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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer: Agrometeorology needed at University of the Free State

Job title : Lecturer/Senior Lecturer: Agrometeorology

Job Location : Free State, Bloemfontein

Deadline : April 05, 2024

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Duties and responsibilities:

  • Contribute actively and further advance the teaching and research agenda of the agrometeorology section in the Department of Soil, Crop and Climate Sciences.
  • Be involved in the teaching of undergraduate modules in the field of agrometeorology and postgraduate modules in the field of climate change, as well as the supervision of research activities conducted by MSc and PhD students.
  • Function as an independent researcher who sets up and carries out research activities that lead to relevant scientific outputs and contribute to advancing our knowledge in the field of meteorology, climate change and/or the impacts thereof on agriculture in South Africa and beyond.

Inherent requirements:


  • A PhD in Meteorology / Agrometeorology or related discipline on NQF Level 10 (for a permanent appointment). or
  • Master’s degree in Meteorology / Agrometeorology or related discipline on NQF Level 9 (contract appointment: five years during which a PhD in Meteorology / Agrometeorology or related discipline on NQF Level 10 MUST be obtained to be converted to a permanent position).
  • Proven experience in the delivery of poster or oral presentations at conferences or equivalent activities.
  • Evidence of manuscripts produced that have the potential to be converted or submitted for publication in accredited journals.
  • A good academic record.

Senior Lecturer

  • A PhD in Meteorology / Agrometeorology or related discipline on NQF Level 10.
  • Proven experience in the presentation of papers/posters at national scholarly conferences.
  • Proven national recognition for specialist expertise and research in a specific area of scholarship.
  • An NRF rating or demonstrated potential for obtaining an NRF rating.
  • Proven experience in supervision of graduated master’s degree students.
  • A proven research record of relevant publication/s in peer reviewed national and international accredited scientific 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.


  • The applicant should have expertise in Meteorology, Agrometeorology, or a closely related field, underpinned by a credible track record of scientific publications in internationally recognised journals.
  • The applicant should have a broad set of research skills (for instance in setting up climate monitoring stations, climate data analysis, weather forecasting, climate modelling), and a flexible mindset to take advantage of the diverse opportunities in the filed of meteorology, climate change and agriculture.
  • While applicants with a strong background in meteorology are preferred, affinity with the agricultural sector is an advantage.
  • Practical skills in remote sensing applications will be advantageous.

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