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nGAP Lecturer / Junior Lecturer in the Department of Civil Engineering (Fire Safety Engineering)

Job Summary
A vacancy exists in a strong teaching and research team in Fire Safety Engineering in an environment with a large number of students. The candidate must follow a career in this field of study.

Stellenbosch University

Faculty of Engineering

Department of Civil Engineering

(Fire Safety Engineering)

nGAP Lecturer / Junior Lecturer

(Ref. ING05/161/0521)

New Generation of Academics' Programme (nGAP) - Phase 7

A vacancy exists in a strong teaching and research team in Fire Safety Engineering in an environment with a large number of students.

The candidate must follow a career in this field of study. The position is part of the nGAP initiative of the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). The position is aimed to appoint a young (less than 40 years), African Black, Coloured, Indian, Asian or female South African citizen. During the first three years of appointment, the incumbent will typically spend four days per week on PhD study and one day per week on academic and/or technical support in the Department. The support work will not necessarily be related to the PhD. The incumbent can choose a supervisor, in consultation with the Department's management, from the professors of this Department.

The incumbent will be appointed in accordance with the regulations of the new Generation of Academics Programme (nGAP) of the DHET, and will be required to complete a PhD. The position comes with substantial support from the DHET.

The appointment is also subject to the conditions as set by the DHET and must be read in conjunction with the nGAP requirements of the DHET - see www.dhet.gov.za/SSAUF

Duties:
  • Teaching and curriculum development in Fire Safety Engineering;
  • Postgraduate study guidance and research in Fire Safety Engineering;
  • Academic and departmental administration.
Job Requirements:

Junior Lecturer:

  • A Master's degree in Civil, Mechanical/Mechatronic, Electrical/Electronic, or Chemical/Process Engineering, preferably with a focus on a topic related to fire safety engineering, in which 70% or more was achieved;
  • A good academic study record in Engineering;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English;
  • The candidate must qualify to register for a PhD in Fire Safety Engineering at the latest in 2022 and graduate within four years.

Lecturer:

  • A Doctorate degree in Engineering with a focus on a field associated with Fire Safety Engineering;
  • A good academic study record in Engineering;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
Recommendation:

Junior Lecturer:

  • Enrolled for a PhD degree;
  • The ability to work effectively in a multilingual environment.

Junior Lecturer / Lecturer:

  • A background in thermodynamics and/or structural design and/or engineering design and/or human behaviour and/or fire modelling and/or safety related to fire safety engineering, and a willingness to teach in these strategic subject fields;
  • Experience in and the ability to deliver presentations to large audiences.

Enquiries regarding job content: Prof. RS Walls on 021 808 9584, or at rwalls@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, or at SUN-E-HR@sun.ac.za

Commencement Date:01-Jan-2022

Closing Date: 08-Jul-2021

The University is committed to employment equity (EE), and appointments will be made in line with the EE plan for the specific environment as well as Stellenbosch University's institutional EE Plan.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment.

Apply online at http://www.sun.ac.za/english/careers

Your application, comprising a comprehensive curriculum vitae (including the names and e-mail  addresses of at least three referees), must reach the University before or on the closing date of the advertised post.

The University reserves the right to investigate qualifications and conduct background checks on all candidates.

The Occupational Health and Safety Act requires people in occupations that entail potential exposure to certain hazards (such as, but not limited to: noise, hazardous chemical substances and hazardous biological agents) to be subjected to medical screening, to determine their fitness to work in the said occupations.

Should no feedback be received from the University within six weeks of the closing date, kindly accept that your application did not succeed.

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