UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA

Professor/Associate Professor, Department of Mercantile Law

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Location
Pretoria, South Africa
Posted
15 May 2020
End of advertisement period
05 Jun 2020
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23846
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Location Law
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Regular/Temporary Regular

UP Posting - Academic

FACULTY OF LAW

DEPARTMENT OF MERCANTILE LAW

PROFESSOR/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR: CORPORATE LAW (ONE 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.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The successful applicant will be expected to:

  • Teach at undergraduate and postgraduate level in Corporate Law and related sub-fields in the Department of Mercantile Law;
  • Teach in a variety of other modules offered by the Department of Mercantile Law at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels;
  • Conduct scholarly research in Corporate Law and related sub-fields;
  • Develop new knowledge and understanding in the field of Corporate Law, enabled by an in-depth understanding of specialisation;
  • Play an active role as academic leader in the area of Corporate Law at a national and international level;

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, including service on academic and institutional bodies within a university context; and
  • A suitable NRF rating and/or identified by peers as an independent established researcher at national level at least (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 or doctoral students) and academic citizenship, including service on academic and organisational bodies within a university context; and
  • A suitable NRF rating and/or identified by peers as an independent established researcher with 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;
  • Ability to prepare proposals and submissions to external bodies for funding and accreditation purposes; and
  • An established network of collaborative researchers;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

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;
  • Proven 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.

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 (who have given permission), including referees who can attest to the candidate’s academic and/or leadership qualities, of which at least one must be international;
  • Names and contact details of peer reviewers (academic and research);
  • Self-evaluation of teaching and research;
  • Teaching portfolio.

Candidates are expected to make a 10-minute verbal (no technology) presentation to the Faculty Recruitment and Selection Committee on an aspect of Corporate Law.

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.

CLOSING DATE: 05 June 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, Ms J Schoeman, Tel: 012 420 5844 for application-related enquiries, and Prof E Schoeman, Tel: +27 83 566 5254 for enquiries relating to the post content.

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

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