Senior Lecturer / Lecturer Department of Animal Sciences - Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch

  • Stellenbosch
  • Salary: Market Related
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Sectors: Education, Academic
  • Posted by Stellenbosch University on Wednesday, November 20, 2019
  • Reference: AW09/365/1119
  • Apply before Friday, December 13, 2019 - 5 Days left

Vacancy Details

Employer: Stellenbosch University

Stellenbosch University

Faculty of AgriSciences

Department of Animal Sciences


Senior Lecturer / Lecturer 

(Ref. AW09/365/1119)


The Department of Animal Sciences offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes that facilitate the training of graduates to fulfil the research and development needs of South Africa, in order to improve the quality of life of all its inhabitants. Training and research focus on production and management aspects of livestock and wildlife species. 



  • Developing and evaluating course material in ruminant nutrition;
  • Undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in compliance with the general academic focus of the Department, specifically in ruminant nutrition and management;
  • Providing academic guidance to postgraduate students;
  • Sourcing and managing external research funds;
  • Conducting an active and productive research programme within the general focus of the Department, and technology transfer in the form of scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals as well as congress contributions;
  • Developing national and international research and industry partnerships and networks;
  • Involvement with administrative service delivery at departmental, faculty and university level;
  • Involvement in social impact activities.

Required Skills

  • Excellent communication skills;

Candidate Requirements

Job Requirements:

  • PhD in Animal Science specialising in ruminant nutrition;
  • Proven experience in or proven ability and willingness to participate in an active teaching programme;
  • Knowledge of the South African livestock industry and farming practices;
  • Ability and proficiency to obtain external research funding commensurate with the level of appointment;
  • Postgraduate student supervision commensurate with the level of appointment;
  • Peer-reviewed scientific publications commensurate with the level of appointment;
  • Ability to function within a multilingual University environment.



  • NRF rating or equivalent;
  • Knowledge of large and small stock nutrition, management and production;
  • Recognition within the discipline on a national and international level; 
  • Relevant experience in industry-orientated, applied research;
  • Registration at SACNASP;
  • Strong South-African livestock industry networks.
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Stellenbosch University is recognised as one of the four top research universities in South Africa. It takes pride in the fact that it has one of the country’s highest proportions of postgraduate students of which almost ten percent are international students.

The University lies in the picturesque Jonkershoek Valley in the heart of the Western Cape Winelands. The University has ten faculties, of which eight – AgriSciences, Arts and Social Sciences, Education, Engineering, Law, Science, Theology and the larger part of Economic and Management Sciences - are located on the main campus in Stellenbosch with the Faculty of Health Sciences situated on the Tygerberg campus and the Faculty of Military Science in Saldanha. The University's Business School is situated at the Bellville Park campus.