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UKZN Lecturer | Senior Lecturer (Microbiology)



UKZN Lecturer | Senior Lecturer (Microbiology)

UKZN Lecturer | Senior Lecturer (Microbiology). The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) is dedicated to fulfilling the goals of Employment Equity to enhance representivity within the institution. In alignment with our Employment Equity Plan, preference will be given to applicants from designated groups.

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Senior Lecturer|Lecturer (Microbiology)

UKZN is renowned as one of the top universities in South Africa and ranks among the top 500 universities globally. The School of Life Sciences at UKZN is distinguished by a robust research profile and boasts a significant number of undergraduate and postgraduate students.

The Microbiology discipline within the school is particularly active, featuring a strong research profile and a dynamic postgraduate research program.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to teaching and research in Microbiology and other related disciplines at the Westville campus. Responsibilities will include undergraduate and postgraduate curriculum development and supervision of postgraduate students.

A strong background in Microbiology, particularly bacteriology and microbial genetics, is essential.

The incumbent will report to the Academic Leader: Biotechnology.

Minimum Requirements


  • PhD degree in Microbiology or an MSc degree in Microbiology or a related field, with evidence of submission of a PhD thesis for examination.
  • Experience in teaching in a relevant field at the tertiary level.
  • Evidence of presentations at national or international conferences.
  • Current research activity as evidenced by publication(s) in quality scientific journals.

Senior Lecturer:

  • PhD degree in Microbiology or a related field.
  • Evidence of appropriate teaching experience in a relevant field at the tertiary level.
  • Evidence of a current and sustained research publication record in quality scientific journals, appropriate for the level.
  • A track record of successful supervision of postgraduate students at Masters and/or PhD levels as appropriate for the level.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply for research grants, either as the Principal Investigator or as a member of a team.

Application Process

To apply for this position, please ensure that you meet the minimum requirements for either the Lecturer or Senior Lecturer level. UKZN offers a supportive environment for professional growth and is committed to creating opportunities for its academic staff.


The University of KwaZulu-Natal offers an exceptional opportunity for a dedicated individual to contribute to the advancement of Microbiology within a leading academic institution.

With a focus on enhancing representivity and fostering academic excellence, UKZN is committed to supporting the professional growth and development of its staff.

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