Professor/Associate Professor

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The University of Cape Town has a strong international reputation in ocean and climate research and teaching. Within the Department of Oceanography, particular areas of interest include the Agulhas and Benguela Current systems, the Southern Ocean, climate change and variability, marine biogeochemistry and mesoscale meteorology. The Department seeks to appoint a senior academic with a strong track record in ocean, atmospheric, or climate modelling to complement and extend existing departmental strengths. The Department has well-developed computing facilities (including access to the Centre for High Performance Computing), a marine biogeochemistry laboratory, and access to ship time for research cruises in the South Atlantic, South Indian and Southern Oceans.

A PhD in Oceanography, Atmospheric Science, or related field is required. The incumbent will be expected to contribute strongly to teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, particularly in ocean dynamics, to develop his/her own research programme and to raise associated research funding, and to provide academic leadership in the Department, and more generally, within the Faculty of Science.

The annual remuneration package for 2013, including benefits at the following levels are:

Professor: R837 169 Associate Professor: R663 359 Due to a retirement in the Department in 2013, the successful incumbent will be expected to take up the position on, or very soon after, 2 January, 2014.

Application process:

To apply, please e-mail the completed UCT Application form (HR201) and all other relevant documentation as indicated on the form, with the subject line “Professor/Associate Professor in Oceanography”, followed by the reference number to Ms Lily Nombombo at Address: Staff Recruitment and Selection, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, 7700, South Africa. Tel: +27 21 650 5084 Faculty website:

The application form can be downloaded at

An application which does not comply with the above requirements will be regarded as incomplete.

Reference number for this position: SR434/12

Closing date for applications: 28 February 2013

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