In pursuit of the ideals of excellence and diversity, the University of Pretoria wishes to invite applications for the Senior Lecture vacancy. The University of Pretoria's commitment to quality makes us one of the top research Universities in the country and gives us a competitive advantage in international science and technology development.


The responsibilities of the incumbent will include:

  • Coordinating and teaching on the Master’s in International Trade and Investment Law in Africa, but may also be required to present other modules offered, in order to meet the needs of the Centre for Human Rights, and the Faculty of Law, as required, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level;
  • Conducting academic and scholarly research;
  • Supervising masters and doctoral students;
  • Mentoring students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels;
  • Performing academic administration and management;
  • Managing the International Development Law Unit within the Centre for Human Rights;
  • Supporting the Business and Human Rights Unit of the Centre or Human Rights; and
  • Performing other duties as delegated by the Director of the Centre for Human Rights.

Minimum requirements:

  • An appropriate LLD degree;
  • At least 5 years tertiary teaching experience;
  • At least 8 publications in accredited journals, of which 3 should have been published in the last 3 years;
  • Evidence of community engagement linked to research or teaching will be a recommendation;
  • Evidence of successful supervision of at least 2 research master’s candidates or 4 coursework master's mini dissertations; and
  • A proven record of academic administration and academic citizenship, such as participation in departmental or faculty committees, and journal review and editing will be a strong recommendation.

Required competencies (skills, knowledge and behavioural attributes): 

  • An in-depth understanding of international trade and investment law to enable the development of new knowledge, innovation and understanding within the field;
  • Ability to plan and initiate discipline-related research;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a dynamic team;
  • Appropriate communication skills; and
  • Excellent presentation skills

Added advantages and preferences:

  • Relevant experience in curriculum development at a tertiary educational institution; and
  • Experience in fundraising and project management.

The annual remuneration package will be commensurate with the incumbent’s level of appointment, as determined by UP policy guidelines. UP subscribes to the BESTMED and UMVUZO medical aid schemes and contributes 50% of the applicable monthly premium.

Applicants are requested to apply online at www.up.ac.za and follow the link: Careers@UP.

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In applying for this post, please attach:

  • A comprehensive CV (utilising the UP format downloadable from the University website);
  • Certified copies of qualifications;
  • Names, e-mail addresses and telephone details of three referees whom we have permission to contact;
  • Names and contact details of peer reviewers (academic and research);
  • Self-evaluation.

Closing date: 15 march 2023.

No application will be considered after the closing date, or if it does not comply with at least the minimum requirements.

ENQUIRIES: Ms Jeanette Schoeman, e-mail: jeanette.schoeman@up.ac.za for application-related enquiries, and Prof F Viljoen, e-mail Frans.viljoen@up.ac.za for enquiries relating to the post content. Should you not hear from the University of Pretoria by 31 May 2023, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful.

The University of Pretoria is committed to equality, employment equity and diversity. In accordance with the Employment Equity Plan of the University and its Employment Equity goals and targets, preference may be given, but is not limited to candidates from under-represented designated groups. All candidates who comply with the requirements for appointment are invited to apply. By applying for this vacancy, the candidates consent to undergo verification of personal credentials and related information including, but not limited to, qualifications, criminal record, credit record, and current and historic disciplinary proceedings as part of the selection process. The University of Pretoria reserves the right to not fill the advertised positions.


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