Position Summary

Campus: Soweto 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 Description:
The Department of Education Leadership and Management is one of five departments in the Faculty of Education at UJ. The Department endeavours to fulfil the vision, mission and strategic objectives of UJ with a focus on preparing students to be leading practitioners by dynamically shaping education leadership and management. The staff are committed to providing innovative and quality teaching and learning, and promoting contextually relevant leadership and management research, thinking and practice.
The department invites applications for the academic post of Senior Lecturer in education leadership and management. We seek an individual with excellent academic credentials in teaching and research, and who possesses attributes of adaptability and versatility in respect of the various programmes/courses, which the department offers.  
  • Involvement in curriculum development and teaching in the department’s online programmes i.e Honours, Masters, and Advanced Diploma in School Leadership and Management.
  • Involvement in teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in contact, blended and online modes of delivery.
  • Research supervision of Honours, Master’s and Doctoral postgraduate students in the field of education management and leadership.
  • Lead research projects. 
  • Procure funding for research.
  • Involvement in core activities of the department such as academic administration, research, short-course development and marketing.
  • Involvement in community engagement and continuous professional development of leadership at school, district and senior management levels.

Minimum requirements

Minimum Requirements for Senior Lecturer:
  • Applicable PhD/DEd/DPhil degree
  • At least 3 years teaching experience at the tertiary level
  • Experience in blended/fully online teaching
  • Sustained accredited research output (in local and international journals and books/ book chapters)
  • Experience in postgraduate supervision at Masters level
Competencies and Behavioural Attributes:
  • Excellent written and verbal English communications skills
  • Good planning and organisational skills
  • Good interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to collaborate with colleagues
  • An outstanding classroom practitioner with the ability to use a range of technology-enhanced tools
  • Well-developed scholarship of teaching and learning
  • Adept at teaching and development of materials for online education
  • Quantitative research methodology skills
  • Experience in leading research and/or leadership development projects
  • Experience in securing research funding
  • Collaboration with leading scholars in the field of education leadership and management
  • Experience in the development and delivery of on-line programmes will be a strong recommendation
  • Teaching/leadership experience at school/district level
Enquiries regarding the job content: Dr Suraiya Naicker on Tel: (011) 559-2602
Enquiries regarding remuneration and benefits: Mrs Glaudina Croukamp (HCM Business Partner) on Tel: (011) 559-3467


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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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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