Associate Professor / Senior Lecturer / Lecturer - Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering

Location
South Africa
Posted
Oct 15, 2018
Closes
Nov 05, 2018
Organization Type
University and College
Hours
Full Time

Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering

Associate Professor / Senior Lecturer / Lecturer

(Ref. ING03/300/1018)

The Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering is well established in the fields of structural mechanics (design, analysis, testing and optimisation), noise and vibration, mechanical design, mechatronics including automation, biomedical applications and reverse engineering), energy systems, heat transfer and thermo-fluid dynamics (including renewable energy).

This appointment is specifically aimed at strengthening the Department's expertise in the field of energy systems, heat transfer and thermo-fluid dynamics, as well as maintaining high educational standards and expanding the research profile.

DUTIES:

  • Teaching and developing undergraduate and postgraduate modules, as well as guiding undergraduate and postgraduate student projects and theses in the areas of energy systems, heat transfer and hermo-fluid dynamics, with the focus on solar thermal renewable energy systems;
  • Conducting research in the above-mentioned areas;
  • Rendering service to the industry through specialist consulting.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

Associate-Professor:

  • A relevant doctoral degree plus at least three years' applicable practical, teaching and/ or research experience;
  • An ECSA accredited BEng or proven academic and/or industry related management skills at senior level;
  • A strong research record, including successful postgraduate supervision and publication record;
  • Sound communication and teaching skills;
  • The abilityto effectively teach in a multi-lingual environment;
  • Good interpersonal skills.

 

Senior Lecturer:

  • A relevant doctoral degree, plus at least three years' applicable practical, teaching and/or research experience;
  • An ECSA accredited BEng or BSc(Eng) degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent;
  • Sound communication and teaching skills;
  • Ability to teach effectively in a multi-lingual environment;
  • Good interpersonal skills.

 

Lecturer:

  • A relevant master's degree, plus at least three years' applicable practical, teaching and/or research experience, or an applicable doctoral degree;
  • An ECSA accredited BEng or BSc(Eng) degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent;
  • Sound communication and teaching skills;
  • Ability to teach effectively in a multi-lingual environment;
  • Good interpersonal skills.

 

RECOMMENDATIONS:

  • More than the minimum practical, teaching and/or research experience in an area relevant to the position being applied for;
  • Evaluation by the NRF as a researcher;
  • Relevant experience with experimental work;
  • A strong research track record that fits in with the Department's strategic focus areas;
  • Registration as PrEng;
  • Proficiency in Afrikaans.

 

The University will consider all applications in terms of its Employment Equity Plan, which acknowledges the need to diversify the demographic composition of the staff corps, especially with regard to the appointment of suitable candidates from the designated groups. The University reserves the right not to make an appointment. The University reserves the right to investigate qualifications and conduct background checks on all candidates.

Enquiries regarding job content: 

Prof Kristaan Schreve on 021 808 4091, or at kschreve@sun.ac.za

Enquiries regarding remuneration/benefits as well as technical assistance with the electronic application process: Human Resources Client Service Centre on 021 808 2753

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