Lecturer / Senior Lecturer - Department of Animal Sciences - #336902

University of Pretoria

Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Boksburg, Gauteng
Contract type: Full time




The incumbent will be responsible for:

  • The presentation of lectures and practical sessions to undergraduate students in Animal Science and Pasture Science modules;
  • Assist in presenting the animal- rangeland/ pasture interaction in senior Animal Science modules;
  • The incumbent should be able to contribute to the research on sustainable climate smart pasture-based livestock production.


Closing date: 07 APRIL 2024

No application will be considered after the closing date, or if it does not comply with at least the minimum requirements



  • Relevant MSc(Agric) degree in a related discipline with a BSc(Agric) Animal Science or BSc(Agric) Animal and Pasture Science with the intent to register for a PhD (Agric) degree during the first year of employment at UP;
  • Professional registration with SACNASP;
  • Lecturing experience in the specific disciplines at undergraduate level;
  • Research output skills and/or a proven record of research publications in accredited journals as appropriate for the relevant level of appointment, specifically, in the field of pasture science, sustainable climate smart pasture-based livestock production.


Senior Lecturer:

  • PhD(Agric) specialization in a related discipline such as pasture science or sustainable livestock production with a MSc(Agric) and BSc(Agric) in Animal Sciences or in Animal and Pasture Science;
  • Professional registration with SACNASP;
  • At least five years applicable practical, teaching experience at undergraduate level
  • Research experience post graduate level teaching;
  • Research skills and a proven record of research publications in accredited journals as appropriate for the relevant level of appointment, specifically in the field of sustainable climate smart pasture-based livestock production;
  • Experience in presenting short courses in animal and or pasture science;
  • Procure and manage research funds.



  • Proficient in English with the ability to function effectively in a multi-lingual environment;
  • Good interpersonal skills;
  • Conflict management skills.



  • Industry experience in livestock or mixed crop-livestock systems will be an advantage.

The annual remuneration package will be commensurate with the incumbent’s level of appointment, as determined by UP policy guidelines. UP subscribes to the BESTMED and UMVUZO medical aid schemes and contributes 50% of the applicable monthly premium.

Should you not hear from the University of Pretoria by 30 June 2024, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful.

The University of Pretoria is committed to equality, employment equity and diversity.

In accordance with the Employment Equity Plan of the University and its Employment Equity goals and targets, preference may be given, but is not limited to candidates from under-represented designated groups.

All candidates who comply with the requirements for appointment are invited to apply. All candidates agree to undergo verification of personal credentials.

By applying for this vacancy, the candidates consent to undergo verification of personal credentials and related information including, but not limited to, qualifications, criminal record, credit record, current and historic disciplinary proceedings as part of the selection process.

The University of Pretoria reserves the right to not fill the advertised positions.

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