A Doctorate (NQF level 10) in Agricultural Economics or a related field with at least seven years of lecturing experience at tertiary education level and/or industry experience or an equivalent combination of relevant professional experience. Excellent English communication skills (oral and written). 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. Must be able to develop high-quality course materials and teach at least three of the following courses: Agricultural Trade and Marketing, Econometrics, and Agribusiness related courses at both under- and post-graduate levels. Experience in Project Management and working in multi-disciplinary teams will be an advantage. Competence to establish professional networks and to maintain links with the industry, as well as 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 successful supervision of at least three Master’s and one Doctoral (research) student.
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.