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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor (Reproduction) ... Pretoria

University of Pretoria/Universiteit van Pretoria

University of Pretoria/Universiteit van Pretoria Pretoria South Africa

2 months ago

UP Posting - Academic




In pursuit of the ideals of excellence and diversity, the University of Pretoria wishes to invite applications for the following vacancy.

The University of Pretoria's commitment to quality makes us one of the top research Universities in the country and gives us a competitive advantage in international science and technology development.

The Department seeks an experienced veterinarian to join a team that focuses on reproduction and welfare of domestic and wildlife species, community and environmental health. This person will focus on the teaching, clinical service and research in fields related to veterinary reproduction.


The successful candidate will actively participate in the following areas:
• Teaching and practical training of undergraduate and postgraduate veterinary and veterinary nursing... students in reproductive health in the different species;
• Clinical service in the Onderstepoort Veterinary Academic Hospital including participation in a 24-hour service;
• Postgraduate training and supervision where appropriate;
• Research and publication in scientific journals;
• Engagement with owners, breeders, farmers and relevant industry stakeholders;
• Community engagement;
• Administrative and other duties as delegated by the Head of Department; and
• Academic self-development.


• A BVSc or BVMCh degree or equivalent professional veterinary qualification;
• A Masters or equivalent postgraduate degree with particular focus on companion or production aspects at the time of appointment or registered for an MMedVet(Gyn) to be completed within a reasonable time of appointment ;
• Registration with the South African Veterinary Council (SAVC) as a Veterinarian;
• Three years of veterinary clinical experience including experience in clinical reproduction;
• Commitment to develop a teaching and learning portfolio;
• Strong interest in research and potential to become an established specialist researcher; and
• Evidence of continued professional development or continued education development.

Senior Lecturer
• A BVSc or BVMCh degree or equivalent professional veterinary qualification;
• An appropriate MMedVet-degree (Gyn) and/or equivalent specialty board certification
• Registration with the SAVC as a specialist in a relevant field;
• At least one peer-reviewed paper in an accredited scientific journal as senior or co-author.

• A BVSc or BVMCh degree or equivalent professional veterinary qualification;
• Registration with the SAVC as a Veterinarian
• MSc degree with particular focus on companion or production aspects;
• Five years of veterinary clinical experience in predominantly reproduction;
• At least five full peer reviewed papers in accredited scientific journals as senior or co-author.

Associate Professor
• A BVSc- or BVMCh-degree or equivalent professional veterinary qualification;
• An MMedVet (Gyn)-degree or equivalent specialty board certification and registered for a PhD degree;
• Registration with the SA Veterinary Council as specialist with proof of involvement in research (supported by national and international peer reviews;
• Five years’ experience as a specialist in veterinary reproduction;
• At least five full peer reviewed papers in accredited scientific journals as senior or co-author;
• A record of previous undergraduate and postgraduate teaching experience;
• Successful supervision of Masters students;
• Evidence of involvement with PhD students;
• The ability to attract independent research funding;
• Participatory membership of professional bodies; and
• Evidence of academic scholarship.

Required Competencies (skills, Knowledge And Behavioural Attributes)
• Proven knowledge and competence in veterinary clinical work with an emphasis on reproduction aspects;
• Research interest appropriate to the position;
• Candidates without a PhD: Commitment to obtain a PHD in reasonable time in a field relative to the discipline of veterinary reproduction;
• Good language and communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills; and
• Generic teaching competence including proficiency with presentation, word-processing and spreadsheet software.

Added Advantages And Preferences
• Experience with relevant specialised procedures, techniques and tools, e.g. assisted reproduction technologies such as gamete cryopreservation;
• Prior experience of, or intention to develop a focus for supporting clinical and research aspects of an IVF program
• Tertiary teaching and mentoring experience;
• Exposure to research in an appropriate field.

The annual remuneration package will be commensurate with the incumbent’s level of appointment, as determined by UP policy guidelines. UP subscribes to the BESTMED and UMVUZO medical aid schemes and contributes 50% of the applicable monthly premium.

Applicants are requested to apply online at, and follow the link: [email protected].

In Applying For This Post, Please Attach
• A comprehensive CV;
• Certified copies of qualifications;
• Names, e-mail addresses and telephone details of three referees whom we have permission to contact;
• Names and contact details of peer reviewers (academic and research);
• Self-evaluation.

CLOSING DATE: 5 March 2023

No application will be considered after the closing date, or if it does not comply with at least the minimum requirements.


Please contact for application-related enquiries: Ms Granny Maseko ([email protected]), Tel: (012) 529 8495.

For enquiries relating to the post content: Dr Rebone Moerane (012) 529 8464

Should you not hear from the University of Pretoria by 15 May 2023 please accept that your application has been unsuccessful.

The University of Pretoria is committed to equality, employment equity and diversity.

In accordance with the Employment Equity Plan of the University and its Employment Equity goals and targets, preference may be given, but is not limited to candidates from under-represented designated groups.

All candidates who comply with the requirements for appointment are invited to apply.

By applying for this vacancy, the candidates consent to undergo verification of personal credentials and related information including, but not limited to, qualifications, criminal record, credit record, current and historic disciplinary proceedings as part of the selection process.

The University of Pretoria reserves the right to not fill the advertised positions
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