College of Health Sciences UKZN: Professor (Research) – Full

  • COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES
  • PROFESSOR (UP TO 4 POSTS) (RESEARCH)
  • SCHOOLS OF CLINICAL MEDICINE; HEALTH SCIENCES; NURSING & PUBLIC HEALTH AND
  • LABORATORY MEDICINE & MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • DURBAN CAMPUSES
  • REF NO.: CHS07/2012

The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) seeks to appoint prolific researchers into key strategic areas of growth and development.

These positions are available in a range of Health Sciences disciplines and/research thematic areas delineated in http://chs.ukzn.ac.za/researchthemes.aspx.

These are interdisciplinary research leadership positions. The staff member will be expected to undertake research, postdoctoral and postgraduate supervision/teaching, and to develop linkages and collaborative projects with existing staff and students. S/he will be expected to successfully apply for internal, national and international grants to support the research. S/he will provide leadership in the College and School, and play a leading role in improving the research profile and infrastructure in his/her specialist area.

The term of office for this position is five years but may be extended based on high performance and availability of resources. In the case of applicants who are permanent staff members of UKZN, the successful applicant will resume his/her substantive position at the end of this term of office. Appointment of external applicants will be underpinned by a permanent substantive appointment in their academic specialist area.

Successful candidates will be placed into the appropriate school, and the line manager will be the Dean and Head of School into which the appointment is made.

Minimum Requirements:

  • A PhD in a relevant field
  • Ten years’ experience in either teaching/lecturing/research or clinical experience in a relevant field
  • A recent and continuing record of excellent research as evidenced by publication in ISI/SAPSE-accredited journals
  • A strong record of successful supervision of postgraduate students at both Masters and doctoral level
  • Demonstrated ability to attract research funding

As high level appointments, the expectation for these positions will be in excess of the University benchmarks which are available on the university Vacancies website.

For more information about the post please contact Professor Rob Slotow, DVC and Head of College, Health Sciences (slotow@ukzn.ac.za)

Appointment to this post will be on the January 2012 Conditions of Service.

The total remuneration package offered includes benefits.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 15 November 2012. The University however, reserves the right in special circumstances to accept late applications or to

extend the above date in order to facilitate further searches.

Applicants are required to complete the relevant application form which is available on the Vacancies website at www.ukzn.ac.za Completed forms may be sent to Recruitment-chs@ukzn.ac.za

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The College reserves the right not to make any appointments, depending on strategic priorities.

The University of KwaZulu-Natal is committed to Employment Equity.

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