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Teaching Lecturer : Professional Communication Studies

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Reference number: E19270

Professional Communication Studies (PCS) sits in the Faulty of Engineering and the Built Environment. It was created in 2004 to provide bespoke courses to the students in the faculty according to each department's – and degree's – needs. Its purpose is to ensure students acquire competency in written and spoken technical communication. To this end, PCS offers a range of interventions from lectures to tutorials and coaching. The format is either full credit courses which run over a semester (for 8 or 12 credits) or modules which are integrated into an accredited course of the host department. All of the interventions meet requirements of the ECSA Level Outcomes and some are answerable for them. Current PCS engagement with departments and in the years of student study are:

  • Chemical engineering: 1st, 2nd and 3rd year; Civil engineering: 4th year; Electrical Engineering: 2nd and 4th year;
  • Mechanical Engineering: 2 nd and 4th year (Mat Sci Hons);
  • Architecture, Planning and Geomatics: 3rd year (Geomatics) 4th year (Planning).

PCS wishes to appoint a permanent, 20 hours per week teaching-only academic at lecturer level. The candidate will be responsible for teaching, tutoring orals, designing course material, creating new exercises, tests and exams and marking. The candidate will report to the Deputy Dean.

Minimum requirements:

  • Master's degree.
  • 5 years' relevant experience in training or teaching.
  • Demonstrable proficiency in lecturing and English language communication.
  • Demonstrable IT skills including MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and use of referencing tools.


  • Academic experience in higher education institution

The annual cost of employment, including benefits (where applicable), is R341 679.

To apply, please e-mail the below documents in a single pdf file to UCT HR: Ms Abigail Dixon at

Please ensure the title and reference number are indicated in the subject line.
An application which does not comply with the above requirements will be regarded as incomplete and will not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and will be required to complete assessments.

Telephone: 021 650 1673
Reference number: E19270
Closing date: 30 June 2019

UCT is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity and redress in achieving its equity targets. Our Employment Equity Policy is available at this post, we seek particularly to attract black (i.e Africans, Coloureds and Indians) South African candidates.

UCT reserves the right not to appoint.

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