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 Description:
The University of Johannesburg invites suitably qualified individuals to apply for the position of Professor (permanent position).
The School of Economics is one of six schools within the College of Business & Economics (CBE). The core activity of the School of Economics is to train economists in various fields of economics (financial engineering, financial economics, industrial policy, development economics, innovation, local economic development, econometrics, competition & regulation economics, environmental economics, and trade economics).
The applicants to this post are expected to support our economics programmes by performing full academic duties that include teaching, postgraduate supervision, and research. The ideal applicant will possess a strong interest and experience in both teaching and conducting research specifically in the areas of Innovation and Development Economics.
The incumbent will be expected to:


  • Be able to lecture and supervise Master’s/PhD students.
  • Provide supervision to postgraduate students.
  • Support the School in the transition to an internationally recognized research entity.
  • Contribute to the global stature of the School.
  • Publish in accredited journals.
  • Mentor junior colleagues.
  • Participate in community involvement.
  • Participate in departmental activities.
  • Be able to conduct and publish high-quality research.

Minimum requirements

For appointment at Professor level:
  • A minimum requirement of a PhD in Economics or related disciplines (e.g. Econometrics, International Relations, Finance, Development Studies) and a strong publication record.
  • Extensive experience in quantitative research, including contemporary econometric techniques.
  • Appropriate teaching and practical experience, with proven research ability.
  • The ability to publish research findings in highly ranked accredited/peer-reviewed journals is the most important requirement for the position.
  • Computer literacy with knowledge of different econometrics packages and the ability to keep pace with the new development in the field of Economics/Econometrics.
  • The candidate must be willing to teach in various areas of economics when required, and also on various campuses within UJ.
Please note that UJ’s promotion criteria will be applied when shortlisting applicants for this post.
Competencies and Behavioural Attributes:
  • Excellent written and verbal English communications skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to collaborate with colleagues.
  • Good planning and organisational skills.
  • Working knowledge of software packages in the fields of econometrics/quantitative techniques.
  • Working knowledge of AI related software for teaching and research.
  • The ability to manage research projects.
  • Research management skills.
  • Overall management skills.
  • Good Lecturing skills and ability.
  • Good supervising skills and ability.
  • Good research skills and ability.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • High intellectual ability.
  • Good planning and administration skills.
  • The ability to monitor and coach student performance and provide critical feedback in an objective and professional manner.
  • Self-driven and a lifelong learner.
  • The ability to inspire and motivate junior colleagues.
  • A strong background in teaching and learning practices, teaching and learning innovations and program management.
  • The ability to publish in highly ranked accredited/ peer reviewed journals.
  • An NRF rating (or equivalent), or the capability of obtaining one within three to five years.
  • A strong background in Quantitative Research.
  • Rated researchers (NRF rating or any international rating) would be given priority.
Enquiries regarding the job content: Prof Hinaunye Eita on Tel: (011) 559-2105
Enquiries regarding remuneration & benefits: Ms Mpume Mqina (HCM Business Partner) on Tel: (011) 559-4037


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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