Multiple Positions – in the School of Agricultural Sciences at the University of Zambia

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka Zambia
  • Applications have closed.

University of Zambia

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced persons to fill the following
positions in the School of Agricultural Sciences at the University of Zambia:
1. JOB TITLE: LECTURER/RESEARCHER: ORNAMENTAL HORTICULTURE – 1
POSITION
PURPOSE: To teach, conduct research and carry out other academic related tasks.
QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Grade 12 school certificate or its equivalent;
  • Bachelor of Agricultural Science in Plant Science or related field;
  • Master of Science in Horticulture or Agronomy with research experience in Flower
    and Ornamental Horticulture;
  • PhD will be an added advantage;
  • At least two (2) years teaching or research experience at a college or university
    level;
  • Must have proof of some publications in peer-reviewed journals; and
  • Must be computer literate.

2. JOB TITLE: LECTURER/RESEARCHER – LANDSCAPE DESIGN AND
ARCHITECTURE – 1 POSITION
PURPOSE: To teach, conduct research and carry out other academic related tasks.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Grade 12 school certificate or its equivalent;
  • Bachelor of Agricultural Science in Plant Science or related field;
  • Master of Science in Horticulture or Agronomy with research experience in
    Landscape Design and Architecture;
  • PhD will be an added advantage;
  • At least two (2) years teaching or research experience at a college or university
    level;
  • Must have proof of some publications in peer-reviewed journals; and
  • Must be computer literate.

3. JOB TITLE: LECTURER/RESEARCHER – CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT
AGRICULTURE – 1 POSITION
PURPOSE: To teach, conduct research and carry out other academic related tasks.
QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Grade 12 school certificate or its equivalent;
  • Bachelor of Agricultural Science in Plant Science or related field;
  • Master of Science in Agronomy or Horticulture with research experience in
    Controlled Environment Agriculture;
  • PhD will be an added advantage;
  • At least two (2) years teaching or research experience at a college or university
    level;
  • Must have proof of some publications in peer-reviewed journals; and
  • Must be computer literate.

4. JOB TITLE: LECTURER/RESEARCHER – AGRONOMY, SPICE AND HERB
PRODUCTION – 1 POSITION
PURPOSE: To teach, conduct research and carry out other academic related tasks.
QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Grade 12 school certificate or its equivalent;
  • Bachelor of Agricultural Science in Plant Science or related field;
  • Master of Science in Agronomy or Horticulture with research experience in
    Controlled Environment Agriculture;
  • PhD will be an added advantage;
  • At least two (2) years teaching or research experience at a college or university
    level;
  • Must have proof of some publications in peer-reviewed journals; and
  • Must be computer literate.

5. JOB TITLE: LECTURER/RESEARCHER – FOOD SYSTEMS – 1 POSITION
PURPOSE: To teach, conduct research and carry out other academic related tasks.
QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Grade 12 school certificate or its equivalent;
  • Bachelor of Agricultural Science in Plant Science or related field;
  • Master of Science in Plant Science, with research experience in Food Systems;
  • PhD will be an added advantage;
  • At least two (2) years teaching or research experience at a college or university
    level;
  • Must have proof of some publications in peer-reviewed journals; and
  • Must be computer literate.

6. JOB TITLE: LECTURER/RESEARCHER (ANIMAL SCIENCE) – ANATOMY AND
PHYSIOLOGY- 2 POSITIONS
PURPOSE: To teach, conduct research and carry out other academic related tasks.
QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Grade 12 school certificate or its equivalent;
  • Bachelor of Agricultural Science in Animal Science or related field;
  • Master’s degree in either Animal sciences or Veterinary Sciences with
    specialization in either anatomy and Physiology, reproductive Physiology, or
    other related fields
  • PhD will be an added advantage;
  • At least two (2) years teaching or research experience at a college, university,
    level or research institution;
  • Must have proof of some publications in peer reviewed journals; and
  • Must be computer literate.

7. JOB TITLE: LECTURER, ANIMAL NUTRITION – 1 POSITION
PURPOSE: To teach, conduct research and carry out other academic related tasks.
QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Grade 12 school certificate or its equivalent;
  • Bachelor of Agricultural Science in Animal Science or related field;
  • Master’s degree in Animal sciences with a specialization in Animal Nutrition or
    related field.
  • PhD will be an added advantage;
  • At least two (2) years teaching or research experience at a college, university or
    Research institution;
  • Must have proof of some publications in peer reviewed journals; and
  • Must be computer literate.

8. JOB TITLE: LECTURER, AQUACULTURE – 2 POSITIONS
PURPOSE: To teach, conduct research and carry out other academic related tasks.
QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Grade 12 school certificate or its equivalent;
  • Bachelor of Agricultural Science in Animal Science/Aquaculture or related field;
  • Master’s degree in Aquaculture or other related fields;
  • PhD will be an added advantage;
  • At least two (2) years teaching or research experience at a college, university or
    Research institution;
  • Must have proof of some publications in peer reviewed journals; and
  • Must be computer literate.

9. JOB TITLE: SCIENTIST, SOIL SCIENCE – 1 POSITION
PURPOSE: Responsible for assisting the Chief Scientist in the provision of technical
support to the department and carrying out experiments.
RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Preparing and participating in the preparation of work plans;
  • Participating in the formulation/review of policies and preparation /review of work
    manuals and procedures and related documentation;
  • Assisting the Chief Scientist in supervision of technical staff and allocation of
    tasks;
  • Planning, demonstrating and supervising all laboratory experiments in the
    stated Courses;
  • Setting up apparatus for experiments, teaching and research;
  • Analysing experiment samples or specimen for students and from clients within
    and outside the University community;
  • Producing of laboratory manuals and report books;
  • Ensuring that equipment and chemicals are placed in appropriate locations to
    avoid accidents

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Grade 12 school certificate or its equivalent;
  • Minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Sciences; Agronomy;
    Soil Science; Chemistry
  • At least three (3) years relevant experience; and
  • Computer literate would be an added advantage.

10. JOB TITLE: SCIENTIST, PLANT SCIENCE – 1 POSITION
PURPOSE: Responsible for assisting the Chief Scientist in the provision of technical
support to the Department and carrying out experiments.
RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Preparing and participating in the preparation of work plans;
  • Participating in the formulation/review of policies and preparation/review of work
    manuals and procedures and related documentation;
  • Planning, demonstrating and supervising all laboratory experiments in the
    stated Courses;
  • Assisting the Chief Scientist in supervision of technical staff and allocation of
    tasks;
  • Supervising technical staff in laboratory techniques and operation of
    instruments;
  • Setting up apparatus for experiments, teaching and research;
  • Analyzing experiments, samples or specimen from clients;
  • Producing laboratory manuals and report books;

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Grade 12 school certificate or its equivalent;
  • Bachelor of Agricultural Science Plant Science, Crop Science or any related field
    from any recognized University;
  • At least three (3) years relevant experience; and
  • Computer literate would be an added advantage.

11. JOB TITLE: TECHNOLOGIST, SOIL SCIENCE – 1 POSITION
PURPOSE: Responsible for assisting the Chief Scientist in the provision of technical
support to the department and carrying out experiments
RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assisting the Chief Scientist in supervision of technical staff and allocation
    of tasks;
  • Supervising technical staff in laboratory techniques and operation of
    instruments;
  • Setting up apparatus for experiments, teaching and research;
  • Analysing experiment samples or specimen for students and from clients within
    and outside the University community;
  • Producing of laboratory manuals and report books;
  • Ensuring that equipment and chemicals are placed in appropriate locations to
    avoid accidents; and
  • Providing First Aid to accident victims and keep a record of accidents.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Grade 12 school certificate or its equivalent;
  • Diploma in Laboratory Sciences; and
  • At least three (3) years relevant experience; and
  • Computer literate would be an added advantage.

12. JOB TITLE: FIELD TECHNICIAN, SOIL SCIENCE – 1 POSITION
PURPOSE: Responsible for assisting the Chief Scientist in the provision of technical
support to the department and carrying out experiments.
RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assisting the Chief Scientist in the supervision of the Plotmen, students and
    Laboratory Cleaners;
  • Analysing experiment samples for students and from clients within and outside
    the University community;
  • Ensuring that equipment and chemicals are placed in appropriate locations to
    avoid accidents in his/her laboratory section;
  • Following written guidelines to ensure safety as outlined in the Safety manual
    written by the Chief Technician;
  • Cleaning of laboratory and laboratory apparatus
  • Assist in setting up of apparatus for experiments, teaching and research.
  • Prepare chemical reagents, and set up the laboratory for students
  • Participate in academic field and research trips
  • Assist in the production of laboratory manuals or report books

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Grade 12 school certificate or its equivalent;
  • Minimum of Certificate in Agricultural Sciences or Laboratory Technology;
  • At least one (1) year relevant experience in a science laboratory; and
  • Computer literate would be an added advantage.

13. JOB TITLE: ASSISTANT TECHNICIAN, PLANT SCIENCE – 1 POSITION
PURPOSE: Responsible for supporting the daily operations of laboratory facilities and
ensuring a safe and organized work environment.
RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Preparing and participating in the preparation of work plans;
  • Participating in the formulation and review of policies;
  • Supervising laboratory assistants and students in laboratory techniques and
    operation of instruments;
  • Setting up apparatus for experiments, teaching and research;
  • Analysing experiments, samples or specimen for clients;
  • Assisting in the production of laboratory manuals and report books
  • Assisting in the collection and preparation of teaching aids;
  • Maintaining an updated inventory of all laboratory equipment and requisites;
  • Ensuring adherence to safety standards; and
  • Assisting in the Provision of First Aid to accident victims.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Grade 12 school certificate or its equivalent;
  • Advanced Technician Certificate or Certificate in General Agriculture; and
  • At least two (2) years relevant work experience

14. JOB TITLE: PLOT MAN, PLANT SCIENCE – 4 POSITIONS
PURPOSE: Responsible for cultivating and preparing land for various field activities.
RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Planting, weeding and applying of soil nutrients such as fertilizer;
  • Assisting students in preparation of plots and tendering of plants;
  • Harvesting of plants and pasture for students’ Practicals and animals;
    Applying soil nutrients, herbicides and insecticides in the fields;

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Grade 9 Certificate; and
  • At least one (1) year working experience in handling farm activities.

15. JOB TITLE: ANIMAL ATTENDANT, ANIMAL SCIENCE – 4 POSITIONS
PURPOSE: Responsible the well-being, care and safety of animals within the university’s
research facilities or animal care units and maintain a clean and safe environment for
animals and support research and teaching activities..
RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Mixing feed for animals and birds
  • Feeding and watering animals and birds;
  • Handling and moving animals safely;
  • Assisting in administering medicines to animals;
  • Assisting Technicians in maintenance of accurate records of production,
    disease control and animal feeding, as well as maintaining inventory of records
    of livestock, supplies, and equipment
  • Cleaning cages, pens, trays, equipment and fittings;
  • Herding cattle and goats and milk dairy cows;
  • Detecting heat in dairy herd and piggery;
  • Burning of animal carcasses in designated areas
  • Offloading feed and other inputs.
  • Spraying of cattle, goats and pigs
  • Assisting research and teaching staff as well as students in data collection

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Grade 12 school certificate or its equivalent; and
  • At least one (1) year working experience in attending to animals .

Only candidates who meet the specified requirements need to apply to the address indicated
below, enclosing their detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of educational certificates, names
and addresses of three traceable references and contact address/ telephone/e-mail details.
The position and School should be clearly marked on the envelope.
Applications to be sent to:

The Registrar
University of Zambia
P.O Box 32379
LUSAKA

Email: [email protected]
Closing date: 12th February, 2024. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
The University of Zambia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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