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 Department of Educational Psychology is located on Soweto and Auckland Park campuses of the University of Johannesburg. It is involved in the education and training of pre-service and in-service teachers programmes in the fields of Education Studies, Life Orientation, Inclusive Education, Neurodevelopmental Learning Needs, Culture and Natural Science and Remedial Education. The Department further trains specialists on post graduate level in the fields of inclusive education and learning support, and further trains educational psychologists.
  • Teaching at undergraduate level in the areas of Neuro Developmental Learning Needs, Teaching Studies and Education Studies.
  • Teaching on post-graduate level in the field of Inclusive education and Special Needs (ADE Remedial Education; PGDip Inclusive Education).
  • Research supervision of postgraduate students in Inclusive Education, Special Needs Education and Educational Psychology.
  • Research publications.
  • Leading and managing research projects in the fields of Inclusive Education and Special Needs Education.
  • Administration related to teaching, supervision and research and community engagement.
  • Development of modules within blended learning and assessment practices with a focus on decolonialism. 

Minimum requirements

  • An appropriate PhD or DEd degree
  • Experience of teaching in higher education
  • Accredited research output in the field on national and/or international level
  • Successfully supervised Master's students.
Competencies and Behavioural Attributes:
  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills
  • Excellent teaching skills and good interpersonal skills as well as the ability to collaborate with colleagues and external stakeholders
  • Good planning and organisational skills
  • Enthusiasm and passion for initial teacher education and Educational Psychology
  • Experience in the integration of ICT in teaching and learning as well as electronic assessment techniques (using e.g. Blackboard).
  • Knowledge of at least one African language
  • Ability to secure research funding
  • Ability to develop national and international research collaboration.
Enquiries regarding the job content: Prof Veronica Dwarika on Tel: (011) 559-5241
Enquiries regarding remuneration & 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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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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