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  • Posted: Jun 3, 2020
    Deadline: Jun 30, 2020
  • The University of Pretoria is a multi-faculty research-intensive university that has remained among the top South African universities in research output and impact. UP is also the top producer of graduates in the country. With campuses in Pretoria and its surrounds, as well as in the country’s economic hub, Johannesburg, UP is conveniently situated wi...
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    Associate Professor: Department of Social Work and Criminology


    In pursuit of the ideals of excellence and diversity, the University of Pretoria wishes to invite applications for the following 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 successful candidate will be required to:

    • Teach at both undergraduate and postgraduate level;
    • Supervise master’s and doctoral students;
    • Research at a nationally competitive level, and emerging international networks;
    • Curriculum development of under- and postgraduate modules as required;
    • Conduct academic administration and other duties, as determined by the Head of Department;
    • Participate in the Department’s strategic initiatives relating to teaching, research and community engagement.

    Minimum Requirements

    • A Doctoral degree in Social Work;
    • Professional practice experience;
    • Appropriate teaching experience;
    • Supervision of postgraduate students;
    • Research outputs appropriate to the post level;
    • Registration with the South African Council for Social Service Professions.

    Required Competencies (skills, Knowledge And Behavioural Attributes)

    • Applied knowledge of developmental social work;
    • Applied knowledge of social work theories and general social work practice;
    • Specialised knowledge and skills in child and family care; social work with individuals and families
    • Appropriate professional experience;
    • Appropriate language and communication skills;
    • Appropriate computer skills.

    Added Advantages And Preferences

    • An NRF Rating
    • International team research

    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, and go to About UP. Select Career Opportunities and select the position you want to apply for.

    In Applying For This Post, Please Attach

    • A comprehensive CV;
    • 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: 30 June 2020
    No application will be considered after the closing date, or if it does not comply with at least the minimum requirements.

    Enquires:  Prof Antoinette Lombard:  (for queries about the position)

                           Ms Vicky Reynders: (for application queries)

    Method of Application

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