Lecturer / Senior Lecturer - Department of Sociology

Location
South Africa
Posted
Jan 26, 2018
Closes
Feb 16, 2018
Organization Type
University and College
Hours
Full Time

FACULTY OF HUMANITIES

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY

LECTURER / SENIOR LECTURER (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.

The Sociology Department at the University of Pretoria is part of the Faculty of Humanities. It offers Sociology at undergraduate level (with a specialisation in Industrial Sociology and Labour Studies) as well as, postgraduate programmes at honours, master’s and doctoral levels in (i) Sociology, (ii) Industrial Sociology and Labour Studies, and (iii) Gender Studies. The Department offers a stimulating and rewarding work environment for academics that are innovative in their pedagogy and actively engaged in relevant research.

 

Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be required to:

  • Teach at both undergraduate and postgraduate level;

  • Supervise postgraduate students;

  • Conduct research and produce accredited publication outputs;

  • Perform academic administration and other duties as determined by the Head of Department;

  • Participate in the Department’s strategic initiatives relating to teaching, research and community engagement;

  • Participate in departmental, faculty and University committees or task teams.

 

Minimum Requirements:

Lecturer:

  • A master’s degree in Sociology or Industrial Sociology or a closely related discipline relevant to the teaching of the Department;

  • Appropriate teaching experience in the applicable field of expertise;

  • Accredited research outputs appropriate to the post level.

 

Senior Lecturer:

  • A doctoral degree in Sociology or Industrial Sociology or a closely related discipline relevant to the teaching of the Department;

  • Appropriate teaching experience, including curriculum design and development, in the applicable field of expertise;

  • Proven supervision to completion of master’s and/or doctoral students;

  • Accredited research outputs appropriate to the post level;

  • Proven participation in relevant professional activities.

 

Required Competencies (Skills, Knowledge and Behavioural Attributes):

  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills;

  • Commitment to on-going curriculum transformation;

  • Commitment to engage with new teaching technologies and methodologies;

  • A commitment to the development of South African sociology.

 

Added Advantages and Preferences:

Lecturer:

  • A doctoral degree in Sociology or Industrial Sociology or a closely related discipline relevant to the teaching of the Department, or significant progress towards a doctoral degree;

  • Specialisation in the areas of Industrial, Organisational or Economic Sociology or Gender Studies that will advance the development of the Department’s teaching programme;

  • Proven supervision experience appropriate to the post level;

  • Evidence of experience in academic administration;

  • Experience in curriculum design and development;

  • Proven participation in relevant professional activities.

 

Senior Lecturer:

  • Specialisation in the areas of Industrial, Organisational or Economic Sociology or Gender Studies that will advance the development of the Department’s teaching programme;

  • Successful supervision of postgraduate students at the doctoral level;

  • Evidence of experience in academic administration;

  • Evidence of attracting research and project funding

 

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:

  • A comprehensive CV;

  • Certified copies of qualifications;

  • Names, e-mail addresses and telephone details of three referees whom we have permission to contact;

  • Names and contact details of peer reviewers (academic and research);

  • Self-evaluation.

 

CLOSING DATE: 16 February 2018

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

ENQUIRIES: Prof D Bonnin, Tel: (012) 420 2624, e-mail: debby.bonnin@up.ac.za

Should you not hear from the University of Pretoria by ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­30 April 2018, 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.

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

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