[ECOLOG-L] Job: lecturer, Kruger National Park

Resident
Lecturer

Undergraduate Study
Abroad Programme in Savanna/Fynbos
Ecology,

Kruger National Park

Full time post

The Organization for Tropical Studies (http://ift.tt/2f9QARJ) seeks applicants for its
field-based undergraduate programme in Savanna/Fynbos ecology,
run in
partnership with the Universities of Cape Town (UCT) and
Witwatersrand (WITS)
and South African National Parks. This course, based in Skukuza,
Kruger
National Park, accepts students from both South Africa and the
USA. We are
seeking to fill the post in January 2017. It is a five-year
grant-funded
contract with probation, and contracts are renewable based on
performance. The
successful applicant will work closely with other staff and the
Programme
Director in the design and implementation of rigorous programmes
of field
research, ecology, conservation, policy, and history and culture
of the host
country (South Africa).  Applicant
would
also be responsible for team teaching and the supervision of
independent
research projects undertaken by students.

Qualifications:

•                 
PhD in biology, ecology,
conservation biology or
related field is a requirement;

•                 
Research experience in
southern African ecosystems

•                 
An aptitude for Natural
History and field based
research

•                 
A strong interest in and
disposition for team teaching
and interdisciplinary collaboration

•                 
Experience in field based
education group learning and
interactive, experiential teaching

•                 
Excellent oral and written
communication skills in
English

•                 
Experience with the US
education system is highly
desirable

Salary and benefits will be at the lecturer
level.

Further information can be obtained from Dr
Laurence Kruger, contactable
at laurence.kruger@tropicalstudies.org .

To apply send the following to ots.s.africa@gmail.com and laurence.kruger@tropicalstudies.org;

o  
CV with covering letter,

o  
Statement of teaching
philosophy and research
interests,

o  
Sample publications and

o  
Full contact details of
three referees.

CLOSING DATE:  Monday,
14 November 2016

OTS is
committed to
employment equity.  Preference may be given to appointable
applicants from
the underrepresented designated groups in terms of the relevant
employment
equity plans and policies of the OTS. OTS reserves the
right not to make
an appointment and continue searching after the closing date
and only
short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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