Associate Professor/senior Lecturer (dynamics/solid Mechanics)

Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Job Description



The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) is committed to meeting the objectives of
Employment Equity to improve representivity within the Institution. Preference will be given
to applicants from designated groups in accordance with our Employment Equity Plan.

Applicants who had previously applied need not to re-apply, as their applications will be
considered.

COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE RE-ADVERTISEMENT ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR/SENIOR LECTURER
(DYNAMICS/SOLID MECHANICS) SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
HOWARD COLLEGE CAMPUS

REF NO.: ENG01/2022

The incumbent will be required to teach undergraduate courses, conduct practicals, and
carry out administrative duties within the Discipline of Mechanical. S/he will also be required
to conduct research and supervise undergraduate and postgraduate research projects in
the field of fluid dynamics and solid mechanics and associated areas of Mechanical
Engineering.

The incumbent will report to the Academic Leader: Mechanical Engineering.

Minimum Requirements:
All applicants must have a BSc(Eng) degree in Mechanical Engineering. In addition, the
following apply to each of the levels indicated below. Associate Professor:

  • A PhD in an appropriate area
  • Experience in University teaching and successful postgraduate supervision, or extensive
mentorship in an industrial or research environment
  • A current record of research in the areas of fluid dynamics and/or solid mechanics,
preferably within aerospace applications, as evidenced by publications in DHET
accredited journals and peer reviewed conference proceedings
  • Experience with the professional accreditation of engineering programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to attract external research funds

Senior Lecturer:
  • A PhD in an appropriate area
  • Experience in University teaching and successful postgraduate supervision, or relevant
mentorship in an industrial or research environment
  • A current record of research in the areas of fluid dynamics and/or solid mechanics,
preferably within aerospace applications, as evidenced by publications in DHET
accredited journals and peer reviewed conference proceedings
  • Demonstrated ability to attract external research funds


This appointment will be made in line with the University Guidelines/benchmarks which are
available on the University Vacancies website on http://vacancies.ukzn.ac.za/Academic-
Process-Proc-Guides.aspx.

Enquiries and details regarding this post may be directed to the Academic Leader, Professor
Glen Snedden, on e-mail SneddenG@ukzn.ac.za.

Appointment to this position will be on the January 2018 Conditions of Service.

The total remuneration package offered includes benefits.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 10 June 2022.

Applicants are required to complete the relevant application form which is available on the
Vacancies website at www.ukzn.ac.za. Applicants MUST please indicate the level they wish
to be considered for. Completed forms AND Curriculum Vitae may be sent to Recruitment-
aes@ukzn.ac.za. Advert Reference Number must be clearly stated in the subject line.



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Job Detail

  • Job Id
    JD1001700
  • Industry
    Not mentioned
  • Total Positions
    1
  • Job Type:
    Full Time
  • Salary:
    Not mentioned
  • Employment Status
    Permanent
  • Job Location
    Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
  • Education
    Not mentioned