UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA

Professor/Associate Professor and Head, Department of Mercantile Law

Location
Pretoria, South Africa
Posted
01 May 2020
End of advertisement period
31 May 2020
Ref
23826
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

FACULTY OF LAW

DEPARTMENT OF MERCANTILE LAW

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.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The successful applicant will be responsible for:

  • Teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level in Corporate Law and related sub-fields of Corporate Law;
  • Teaching in a variety of other modules offered by the Department of Mercantile Law at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in order to meet the needs of the Department;
  • Conducting academic and scholarly research;
  • Developing new knowledge, innovation and understanding within the field, enabled by an in-depth understanding of specialisation;
  • Handling the strategic, academic and operational management of the Department;
  • Promoting, planning, organising and managing academic and research programmes, as well as the Department’s research profile;
  • Recruiting and managing staff;
  • Managing all financial activities, including externally funded projects as well as conducting external funding initiatives;
  • Playing an active role as academic leader in the discipline at a national and international level;
  • Marketing and growing the Department on all levels;
  • and Aligning the Department with the strategic plans, goals and policies of the Faculty and the University.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Associate Professor:

  • A relevant doctoral degree in Mercantile Law with a specific linkage to Corporate Law;
  • At least eight years’ teaching experience, including curriculum development at a tertiary educational institution;
  • At least sixteen substantial publications in peer-reviewed journals or scholarly books of which six should have been published in the past three years;
  • Evidence of successful postgraduate supervision (masters or doctoral students) and academic citizenship as envisaged by the relevant promotion and appointment guidelines;
  • Proven managerial experience at a tertiary institution;
  • and A suitable NRF rating and/or identified by peers as an independent established researcher at at least national level (if the incumbent does not have an NRF rating the incumbent must actively pursue such a rating before the end of the first term).

Professor:

  • A relevant doctoral degree in Mercantile Law with a specific linkage to Corporate Law;
  • At least 10 years’ teaching experience, including curriculum development at a tertiary educational institution;
  • At least thirty substantial publications in peer-reviewed journals or scholarly books of which eight should have been published in the past three years;
  • Evidence of successful postgraduate supervision (masters and doctoral students); and academic citizenship as envisaged by the relevant promotion and appointment guidelines;
  • Proven managerial experience at a tertiary institution;
  • and A suitable NRF rating and/or identified by peers as an independent established researcher with some international recognition (if the incumbent does not have an NRF rating the incumbent must actively pursue such a rating before the end of the first term).

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES (SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND BEHAVIOURAL ATTRIBUTES):

Associate Professor:

  • Experience in high-level liaison with internal and external stakeholders and professional boards;
  • 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; and Strong leadership and communication skills.

Professor:

  • Experience in high-level liaison with internal and external stakeholders and professional boards;
  • 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; and Strong leadership and 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 and UMVUZO medical aid schemes 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 comprehensive CV (in the UP template);
  • Certified copies of qualifications;
  • Names, e-mail addresses and telephone details of three contactable referees (whom have given permission) of which at least one must be international, including referees who can attest to the candidate’s academic and/or leadership qualities;
  • Names and contact details of peer reviewers (academic and research);
  • Self-evaluation;
  • Teaching portfolio;
  • The candidate’s vision for the Department.

Candidates are expected to make a 10-minute verbal (no technology) presentation to the Faculty Recruitment and Selection Committee on his/her vision for the Department.

By applying, candidates agree to the appointment process as set out in the relevant UP policy document. This process can be accessed at http://www.up.ac.za/services/personnel/policies/w113E.doc.

Although candidates will be appointed permanently as Professor or Associate Professor, the headship is a fixed-term appointment of four years. Preference will be given to the incumbent for re-appointment for a second term if they are available for appointment and found to be re-appointable.

CLOSING DATE: 13 April 2020

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

ENQUIRIES:  contact person, Tel: (012) 4205844 Ms J Schoeman for application-related enquiries, and Prof E Schoeman, Tel: (012) 4202412 for enquiries relating to the post content.

Should you not hear from the University of Pretoria by 31 July 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.

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