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Professor/Assistant Professor/Associate Professor in Mechanical & Nuclear Engineering

Job Purpose

The responsibilities of faculty members shall be an appropriate combination of:

  • a) Dissemination of knowledge through undergraduate and / or graduate teaching; and
  • b) Research, scholarly or other creative activities; and
  • c) University, community and proferssional services


  • Teach at undergraduate and graduate level in subject areas and on time schedules allocated by the Chair of Department
  • Prepare teaching material including course outline, syllabus and lesson plans. Revise the subject matter on a regular basis as appropriate for that subject
  • Contribute to the development, planning and implementation of a high quality curriculum
  • Provide students with detailed syllabus, methods of instruction and evaluation in their courses
  • Engage in the selection of textbooks and other teaching aids necessary to the instruction of courses
  • Monitor students’ performance in their subject areas and provides remedial classes when necessary
  • Set and mark exams, coursework, assignments, laboratory work, homework, and any other relevant activity
  • Use up-to-date instructional technology and ensure the delivery is clear and consistent
  • Supervise students’ research and practical work and of their theses preparation, as well as participate in evaluation of their theses
  • Participate in professional peer reviews
  • Supervise teaching internships
  • Develop and improve their scholarly competence and effectiveness as teachers within their area of expertise

Research, Scholarly and Creative Activities:

  • Carry out research and produces publications, or other research outputs, in line with personal objectives agreed in the review process
  • Engage in scholarly or creative activities in their area of expertise and makes results available for critical peer review
  • Deliver papers at professional association meetings, seminars and conferences
  • Participate in panels at regional and international meetings of professional organizations
  • Identify and successfully bid for external funding and grants
  • Actively raise the Department and Faculty’s profile, internally and externally
  • Participate in departmental and faculty seminars aimed at sharing research outcomes and building interdisciplinary collaboration within and outside the department
  • Collaborate with colleagues, both within and outside the University, in conducting and managing research and consultancy activities

Academic Service:

  • Contribute to departmental, or University-wide working groups or committees as requested
  • Contribute to student recruitment, retention and placement efforts
  • Foster service by contributing to the community at large in participatory, developmental or advisory capacity
  • Support and participate in student organization activities
  • Adhere to the University's information security and confidentiality policies and procedures, and report breaches or other security risks accordingly
  • Coordinate with other departments to facilitate the accomplishment of tasks and responsibilities, as and when needed
  • Contribute to the academic community through peer review, editorial roles, and professional organizations.
  • Engage in outreach, collaboration, and public engagement activities.
  • Perform any other tasks assigned by the Line Manager


Assistant Professor: Ph.D. + A minimum of 2 years of experience relevant to the position and proven research potential.

Associate Professor: Ph.D. + A minimum of 8 years of experience relevant to the position, out of which at least 5 years should be at the level of Assistant Professor.

Professor: Ph.D. + A minimum of 10 years of experience relevant to the position, out of which at least 5 years should be at the level of Associate Professor 

Closing Date: 30 June 2024

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