Vacancies: Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor/Professor

Posted on July 28, 2015

In pursuit of the ideals of excellence and diversity, the University of Pretoria wishes to invite applications for the above vacancies.

The University of Pretoria's commitment to quality makes us one of the top research Universities in the country and gives us a competitive advantage in international science and technology development.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The incumbents will be responsible for:

  • Teach in at least two of the following modules offered by the Department of Private Law at both undergraduate and postgraduate level in order to meet the needs of the Department: Delict, Education Law, Law of Things/Property Law, Legal Pluralism, Intellectual Property Law and Private International Law;
  • Conduct academic and scholarly research;
  • Have an in-depth understanding of specialisation to enable development of new knowledge, innovation and understanding within the field;
  • Supervise masters and doctoral students;
  • Mentor students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels;
  • Perform academic administration and management;
  • Perform other duties as delegated by the Head of the Department.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Senior Lecturer:

  • LLM (preferably by full dissertation) or LLD degree in one of the abovementioned fields in Private Law;
  • In the absence of a LLD degree, registration for a doctoral degree in one of the abovementioned fields in Private Law with proof of substantive progress;
  • At least four years’ teaching experience including curriculum development at a tertiary educational institution;
  • At least four substantial publications in peer-reviewed journals or scholarly books.

Associate Professor

  • LLD degree in one of the abovementioned fields in Private Law;
  • At least five years’ teaching experience including curriculum development at a tertiary educational institution;
  • At least fifteen substantial publications in peer-reviewed journals or scholarly books;
  • Evidence of successful postgraduate supervision; and
  • A suitable NRF rating and/or identified by peers as an independent established researcher at, at least a national level.

Professor

  • LLD degree in one of the abovementioned fields in Private Law;
  • At least eight years’ teaching experience including curriculum development at a tertiary educational institution;
  • At least twenty five substantial publications in peer-reviewed journals or scholarly books; 
  • Evidence of successful postgraduate supervision; and
  • A suitable NRF rating and/or identified by peers as an independent established researcher with some international recognition.

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES (SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND BEHAVIOURAL ATTRIBUTES):

Senior Lecturer:

  • Applicable practical professional experience;
  • Postgraduate supervision/teaching experience;
  • Participation in academic conferences, seminars and workshops;
  • Ability to plan and initiate discipline related research
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a dynamic team;
  • Appropriate communication skills.

Associate Professor:

  • Participation in national and international academic conferences, seminars and workshops;
  • Proven ability to independently plan and initiate discipline-related research;
  • National and some international recognition in own field of expertise by peers in the discipline;
  • An established network of collaborative researchers;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Appropriate communication skills.

Professor:

  • Participation in national and international academic conferences, seminars and workshops;
  • Proven ability to independently plan and initiate discipline-related research;
  • National and international recognition in own field of expertise by peers in the discipline;
  • Ability to prepare proposals and submissions to external bodies for funding and accreditation purposes;
  • An established national and international network of collaborative researchers;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Appropriate communication skills.

The annual remuneration package will be commensurate with the incumbent’s level of appointment, as determined by UP policy guidelines. UP subscribes to the BESTMED medical aid scheme and contributes 50% of the applicable monthly premium.

Applicants are requested to apply online, quoting the applicable reference number.

In applying for this post, please attach:

  • A comprehensive CV;
  • Certified copies of qualifications;
  • Names, e-mail addresses and telephone details of three referees whom we have permission to contact;
  • Names and contact details of peer reviewers (academic and research);
  • Self-evaluation.

CLOSING DATE: 31 August 2015

No application will be considered after the closing date, or if it does not comply with at least the minimum requirements.

ENQUIRIES: Prof CJ Boezaart, Tel: (012) 420 2354

Should you not hear from the University of Pretoria by 31 October 2015, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful.

The University of Pretoria is committed to equality, employment equity and diversity.

In accordance with the Employment Equity Plan of the University and its Employment Equity goals and targets, preference may be given, but is not limited to candidates from under-represented designated groups.

All candidates who comply with the requirements for appointment are invited to apply.

The University of Pretoria reserves the right not to make an appointment to the posts as advertised.

- Author Department Private Law
Published by Elzet Hurter

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