***UPDATED**Post for hydrogeologist at Rhodes University - close 02 Feb 2024

***UPDATED**Post for hydrogeologist at Rhodes University - close 02 Feb 2024

12 Jan 2024
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LINK TO UPDATED ADVERT: https://ru.simplify.hr/Vacancy/77682

The application closure date is 2nd February. 

PLEASE advertise/share far and wide as this post will determine the future direction of the Geology Department at Rhodes University. Either continuing with a mining focus, or shifting to a hydrogeology focus.



Post description: The Department of Geology seeks qualified applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in either the field of Economic Geology or Hydrogeology to commence by 1 July 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter. The post-holder’s primary responsibilities are teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in either Economic and Exploration Geology or Hydrogeology and related geophysical methods. The incumbent is expected to develop a successful externally funded research program including postgraduate student supervision.
Requirements: The successful candidate will have a PhD and an appropriate research track record either in the field of Economic Geology or Hydrogeology. In Economic Geology we require experience in a range of metallic ore deposits. Experience in critical metals would be an advantage. Hydrogeology may include the physical and chemical aspects of groundwater research (e.g., groundwater exploration, development and monitoring). Previous work will have resulted in peer-reviewed publications in international journals as appropriate to the level of the post. Relevant teaching experience and MSc or PhD student (co-)supervision are requirements as appropriate to the levels of the post.
Please refer to the role profile and further particulars for the full requirements.

Opportunities: Start-up research funding is available from university sources. Economic Geologists find various collaboration opportunities with existing staff members and can access competitive in-house funding for doctoral and postdoctoral research fellowships. In Hydrogeology, close cooperation with a successful research group in the Institute of Water Research offers involvement in several ongoing and forthcoming groundwater projects. Career progress to Professor level is merit-based.
Diversity: Recognising that diversity is important in achieving excellence, Rhodes University strongly encourages South African members of underrepresented designated groups as well as persons with disabilities to apply. Qualified spouses and partners of existing staff members are also encouraged to apply.
Cost to Company Approximately (annual):     R  782,346.00
Basic Salary (Annual):                                         R  600,141.00
Senior Lecturer:
Cost to Company Approximately (annual):       R   958,719.00
Basic Salary (Annual):                                         R  742,411.00

Application: Applications should be submitted online. Applications must include a CV, letter of motivation, application form, copies of qualifications and relevant transcripts. Failure to submit all the required documentation will result in an application not being considered. Information about the selection process and full minimum requirements for this post are contained in the role profile and further particulars documents.
Contact: For further information contact the Head of Department, Prof Stephen A. Prevec: e-mail: [email protected]; phone: +27 (0)46 603 8313. For technical questions related to the application please contact [email protected].  
Administrative: All applications will be treated in strict confidence. This post is advertised as permanent post, but the University may opt to appoint on a fixed-term contract of not less than three-years. The University reserves the right not to proceed with the filling of the post. An application in itself does not entitle the applicant to an interview. Employment checks will be conducted on recommended candidates. Please apply online by accessing the Rhodes University Website.
Rhodes University has a vaccination mandate as part of its Conditions of Service.  The implementation of the vaccine mandate has been held in abeyance from 01 January 2023.  Should the COVID-19 situation change in a way that the number of cases of COVID-19 pose a threat to the University, the implementation of the Vaccine Mandate will be re-activated and all staff would be required to be fully vaccinated.

Please note all appointments are made in line with the requirements of the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998, as amended, the Immigration Act No. 13 of 2022 and the University’s recruitment and selection policies.
Closing Date: 15 January 2024. ( It is however planned that this is opened for a second round (closing end Jan).  *NEW* 2 February 2024

If you are not contacted within 30 days from the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful

For more information please contact:

Busisa Nelana