Apply for the Job Opening at the University of KwaZulu-Natal as an Associate/Senior Lecturer in Astronomy

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The School of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) invites suitable candidates to apply for a position as an Associate/Senior Lecturer in Astronomy. The position will be at Westville Campus, South Africa. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and postgraduate level courses, actively participate in research activities, grow the astronomy research programmes of the school, and carry out some administrative tasks as determined by the academic discipline leader, the line manager for this post.

Requirements
Associate Professor
  • A PhD degree focused on Astrophysics or Cosmology;
  • Experience in teaching at a tertiary institution;
  • A current and sustained research publication record in observational extragalactic astronomy and cosmology as evidenced by SAPSE/ISI journal publications;
  • Successful supervision of postgraduate students, including PhD students in the areas of observational extragalactic astronomy and cosmology;
  • Demonstrated ability to attract external research funds.
Senior Lecturer
  • A PhD degree focused on Astrophysics or Cosmology;
  • Experience in teaching at a tertiary institution;
  • A current and sustained research publication record in observational extragalactic astronomy and cosmology as evidenced by SAPSE/ISI journal publications;
  • Successful supervision of postgraduate students in the areas of cosmology and observational extragalactic astronomy.

The advertisement reflects the minimum eligibility criteria, and the Search Committee may set additional eligibility criteria for shortlisting and selection purposes.

Important information
  • Applicants are required to complete the relevant application form available on the vacancies website
  • For enquiries and details about the post, including the job profile, please contact the Academic Leader of Mathematics, Professor S Ray
  • Information about research in the recruitment focus area can be found on the ARC website
  • Advert Reference Number MUST be clearly stated in the subject line.
  • Reference Number: MSCS06/2022
  • Closing date: 18 November 2022.

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