Position Summary

Campus: Auckland Park Kingsway Campus
Remuneration: Market Related
EE position: Open to all
Level: Skilled


The University of Johannesburg (UJ) is a vibrant and cosmopolitan university, anchored in Africa and driven by a powerful strategy focused on attaining global excellence and stature (GES). With an emphasis on independent thinking, sustainable development and strategic partnerships, UJ is an international university of choice. The University is guided by the Vice-Chancellor’s vision of “Positioning UJ in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) in the context of the changing social, political and economic fortunes of Africa”.

Job description

The Council of the University of Johannesburg has declared the University as a mandatory vaccination site as per the applicable policy ((https://www.uj.ac.za/covid-19/). All applications and offers of employment is dependent upon compliance with the said policy.

The Dean’s Office of the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment seeks an appropriately qualified and experienced engineering education specialist at the Associate Professor level.
The engineering education specialist undertakes a wide variety of duties covering all aspects of teaching and learning within the faculty, including but not limited to:

  • Assisting and training departments and colleagues on teaching and learning practices, accreditation requirements, module and programme design, and more.
  • Designing and implementing processes and standards to maintain and ensure quality of teaching and learning in FEBE programmes.
  • Developing and coordinating academic support activities such as First Year Seminars, priority module support programmes, and more.
  • Conducting quantitative and/or qualitative studies of student performance, curriculum analysis, and effectiveness of interventions.
  • Designing and supporting innovative teaching practices in the Faculty.
  • Consulting with and advising Faculty and University management on engineering education matters.
Additionally, the Engineering Education Specialist is expected to participate in the usual duties and activities of an academic in the Faculty, including a research agenda producing accredited outputs and teaching of undergraduate and/or postgraduate modules.

Minimum requirements

  • Relevant Doctoral degree in engineering or engineering education, or closely related field
  • Track record of engineering education research and development (or scholarship of teaching and learning in engineering)
  • Experience with engineering or built environment accreditation processes and requirements
Recommended Competencies and Behavioural Attributes:

  • Experience designing and implementing innovative teaching and/or curricula for an accredited engineering programme
  • Ability to conduct research utilizing advanced computing and statistical techniques and tools
  • Recognized innovation in teaching and learning for engineering programmes
  • International profile in engineering education research (or SOTL in engineering)
  • Supervision experience in engineering education or engineering
  • Professional registration with ECSA and/or a relevant built environment statutory body
  • Demonstrated interest in academic leadership and collaborative innovation in teaching and learning
  • Good communication skills (written and verbal) with high level of proficiency in English
  • Good planning and organisational skills
  • Ability to work as a member of the department and faculty
  • Ability to be a flexible team player with good team-oriented skills
  • Enthusiasm and passion for teaching, research and community engagement
  • Teaching in multidisciplinary fields
  • Sound problem-solving and decision-making skills
ENQUIRIES REGARDING THE JOB CONTENT: - Prof. Didier Nyembwe Vice Dean (Teaching & Learning) at (011) 559 6181
ENQUIRIES REGARDING HR MATTERS: - Ms Nombulelo Ntsimane HRBP at (011) 559 3010


Your application, comprising of a detailed Curriculum Vitae as well as the names and full contact details (including telephone numbers and e-mail addresses) of at least three traceable and credible referees must be uploaded before or on the closing date of the advertised post. Please also attach the following: a copy of your highest academic qualification, proof of registration with professional bodies you might belong to and if applying for an academic position, a list of accredited research output and/ or a portfolio of your creative output.

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Candidates may be subjected to appropriate psychometric testing and other selection instruments.

In conjunction to merit on the basis of qualifications, experience and proven achievements the University of Johannesburg is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for persons with disabilities and those individuals from the historically disadvantaged groups. As necessitated by operational requirements the University reserves the right not to make an appointment to positions advertised. If you have not received a response from the University within 8 weeks of the closing date, you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful.


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