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 Mathematics and Applied Mathematics offers a wide variety of lecturing and research opportunities. We teach a broad range of modules catering to Mathematics and Applied Mathematics majors and the full range of BSc qualifications, as well as numerous service modules aimed at students in the Faculties of Engineering and the Built Environment (FEBE), Economics and Financial Sciences (CBE), Education, and Management. We run vibrant honours programmes in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, as well as dynamic MSc and Ph.D. programmes. Research specialties include Abstract Algebra, Algebraic Logic, Applied Differential Equations, Biological Modelling, Category Theory, Dynamical 
Systems, Fluid Mechanics, Functional Analysis, Graph Theory, Mathematical Physics, Number Theory, and Topology. Our low staff turnover attests to the collegial and cooperative atmosphere that pervades the department.
  • Pursuing an active research programme in pure/applied mathematics (ideally in a field that articulates well with the existing research interests of the department) generating a sustained output of high-impact publications and graduate students.
  • Teaching modules in pure/applied mathematics at undergraduate and honours level, and in particular to large groups of undergraduate students.
  • Contributing to departmental outreach and community engagement programmes.
  • Other academic or administrative duties as assigned by the Head of Department.

Minimum requirements

  • Ph.D. in Pure or Applied Mathematics.
  • 4 years of research and lecturing experience.
  • Successful track record of postgraduate supervision at Masters level or higher.
  • Evidence of national/international academic standing as an emerging or established researcher.
  • Substantial, sustained, and recent research output.
  • Proven record of engagement with the scholarship of teaching, e.g. an abridged teaching evaluation or portfolio. 
  • Sound communication skills in English.
  • Research specialization that articulates well with the existing research interests of the department
  • Experience in managing other academics, tutors, and student assistants
  • NRF rating
  • A good/successful research fundraising track record
Competencies and Behavioural Attributes: 
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Strong leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills 
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work with faculty, staff, students, and community members, as well as organizational leaders.
  • Proven experience in creating campus and community partnerships.
  • Collegial and emotionally intelligent.
  • Innovative, proactive, and creative
  • Ability to work in a pressurised environment and independently.
  • Great writing and presentation skills
  • High level of integrity and ethical foundation
Enquiries regarding job content: Prof F. Nyabadza on Tel: (011) 559-2305
Enquiries regarding remuneration and benefits: Mr. Lubabalo Mgedezi on Tel: (011) 559-3892/3010 (HCM Business Partner) 


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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