Lecturer, College of Business & Economics: Department Transport & Supply Chain Management

Johannesburg, South Africa
Market Related
27 Jun 2022
End of advertisement period
08 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Full Time


The University of Johannesburg (UJ) is a vibrant and cosmopolitan university, anchored in Africa and driven by a powerful strategy focused on attaining global excellence and stature (GES). With an emphasis on independent thinking, sustainable development and strategic partnerships, UJ is an international university of choice. The University is guided by the Vice-Chancellor’s vision of “Positioning UJ in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) in the context of the changing social, political and economic fortunes of Africa”.

Job description

The Council of the University of Johannesburg has declared the University as a mandatory vaccination site as per the applicable policy (( All applications and offers of employment is dependent upon compliance with the said policy.

The Department of Transport and Supply Chain Management at UJ has substantial experience in the transport sector in South Africa and is widely recognised for its education, training and research in the fields of transport economics, logistics and supply chain management. The Department has huge depth and breadth of experience, competence and geographic reach with the proficiency and specialization in training and research. The department is seeking a candidate for a Lecturer position.

Job Description:

Successful candidates should hold a Masters and have experience in Transport Economics/ Logistics Management/ Supply Chain Management. They should be able to contribute to an interdisciplinary research environment to develop new research focus areas. Candidates should have a strong interest in teaching and in performing high quality research, influencing both practitioners and academics. Candidates should be able to teach at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Upon joining our Department, you will:

  • Be situated at Kingsway Auckland Park or Bunting Road Campuses but can be required to teach on other campuses;
  • Teach according to your allocated modules;
  • Conduct and publish your own research within departmental research interests; and
  • Fulfil leadership and administrative roles in the Department when required.


The incumbent will be expected to:

  • Teach undergraduate and postgraduate modules
  • Supervise postgraduate students’ research, including honours level research projects
  • Conduct and publish own research within a research focus area of professional interest
  • Fulfil leadership roles in the department
  • Make a meaningful difference through community engagement
  • Forge and maintain external professional networks

Minimum requirements

  • A Master’s degree in Transport Economics/ Logistics Management/ Supply Chain Management (or the equivalent thereof. Applied Economics and Applied Statistics may also be considered)
  • A PhD will be an added advantage
  • Evidence of publications in high quality peer-reviewed research journals in the discipline
  • Experience in teaching/training in at least one of the following fields of Transport Economics/ Logistics Management/ Supply Chain Management/ Economics/ Research Methodology/ Business Statistics modules at a reputable higher education institution, locally and/or internationally; ;
  • Publications and/ or industry experience in Transport Economics/ Logistics Management/ Supply Chain Management
  • Well-developed quantitative and/or qualitative research methodology skills
  • Supervised research projects of post-graduate students successfully
  • An excellent ability to speak and write in English

A competitive package linked to experience, skills and qualifications is offered. The department has a highly active continuing education programmes entity which creates additional income generation opportunities. 

Competencies and Behavioural Attributes:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good time management skills.
  • Good planning and organising skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Good listening skills.
  • Good conflict management skills.
  • Self-driven and a lifelong learner.
  • Ability to work with teams


  • Good leadership and team-oriented skills
  • Sound problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Practical experience in the field of transport economics/ logistics management/ supply chain management


Enquiries regarding job content: Prof Noleen Pisa on (011) 559-4288

Enquiries regarding remuneration and benefits: Antoinette Kanfer on (011) 559-2548 (HCM Business Partner) 

Your application, comprising of a detailed Curriculum Vitae as well as the names and full contact details (including telephone numbers and e-mail addresses) of at least three traceable and credible referees must be uploaded before or on the closing date of the advertised post. Please also attach the following: a copy of your highest academic qualification, proof of registration with professional bodies you might belong to and if applying for an academic position, a list of accredited research output and/ or a portfolio of your creative output.

Enquiries (UJ e-recruitment Portal)

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Candidates may be subjected to appropriate psychometric testing and other selection instruments.

In conjunction to merit on the basis of qualifications, experience and proven achievements the University of Johannesburg is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for persons with disabilities and those individuals from the historically disadvantaged groups. As necessitated by operational requirements the University reserves the right not to make an appointment to positions advertised. If you have not received a response from the University within 8 weeks of the closing date, you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful.