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For more information and how to advertise your vacancies for irrigation personnel on the SABI site contact:

René van der Merwe

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Lecturer / Senior Lecturer (Irrigation Specialist)

University of the Free State

Faculty Natural and Agricultural Sciences Department Soil Crop and Climate Sciences

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and lecture modules in the fields of irrigation system design, irrigation surveying, and engineer principles in agriculture.
  • Contribute to the development of new modules and short learning programmes in the above-mentioned fields.
  • Contribute to research on irrigated crop production systems in multi-disciplinary teams

Inherent requirements - Lecturer:

  • A Master's degree on NQF level 9 in Engineering or Agricultural Engineering or Crop Production or a closely related field.
  • Proven experience in the delivery of poster or oral presentations at conferences or equivalent activities.
  • Provide evidence of manuscripts produced that have the potential to be converted or submitted for publication in accredited journals.
  • A good academic record.

Inherent requirements - Senior Lecturer:

  • A PhD on NQF level 10 in Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Crop Production or a closely related field.
  • Proven experience in the presentation of papers/posters at national scholarly conferences.
  • Proven national recognition for specialist expertise and research in a specific area of scholarship.
  • An NRF rating or demonstrate potential for obtaining an NRF rating.
  • Proven experience in supervision of graduated masters' students.
  • A proven research record of relevant publications in national and international accredited journals.
  • Proven experience of service as an active member of a national or international scholarly society or committee or agency concerned with research at higher education levels.

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