The Department of Physics of the University of Johannesburg (UJ) calls for a Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor with an outstanding research track record in astronomy and/or astrophysics.
The University of Johannesburg (UJ) is a vibrant and cosmopolitan university, striving towards global excellence and stature. Ranked amongst the top 4% in the QS World-Class Universities Ranking and 61st in the QS BRICS World-Class Universities Ranking. As a University, UJ aims to enrich its academic profile and develop UJ as the pan-African epicentre of critical intellectual inquiry.
The department research interests cover:
- experimental condensed matter physics (magnetism, electronic structure, and high-pressure physics),
- theoretical nuclear physics and particle physics,
- physics education, and
- astronomy and astrophysics.
This is a senior academic position (Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor). The successful candidate shall be required to:
- Establish a new sub-field of research or significantly contribute to the research in the department’s strategic research area in astronomy and/or astrophysics.
- Annually publish peer-reviewed papers in accredited scientific academic journals and deliver papers at national and international conferences, commensurate with the level of appointment.
- Actively recruit and supervise BSc Honours, Masters and Doctoral students.
- Obtain research funding from external funding bodies.
- Lecture modules and manage courses at both undergraduate and Honours levels, among others.
- Perform administrative and other ad hoc duties as required.
- A Doctoral degree in physics/astronomy/astrophysics.
- Prior experience in lecturing physics and astronomy or astrophysics and managing courses at the university level (for Associate Professor level post only).
- An established track record of publishing academic papers in accredited scientific journals commensurate with the level of appointment.
- Completed supervision of postgraduate students.
- Have active national and/or international research collaborations.
- Have a track record of having successfully applied for external research funding.
- Have an NRF rating.
- Have regular publications in high-impact international journals.
- Provide evidence of being able to teach large classes effectively.
- Experience in course development and in working with underprepared students.
- Evidence of work contributions beyond the call of duty both within their work unit as well as in the broader community.
- A research interest and track record that synergises with the astrophysical research presently being carried out in the department.
The application must comprise of a detailed Curriculum Vitae, as well as the names and full contact details (including telephone numbers and e-mail addresses) of at least three traceable and credible referees, must be uploaded before or on the closing date of the advertised post. Please also attach the following: a copy of your highest academic qualification, proof of registration with professional bodies you might belong to and if applying for an academic position, a list of accredited research output and/ or a portfolio of your creative output.
Candidates should indicate for which rank you are applying, and whether you are willing to be considered for appointment at a lower rank.
For further inquiries, contact Prof. Emanuela Carleschi (Head: Physics Department, APK campus), Tel. 011-559-4004, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: 03 November 2019
Commencement of duties: 01 January 2020
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