A relevant Doctorate (NQF Level 10) with at least six years of lecturing experience at tertiary education level and/or an equivalent combination of relevant professional experience. Excellent English communication skills (oral and written). Proven competence in successful sourcing of research or project funding from third-party sources, successful initiation and management of research projects, curriculum development, course material development and strong management/organisational and mentorship skills. Specialised knowledge and experience in at least three of the following courses: Vegetable Physiology and Production, Fruit Physiology and Production, Crop Ecophysiology, Plant Protection, and Postharvest Physiology and Technology. A credible record of lecturing, peer-reviewed publications, community engagement, programme coordination, as well as supervision of research students at both under- and post-graduate levels.