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Faculty of Law





Core Job Purpose

The core purpose of this academic post is to facilitate and administer the learning process for students in modules presented by the Nelson Mandela University at undergraduate and postgraduate level, to do research, contribute to academic and community engagement and be involved in the core functions of the university.


Key Performance Areas

  • Manage and coordinate teaching and learning activities in undergraduate and postgraduate academic or clinical programmes
  • Facilitate effective teaching and learning at undergraduate and postgraduate level
  • Provide successful research supervision of postgraduate students, including doctoral candidates
  • Assist and/or lead the development and implementation of a research strategy for the  department
  • Perform independent research and publish in peer reviewed journals
  • Lead collaborative research projects within and external to the university
  • Provide evidence of being able to secure research funding and generate third stream income
  • Provide leadership within the institution, nationally and internationally through consultancy,policy development or project involvement
  • Provide leadership in the academic administration of the department.


Core Competencies

  • A sound knowledge of research theory and applications in law 
  • Extensive experience at facilitating teaching and learning at undergraduate and postgraduate levels or other relevant experience 
  • Contribute to the creation of knowledge by virtue of published research and/or by successfully supervising masters and doctoral candidates 
  • Involvement in relevant engagement/consulting activities or other scholarly outputs.


Minimum Requirements:

  • A doctorate in a sub-discipline of Mercantile Law
  • At least 1 year of experience in a teaching, learning and research environment or relevant other experience (Senior Lecturer), OR 5 years of experience in a teaching, learning and research environment  or other relevant experience (Associate Professor/Professor)
  • Proven record of research outputs, including accepted peer- reviewed publications
  • Proven leadership abilities
  • It will be advantageous to be an NRF rated researcher or to be able to become an NRF rated-researcher within the next few years.


Apply online before 2 November 2018