UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA

Professor / Associate Professor and Head, Department of Town and Regional Planning

Location
Pretoria, South Africa
Posted
09 May 2022
End of advertisement period
06 Jun 2022
Ref
24538
Academic Discipline
Arts & Humanities, Architecture
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

FACULTY OF ENGINEERING, BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
DEPARTMENT OF TOWN AND REGIONAL PLANNING
PROFESSOR / ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR AND HEAD OF DEPARTMENT (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 candidate will be responsible for:

The strategic, academic, leadership and transformation of the Department; Promoting, planning, organising, accreditation and managing of academic and research programmes and the Department’s research profile; The recruitment and management of world class personnel; All financial activities including externally funded projects; Playing an active role as academic leader of the discipline at a local, national and international level and development of international partnerships; Marketing and growing the Department with the emphasis on student growth; Leading and promoting research intensity within the Department in terms of research outputs, international publications and PhD students.  

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Associate Professor:

An appropriate undergraduate degree in Town and Regional Planning; A PhD related to Planning; Academic status in the relevant discipline; A proven research and publication record; At least 12 years’ City or Town Planning related experience; Registerable or registered with a relevant professional body within this field; National recognition as a researcher; Experience in the successful graduation of Master’s and/or PhD candidates; Experience in undergraduate and/or postgraduate teaching.  

Professor (Same as for Associate Professor, plus):

National and international recognition as a researcher; Experience in the successful graduation of PhD candidates.  

Head of Department must demonstrate:

Experience in the following:

  • High-level liaison with internal and external stakeholders and professional boards;
  • Managing and leadership activities;
  • Marketing of the Department to obtain research and development contracts and external funding;
  • Managing in the built environment;
  • Accreditation processes;
  • National and/or international collaboration;

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.  

ADDED ADVANTAGES AND PREFERENCES:

Managerial experience at a tertiary institution; Strong leadership and communication skills; International recognition; An exceptional research record in one of the department’s research specialisation fields; NRF Rating.  

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:

  • Complete and updated Curriculum Vitae;
  • A brief self-evaluation by the candidate;
  • The candidate’s vision for the Department;
  • A short teaching portfolio;
  • Details of three contactable referees, including referees who can attest to the candidate’s academic and/or leadership qualities.  

Candidates may be expected to make a 10 minute presentation to the Appointments 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.

CLOSING DATE: 6 June 2022

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

ENQUIRIES: Prof Jan Eloff, Tel: (012) 420 5318 / 4636

Should you not hear from the University of Pretoria by 30 September 2022, 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 personal credentials verification.

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