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[Met-jobs] Vacancy: SARCHI Chair Advert UCT Department of Oceanography

From Marcello Vichi <>
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Date Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:26:07 +0200

NRF / DST South African Research Chair:
In Ocean or Atmospheric Modelling

Department of Oceanography

Faculty of Science

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, severe weather and mesoscale
meteorology.   The department seeks to appoint a leading scholar to an
NRF / DST South African Research  Chair (either as a Full Professor or
as an Associate Professor) to establish a dynamic research group in one
or more of ocean, atmospheric, climate or earth system modelling.

The NRF / DST South African Research Chair initiative is a highly
prestigious programme that offers substantial funding and a base on
which to consolidate and extend excellence in research.   Funding is
available for an initial five year period, with renewal subject to
satisfactory performance.

The Department of Oceanography 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.

Minimum requirements include:
·        A PhD in Oceanography, Atmospheric Science, or related field;
·        A strong international reputation in a relevant area of research,
·        A track record in postgraduate supervision, and evidence of
high impact publications.

The incumbent will be expected to contribute strongly to postgraduate
student supervision at all levels and to develop a dynamic research
group that complements and extends existing departmental strengths.

To apply, please e-mail the below documents in a single pdf file to Ms
Edith Graham at

-      UCT Application Form (download at

-      Motivational letter and Curriculum Vitae (CV)

-      Statement of research interests and vision

-      The successful candidate will be required to prepare a formal
proposal in the defined research area, in collaboration with the Head of
Department, for approval by the NRF prior to finalisation of the

Please ensure the title and reference number are indicated in the
subject line.

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

Telephone:                        021 650 5405

Reference number:   SR171/14

Closing date:      31 January 2015

Address: Staff Recruitment and Selection, University of Cape Town,
Rondebosch, 7700, South Africa.

Marcello Vichi
Associate Professor, Dept. of Oceanography - UCT
Room 119, RW James Building
Upper Campus, Residence Road
Postal address: Private Bag X3, Rondebosch 7701
Cape Town, South Africa
skype: marcello_vichi

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