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THE GIRL WITH NO HAND DOING SEVERAL JOBS WATCH IT

The Girl Without Hands” or “The Handless Maiden” or “The Girl With Silver Hands” or “The Armless Maiden” is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm

FACULTY OF ENGINEERING, BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

DEPARTMENT OF CONSTRUCTION ECONOMICS

LECTURER / SENIOR LECTURER (TWO POST)

RESPONSIBILITIES

The incumbents will be responsible for:

  • Undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in those aspects encountered in the Built Environment that are taught in the degree programmes on offer in the Department, i.e. Real Estate and Construction Management;
  • 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;
  • Supervising postgraduate Master’s and Doctoral students within the research focus areas;
  • Performing assigned departmental duties (e.g. of an administrative nature);
  • Participating in the Department’s community service programmes.

CLOSING DATE: 15 November 2021

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

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Lecturer:

  • A B-degree from a university in one of the relevant undergraduate programmes that is recognised by the Property Valuers Profession in South Africa (SACPVP) and The South African Council for the Project and Construction Management Professions (SACPCMP);
  • Candidates for the post of Lecturer should be in the possession of a completed master’s degree or an equivalent degree of an equally advanced level;
  • 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;
  • Five years’ teaching or industry related experience;
  • Professional knowledge and experience in the following area:
  • For Construction Management:
    • The candidate must be registered at the statutory council, The South African Council for the Project and Construction Management Professions (SACPCM), as a construction manager or as a construction project manager.
  • For Real Estate/Valuation:
    • The candidate must be registered in terms of the Property Valuers Profession Act 2000 (act No 47 of 2000) as a property valuer without any restrictions.

Senior Lecturer:

  • Same as for Lecturer, and;
  • A PhD degree that follows on the previous qualification;
  • Six years’ teaching or industry related experience;
  • A record of previous postgraduate teaching experience and supervision of doctoral and master’s students;
  • A well-established researcher supported by publication in peer reviewed journals;
  • Proven experience as author/co-author of ISI journal publications published or accepted;
  • An appropriate recommendation for a rating from his/her university;
  • Research field must be aligned to one of the research focus areas of the Department Construction Economics and or EBIT Faculty.

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES (SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND BEHAVIOURAL ATTRIBUTES):

  • Show the ability to teach undergraduate classes;
  • For Real Estate:
    • Thorough knowledge of commercial and specialised property valuation;
    • Thorough knowledge of residential property valuation;
  • For Construction Management:
    • Thorough knowledge of Construction Finance;
    • Thorough knowledge of CCS, BIM and or other construction programmes;
  • Thorough knowledge of and experience in MS Office programmes, such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint;
  • Orientation in the use of electronic technologies and aids in the construction or property industry;
  • Effective communication skills;
  • The capability to operate collaboratively in multi-disciplinary activities.

ADDED ADVANTAGES AND PREFERENCES:

  • Industry work experience or consulting of at least 6 years;
  • Orientation in the use of electronic technologies and aids in the construction or property industry;
  • Experience in built environment professional matters;
  • For Construction Management, the candidate must be registered at the statutory council, The South African Council for the Project and Construction Management Professions, as a construction manager or as a construction project manager.
  • Past and current contribution to enhance the profession through committee engagement at his/her respective voluntary association or statutory council;
  • An appropriate NRF research rating or if currently under evaluation.

SALARY DETAILS

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

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