UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering

Location
Pretoria, South Africa
Posted
05 Aug 2020
End of advertisement period
17 Aug 2020
Ref
23908
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

FACULTY OF ENGINEERING, BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL AND AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

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:

It will be expected of the successful candidates to:

  • Teach undergraduate and postgraduate modules in the Department;
  • Supervise final year undergraduate project students and postgraduate Honours, Masters and PhD students;
  • Conduct research as a member of a research group in the Department and publish in leading accredited journals;
  • Raise and manage additional funding from national and international funding agencies and industry to support the activities of the relevant research group;
  • Expand existing research programmes or initiate new research programmes;
  • Perform assigned departmental duties (e.g. of an administrative nature).

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Lecturer:

  • A BEng degree from a university of which the undergraduate programme is recognised by the Washington accord or is recognised by ECSA to be equivalent;
  • A Masters’ degree in Engineering that follows on the previous qualification;
  • Publications in accredited journals or conferences;
  • Industry experience especially within the field.

Senior Lecturer:

  • Same as for Lecturer, plus;
  • A PhD degree in Engineering that follows on the previous qualification;
  • Expertise and research experience in one or more of the specialist areas of the research groups in the Department;
  • A proven research record supported by publications in high quality peer reviewed journals. At least two years tertiary education experience or 2 years related industry experience;
  • A record of previous undergraduate and/or postgraduate teaching experience.

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 the areas of your 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: 17 August 2020

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

ENQUIRIES: Ms Estelle Greyling, estelle.greyling@up.ac.za for application-related enquiries, and Prof JP Meyer, Tel no: 012 420 3104 josua.meyer@up.ac.za, for enquiries relating to the post content.

Should you not hear from the University of Pretoria by 30 November 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.

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