The University of Cape Town has a strong international reputation in ocean and climate research and teaching. Within the Department of Oceanography, particular areas of interest include the Agulhas and Benguela Current systems, the Southern Ocean, climate change and variability, marine biogeochemistry, severe weather and mesoscale meteorology. The department seeks to appoint a leading scholar to an NRF / DST South African Research Chair (either as a Full Professor or as an Associate Professor) to establish a dynamic research group in one or more of ocean, atmospheric, climate or earth system modelling.
The NRF / DST South African Research Chair initiative is a highly prestigious programme that offers substantial funding and a base on which to consolidate and extend excellence in research. Funding is available for an initial five year period, with renewal subject to satisfactory performance.
The Department of Oceanography has well developed computing facilities (including access to the Centre for High Performance Computing), a marine biogeochemistry laboratory, and access to ship time for research cruises in the South Atlantic, South Indian and Southern Oceans.
Minimum requirements include a PhD in Oceanography, Atmospheric Science, or related field, a strong international reputation in a relevant area of research, a track record in postgraduate supervision, and evidence of high impact publications. The incumbent will be expected to contribute strongly to postgraduate student supervision at all levels and to develop a dynamic research group that complements and extends existing departmental strengths.
To apply, please e-mail the below documents in a single pdf file to Ms Edith Graham at firstname.lastname@example.org:
– UCT Application Form (download at http://ift.tt/KUnB1K)
– Motivational letter and Curriculum Vitae (CV)
– Statement of research interests and vision
– The successful candidate will be required to prepare a formal proposal in the defined research area, in collaboration with the Head of Department, for approval by the NRF prior to finalisation of the appointment.
Please ensure the title and reference number are indicated in the subject line.
An application which does not comply with the above requirements will be regarded as incomplete.
Telephone: 021 650 5405
Reference number: SR171/14
Closing date: 31 January 2015
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