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Professor/Associate Professsor: School of Government

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The University of the Western Cape (UWC) is a vibrant, diverse and dynamic university, rooted in the African continent with an increasing global reach. UWC actively responds in critical and creative ways to the development needs of the country, within an ever-changing and challenging global context.

The Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes that educates the students across multiple disciplines, including Accounting, Economics, Industrial Psychology (Human Resources Management), Information Systems, Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), Institute for Social Development, Political Studies, School of Business & Finance, School of Government (including Public Administration) and the Academic Literacies Programme.

The School of Government in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences at the University of the Western Cape has a growing reputation as a leading teaching and research centre in the areas of Public Administration, Governance and Public Policy. The school offers a wide range of formal academic programmes including undergraduate and a large postgraduate unit, as well as a range of professional programmes and research projects, some of which are tailored to meet clients needs.

The position offers a unique opportunity for an established academic with a high profile in research and publications to build the school as a centre of knowledge production and academic and professional excellence.

The successful candidate for Professor/Associate Professor will be responsible for the following key performance areas:
  • Facilitate learning and teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in Public Administration or related field
  • Conduct research and publish in Public Administration or related field
  • Undertake undergraduate and postgraduate supervision
  • Provide academic leadership
  • Undertake curriculum development and assessment
  • Participate in community engagement and outreach
  • Raising funds for new research initiatives
  • Ensuring a high public profile for the School by collaborating with relevant stakeholders internally, nationally and internationally
Minimum requirements - Professor:
  • PhD or equivalent in Public Administration or related field
  • Demonstrated experience in facilitating learning and teaching
  • A record of quality peer reviewed publications
  • A record of successful postgraduate supervision
  • Evidence of expertise, national standing, and definite international presence in his/her discipline
  • The integration of community engagement with learning and teaching and/or research
  • Experience in generating research grants
Minimum requirements - Associate Professor:
  • PhD or equivalent in Public Administration or related field
  • Demonstrated experience in facilitating learning and teaching in Public Administration or related field
  • A record of quality peer reviewed publications
  • A record of successful postgraduate supervision
  • The integration of community engagement with learning and teaching and/or research
  • Evidence of expertise, national standing, and preferably an international presence in his/her discipline.
Key Competencies:
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Presentation and facilitation skills
  • Student centred approach 
  • Coaching and mentoring skills   
  • Planning and organising skills
  • Computer literacy and e-learning skills
  • Technical professional knowledge and skills in the discipline and in the core strategic areas; namely learning and teaching, research and scholarship; community engagement and professional leadership.

 For further information (but not applications), please contact Prof Alfred G Nhema  at anhema@uwc.ac.za

Closing date: 27 June 2022

In your application, you are encouraged to highlight your strengths and also include anything else that you feel may be pertinent to the selection panel. Please attach your covering letter, a detailed curriculum vitae and highest qualification to your online profile. To be considered for this vacancy, you must click on the Apply for this Job link below or apply directly via UWC Careers at https://uwc.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/JobSearch/viewAll. For any queries, please contact the Human Resources Department at +27 21 959 4063/9763/9708/3551/3756.

EQUITY DISCLAIMER: In line with the University's commitment to diversifying its workforce, preference will be given to suitably qualified applicants in line with Employment Targets of the University. The University reserves the right to not make an appointment, make an appointment at a different level, seek additional candidates and may conduct competency assessments.

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