Senior Lecturer - Department of Economics

South Africa
Jul 31, 2018
Aug 24, 2018
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences

Department of Economics

Senior Lecturer


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.



The Department of Economics is looking for a highly qualified person with the potential to establish a reputation in Economics, Econometrics and/or Finance to strengthen its teaching and research profile. Responsibilities will include:

  • Lecturing undergraduate and postgraduate students in Economics;
  • An in-depth understanding of own specialisation to enable the development of new knowledge, innovation and understanding within the field;
  • Preparation and submission of proposals and applications to external bodies, e.g. for funding and accreditation purposes;
  • Active participation in the Department’s community programmes;
  • Involvement in professional activities where applicable;
  • Supervision of Masters and Doctoral students;
  • Conducting and leading advanced research in his/her field of specialisation;
  • Performing administrative duties as delegated by the Head of Department.


Minimum Requirements

  • A doctorate in Economics, Econometrics or Finance (or near completion and appointment subject to completion of PhD);
  • Evidence of teaching experience, at least during the PhD programme;
  • Evidence of experience and ability to teach either Microeconomics, Macroeconomics or Econometrics up to advanced level, along with field related courses or close to field.


Required Competencies (Skills, Knowledge and Behavioural Attributes)

  • The ability to independently plan and initiate discipline-related and multi-disciplinary research programmes;
  • Involvement in professional activities where applicable;
  • Appropriate language and communication skills.


Added Advantages and Preferences

  • Evidence of the potential to develop and implement a sustained research portfolio that can, in future, receive national and international recognition, e.g. publications already in print or manuscripts forthcoming;
  • Evidence of the ability to complete research, supervise research and lead research seminars in their field of expertise.


PLEASE NOTE: The shortlisted candidates will be requested to do a 15 minute presentation to the committee on their recent research or the implications thereof on innovation, teaching and/or research in Economics or Finance.

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.

In applying for this post, please attach:

  • A comprehensive CV;
  • Certified copies of qualifications;
  • Names, e-mail addresses and telephone details of three referees whom we have permission to contact;
  • Names and contact details of peer reviewers (academic and research);
  • Self-evaluation that inter alia must include the elements of teaching and research.


CLOSING DATE: 24 August 2018

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

ENQUIRIES: Prof S Koch Tel: (012) 420 5285

Should you not hear from the University of Pretoria by ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­31 October 2018, 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.