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Lecturer / Senior Lecturer Job Vacancies at University of the Free State in Bloemfontein 2018

University of the Free State hiring for Lecturer / Senior Lecturer placed in Bloemfontein. This job vacancies is open from 28 Juni 2018 to the end of this month. Here is more information about the requirements, qualifications and job descriptions associated with Lecturer / Senior Lecturer job opening 2017.

University of the Free State Recruitment 2017

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer - Bloemfontein

Faculty Natural and Agricultural Sciences

Department Agricultural Economics
Lecturer / Senior Lecturer

Job ID: 2399

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Take a leading role in research related to agricultural produce marketing (especially derivative markets) and the economics of crop productions.
  • Present courses in agricultural marketing, strategic marketing and agribusiness management.
  • Develop and present short learning course (SAFEX Workshops).
  • Synthesise knowledge aimed at the production of scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Communicate research findings at scientific conferences.
  • Source funding for research from international and national funding organisations.
  • Actively participate in the professional community.
  • Actively participate in the agricultural community.
  • Supervise postgraduate students involved in the economics of crop production.
  • Actively do research on grain markets and communicate the research in the agricultural community through mediums such as magazines, radio, conferences and producer organisations.
  • Present the fundamentals of grain marketing (SAFEX) to students.

Inherent requirements:


  • Master’s degree in a relevant agricultural 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, ideally in an accredited journal.
  • A good academic record.
  • Certified SAFEX trader.

Senior Lecturer:

  • A relevant PhD.
  • Certified SAFEX trader.
  • Proven experience in the supervision of graduated masters’ students.
  • Proven experience in the presentation of papers/posters at national scholarly conference.
  • Proven national recognition for specialist expertise and research in a specific area of scholarship.
  • An NRF rating or demonstrate the potential for obtaining an NRF rating.
  • Proven research record of relevant publications in national and internal 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.

Required competencies:

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written) and the ability to function well in the university’s richly diverse working environment.
  • Proven experience in agricultural commodity marketing, more specific grain marketing on derivative markets.
  • Broad agricultural (especially crop production) practical knowledge.
  • Able to communicate to students within the Double Medium Language Policy of Agricultural Programme at UFS.
  • Business Acumen.
  • Results Orientated.
  • Strategic Thinking.
  • Leading.
  • Building Coalitions.


  • Current active SAFEX (JSE Commodities) trader.


  • Willingness to enroll for a doctoral degree at the first available opportunity, if not yet attained by the time of appointment.

Assumption of duties:
As soon as possible

Closing date:

13 July 2018

The salary scale is available on request. For any further enquiries, please feel free to contact 051 401 2808/9962/3864.

Fringe benefits:

(Subject to specific conditions): pension scheme, medical aid scheme, group life insurance, housing allowance, leave and sick leave, service bonus and study benefits

The University reserves the right not to fill the post. The University subscribes to and applies the principles prescribed by the Employment Equity Act. Preference will be given to candidates from the designated groups, in accordance with the principles of the aforementioned act and the employee profile of the specific department / division.

Applications may only be submitted online. All applications must be accompanied by the following:

  • A detailed curriculum vitae.
  • Copies of all academic records.
  • Copies of qualifications (please provide the SAQA accreditation in the case of foreign qualifications).
  • A copy of your identity document (ID).

Applications that are incomplete or sent by fax or e-mail, will not be considered. Communication will be limited to shortlisted candidates only. Should you not be contacted within six weeks of the closing date for applications, you may assume that your application was unsuccessful.


External candidates can click HERE to apply online.

UFS staff members can log onto PeopleSoft, click on Self-Service, then on Recruiting, and then on Careers to apply online.

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