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Lecturer : Engineering Science

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Office of the Dean
Job ID: 3150

*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);
  • A 1-2 page teaching statement/ philosophy that demonstrates excellence and innovation in teaching and learning;
  • A 1-2 page research statement/ philosophy that demonstrates excellence in research, and details the candidate's research plans.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Provide and facilitate teaching, learning, and assessments.
  • Develop learning material and course content to ensure continuity in relevance and maintenance of quality.
  • Seek ways of improving performance by reflecting on teaching design and delivery, and obtaining as well as analysing feedback.
  • Be involved in the programmes of the department, school and faculty.
  • Develop a research programme as evidenced by publications and presentations.
  • Produce on average one (1) SAPSE/ISI journal article per two (2) year cycle.
  • Keep up with new developments by continuously improving own knowledge and expertise in field of specialisation.
  • Develop links with relevant industries and external bodies.
  • Maintain own professional registration, if applicable.
  • Comply with and implement all relevant university and faculty policies.
  • Serve on department, faculty and university wide bodies as applicable.
  • Perform other administrative duties as designated by the head of the school/ department.

Inherent requirements:

  • B.Eng. or BSc on NQF level 8 in Engineering (agricultural/ civil/ mechanical) plus two (2) years' relevant industry experience.


  • M.Eng or MSc on NQF level 9 in Engineering (agricultural/ civil/ mechanical) or MSc/PhD (NQF level 9/10) in related discipline (Physics, Applied Physics, Applied Mathematics).

Required competencies:

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to function well in the university's parallel medium and richly diverse working environment.
  • At least two year of academic / industrial / research experience.
  • Ability to lecture and transfer information effectively.
  • Business acumen.
  • Result orientated.
  • Strategic thinking.
  • Building coalitions.
  • Leading.


  • Preference will be given to applicants with teaching experience in engineering education.

Assumption of duties: 1 January 2020 or as soon as possible.

Closing date: 17 November 2019.

Salary: The salary scale is available on request.

For enquiries, please feel free to contact 051 401 9810/ 9813/ 9857 or email Recruit@ufs.ac.za

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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