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

The Department of Information & Knowledge Management (IKM) has a reputation for excellence in teaching and learning and has an established record in terms of accredited research output in national as well as international peer reviewed journals and conference proceedings.
We are a team of young, self-driven, inspired professionals who take pride in our work, and who strive to keep pushing the boundaries. Knowledge grows exponentially. The Department is actively recruiting for a Associate Professor/Professor to join its team of seasoned academics. Imagine what we can do with you as a Thought Leader in our Department.
In addition to lecturing at under- and postgraduate level, the appointee will be expected to conduct and supervise research, take part in community engagement efforts, and be involved in other Departmental/School/College activities on multiple campuses.
If you join our Department, your responsibilities will include:
  • Teaching undergraduate and post-graduate students, and learners from our client organisations.
  • Supervising post-graduate students’ research.
  • External examination/assessment of Master’s and Doctoral studies.
  • Conducting your own research within an Information and Knowledge Management research focus area. Furthermore, generate and publish research findings in peer reviewed conference proceedings, accredited peer-reviewed journals as well as in books and book chapters.
  • Fulfil administrative duties as required by the Head of Department.
  • Networking with industry and research institutions.
  • Making a meaningful difference through community service.
  • Participate in Departmental/School/College committee work.

Minimum requirements

To be qualified to apply, you need to have:
  • A Doctoral degree in Information- and/or Knowledge Management specializing in Knowledge Management and/or Competitive Intelligence.
  • A well-developed teaching skillset in Information and Knowledge Management.
  • An established and sustained number of published articles in national and international accredited, peer-reviewed journals and conference papers in peer-reviewed proceedings.
  • Supervised post-graduate (Master’s and Doctoral) student research to completion.
  • The minimum required completed supervisions to date:
    • *Professor: 10 Master’s and 6 Doctoral students.
    • *Associate Professor: 8 Master’s and 2 Doctoral students.
  • Experience in external examination/assessment of Master’s and Doctoral studies. The minimum required completed examination to date:
    • *Professor: 10 Master’s and 4 Doctoral.
    • *Associate Professor: 8 Master’s and 1 Doctoral.
  • Taught at a reputable higher education institution, locally or abroad.
  • Active academic citizenship in IKM (e.g. SCIP, KMSA).
  • Proven record of accomplishment of industry experience.
  • Excellent teaching skills and knowledgeable in the Knowledge Management with an emphasis on Knowledge Management and Competitive Intelligence.
  • Evidence of teaching and learning excellence at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • A proven research track record in reputable journals and conference proceedings.
  • Your minimum h-Index should be:
    • *Professor: 10
    • *Associate Professor: 8
  • Your minimum citations should be:
    • *Professor > 500
    • *Associate Professor > 300
  • Your minimum number of published Peer Reviewed accredited Articles:
    • *Professor: 35
    • *Associate Professor: 20
  • Your minimum number of published Peer Reviewed accredited Conference Papers:
    • *Professor: 35
    • *Associate Professor: 20
  • Your minimum NRF Rating:
    • *Professor: C2
  • For appointment as Professor: recognition as an established discipline-based leader/expert.
Please note that UJ’s promotion criteria will be applied when shortlisting candidates for this position.
Competencies and behavioral attributes:
  • An excellent ability to speak and write in English.
  • Excellence in teaching and curricular design.
  • Computer literate (MS Office, Blackboard, etc.).
  • Well-developed quantitative/qualitative research methodology skills.
  • Good organizational, interpersonal and communication skills, and a proven record of academic administration.
  • Strong interpersonal relationships.
  • Analytical thinking.
  • Substantial track record of supervising post-graduate student research.
  • Substantial track record of publishing research findings.
  • Well-developed teaching and learning ability (portfolio).
  • NRF rating (or rating based on equivalent peer review mechanism) as an established researcher (C1 or C2 or higher) is strongly recommended.
  • Knowledge of the online learning environment.
  • Experience in managing research projects.
  • Proven track record of generating revenue.
  • A good/successful research fundraising track record.
  • Evidence of sourcing external research funding.
  • Evidence of national/international reputation as an established and distinguished researcher/creative practitioner, including an appropriately high number of peer citations.
  • Demonstration of high-level and constant engagement in pedagogical activities within and beyond the classroom, in respect of teaching materials, assessment practices, integrated learning skills and learning.
  • Evidence of discipline-related external assessment and recognition as a leading expert in discipline-related pedagogy.
Enquiries regarding the job content: Dr Sithembiso Khumalo (Head of Department) on Tel: (011) 559-2186
Enquiries regarding remuneration & benefits: Ms. Nompumelelo 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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