The Department of Animal Sciences offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes that facilitate the training of graduates to fulfil in the research and development needs of South Africa, in order to improve the quality of life of all its inhabitants. Training and research focus on production and management aspects of livestock and wildlife species.
- Developing and evaluating course material in ruminant nutrition;
- Undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in compliance with the general academic focus of the Department, specifically in ruminant nutrition and management;
- Providing academic guidance to postgraduate students;
- Sourcing and managing external research funds;
- Conducting an active and productive research programme within the general focus of the department, and technology transfer in the form of scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals, as well as congress contributions;
- Developing national and international research and industry partnerships and networks;
- Involvement with administrative service delivery at departmental, Faculty and University level;
- Involvement in social impact activities.
- PhD in Animal Science, specialising in ruminant nutrition;
- Proven experience in or an ability and willingness to participate in an active teaching programme;
- Knowledge of the South African livestock industry and farming practices;
- Ability and proficiency to obtain external research funding commensurate with the level of appointment;
- Postgraduate student supervision commensurate with the level of appointment;
- Peer-reviewed scientific publications commensurate with the level of appointment;
- Language proficiency for meeting the requirements of a multilingual university.
- NRF rating or equivalent;
- Knowledge of large and small stock nutrition, management and production;
- Recognition within the discipline on a national and international level;
- Relevant experience in industry-orientated, applied research;
- Registration at SACNASP;
- Strong South-African livestock industry networks.