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Associate Professor in Plant Ecophysiology (NS.06)

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Education, training & skills development
Job: IRC86905
Where to submit application
To apply: External applicants are invited to apply by registering their profile on the Wits iRecruitment platform located at and submitting applications. Internal applicants are invited to apply directly on Oracle by following the path: iWits/Self Service Applications /”Apply for a job”.
Applications: Submit a cover letter accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae, indicating research experience and future research vision and plans. Provide certified copies of all educational qualifications, a copy of an identity document, and the names and email addresses of 3 referees.
Job Description
Minimum qualifications / requirements: • PhD in Botany, Ecophysiology or related field • Expertise in technical and theoretical aspects of plant ecophysiology, especially plant water relations • Experience in linking plant ecophysiology to research on global change and functional ecology • Experience in teaching undergraduate courses face to face and online • An excellent research track record of publications and postgraduate student supervision • Ability to attract independent research grant funding • Excellent oral and written skills in English • Valid driver’s licence (at least code B) Personal attributes The ideal candidate should have the following values: • Collegiality • Enthusiasm and passion for teaching and research • Desire for continuous learning Key Performance Areas The candidate is required: • To teach in areas of plant ecophysiology at 2nd, 3rd year and post-graduate levels, and general physiology at 1st year level, including training in technical skills and use of equipment • To teach on field trips • Be proficient at statistics and in R • Organise practical sessions and fieldtrips where applicable • Develop their own research programme with appropriate training and supervision of postgraduate students • Collaborate with other academics in the School to develop interdisciplinary programs linking plant ecophysiology to research on global change and functional ecology • To have good national and international networks and collaborators • Contribute to the running of the School • Raise funds to support research and postgraduates • Engage in continuous development of teaching, research, leadership and administrative capacity
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johannesburg, GT, ZA