Associate Professor in Agricultural Economics - Faculty of AgriSciences

Country: South Africa;

City: Stellenbosch

Vacancy added: 30.09.2019

Employer: Stellenbosch University

Resumes due: 31.10.2019


Stellenbosch university invites applications for Associate Professor in Agricultural Economics.



  • Management of or within an academic department in conjunction with the Head of the Department;
  • Participation in Faculty Management activities;
  • Undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in compliance with the general teaching focus of the Department;
  • Developing and evaluating course material;
  • Sourcing and managing external research funds;
  • Supervising postgraduate students;
  • Conducting an active and productive research programme within the general focus of the Department and publication of such research in relevant peer-reviewed journals;
  • Developing national and international research and industry partnerships and networks;
  • Involvement with community interaction projects;
  • Involvement with administrative service delivery at departmental, faculty and University level.


Job Requirements

  • PhD in Agricultural Economics or related field;
  • Proven management and leadership experience within a mid-sized organisation;
  • Proven experience to participate in active teaching and research programmes related to Agricultural and Economic Policy Analysis, Trade Policy, Agricultural Marketing, or Agricultural and Food Safety Economics;
  • Proficiency to obtain external research funding;
  • Peer reviewed scientific publications commensurate with the level of appointment;
  • Postgraduate student supervision commensurate with the level of appointment.



  • NRF rating or equivalent;
  • Recognition within the field or discipline on a national and or international level;
  • Sound interpersonal skills;
  • A keen interest in a research field that is a good fit with the departmental research profile;
  • Relevant experience in industry-related, applied research;
  • Relevant computer proficiency;
  • Relevant proficiency in statistic;
  • Language proficiency for a multilingual University.



The University will consider all applications in terms of its Employment Equity Plan, which acknowledges the need to diversify the demographic composition of the staff corps, especially with regards to the appointment of suitable candidates from the designated groups.


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