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Senior Lecturer, School of Economics

University of Johannesburg

Job Description

Senior Lecturer (College of Business & Economics: School of Economics)

Advert reference: uj_000716

Advert status: Online

Apply by: 9 September 2022

Position Summary

Industry: Education & Training

Job category: Education and Training

Campus: Auckland Park Kingsway Campus

Contract: Permanent

Remuneration: Market Related

EE position: Open to all

Level: Skilled

The University of Johannesburg (UJ) is a vibrant and cosmopolitan university, anchored in Africa and driven by a powerful strategy focused on attaining global excellence and stature (GES). With an emphasis on independent thinking, sustainable development and strategic partnerships, UJ is an international university of choice. The University is guided by the Vice-Chancellor’s vision of “Positioning UJ in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) in the context of the changing social, political and economic fortunes of Africa”.

Job description
The Council of the University of Johannesburg has declared the University as a mandatory vaccination site as per the applicable policy ((https://www.uj.ac.za/covid-19/). All applications and offers of employment is dependent upon compliance with the said policy.

Job Description:

The University of Johannesburg invites suitably qualified individuals to apply for the position of Senior Lecturer.

The School of Economics is one of six schools within the College of Business & Economics (CBE). The core activity of the School of Economics is to train economists in various fields of economics (financial economics, financial engineering, industrial policy, development economics, local economic development, econometrics, competition & regulation economics, environmental economics, and trade economics).

The applicants to this post are expected to support our Econometrics programme by performing full academic duties that include teaching, postgraduate supervision, and research.


The incumbent will be expected to:

  • Have strong knowledge of the fields of applied econometrics.
  • Have strong knowledge of time series econometrics, panel data econometrics, macro econometric modelling, micro econometrics.
  • Be able to lecture and supervise Master's/PhD students.
  • Be able to conduct and publish high-quality research.

Minimum requirements

  • A minimum requirement of a relevant PhD degree (NQF 10 level) with strong quantitative background.
  • Sound knowledge of Mathematics and Advanced Econometrics (such as time series econometrics, panel data econometrics, macro econometric modelling, micro econometrics) at postgraduate level.
  • Appropriate teaching and practical experience, proven research ability.
  • The ability to publish research findings in high-ranked accredited/peer-reviewed journals is the most important requirement for the position.
  • Strong working knowledge of advanced mathematics/statistics and different econometrics packages such as R, STATA, EViews etc).
  • The candidate must be willing to teach in other areas of economics when required.
  • An excellent record of relevant academic publications.
  • Experience in supervising postgraduate students, especially on master’s and PhD level.
  • Proven knowledge and experience in both Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methodologies at postgraduate level.
  • Proven ability to think critically, analytically, and laterally across disciplines and sectors (transdisciplinary).
  • Fluent in written and oral English communication.

Please note that UJ’s promotion criteria will be applied when shortlisting applicants for this post.

Competencies and Behavioural Attributes:

  • Excellent written and verbal English communications skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to collaborate with colleagues.
  • Good planning and organisational skills.
  • Working knowledge of the Microsoft Office package.
  • Working knowledge of software packages in the fields of time series econometrics, panel data econometrics, macro econometric modelling and micro econometrics.
  • The ability to publish in high-impact journals.
  • The ability to supervise graduate students.
  • Research management skills.
  • Overall management skills.


  • A strong background in advanced time series econometrics, panel data econometrics, macro econometric modelling, micro econometrics would be a strong recommendation.
  • The ability to publish in highly ranked accredited/ peer reviewed journals.
  • An NRF rating (or equivalent), or the capability of obtaining one within three to five years.
  • Experience in online teaching and learning methodologies.


Enquiries regarding job content: Prof Hinaunye Eita on (011) 559-2105
Enquiries regarding remuneration and benefits: Mr Eugen-Joshua Mouton on (011)559-3878

Your application, comprising of a detailed Curriculum Vitae as well as the names and full contact details (including telephone numbers and e-mail addresses) of at least three traceable and credible referees must be uploaded before or on the closing date of the advertised post. Please also attach the following: a copy of your highest academic qualification, proof of registration with professional bodies you might belong to and if applying for an academic position, a list of accredited research output and/ or a portfolio of your creative output.

Enquiries (UJ e-recruitment Portal)

If you have general enquiries regarding the advertised post, please send an e-mail with the subject line being the reference number of the post to vacancies@uj.ac.za
If you require technical support / assistance on the UJ e-recruitment website, please contact our service provider PNET on the following contact details: 0861 227337/010 140 3099 or email ujsupport@pnet.co.za

Candidates may be subjected to appropriate psychometric testing and other selection instruments.

In conjunction to merit on the basis of qualifications, experience and proven achievements the University of Johannesburg is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for persons with disabilities and those individuals from the historically disadvantaged groups. As necessitated by operational requirements the University reserves the right not to make an appointment to positions advertised. If you have not received a response from the University within 8 weeks of the closing date, you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

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