A Master’s degree (NQF Level 9) in Regional Development/ Rural Development/ Spatial Planning or related equivalent qualification with at least four (4) years of lecturing and/or industry experience and/or an equivalent combination of relevant professional experience. Excellent English communication skills (oral and written).
Competence to teach at least three (3) of the following courses/subject areas at both under-graduate and post-graduate levels: Rural Development Planning, Community Development, Development Economics and Statistics, Rural Development Methods and Practice, Regional Development Interventions, Research Methodology, and application of Spatial Analysis Software (e.g. GIS). Competence to establish professional networks, maintain links with the industry, and experience in curriculum development. A credible record of lecturing, peer-reviewed publications, community engagement, supervision of students (research) under-graduate level.