Vacancy:

3369: Senior Lecturer/ Associate Professor/ Professor (2 positions)

Faculty:Law
Department:School of Financial Planning Law
Division:
Type:Academic
Description:

UFS Faculty of Law
School of Financial Planning Law

Senior Lecturer/ Associate Professor/ Professor (2 positions)
Job ID: 3369

KINDLY TAKE NOTE: Applications may only be submitted online through the official UFS vacancy website: http://www.ufs.ac.za/templates/vacancies. Applications submitted through any other platform will not be considered.

Please ensure that all relevant documentation is attached to your application. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Please note: Combine all the below documents as one document (PDF or Word), when uploading it on the online applications system.

• A detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter (please note that the first three (3) referees on your CV will be contacted with regard to reference checking);
• Certified copies (not older than 3 months) of all academic records;
• Certified copies (not older than 3 months) of qualifications (please provide the SAQA accreditation in the case of foreign qualifications);
• A certified copy (not older than 3 months) of your identity document (ID);
• Proof of registration with a Professional Body (if applicable);
• A copy of your driver’s license (if applicable).

Duties and responsibilities applicable to the role of Academic (permanent position):

• Coordinate and administer research, publications and postgraduate teaching.
• Devise and implement strategies to grow the School’s research and postgraduate teaching.
• Recruit and supervise research Master’s and Doctoral students.
• Generate funding for research projects.
• Devise and implement research projects.
• Participate in community engagement initiatives where possible.
• Attract external funding where possible.
• Perform general administration duties as applicable at university level.

Inherent requirements:

Senior Lecturer:
• Relevant Doctoral degree (NQF level 10).
• Experience in supervision of graduated masters’ students.
• Experience in the presentation of paper/poster at national scholarly conferences.
• National recognition for specialist expertise and research in a specific area of scholarship.
• An NRF rating or potential for obtaining an NRF rating.
• A record of relevant publications in national and international accredited journals.
• Experience of service as an active member of a national or international scholarly society or committee or agency concerned with research at higher education levels.

Associate Professor:
• Relevant Doctoral degree (NQF level 10).
• Experience as external examiner for postgraduate students.
• Experience in the presentation of research papers at national conferences.
• Act as an editorial board member of high-quality national scholarly journals.
• Proven national recognition for specialist expertise and research leadership in a specific scientific area of scholarship.
• An NRF rating of C3 or equivalent status.
• Experience in the supervision of graduated masters’ students.
• A record of relevant publications in national and international accredited journals with specific emphasis on ISI-listed publications.
• Serve as a member of a national scholarly society OR a national committee or agency concerned with research at higher education levels, OR show evidence of service as an active member of an international equivalent.

Professor:
• Relevant Doctoral degree (NQF level 10).
• An NRF rating of C1 or C2 or equivalent status.
• Successful supervision of graduated Masters and PhD students.
• International recognition for specialist expertise and research leadership in a human rights-related field.
• Editorial board member or guest editor of high-quality national or international scholarly journals.
• Experience in delivering keynote addresses at national scholarly conferences.
• Experience as external examiner for masters’ and doctoral students.
• Serve as a member of an international scholarly society OR an international committee or agency.

Required competencies:

• Results Orientated
o The ability to be reliable, responsible, dependable and to fulfil obligations.
o The ability to deal calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
• Strategic Thinking
o The ability to focus on details, work towards perfection, and approach work in a neat and organised manner.
o The ability to carefully analyse information and use logic to address issues and problems at work.
• Business Acumen
o Proficient in using MS Office.
o The ability to supervise postgraduate students towards successful graduation.
o The ability to manage research and do research fundraising.
o The ability to arrange research-related events such as conferences, workshops and public lectures.
• Leading
o The ability to maintain high levels of personal motivation, energy and enthusiasm.
o The ability to be cooperative with others, display a good-natured attitude, and encourage people to work together.
• Building Coalitions
o The ability to be self-assured and at ease with people in all types of social situations.
o The ability to interact with others and establish personal connections with people.

Recommendations:

• Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning or in Estate and Trust Administration.
• Experience in organising and presenting academic conferences, workshops and other academic events.
• Access to established national and international research networks.

Assumption of duties:

1 July 2020.

Closing date:

19 June 2020.

Salary:

The salary scale is available on request.

Enquiries:

For enquiries, please feel free to contact +27 51 401 7267/7705 or email recruit@ufs.ac.za

Fringe benefits:

(Subject to specific conditions): pension scheme, medical aid scheme, group life insurance, housing allowance, leave and sick leave, service bonus and study benefits.

General:

The University reserves the right not to fill the post. The University subscribes to and applies the principles prescribed by the Employment Equity Act. Preference will be given to candidates from the designated groups, in accordance with the principles of the aforementioned act and the employee profile of the specific department/division.

The UFS is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity and redress in achieving its equity targets. Our Employment Equity Plan is available athttps://ufsacza.sharepoint.com/sites/supportservices/hr/Resources/Employment%20Equity%20Plan_July2017.pdf. For this post, we seek particularly to attract black (i.e. African, Coloured and Indian) and disabled South African candidates.

Applications that are incomplete will not be considered. The UFS will only consider applications of candidates who meet all the inherent requirements of the position. Communication will be limited to shortlisted candidates only. Should you not be contacted within six weeks of the closing date for applications, you may assume that your application was unsuccessful.

APPLY ONLINE:

External candidates can click HERE to apply online.
UFS staff members can log onto PeopleSoft, click Self Service, Recruiting, and Careers to apply online.


FACULTY CONTACT

T: +27 51 401 2451
F: + 27 51 401 3043

E: law@ufs.ac.za

Equitas Building
UFS Bloemfontein Campus

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