College of Health Sciences UKZN: Professor (Research)

  • College of Health Sciences
  • Professor (Up To 10 Posts) (Research)
  • 25% Fractional Appointments (One Year, Renewable)
  • Durban Campuses
  • Ref No.: Chs06/2012

The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) is one of four Universities in Africa ranked within the top 400 institutions globally. We are planning to grow our activities such that we become ranked within the top 200 institutions. We therefore seek to appoint top quality researchers into key strategic areas of growth and development. Appointments will be Fractional, with the staff member retaining their current appointment at their home institution, but being jointly appointed by UKZN.

The staff member will be expected to undertake research and postgraduate supervision in the name of UKZN, and to develop linkages and collaborative projects with existing staff and students at UKZN. The staff member will be expected to travel to UKZN to achieve these outcomes, but does not need to spend a continuous three month period at UKZN.

Funds will be provided for two round-trip visits, and some funding will be available for start-up costs. However, staff members will be expected to raise the funds necessary to support their research.

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
  • Successful supervision of postgraduate (Masters and PhD) students appropriate for this level
  • Sustained high record of recent research demonstrated by publications in ISI accredited peer-reviewed journals appropriate for the level.
  • Demonstrated ability to attract extensive 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, including the job profile, please contact Professor Rob Slotow, DVC and Head of Health Sciences (slotow@ukzn.ac.za)

The remuneration package is negotiable, but does not include benefits. The selection process will commence on 15 November 2012 for applications received by said date, but applications will be considered on an on-going basis depending on availability of resources. 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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