Lecturer nGap: Forestry

Location: Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Salary: Market related
Recruiter: HR Genie
Job Ref: 4838
Summary: - Facilitate effective teaching and learning in the field of Veldfire Management; - Assume responsi



Job Description


The core purpose of this nGap academic post is to facilitate and administer research, teaching, learning, and engagement in all aspects of Veldfire Management, and to be involved in the core functions of the University. The post requires a person that can teach and research across disciplines within the Veldfire Management program.

The nGap programme is designed to recruit new academics to Universities in line with their development plans and to enable new academics to benefit from teaching and research development opportunities.


  • Facilitate effective teaching and learning in the field of Veldfire Management;
  • Assume responsibility for course materials, lectures, tutorials and assessment of modules;
  • Successful research supervision of under-graduate and post-graduate students;
  • Be able to perform independent research in the field of Veldfire Management and register for an PhD in this field;
  • Engage and network with the Veldfire Management industry in terms of teaching and research.
  • Perform administrative duties relating to the above performance areas.


  • Ability to facilitate teaching and learning and conduct research or potential to grow in teaching and research in Veldfire Management;
  • Ability or potential to supervise under-graduate or post-graduate students in the field Veldfire Management, as described above;
  • Sound communication, administrative and interpersonal skills;

Ability to interact with internal and external stakeholders.



  • An MSc or equivalent with specialisation in a Veldfire Management subdiscipline, with an average of at least 70%;
  • The successful candidate must register for a PhD with specialisation in a Veldfire Management subdiscipline immediately after appointment;
  • Demonstrable interest in becoming a successful academic;
  • nGap appointees must be South African citizens;
  • At least two years of experience
  • Demonstrable interest or experience in Veldfire Management will be an advantage

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION e.g. contact person and telephone number, e-mail; etc.




 No applicant would be accepted after the closing date (Friday 23 October 2020).  

 Nelson Mandela University reserves the right not to make an appointment. In considering candidates for appointment into the advertised posts, preference will be accorded to persons from a designated group in accordance with the approved Nelson Mandela University Employment Equity Plan.


No applicant would be allowed to apply and/or would be accepted after the closing date (Friday 23 October 2020).  


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