Senior Lecturer/lecturer (rock Engineering)

Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Job Description

The School has an active group of academic staff contributing to research and teaching in Geological Sciences. We invite applications from suitably qualified individuals in any relevant field of Engineering Geology. However, preference will be given to applicants with expertise in Rock Engineering/Rock Mechanics. The incumbent will be required to provide academic leadership, to teach both undergraduate and post-graduate courses and conduct research. S/he will also be required to initiate and maintain an active research programme that will involve postgraduate students and attract external funding, and to develop strong links with industry to promote scholarship and research in their field.

Geological Sciences has a variety of equipment to facilitate research. This includes a rock engineering laboratory with a variety of relevant testing equipment and offers access to a complete suite of Rock science programmes.

The incumbent will report to the Academic Leader: Geological Sciences.

Minimum Requirements:

Senior Lecturer:

  • A PhD degree in Geological Science or related field.
  • Evidence of appropriate teaching experience in a relevant field at tertiary level.
  • Evidence of current and sustained research publication record in quality. scientific journals, appropriate for the level.
  • A track record of successful supervision of postgraduate students at Masters and/or PhD level appropriate for the level.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply for research grants, either as the Principal Investigator or as a member of a team.
  • A PhD degree in Geological Science or related or Master's degree in Geological Sciences, with evidence of submission of PhD for examination.
  • Experience in teaching in a relevant field at tertiary institution.
  • Evidence of presentations, at national or international conference.
  • Current research activity as evidenced by a publication in quality scientific journals.
This appointment will be made in line with the University Guidelines/benchmarks which are available on the University Vacancies website on

Enquiries and details regarding this post, as well as requests for a job profile may be directed to the Academic Leader of Geological Sciences, Prof Molla Demlie, on email:

Appointment to this position will be on the 2018 condition of Service. The total remuneration package offered includes benefits.

Short-listed candidates may be expected to do a presentation on a specific topic.

All applicants are required to complete the relevant application form which is available here:

Apply by 2023-09-20

Kindly note that the University of KwaZulu-Natal ("the University") is required to process any Personal Information (as defined by the Protection of Personal Act, 2013 "POPIA") submitted by candidates when applying for positions at the University. The provision of the Personal Information is a requirement in terms of the University's recruitment and selection process. The retention of any personal information is as a consequence of the University being bound by legislative requirements and / or good governance practices as well as record keeping for statistical purposes. The University will endeavour to ensure that the appropriate security measures are in place and implemented for both electronic and paper-based formats that are used for processing of the personal information recorded through this recruitment and selection process.

posted: 21 August 2023

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