Junior Lecturer / Lecturer, Department Quantity Surveying and Construction Management

South Africa
Nov 29, 2016
Dec 09, 2016
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Faculty Natural and Agricultural Sciences

Department Quantity Surveying and Construction Management

Junior Lecturer / Lecturer

Job ID: 1821

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Teach and research responsibilities in construction and project management areas (Quantity Surveying areas recommended).
  • Compile and manage programme accreditation documentation in consultation with the departmental head for professional accreditation bodies.
  • Assist with undergraduate and postgraduate students’ research supervision depending on level of appointment.
  • Serve on university, national and international bodies / councils / committees.
  • Develop, improve and market the Department’s programmes.
  • Perform administrative tasks.
  • Provide study guidance to students (undergraduate and postgraduate), depending on level of appointment.
  • Maintain links with other tertiary institutions.
  • Coordinate departmental research, depending on level of appointment.
  • Conduct research, deliver papers and publish articles.

  • Inherent requirements:

    Junior Lecturer:

  • An honours degree in Construction Management OR Building Science OR Quantity Surveying or Engineering.
  • A good academic record.

  • Lecturer:

  • Master’s degree in the Built Environment field preceded by an honours or equivalent degree in Construction Management or Building Science or Quantity Surveying.
  • Proven experience in the delivery of poster or oral presentations at conference or equivalent activities.
  • Provide evidence of manuscripts produced that have the potential to be converted or submitted for publication, ideally in an accredited journal.
  • A good academic record.

  • Required competencies:

  • Good understanding of the theory and application of quantity surveying and / or construction management OR Construction Science (and general construction industry).
  • Ability to facilitate learning at tertiary level including assessments.
  • Ability to conduct and supervise research.
  • Good work ethics and ability to work well with members of the department and students.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Good presentation, oral and written skills.
  • Ability to develop and improve learning material.
  • Ability to participate in administrative duties, as well as departmental third-stream income initiatives and community engagements.

  • Recommendations:

    Junior Lecturer:

  • Willingness to enroll for a master’s degree at the first available opportunity, if not yet attained by the time of the appointment

  • Lecturer:

  • Willingness to enroll for a doctoral degree at the first available opportunity, if not yet attained by the time of the appointment
  • Proven research record of relevant publications in national accredited journals
  • Registration with relevant professional bodies (e.g. SACPCMP, SACQSP, or ECSA) or ability to demonstrate registration can be achieved in reasonable time.
  • Knowledge of any of the will be an advantage:land surveying, structures, sanitation and plumbing, mechanical or electrical.

  • Assumption of duties: 1 January 2017 (or as soon as possible thereafter)

    Closing date: 9 December 2016

    Salary: The salary scale is available on request. For any further enquiries, please feel free to contact 051 401 9161 / 3592 / 3864.

    Fringe benefits:

    (Subject to specific conditions): pension scheme, medical aid scheme, group life insurance, housing allowance, leave and sick leave, service bonus and study benefits


    The University reserves the right not to fill the post. The University subscribes to and applies the principles prescribed by the Employment Equity Act. Preference will be given to candidates from the designated groups, in accordance with the principles of the aforementioned act and the employee profile of the specific department / division.

    Applications may only be submitted online. All applications must be accompanied by the following:

  • A detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter.
  • Copies of all academic records.
  • Copies of qualifications (please provide the SAQA accreditation in the case of foreign qualifications).
  • A copy of your identity document (ID).

  • Applications that are incomplete, or sent by fax or e-mail, will not be considered. Should you not be contacted within six weeks of the closing date for applications, you may assume that your application was unsuccessful.

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