University of the Free State Lecturer - Department of Sustainable Food Systems and Development (Job ID 5198) Jobs in South Africa

University of the Free State Lecturer - Department of Sustainable Food Systems and Development (Job ID 5198) Jobs in South Africa

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide formal teaching for undergraduate and postgraduate students in Food Systems.

  • Perform research that can be submitted for publication.

  • Lecture undergraduate and postgraduate modules and develop curriculum and module materials where relevant or required.

  • Supervise postgraduate students.

  • Participate in community engagement projects.

  • Serve on committees relevant to the department and partake in departmental activities.

  • Perform general administration duties as applicable at university level.

    Inherent Job Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Industrial Psychology or Master’s degree in Consumer Science/Sustainable Agriculture or related discipline on NQF Level 9 and enrolled for a PhD on NQF Level 10 in Sustainable Food Systems.

  • Proven experience in the delivery of poster or oral presentations at conferences or equivalent activities.

  • Evidence of manuscripts produced that have the potential to be converted or submitted for publication in accredited journals.

  • A good academic record.


  • Proven experience in facilitating and/or lecturing research methods, including quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods.

  • Experience in facilitation and/or lecturing of basic communication techniques.

  • Experience in applying and practising group dynamics, process observation, multi- stakeholder learning, and negotiation professes.

  • Proven experience in the use of qualitative and quantitative research methodology

  • Proven experience in the use of Blackboard and PeopleSoft.

  • Proven experience using statistical analysis programmes such as SPSS and Nvivo.

  • Experience in the facilitation and/or lecturing of Agricultural Science, Food Science and Consumer Science modules would be advantageous.

  • Proven training and/or course attendance towards professional development advantageous.

  • Proven practical project and/or work experience in conference/workshop planning coordination and research development.

  • Knowledge of self-leadership skills and strategies, communication development and facilitation.

  • Knowledge of socio-economic and environmental issues related to food systems.

  • Knowledge of
    food system resilience and capacities.

  • Knowledge of food system stakeholders, their role in food systems, and collaboration strategies towards resilience and sustainability.

  • Knowledge of food security and its relation to resilience and sustainability.

    Key Competencies required:

    Results oriented.

  • The ability to stick with tasks, not give up, and overcome obstacles in completing one’s task.

  • The ability to be reliable, responsible, dependable and to fulfil obligations.

    Strategic thinking.

  • The ability to deal with several activities at a time.

  • The ability to focus on details, work towards perfection, and approach work in a neat and organised manner.

    Business Acumen.

  • The ability to adhere to rules and strictly follow work regulations.

  • Proficient in using MS Office.


  • The ability to lead, take charge of situations, and offer opinions and directions to others.

  • The ability to be cooperative with others, display a good-natured attitude and encourage people to work together.

    Building coalitions.

  • The ability to be self-assured and at ease with people in all types of social situations.

  • The ability to interact with others and establish personal connections with people.

    How to Apply

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