Professor: Agricultural Economics (EKE298)


R76000 – R85 000 per month CTC


Duties and responsibilities:

Demonstrate a leadership role in research related to agricultural development economics, smallholder agriculture and agricultural food policy.

Present courses in agricultural development, agricultural policy and research methodology.

Develop and present short learning courses for smallholder and commercial farmers.

Synthesise knowledge through the publication of scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals.

Communicate research findings at scientific conferences.

Source funding for research from international and national funding organisations.

Actively participate in the professional community.

Actively participate in the agricultural community.

Engage in research supervision of postgraduate students at Masters and Doctorate level.

Actively conduct research on smallholder agriculture, agricultural food policy and agricultural development economics.



PhD in Agricultural Economics.

An NRF rating of C1, C2, or equivalent status.

Demonstrated successful supervision of graduated MSc and PhD students.

Proven international recognition for specialist expertise and research leadership in the area smallholder agriculture.

Editorial board member or guest editor of high-quality national or international scholarly journals.

Proven experience in delivering keynote addresses at national scholarly conferences.

Experience as external examiner for masters’ and doctoral students.

Serve as a member of an international scholarly society OR an international committee or agency.


Required competencies:

Good interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written) and, the ability to function well in the university’s richly diverse working environment.

Skilled use of Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel).

Business Acumen.

Result Orientated.

Strategic Thinking.


Building Coalitions.



Questionnaire design.

Cross sectional data analyses using software similar to SPSS, LIMDEP and R.

Broad practical agricultural knowledge.


Please email CV to recruitment@kontak.co.za and quote EKE298 in the subject line

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