Lecturer – Department of Private Law – Faculty of Law
Gauteng, Full Time Deadline: Not specified
The incumbents will be responsible for:
Undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in programmes on offer in the Department;
Developing a research programme in an appropriate area of expertise or expanding existing research programmes;
Publishing research articles in the foremost national/international accredited journals;
Participate in national and international conferences within the research focus areas;
Supervising postgraduate master’s and doctoral students within the research focus areas;
Performing assigned departmental duties (e.g., of an administrative nature);
Community engagement in relation to the research focus areas;
Representing the Department on Faculty and other committees as assigned.
Candidates for the post of Lecturer should be in possession of a completed master’s degree with specialisation in one or more of the following focus areas:
Law of Contract;
Private International Law;
Law of Succession.
Candidates for the post of Lecturer who are in possession of a completed master’s degree with specialisation in one or more of the following focus areas will also be considered:
Law of Estoppel;
Law of Delict;
Intellectual Property Law;
Law and Technology;
The academic record of the candidate must be excellent and must reflect the candidate’s potential to become established as a teacher and researcher of good standing within one or more of the research focus areas.
Teaching experience at undergraduate and postgraduate level in one or more of the research focus areas listed above will be a strong recommendation.
At least two accredited quality publications within the research focus areas in the last three years will be a strong recommendation.
Evidence of successful postgraduate supervision within the research focus areas will be a strong recommendation.
Evidence of community engagement being embedded in the candidate’s research and/or teaching will be a strong recommendation.
Relevant academic administration experience will be a recommendation.
REQUIRED COMPETENCIES (SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND BEHAVIOURAL ATTRIBUTES):
Excellent, appropriate language and communication skills;
Excellent, appropriate teaching and research skills;
Excellent, appropriate leadership skills;
Excellent presentation skills;
Excellent scholarly writing skills;
Attention to detail and accuracy;
Ability to facilitate e-learning and e-communication;
Ability to plan and conduct assessment events;
Ability to work in teams and to lead teams;
Ability to take initiative and to explore academic collaborative work opportunities;
Ability to work under pressure.
ADDED ADVANTAGES AND PREFERENCES:
An appropriate NRF research rating will be a recommendation.
Admission and experience as a legal practitioner will be an advantage.