A Doctorate (NQF Level 10) in Horticulture Science, Crop Science, Agronomy with at least six years of lecturing experience at tertiary education level and/or industry experience or an equivalent combination of relevant professional experience. Proven competence in successful sourcing of research or project funding from third party sources, successful initiation and management of research projects, curriculum development, and strong management/organisational and mentorship skills. Competency to develop high-quality course materials and teach at least three of the following courses: Vegetable Physiology and Production, Fruit Physiology and Production, Crop Ecophysiology, Plant Protection, and Postharvest Physiology and Technology. Competence to establish professional networks and to maintain links with the industry, experience in developing post-graduate programmes, strong management skills and a proven record of raising substantial research funding. A credible record of lecturing, peer-reviewed publications, community engagement, programme coordination, as well as supervision of students (research) at both under- and post-graduate levels.
KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS
Teach, assess, and develop curriculum, conduct community service, and administration. Supervise research (projects and/or thesis) at undergraduate levels; conduct research and publish in accredited journals; source for research or project funding; establish professional networks with industry and universities and partake in Department, Faculty and/or University Committees.