Lecturer (nGAP position)

South Africa
Aug 07, 2017
Aug 18, 2017
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Faculty Natural and Agricultural Sciences

Department Architecture

Lecturer (nGAP position)

Job ID: 2005


Duties and responsibilities:

  • Conduct research to extend the body knowledge in the field of Architectural History and/or theory.
  • Publish research in ISI-accredited scientific journals.
  • Primarily provide formal teaching for postgraduate programmes as well as certain modules in undergraduate programmes in the field of architectural history and architectural theory.This includes but is not limited to:lectures, tutorials, practical work, seminars, preparation and assessment.
  • Act a supervisor for postgraduate students.
  • Ensure active involvement in research.
  • Ensure active involvement in curriculum development in the field of specialization (Theory of Architecture, History of Architecture, Research Methodology in Architecture).
  • Plan, coordinate and supervise academic activities.
  • Engage with collaboration with associated departments at the UFS.
  • Participate in SSAU-Development programme as part of nGAP requirement.
  • Work with an appointment academic mentor as set out in nGAP requirements.
  • Report annually on progress toward obtaining PhD/NRF rating as set out by the UFS and DHET.

    Inherent requirements:

    • M Arch (Professional) or M Arch (Research).
    • Proven experience in the presentation of papers/posters at national scholarly conferences.
    • 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:

  • Analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Proficiency in MS Word and other software (PowerPoint, Excel, CAD, Photoshop).
  • Knowledge of the field of Architectural theory and history.
  • Proven research skills that may be proven by published and/or publishable outputs.
  • Good interpersonal communication skills and the ability to function with ease in the University's parallel­-medium and richly diverse working environment.


  • A recent and consistent track record in research and publication.
  • Interdisciplinary skills in related fields such as Fine Art, Image Studies, Design Studies, History of Philosophy.
  • A Master’s degree in research (by dissertation) in Architecture or a related field – (not a structured Masters) to prove research skills.
  • Registration with the South African Council of the Architectural Profession (SACAP).
  • Willingness to enrol for a doctoral degree in Architecture during first year of employment, if not yet attained by the time of the appointment.
  • Demonstrated potential for obtaining an NRF-rating.
  • Knowledge of research administration within a higher education environment.
  • Proven experience in the supervision of undergraduate or honours students.
  • A proven research record of relevant publications in national and/or international accredited journals.

    Assumption of duties:
    1 October 2017


    Closing date:
    18 August 2017


    The salary scale is available on request. For any further enquiries, please feel free to contact 051 401 9161 / 2808 / 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.

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