research supervision and publication in the relevant field.
- Proven record of engagement with the scholarship of teaching, e.g. teaching evaluation or relevant portfolio.
- Innovative teaching techniques incorporating technology.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Demonstrated ability/experience to work with a multidisciplinary team.
- Ability to perform research, teaching and administration simultaneously.
- Valid driver’s license and recent regular driving experience.
- Ability to develop new undergraduate and postgraduate modules.
- NRF rating would be a preference.