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Professor in Management/Entrepreneurship

Job Summary

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, Finance & Management Clusters, School of Government (including Public Administration) and the Academic Literacies Programme.

The Management Cluster, in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, is an innovative provider of professional undergraduate and postgraduate business education. Our large cohort of full- and part-time students in Management reflects our responsiveness to new business challenges and our contribution to economic development and community empowerment. The Management Cluster is rebuilding its teaching and research capacity in various functional areas of Management, Marketing, and Entrepreneurship and is inviting suitably qualified persons to apply for this vacancy.

The successful candidate for Professor in the Management Cluster will be responsible for the following key performance areas:
  • Facilitate learning and teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in Management and/or Entrepreneurship and/or Marketing
  • Conduct research and publish in Management and/or Entrepreneurship and/or Marketing
  • Undertake undergraduate and postgraduate supervision
  • Provide academic and institutional leadership
  • Undertake curriculum development and assessment
  • Participate in community engagement and outreach
  • Ability to work across disciplines and functional boundaries
  • Assist with the development of the cluster's in-house academic journal
  • Engage with external stakeholders to provide training and development programmes in the areas of Management and/ or Entrepreneurship  
Minimum Requirements
  • PhD or equivalent, preferably in the field of Management, Entrepreneurship, or Marketing
  • Demonstrated experience in facilitating learning and teaching, preferably in the field of Management and/ or Entrepreneurship and/or Marketing
  • A record of quality peer reviewed publications, preferably in the field of Management and/or Entrepreneurship and/or Marketing
  • 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.
Key competencies
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Presentation and facilitation skills.
  • Adaptability and the ability to operate in a diverse environment
  • Student focused 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 as well as professional leadership

For further details, contact Prof. Richardson Shambare via email on on +27 21 959 3769.

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 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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