Senior Lecturer, Department of Mercantile Law

Pretoria, South Africa
16 Jul 2020
End of advertisement period
31 Jul 2020
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
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 applicant will be expected to:

  • Specialising in Corporate Law with a specific focus on:
    • Insolvency Law (including corporate insolvency and business rescue) or
    • Information and Communications and Technology (IT) Law;
  • Teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level in Corporate Law and related sub-fields in the Department of Mercantile Law;
  • Teaching in a variety of 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;
  • Having an in-depth understanding of specialisation to enable development of new knowledge, innovation and understanding within the field;
  • Supervising Master of Laws and doctoral students;
  • Mentoring students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels;
  • Performing academic administration and management;
  • Performing other duties as delegated by the Head of the Department.


  • A relevant doctoral degree specialising in Corporate Law with a linkage to:
    • Insolvency Law (including corporate insolvency and business rescue) or
    • IT Law (or proven exposure to Insolvency Law or IT Law);
  • At least five years’ teaching experience, including curriculum development, at a tertiary educational institution;
  • At least eight accredited quality publications, of which three should have been published in the past three years;
  • Conference papers delivered and evidence of successful postgraduate supervision will be a strong recommendation.


  • 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;
  • National and some international recognition in own field of expertise by peers in the discipline.

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 completed in the UP template;
  • 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);
  • Teaching self-evaluation (portfolio);
  • Research self-evaluation (portfolio) (if applicable to the relevant position);

It will be expected of the shortlisted candidates to prepare a 10-minute verbal (no technology) presentation based on a topical issue in the indicated field of specialisation.

By applying, candidates agree to the appointment process as set out in the relevant UP policy document. This process can be accessed at

CLOSING DATE: 31 July 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 K Manana mailto: for application-related enquiries, and Prof E Schoeman, mailto: for enquiries relating to the post content.

Should you not hear from the University of Pretoria by 31 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 not to make an appointment to the posts as advertised.