Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor/Professor, Department of Systematic and Historical Theology

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Pretoria, South Africa
Friday, 31 July 2020
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Friday, 14 August 2020
Contract Type
Full Time



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

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.


The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in Systematic and Historical Theology (SHT), with a special focus in one or more of the following: Black Theology of Liberation, Feminist/Womanist Theologies, and Christian  Ethics;
  • Conducting scholarly research in SHT;
  • Supervising master’s and doctoral students;
  • Mentoring students at undergraduate level;
  • Performing academic administration and management;
  • Performing other duties as delegated by the Head of the Department.


The post level will be determined based on the candidate’s professional portfolio. The following standards are an indication of the applicable post level.

Senior Lecturer:

  • A relevant doctoral degree;
  • At least 3 years’ tertiary experience or relating teaching experience;
  • At least 3-5 articles in a variety of accredited journals;
  • Evidence of postgraduate supervision would be an advantage.

Associate Professor:

  • A relevant doctoral degree;
  • At least 5 years’ tertiary experience;
  • At least 6-8 publications in a variety of accredited journals;
  • Evidence of successful research Master’s supervision (at least successfully completed) and if possible evidence of successful Doctoral supervision;
  • Established nationally as a scholar and researcher.


  • A relevant doctoral degree;
  • At least 8 years’ tertiary teaching experience;
  • At least 10-15 publications in a variety of accredited journals of which 5 of the publication should be ISI/IBSS journals;
  • Evidence of successful research Master’s supervision (at least 10 successfully completed) and evidence of at least 2 successful doctoral supervisions;
  • Established nationally and internationally as a scholar and researcher.


  • Membership of at least one scholarly society related to SHT;
  • Proven record of supervision to completion of master’s and doctoral students;
  • Community involvement; NRF rating will serve as a strong advantage for the Associate Professor/Professor levels;
  • Experience of curriculum development and record of curriculum innovation.

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 and UMVUZO medical aid schemes and contributes 50% of the applicable monthly premium.

Applicants are requested to apply online at, and follow the link: Careers@UP.

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;
  • Teaching portfolio.

CLOSING DATE: 14 August 2020

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

ENQUIRIES: Jeanette Schoeman, Email: for application-related enquiries, and Prof J Pillay, Email: for enquiries relating to the post content.

Should you not hear from the University of Pretoria by 30 October 2020 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. All candidates agree to undergo verification of personal credentials.

The University of Pretoria reserves the right to not fill the advertised positions.