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 Academy of Computer Science and Software Engineering is an Academic Department within the Faculty of Science. The Academy presents Information Technology academic qualifications in the form of short learning programmes, higher certificates, bachelor’s degrees, honours degrees, research-based master’s degrees, and doctoral degrees. 
Within the Academy are two sub-departments namely Computer Science and Informatics as well as the Centre for Cyber Security. The academy publishes research in peer-reviewed accredited journals and conferences.
Description: As an academic within the Academy of Computer Science and Software Engineering you will be required to undertake a variety of teaching and learning, research, and administrative duties to help the Academy, Faculty, and University meet its key performance indicators in pursuit of their respective missions.
  • Overall: To perform academic, research, and associated administration activities in the department
  • Teaching and Learning: As per allocated timetable and required additional time for preparation
  • Research: All activities related research conducted in the department with a specific emphasis on quality publications.
  • Administrative: All related administration to teaching and learning and research, wherever appropriate
  • Personal Development: Continuously develop oneself in the scientific field.

Minimum requirements

  • A Masters Degree in Computer Science or Information Technology with a preference for specialisation in one of the following fields:
    • Cyber Security.
    • Artificial Intelligence 
  • Having a proven track record of international, peer-reviewed, accredited published research outputs exceeding 1 Department of Higher Education and Training research publication units annually in the above field over at least 3 years.
  • The successful applicant must have a proven track record as co-supervisor of Master’s degrees supervised to completion.
  • The successful applicant must have an excellent academic record in both Teaching and Learning as well as Research.
  • Must have successfully contributed to projects days (within the Academy the Annual Projects Day is a showcase of senior student practical software development projects – approximately 60 projects annually).
  • Must have a record of successfully offering undergraduate modules over a wide range of the body of knowledge pertinent in the field of discourse.
  • Must have successfully mentored and assessed the marking of third year practical year projects on a level acceptable to the British Computer Society.
  • Must have experience of the BCS accreditation process or equivalent academic certification processes.
  • Must pass a practical programming assessment as determined by the Academy of Computer Science and Software Engineering.
Competencies and Behavioural Attributes:
  • The proven ability to teach both Computer Science and Informatics courses, advanced data structures on an undergraduate level using programming languages used within the Academy.
  • The proven ability to teach both Computer Science and Informatics courses on an Honours (4th year) level.
  • The ability to teach effectively in English is a prerequisite. Should English not be the home language a certification of competence in English will be required.
  • Sufficient lecturing experience with professionally evaluated outcomes.
  • Exposure to TurnitIn for checking the integrity of research assignments.
  • Experience of managing the auditing of all answer scripts for all examinations of both Computer Science and Informatics on both undergraduate and postgraduate level is a strong recommendation.
  • The proven ability to co-supervise master’s studies to completion.
  • The ability to successfully supervise at minimum 2 honours research projects, according to the standards of the BCS.
  • Must supply proof of formal evaluation, including student evaluation, as a successful teacher/lecturer by an academic institution.
  • Must have proof of a good class pass rate in undergraduate courses
  • The above competencies may additionally be assessed via live lectures and programming ability assessments.
  • Membership of the BCS is a strong recommendation.
  • At least 2 years experience of organizing and managing student assistants and tutors for both Computer Science and Informatics is a strong recommendation.
  • NRF Y rating highly desirable (or of an equivalent internationally accepted standing covering the same criteria as the NRF system).
Enquiries regarding the job content: Prof Duncan Coulter at Tel: (011) 559-2842
Enquiries regarding remuneration & benefits: Mr Lubabalo Mgedezi (HCM Business Partner) at Tel: (011) 559-3892/3010


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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