UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA

Associate Professor/Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering

Location
Pretoria, South Africa
Posted
Monday, 20 September 2021
End of advertisement period
Tuesday, 28 September 2021
Ref
24298
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

FACULTY OF ENGINEERING, BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR / PROFESSOR (1 post)

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 University of Pretoria wishes to appoint an academic staff member to enhance the current research and teaching capacity in the Department of Chemical Engineering and to position the Department as international leader. Expertise and experience are sought in chemical engineering or closely related discipline, in particular in the field of Process design, -modelling, -control and -optimisation. The position will be closely associated with multidisciplinary research related to application of concept of process design, -modelling, -control and -optimisation in sustainable environment and water utilisation processes, sustainable and efficient energy processes, engineering, and advanced and applied materials.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

It will be expected of the successful candidate to:

  • Teach undergraduate and postgraduate modules in the Department;
  • Supervise final year undergraduate project students and postgraduate Honours, Masters and PhD students;
  • Lead a research unit focusing on the application of concept of process design, -modelling, -control and -optimisation in sustainable environment and water utilisation processes, sustainable and efficient energy processes, engineering, and advanced and applied materials and publish in leading accredited journals in the field;
  • Raise and manage additional funding from national and international funding agencies and industry to support his/her research activities and that of the group/unit he/she associates within the Department;
  • Expand existing research programmes or initiate new research programmes;
  • Perform assigned departmental duties (e.g. of an administrative nature).

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Associate Professor

  • A BEng/BSc (Eng.)-degree from a university of which the undergraduate programme is registrable with ECSA;
  • A Masters’ degree in Engineering that follows on the previous qualification;
  • A PhD degree in Chemical Engineering or related discipline that follows on the previous qualification;
  • Expertise and research experience in the application of concept of process design, -modelling, -control and -optimisation in environmental engineering, sustainable energy processes and advanced and applied materials;
  • At least six years’ experience at a tertiary academic institution or industry related experience
  • A record of previous undergraduate and postgraduate teaching experience, including supervision of Masters and/or Doctoral students;
  • A well-established and nationally-recognised research record supported by publications in high quality peer reviewed journals;

Professor

  • Same as for Associate Professor, plus;
  • At least eight years’ experience at a tertiary academic institution or industry related experience;
  • A record of previous undergraduate and/or postgraduate teaching experience, including graduation of Doctoral students;
  • A well-established and internationally-recognised research record supported by publications in high quality peer reviewed journals.

ADDED ADVANTAGES AND PREFERENCES:

  • Evidence of teaching excellence;
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have teaching and research expertise that complement the Department’s needs;
  • Related industry work or consulting experience;
  • Candidates registered or registerable as Professional Engineer with ECSA;
  • NRF rating or have applied for one.

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 at www.up.ac.za, and follow the link: Careers@UP.

In applying for this post, please attach:

  • A cover letter summarizing relevant experience and areas of teaching and research expertise/interests;
  • A comprehensive CV;
  • Certified copies of qualifications;
  • A brief teaching portfolio;
  • 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: 28 September 2021

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

ENQUIRIES: Ms N Parker, nochundre.parker@up.ac.za for application-related enquiries, and Prof MO Daramola, michael.daramola@up.ac.za, for enquiries relating to the post content.

Should you not hear from the University of Pretoria by 31 December 2021, 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 to not fill the advertised positions.