UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA

Associate Professor/Professor, Department of Mercantile Law

Location
Pretoria, South Africa
Posted
09 Sep 2021
End of advertisement period
30 Sep 2021
Ref
24264
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

FACULTY OF LAW
DEPARTMENT OF MERCANTILE LAW
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR/PROFESSOR (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 responsibilities of the incumbent will include:

  • Teaching subjects in the subject specialisations of Corporate Insolvency, Business Rescue and Corporate Law in general at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels;
  • Conducting academic and scholarly research in pursuit of the Faculty’s research objectives;
  • Supervising students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels;
  • Assisting with academic administration and management when required;
  • Providing mentorship to junior academic staff members; and 
  • Performing other duties as may be required by the Head of Department.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Associate Professor

  • A doctorate with specialisation in Corporate Insolvency, Business Rescue or Corporate Law in general;
  • At least eight years’ tertiary teaching experience, which includes curriculum development and transformation as strong recommendations;
  • At least sixteen peer-reviewed or DHET accredited publication units, of which six should have been published in the past four years;
  • Successful postgraduate student supervision, which may be structured as follows: 4 research master’s or 6 coursework master’s mini-dissertations as strong recommendations and, where possible, evidence of completed successful doctoral supervision or co- supervision;
  • Conference papers delivered at national or international conferences;
  • Suitable NRF research rating, or a substantive peer-review report or other proof of academic standing indicating recognition in the field of expertise;
  • Relevant academic administration experience; and
  • Active memberships of relevant local and international subject-related bodies, where applicable.

Professor

  • A doctorate with specialisation in Corporate Insolvency, Business Rescue or Corporate Law in general;
  • At least ten years’ tertiary teaching experience, which includes curriculum development and transformation as strong recommendations;
  • At least 30 peer-reviewed or DHET accredited publication units, of which eight should have been published in the past 5 years;
  • Successful postgraduate student supervision, which may be structured as follows: 6 research masters or 10 coursework master’s mini-dissertations, or at least two completed successful doctoral supervisions;
  • Conference papers delivered at international conferences;
  • Suitable NRF research rating or a substantive peer-review report or other proof of academic standing indicating international recognition in the field of expertise;
  • Relevant academic administration experience; and
  • Active memberships of relevant local and international subject-related bodies, where applicable.

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES (SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND BEHAVIOURAL ATTRIBUTES):

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a dynamic team;
  • Appropriate communication skills;
  • An in-depth understanding of specialisation to enable development of new knowledge, innovation and understanding within the field.

ADDED ADVANTAGES AND PREFERENCES

Associate Professor

  • Evidence of community engagement being embedded in the candidate's research and/or teaching will be a recommendation

Professor

  • Evidence of community engagement being embedded in the candidate's research and/or teaching will be a recommendation.
  • A published monograph will be a strong recommendation.

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 (follow the link: Careers@UP), quoting the applicable reference number.

In applying for this post, please attach:

  • A comprehensive CV;
  • 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);
  • Self-evaluation of teaching and research.

CLOSING DATE: 30 September 2021

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

ENQUIRIES: contact person, Jeanette Schoeman, email: jeanette.schoeman@up.ac.za for application-related enquiries, and contact person, Prof PS Munyai, email phumudzo.munyai@up.ac.za for enquiries relating to the post content.

Should you not have heard from the University of Pretoria by 30 November 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 will be given to candidates from the under-represented designated groups.

Candidates who comply with the requirements for appointment are invited to apply.

The University of Pretoria reserves the right not to make an appointment to the posts as advertised.