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) for societal impact in the context of the changing social, political, and economic fortunes of Africa”.

Job description

Job Specification:
The University of Johannesburg is actively recruiting for a Lecturer in the Department of Public Law. The Department of Public Law is a dynamic department offering a variety of modules to all law students within the faculty.  The department currently offers modules on Kingsway Campus. Modules offered include Introduction to Legal Studies, Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, International Law, Social Security Law and Labour Law.

The successful candidate must demonstrate accomplished skills in teaching law to first-year law students especially since this will be the core of his or her teaching activities. However, the candidate may be required to teach other modules in the LLB or LLM curricula. From a research perspective, the candidate must specialise in public law related field. Further, the successful candidate will be expected to travel and teach on any of the university’s campuses as required by the department.
  • Responsible to teach, develop, manage and design study material for modules in the Department of Public law, with a specific focus on modules in the first year.
  • Responsible to supervise postgraduate students.
  • Required to be actively involved in research and publications, academic development, faculty and departmental administrative and other activities, and community service.
  • Where not in possession of an LLD degree, required to obtain such a degree within a reasonable time.
  • Committed to self-development and demonstrate such development by excellence in teaching and learning, research, community engagement and academic leadership.
  • May be required to teach on any of the University's campuses.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Head of Department.
  • Administering the tutorship system.

Minimum requirements

  • In possession of an LLM degree (NQF level 9) in a related field.
  • A track record of teaching law subjects to law students and research with a public law focus;
  • Accredited research output; and
  • Expertise in relevant approaches and methods in teaching including in an online environment.
  • Knowledge of university, faculty policies, rules, and regulations.
  • A record of successful postgraduate supervision; and
  • Peer-reviewed publications in accredited journals
  • It may be expected from shortlisted candidates to do a presentation to the faculty and its stakeholders on a topic as  determined by the faculty.
Competencies and Behavioural Attributes:
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong leadership, organisational, interpersonal skills.
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work with faculty, staff, students, and community members as well as organisational leaders.
  • Collegial and emotionally intelligent.
  • Innovative, proactive, and creative.
  • Ability to work in a pressurised environment.
  • Accomplished writing and presentation skills.
  • High level of integrity and ethical foundation.
  • Enthusiasm and passion for Teaching, Research and Community Engagement.
  • Experience in teaching and learning and assessment in an online environment.

Enquiries regarding the job content: Prof Elmarie Fourie on Tel: (011) 559-3871
Enquiries regarding remuneration and benefits: Mr. Innocent Masoka (HCM Business Partner) on Tel: (011) 559-1531


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.

Enquiries (UJ e-recruitment Portal)

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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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