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 Industrial Psychology and People Management, situated in the College of Business and Economics, School of Management is an award-winning Department that has a comprehensive offering at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, both in traditional university qualifications and professional development qualifications. Our comprehensive offering comprises of two major programmes: Industrial Psychology; and Human Resource Management (HRM), a Centre of Work Performance, and a strong Continuous Education division. All our postgraduate programmes have a strong research component. Our aim is to develop outstanding People Professionals, up to the critical leadership task of making their organisations and people future fit as they move into a radically different future.
Job Description:
An Associate professor with behavioural science as an academic underpinning, both at undergrade and postgraduate level. The person must be able to carry out duties to promote and lead undergraduate and postgraduate programmes to be globally recognised as pioneers in the field of Industrial Psychology and Human Resources Management and create a visible, unique, academic footprint, especially in Africa.
We are a team of self-directed, creative, dedicated professionals who keep pushing the frontiers of knowledge. If you have a passion for research and teaching Industrial Psychology and Human Resource Management, this department may be the place for you.
We are particularly interested in applicants with specialist research and teaching interests in quantitative research methods, career psychology, and industrial psychology (in general).
If you join our department, you will:
  • Teach undergraduate and postgraduate students, and learners from our client organisations
  • Lecturing face-to-face and ONLINE in related modules at undergraduate and postgraduate level
  • Supervising postgraduate student research in various areas of Industrial Psychology and Human Resources Management, steering research to enable economic and social upliftment to the greater good of the South African population
  • Conduct and publish your own research within a research focus area of your professional interest
  • Presenting research at national and international conferences
  • Academic leadership in the coordination of the various qualifications in the Department
  • Participating in internal and external service rending and social impact programmes and activities and interventions relating to leadership
  • Serving on internal department, school, college university committees
  • Engaging in activities that will promote global department excellence and stature
  • Forge and maintain external professional networks

Minimum requirements

  • A relevant Doctoral degree in Industrial Psychology (HPCSA registration) / Human Resources Management or its associated specialised fields
  • Professional registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa / South African Board for People Practices
  • Proven record of Teaching experience at undergraduate and post graduate level
  • Proven track record of successful post-graduate supervision of post-graduate students (Master’s and Doctoral) to completion
  • Proven track record of research publications in accredited peer-reviewed scientific journals
  • Proven track record of Academic leadership
Competencies and Behavioural Attributes:
  • Well-developed quantitative and qualitative methodology skills
  • Substantial published articles in accredited, peer-reviewed journals
  • Supervision of post-graduate research projects
  • Teaching in multidisciplinary industrial psychology
  • Good leadership and collaborative skills
  • Sound problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • An excellent ability to speak and write in English
  • Proven record of engagement with the scholarship of teaching, e.g., teaching evaluation or relevant portfolio
  • Innovative teaching techniques incorporating technology
  • NRF Rating would be an added advantage
  • Well-developed quantitative and/or qualitative methodology skills
  • Advanced knowledge in research methodology and statistical software (e.g. SPSS, R, Amos, Structuring Equation Modelling)
  • Representation on and involvement in relevant Professional Societies
  • A growing / established research network
  • Evidence of successful fundraising (e.g. research grants) to support research activities
We pay a competitive package linked to experience, skills, and qualifications. Our department has a highly active professional development academy which creates additional income generation opportunities. Shortlisted applications might undergo psychometric assessments.
Enquiries regarding the job content: Prof Crystal Hoole on Tel (011) 559-4425
Enquiries regarding remuneration & benefits: Mrs Antoinette Kanfer (HCM Business Partner) on Tel: (011) 559-2548


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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