UFS Vacancies Near Me – Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences

Website University of the Free State - VFS

Job Description:

The University of the Free State (UFS) invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Agricultural Economics.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Register and reside as postdoctoral research fellow at the UFS and participate in relevant activities of the School of Postgraduate Studies and the Directorate of Research.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Must be able to work with different types of data.
  • Initiate projects and seek funding for them.
  • Author/co-author at least three (3) publication outputs per year in the form of DHET– accredited scholarly journal articles. The renewal of the fellowship beyond the first year depends on satisfactory performance and the submission of an annual progress report.
  • Conduct innovative research in either one or more of the following areas: agricultural drought resilience; coping and adaptaion to climate change; policy intervention impact assessment; economic considerations in land use planning activities; experience with economterics and mathematical programming such as STATA, GAMS, R and/or Python, SAM, CGE modeling, and other quantitative methodologies is an advantage.
  • Ability to meet project deadlines.

Job Requirements:

  • Successful applicants must be able to relocate to the UFS for the duration of the fellowship. This is a residential fellowship: the successful applicant is required to spend
  • 80% of her/his postdoctoral period at the UFS.
  • Successful applicants may not hold full-time salaried employment during the fellowship.
  • Open to all South African and foreign nationals for full-time research at the University if the Free State.
  • Graduated with a PhD degree in a relevant discipline within the last five years.

Job Details:

Company: University of the Free State – VFS

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: South Africa

Application Deadline: N/A

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