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Lecturer / Senior Lecturer : Quantity Surveying and Construction Management

Job Summary
2 positions
Department Quantity Surveying and Construction Management
Job ID: 2925

*NB! Applications may only be submitted online. Please ensure that all relevant documentation is attached to your application. INCOMPLETE OR APPLICATIONS SENT VIA EMAIL WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Please note: Compile/Convert all the below documents as one document (PDF or Word), when uploading it on the online applications system.

  • a detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter (please note that the first three (3) referees on your CV will be contacted with regard to reference checking);
  • certified copies (not older than 3 months) of all academic records;
  • certified copies (not older than 3 months) of qualifications (please provide the SAQA accreditation in the case of foreign qualifications);
  • a certified copy (not older than 3 months) of your identity document (ID);
  • Proof of registration with a Professional Body (if applicable);
  • A copy of your driver's license (if applicable).

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Teach in construction, quantity surveying and/or and project management.
  • Complete and manage construction management, quantity surveying, project management and/or property studies’ accreditation documentation in consultation with the department head.
  • Supervise (undergraduate and postgraduate) students' research (depending on level of appointment).
  • Conduct research and deliver papers and publish articles.
  • Maintain links with other tertiary institutions.
  • Co-ordinate department research (dependent on level).
  • Develop, improve and market the construction management, quantity surveying, project management and property studies programmes.
  • Undertake university community engagement initiatives.
  • Participate in administrative tasks.
  • Serve on university, national and international bodies/councils/committees

Inherent requirements:


  • A master’s degree (NQF level 9) in a built environment field preceded by an honours or equivalent degree  on NQF level 8 in construction management or quantity surveying or building science;
  • Proven experience in the delivery of poster or oral presentations at conferences or equivalent activities;
  • Provide evidence of manuscripts produced that have the potential to be converted or submitted for publication in accredited journals;
  • A good academic record.

Senior Lecturer:

  • Ph.D. (NQF level 10) in a built environment field preceded by a Master’s degree on NQF level 9 and an honours or equivalent degree on NQF level 8 in construction management, quantity surveying or building science;
  • Proven experience in the presentation of paper/poster at national scholarly conferences;
  • An NRF rating or demonstrate potential for obtaining an NRF rating;
  • Proven experience in supervision of graduated master’s students;
  • A proven research record of relevant publications in national and international accredited journals;
  • Proven experience of service as an active member of a national or international scholarly society or committee or agency concerned with research at higher education levels.

Required competencies:

  • Good understanding of the theory and application of Construction Management and/or quantity surveying and/or project management (and the construction and property industries industry in general).
  • Ability to facilitate learning at tertiary level.
  • 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 income stream initiatives and community engagements.
  • Business acumen.
  • Result orientated.
  • Strategic thinking.
  • Building coalitions.
  • Leading.


  • Registration with relevant professional bodies or ability to demonstrate that registration can be achieved within reasonable time.
  • Willing to enrol 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;
  • Member of a national or international scholarly society or committee.

Assumption of duties:

For first position: 1 September 2019 or as soon as possible.
Second position: 1 January 2020 or as soon as possible

Closing date: 24 August 2019.

Salary: The salary scale is available on request.

Enquiries: For enquiries, please feel free to contact 051 401 7705/7267 or email

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 that are incomplete will not be considered. The UFS will only consider applications of candidates who meet all the inherent requirements of the position. Communication will be limited to shortlisted candidates only. Should you not be contacted within six weeks of the closing date for applications, you may assume that your application was unsuccessful.

External candidates can click HERE to apply online.
UFS staff members can log onto PeopleSoft, click Self Service, Recruiting, and Careers to apply online.

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