Botany Professorship, South Africa

Susan Therese Meiers ST-Meiers at wiu.edu
Tue Nov 25 04:38:06 EST 2003


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UNIVERSITY OF NATAL, PIETERMARITZBURG
SOUTH AFRICA

PROFESSOR AND CHAIR OF BOTANY
SCHOOL OF BOTANY AND ZOOLOGY
REFERENCE NO.: P75/2003

A vacancy exists for a suitably qualified Botanist with a strong
commitment to both teaching and research. Preference will be given to
dynamic and visionary candidates with established reputations and proven
research ability as leaders in any specialisation in Botany, with a view
to the development of the discipline of Botany at the University.
Further information about the School and discipline may be obtained at
http://www.botany.unp.ac.za

DUTIES:
The successful candidate, as occupying the Chair of the discipline, will:

be expected to serve as the Programme Director for the discipline as
and when required by the School, develop the discipline in all its aspects, contribute to 
undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and research supervision, andbuild a successful 
research group.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Possession of a relevant PhD degree and an outstanding appropriate
research record, including proven success in obtaining research funding
from external sources.

Experience in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and supervision
in Botany.

Evidence of the ability to provide leadership and vision.

Experience in academic administration will be a very strong recommendation.

The remuneration package includes benefits and will be dependent on the
qualifications and experience of the successful applicant. The selection
process will commence on 5 December 2003 and will continue until a
suitable candidate is appointed or a decision is taken not to fill the post.

Applicants are required to submit a detailed CV, together with the
name, telephone no. and fax no. or e-mail address of three referees, to
Human Resources Administration, Private Bag X01, Scottsville, 3209 SOUTH
AFRICA, Fax. No. +27 (0)33 260 5356 or e-mail Mbongwee at nu.ac.za
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