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  • Posted: Jun 23, 2022
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  • 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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    Developer/Analyst Middleware (Integration) - Department of Information Technology Services

    Job Purpose

    • Design, develop, document and implement system integration processes using Oracle Fusion Middleware and PeopleSoft system integration technologies;
    • Deliver technical and user support on system integration processes that were developed by UP’s Middleware team.

    Responsibilities
    The successful candidate’s responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

    Development of system integration processes:

    • Designing, developing, documenting and implementing system integration processes, using the Oracle Fusion Middleware and PeopleSoft system integration technologies;
    • Designing and implementing automation based on a Service-oriented architecture;
    • Testing technical aspects of developed system integration processes;
    • Coordinating the testing by other users and release of the developed system integration processes;
    • Establishing and managing a service-oriented architecture;
    • Investigating new system integration technologies and capabilities;

    Support of system administrators:

    • Developing semi-automated deployment scripts;
    • Supporting the deployment of system integration processes;
    • Supporting continuity of system integration processes during and after system maintenance and upgrades;

    Support of system development teams on system integration:

    1. Supporting the effective usage of system integration services and capabilities offered by:
    • The web services for the implementation of system integration processes of the various UP suites;
    • The web services or integration tools of other non-Oracle applications and;
    • Java development tools ;

    Support on system integration processes:

    • Perform technical support on system integration processes throughout the life cycle thereof;
    • Deliver a user support service on system integration processes throughout the life cycle thereof.

    Minimum Requirements

    • A three year Bachelor’s degree or B Tech relevant to the Information Technology or Computer Science industries (e.g. B.Sc., B.Com Informatics, B.Eng.), with:
    • Four years’ proven experience in:
    1. Development and maintenance of IT (Information Technology) systems;
    2. Design and implementation of business processes;
    • Two years’ experience in the design, development, implementation and maintenance of system integration processes using SOAP services, REST services and file-based integration processes;
    • Diploma in Information Technology or Computer Science industries, with:
    • Five years’ proven experience in:
    1. Development and maintenance of IT (Information Technology) systems;
    2. Design and implementation of business processes;
    • Four years’ experience in the design, development, implementation and maintenance of system integration processes using SOAP services, REST services and file-based integration processes;
    • Matric, with: Seven years’ proven experience in:
    1. Development and maintenance of IT (Information Technology) systems;
    2. Design and implementation of business processes;
    • Six years’ experience in the design, development, implementation and maintenance of system integration processes using SOAP services, REST services and file-based integration processes;
    • Valid driver’s licence.

    Required Competencies (skills, Knowledge And Behavioural Attributes)

    Technical Skills:

    • Java development skills;
    • Oracle SOA 12c development skills (i.e. BPEL, OSB);
    • PL/SQL, SQL/Advanced SQL skills;
    • Ant scripting, automated deployments;

    Knowledge:

    • General system analysis and design practices;
    • Oracle Fusion Middleware environment and components;
    • SOA (11g or higher) Architecture;
    • SOA governance;
    • Object orientated programming;

    Behavioural attributes:

    • Good social skills and interpersonal skills to interact with various personalities for technical and user support;
    • Advanced English communication skills;
    • Be able to work under high work load;
    • Be able to multitask efficiently;
    • Good time management skills;
    • Preparedness to work according to standards, disciplines and procedures.

    Added Advantages And Preferences

    • Qualifications/Courses:

    Courses in:

    • System analysis and design;
    • Oracle Fusion Middleware and/or SOA integration tools;
    • System testing;
    • System change control management;
    • Java development;

    Work Experience:

    • Two years’ proven experience in Oracle SOA Suite (11g or higher) i.e. Oracle Business Process Execution Language (BPEL), Oracle Service Bus (OSB), Oracle Data Integrator (ODI), Oracle Business Activity Monitoring (BAM), Oracle Web Service Manager (OWSM);
    • One year of proven experience in:
    1. Linux Operating System;
    2. Oracle PeopleSoft delivered Integration Tools (Enterprise Integration Processes / EIP’s, Integration Broker);
    3. Oracle Java ADF/ JET.

    Closing Date: 6th, July 2022

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    Senior Officer: Residence Placements - Department of Residence Affairs and Accommodation

    Job Purpose
    To ensure that the allocated functions and duties are aligned and executed to support the University and the Department of Residence Affairs and Accommodation’s mission, with the emphasis on team work and client service.

    Responsibilities
    The successful candidate’s responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

    Student residence placements:

    • Manage undergraduate/postgraduate student recruitment and placement functions, enquiries, and student residence accounts of allocated residences in line with placement policies and related procedures;
    • Update and process information on Residence PeopleSoft system;
    • Plan the availability of accommodation for students;
    • Extract reports from Residence PeopleSoft system for the provision of lists and reports to House Committees, Heads of Residences, Building Coordinators;

    Client service and communication:

    • Review and update existing communications regularly;
    • Collect information and compile, information leaflets as needed;
    • Proof reading of correspondence, publications, etc;
    • Adjust procedures and processes to enable improved communication to undergraduate/postgraduate students;

    Accounts and finances:

    • Attend to enquiries with regards to accounts, and resolving general financial enquiries and calculations;
    • Attend to first escalation disputes, and if not able to resolve, refer to manager;
    • Follow-up on open rooms to ensure the full utilization of capacity to prevent financial loss;

    General administration and enquiries:

    • File and draw documentation and management information;
    • Attend to general enquiries as pertaining to the specific divisions within the department;
    • Liaise with students, Heads of Residences, Coordinators: Residence Facilities, public, guests in residences, other institutions, suppliers, client’s parents etc.

    Minimum Requirements

    • Relevant Bachelor’s, degree with two years’ experience 
    • Relevant National Diploma, with four years’ experience in:
    1. Residence/housing placement at an academic or other corporate accommodation establishment;
    2. Client service environment and managing enquiries;
    3. Administration;
    4. Financial experience, including accounts and resolving financial queries;
    5. Quality control of all formats of correspondence;
    6. Project planning;
    7. Reservation and placement of guests.

    Required Competencies (skills, Knowledge And Behavioural Attributes)

    Knowledge of:

    • University admission policies;
    • University residence placement policies and processes;
    • Client service practices;
    • Student finance and accounts processes;
    • Computer literacy (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, e-mail and web applications);
    • Tertiary sector database systems;
    • Online platforms and applications;
    • Exceptional ability to communicate;
    • Strong interpersonal skills;
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and relationships with people in a multi-cultural environment, with sensitivity and respect for diversity;
    • Team work acumen;
    • Ability to work under pressure.

    Closing Date: 6th, July 2022

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    Intern: Counselling Psychologist - Department of Student Affairs

    Job Purpose
    The incumbent will be responsible for rendering counselling psychology services to students/young adults to promote academic success and emotional wellness. This will include psychotherapeutic services and the development and identification of preventative and self-help programmes for the purposes of the promotion of well-being, and to enhance the academic success of students/young adults. The incumbent will have to comply with the requirements of the HPCSA in the above regards.

    Responsibilities
    The successful candidate will actively participate in the following areas:

    Psychotherapeutic counselling services to students/young adults, to promote academic success and emotional wellness:

    • Rendering counselling services (individually and group work), and present programmes to enhance student emotional wellness;
    • Providing therapeutic services to children, adolescents and other client profiles at other campuses and sites, as part of training requirements;
    • Consultation with Head: Student Counselling and colleagues;

    Development of preventative and self-help, academic and therapeutic programmes in view of the identified needs of students:

    • Developing new programmes according to the identified needs;
    • Co-operating and receiving feedback from internal role players by ways of applicable data and research;

    Career testing and academic support services and programmes:

    • Developing and delivering academic support services and programmes;
    • Providing feedback to students and parents after testing/counselling;
    • Consulting with academic personnel, relevant internal and external role players, and students, to determine needs, problems and possibilities for programmes and other relevant interventions;

    Research:

    • Contributing to research to support the department in developing tailor-made programmes in line with the academic and emotional needs of the student population at the University of Pretoria;

    Professional development;

    • Enhancing personal level of knowledge by way of studying applicable literature and research to ensure continuous learning and training;
    • Participating in case presentation for the purpose of evaluation by supervisors and/or other professionals;
    • Undergoing mandatory weekly supervision;

    Participation in institutional activities:

    • Participating as a team member within the Student Counselling Unit in all its activities and its networks within the University.

    Minimum Requirements

    • Proven registration as a MA student in Counselling Psychology at an accredited university/college;
    • Registration as student/intern with HPCSA;
    • Compliance in the above with the HPCSA regulations;
    • Completed course work as part of first year MA/MSc Counselling Psychology training;
    • Successful practical work as part of first year MA/MSc Counselling Psychology training.

    Required Competencies (skills, Knowledge And Behavioural Attributes)

    • Knowledge of the following:
    1. Psychological interventions at a professional level;
    2. Short term and brief therapy techniques;
    3. A range of psychometric assessments;
    4. The Code of Ethics and Conduct for Psychologists (HPCSA);
    • Ability to diagnose psychological problems and psychopathology within the Scope of Practice for Counselling psychologists;
    • Flexibility as the service demands require;
    • Good interpersonal skills;
    • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team;
    • Efficient planning, organising and prioritising skills;
    • Ability to work under pressure and manage crisis interventions;
    • Professionalism, confidentiality and sensitivity towards the diversity of students;
    • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal);
    • Computer skills in MS Word, PowerPoint and e-mail;
    • Ethical insight and reliability.

    Added Advantages And Preferences

    • Practical experience within a clinic environment;
    • Experience with psychological assessments and psychometric tests;
    • Experience with report writing;
    • Registration with the Professional Board for Psychology of the HPCSA as an intern Psychologist, prior to or simultaneous to, taking up the position.

    Closing Date: 7th, July 2022

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    Head: Graduate Support Hub - Department of Research and Innovation

    Job Purpose
    To contribute towards the achievement of the University of Pretoria’s (UP) strategic goals. In addition, the position manages the provision of academic and administrative support to postgraduate students to “enhance access and successful student learning”, which is one of UP’s strategic goals.

    Responsibilities
    The successful candidate's responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

    Academic support to postgraduate students:

    • Developing and implementing postgraduate academic support strategic plans that cater for all faculties at UP, in line with the overarching UP strategic plan;
    • Facilitating the completion of postgraduate degree programmes within the stipulated minimum periods for the specific degree programmes;
    • Managing a postgraduate help desk that provides a one-stop-shop for postgraduate information and support. The help desk facilitates the provision of academic support that addresses challenges that may not be addressed by formal academic curricula;

    Graduate one-stop-shop/centre:

    • Partnering with, and supporting professional service departments leading postgraduate recruitment for the University in line with the overarching UP strategic plan, the University’s five year plans and annual academic plans;
    • Spearheading the development and maintenance of a web-based one-stop information portal for prospective and current students;
    • Spearheading consultations with faculties and departments through relevant stakeholders responsible for research;

    Postgraduate bursaries and scholarship:

    • Overseeing the management and administration of a portfolio of bursaries and scholarships aimed at enhancing access to quality higher education at UP;
    • Implementing an effective and transparent application, selection, and awarding process;

    Postdoctoral fellowship programmes:

    • Overseeing and supervising the administration of postdoctoral fellowships that account for millions of rand per year;
    • Spearheading quality assurance and quality control of the entire portfolio implementation, from efficient application and review processes to comprehensive reporting systems and impact analysis;
    • Compiling reports covering the different postdoctoral fellowships;

    External funds for postgraduate scholarships an research:

    • Facilitating grant applications for external funds to enhance access to education at UP and capacity development;
    • Providing support to faculties and departments directly or through the applicable stakeholders e.g. UP Department of Institutional Advancement;

    Human Resources management:

    • Confirming and formalizing the approved delegated responsibilities through job descriptions and procedure manuals;
    • Managing and maintaining an effective performance management system to develop and enhance the performance of individuals, teams and the division;
    • Attending to grievances according to prescribed Grievance Procedure guidelines;
    • Managing the complete process of recruitment, selection and placement of staff;
    • Managing the work allocation model for all staff within the section;

    Financial and administration management:

    • Managing budgets for operational activities (telephone, courier, stationery, travel etc.);
    • Approving divisional procurements.

    Minimum Requirements

    • A PhD degree in a relevant field; with
    • A total of eight years’ experience, of which three year in management, in:
    1. Teaching at university level;
    2. Conducting research (qualitative and qualitative);
    3. Supervising postgraduate students;
    4. Managing research projects;
    5. Capacity building of researchers.

    Required Competencies (skills, Knowledge And Behavioural Attributes)

    Knowledge:

    • Research methodologies;
    • Higher education landscape;
    • Research funding and grant applications;
    • Plagiarism, copyright and intellectual property rights;
    • Research and development;
    • Research ethics;

    Technical:

    • Qualitative research;
    • Qualitative research;
    • Use of statistical software (e.g. STATISTICA, SPSS);
    • Used of qualitative data analysis software (Nvivo, Atlas.ti);
    • Use of reference management software (e.g. Endnote, Mendeley, Zotero);
    • Use of plagiarism software (e.g. Turnitin, Grammarly);
    • Written and verbal communication skills;

    Behavioural competencies:

    • Interpersonal skills;
    • Leadership skills;
    • Team building;
    • Capacity building;
    • Motivational skills;
    • Stress tolerance;
    • Decision making;
    • Critical thinking.

    Added Advantages And Preferences

    • Postgraduate qualifications in Higher Education [e.g. Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education PGDip(HE)];
    • A total of two years’ experience in:
    1. Publishing in peer-reviewed journals;
    2. Publishing a book on research methodology;
    3. Conducting research with patentable inventions;
    • A valid driver’s license (Essential).

    Closing Date: 17th, July 2022

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    New Generation of Academics Programme (nGAP) - Lecturer / Senior Lecturer

    The Incumbents Will Be Required To
    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Participate in a formal development programme aimed at strengthening their aspirations and skills as researchers and lecturers;
    • Teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses;
    • Mentor and supervise postgraduate students;
    • Conduct collaborative research in their research specialisation areas;
    • Play an active role as academics, nationally and internationally;
    • Complete their PhD studies in instances where these have not yet been completed;
    • Assume limited administration responsibilities in their departments.

    Lecturer
    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

    • A Master’s degree with a 70% average mark in the relevant discipline;
    • Illustrate the potential to become a competent lecturer at the undergraduate level;
    • Illustrate strong potential to become an established researcher.

    Senior Lecturer

    • A relevant doctoral degree;
    • Proven teaching experience;
    • Proven record of publications;
    • Proven record of supervision of postgraduate students to completion.
    1. For Physiology: A Master’s degree in Physiology or relevant discipline / A Doctoral degree in Physiology or relevant doctoral degree.
    2. For Architecture: A Professional Master’s degree in Architecture OR a five-year BArch and a relevant Master’s degree / A Doctoral degree in Architecture or related field and an interest in the Departmental research focus area of Memory, Legacy and Identity.
    3. For Mercantile Law : A Master’s degree in Insurance Law or a related Mercantile Law field, preferably with Insurance Law as one of the modules or subject fields covered / A Doctoral degree in Insurance Law or a related Mercantile Law field, preferably with Insurance Law as one of the disciplines covered.
    4. For Augmentative and Alternative Communication: A Master’s degree in AAC, Early Childhood Intervention, or relevant allied health discipline e.g. speech therapy or occupational therapy / A Doctoral degree specialising in AAC, Early Childhood Intervention, or related allied health/disability field. Registered with the HPCSA.

    Recommendations

    • Good communication skills;
    • Interpersonal- and mentoring skills;
    • Leadership potential;
    • Experience in interdisciplinary, collaborative research;
    • Proven record of national and international teamwork;
    • Some first author publications in peer-reviewed journals
    • One-year teaching/tutoring and research experience at undergraduate/postgraduate levels (lecturer)

    Closing Date: 30th, June 2022

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    Professor - Department of Human Resource Management

    Responsibilities
    The successful candidate will be responsible for:

    • Lecturing at the postgraduate level;
    • Mentor and supervise postgraduate students;
    • Scientific research and publications in the Industrial Psychology and/or Human Resource Management and/or Labour Relations Management fields with a specific focus on future of work topics;
    • Take on leadership roles in the department and Faculty;
    • Collaborate with local and international scholars; and
    • Liaising with students and industry partners

    Minimum Requirements
    Professor

    • A doctoral degree with a specialisation in the field of Industrial Psychology or Human Resource Management or Labour Relations Management;
    • A record of publications in accredited and peer-reviewed journals;
    • Successful supervision of postgraduate students at masters’ and doctoral levels;
    • Extensive lecturing experience at undergraduate and postgraduate level;
    • Experience in high-level liaison with internal and external stakeholders and professional boards; and
    • An established national and international profile and network.

    Required Competencies (skills, Knowledge And Behavioural Attributes)

    • Appropriate language proficiency and communication skills; and
    • Computer literacy

    Added Advantages And Preferences

    • Registered member at the South African Board for People Practices or the Health Professions Council of South Africa
    • Research outputs with demonstrated contributions to the future of work ;
    • Holds an NRF-rating;
    • Demonstrated leadership roles;
    • Demonstrated evidence of obtaining external funding; and
    • Practical experience in commerce or industry.

    Closing Date: 24th, June 2022

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    Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor/Professor - Department of Public Law Faculty of Law (One Post)

    Responsibilities
    The incumbent will be responsible for:

    • Teaching in and coordinating the following modules offered by the Department of Public Law at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, which involve taking a contextual and transformative approach:
    1. Constitutional Law;
    2. Human Rights Law;
    3. Socio-Economic Rights.
    • Conducting academic scholarly research;
    • Engaging with the community through teaching, supervision and research that is embedded in and responsive to the African and South African social context;
    • Having an in-depth understanding of own area of specialisation to enable development of new knowledge, innovation and understanding within the field;
    • Supervising masters and doctoral students;
    • Mentoring students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels;
    • Academic administration and management;
    • Performing other duties as delegated by the Head of the Department.

    Lecturer

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

    • LLM (preferably by full dissertation) in the discipline of Constitutional Law or related areas in law;
    • Evidence of community engagement being embedded in the candidate's research and/or teaching;
    • Relevant tertiary teaching experience;
    • At least two accredited publications in the last three years.

    Senior Lecturer

    • LLD / PhD degree in one of the abovementioned fields or related fields;
    • At least five years’ tertiary teaching experience;
    • At least eight accredited publications in peer-reviewed journals of which three should have been published in the three years preceding the year of application;
    • Conference papers delivered;
    • Evidence of successful supervision of at least two research master’s degrees or four coursework master’s mini-dissertations will be a strong recommendation;
    • Evidence of community engagement;
    • Proven record of academic administration and academic citizenship.

    Associate Professor (Same As For Senior Lecturer, Plus)

    • At least eight years’ teaching experience, including curriculum development, at a tertiary education institution;
    • Experience in curriculum development;
    • At least 16 accredited publications in peer-reviewed journals or chapters in scholarly books;
    • Evidence of successful postgraduate supervision: four research master’s or six coursework master’s mini dissertations will be strong recommendations, as will be evidence of completed successful doctoral supervision or co-supervision;
    • An appropriate NRF rating or identified by peers as an independent established researcher, at least at a national level.

    Professor (Same As For Associate Professor, Plus)

    • At least ten years teaching experience, including curriculum development, at a tertiary education institution;
    • At least 30 accredited publications in peer-reviewed journals or chapters in scholarly books;
    • Evidence of successful postgraduate supervision: six research master’s or 10 coursework master’s mini dissertations, or at least two completed successful doctoral supervisions;
    • An appropriate NRF rating or identified by peers as an independent established researcher with international recognition;
    • Active memberships of academic relevant local and international subject-related bodies, where applicable;
    • Conference papers delivered internationally.

    Required Competencies (skills, Knowledge And Behavioural Attributes)

    • Ability to work independently and as part of a dynamic team;
    • Good communication skills;
    • Experience in national and international academic conferences, seminars and workshops;
    • Ability to plan independently and initiate discipline-related research;
    • An established network of collaborative researchers.
    • Ability to prepare proposals and submissions to external bodies for funding and accreditation purposes;

    Closing Date: 24th, June 2022

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