Lecturer / Senior Lecturer - Department of Construction Economics

University of Pretoria
South Africa
Mar 18, 2021
Jun 16, 2021
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
In pursuit of the ideals of excellence and diversity, the University of Pretoria wishes to invite applications for the following vacancy.

The University of Pretoria's commitment to quality makes us one of the top research Universities in the country and gives us a competitive advantage in international science and technology development.

There is currently one vacant post in the Department of Construction Economics and applications are invited for the post of Lecturer/Senior. The Department offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Quantity Surveying, Construction Management and Real Estate. Abovementioned programmes consist of the following main streams: Management, Building Finance, Building Science, Real Estate, Building Services, Quantities and Construction Contract Law.


The incumbents will be responsible for:
  • Undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in those aspects encountered in the Built Environment that are taught in the degree programmes on offer in the Department, i.e. Real Estate;
  • Developing a research programme in an appropriate area of expertise, or expanding existing research programmes;
  • Publishing research articles in the foremost national/international accredited journals;
  • Supervising postgraduate students within the research focus areas;
  • Performing assigned departmental duties (e.g. of an administrative nature);
  • Participating in the Department's community service programmes.


  • A B-degree from a university in one of the relevant undergraduate programmes that is recognised by the Property Valuers Profession in South Africa;
  • Candidates for the post of Lecturer should be in the possession of a completed master's degree or an equivalent degree of an equally advanced level;
  • The academic record of the candidate must be excellent and must reflect the candidate's potential to become established as a teacher and researcher of good standing;
  • Three years' teaching or industry related experience;
  • Professional knowledge and experience in the following area:
    • Real Estate (Valuation).

Senior Lecturer:
  • Same as for Lecturer, and;
  • A PhD degree that follows on the previous qualification;
  • Five years' teaching or industry related experience;
  • A record of previous postgraduate teaching experience and supervision of doctoral and master's students;
  • A well-established researcher supported by publication in peer reviewed journals;
  • Proven experience as author/co-author of ISI journal publications published or accepted;
  • An appropriate recommendation for a rating from his/her university;
  • Research field must be aligned to one of the research focus areas of the Department Construction Economics and or EBIT Faculty.

  • Show the ability to teach undergraduate classes;
  • Thorough knowledge of commercial and specialised property valuation;
  • Thorough knowledge of residential property valuation;
  • Thorough knowledge of and experience in MS Office programmes, such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint;
  • Orientation in the use of electronic technologies and aids in the construction or property industry;
  • Effective communication skills;
  • The capability to operate collaboratively in multi-disciplinary activities.

  • Industry work experience or consulting of at least 4 years;
  • Orientation in the use of electronic technologies and aids in the construction or property industry;
  • Experience in built environment professional matters;
  • Candidate must be registered in terms of the Property Valuers Profession Act 2000 (act No 47 of 2000);
    • Registration as a property valuer without any restrictions would be advantageous;
  • Past and current contribution to enhance the profession through committee engagement at his/her respective voluntary association or statutory council;
  • An appropriate NRF research rating or if currently under evaluation.

The annual remuneration package will be commensurate with the incumbent's level of appointment, as determined by UP policy guidelines. UP subscribes to the BESTMED and UMVUZO medical aid schemes and contributes 50% of the applicable monthly premium.

CLOSING DATE: 29 March 2021

No application will be considered after the closing date, or if it does not comply with at least the minimum requirements.

ENQUIRIES: Mrs Nochundre Parker, Tel: (012) 420 6967 / E-mail: ( nochundre.parker@up.ac.za ) for application-related enquiries, and Prof BG Zulch, Tel: (012) 420 4972 / 2581 (E-mail: Benita.zulch@up.ac.za) for enquiries relating to the post content.

Should you not hear from the University of Pretoria by 31 July 2021, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful.

The University of Pretoria is committed to equality, employment equity and diversity.

In accordance with the Employment Equity Plan of the University and its Employment Equity goals and targets, preference may be given, but is not limited to candidates from under-represented designated groups.

All candidates who comply with the requirements for appointment are invited to apply. All candidates agree to undergo verification of personal credentials.

The University of Pretoria reserves the right to not fill the advertised positions.