Lecturer (Faculty of Science: Academy of Computer Science and Software Engineering)

University of Johannesburg

Job Description

Lecturer (Faculty of Science: Academy of Computer Science and Software Engineering)

Location : South Africa (ZA)

Posted : 06 May 2022

End of advertisement period : 20 May 2022

Academic Discipline : Engineering & Technology, Computer Science

Job Type : Academic Posts, Lecturers / Assistant Professors

Contract Type : Permanent

Hours : Full Time

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.

The Academy of Computer Science and Software Engineering is an academic department within the Faculty of Science. The core functions of the department are teaching & learning and research. The department is situated on the APK Campus in Auckland Park.

The Department is proud to be one of the first accredited department with the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, on the African continent (since 2003) and currently only one of two so accredited. The department consists of three sub-departments namely Computer Science, Informatics (Software Engineering), and Cyber Security. Research in the academy focusses on artificial intelligence, cyber security, and cyber social computing.


  • Must demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and productive research, and play a role in teaching innovation including the use of e-learning tools.
  • Be actively involved in core activities of the department such as teaching, research, academic administration, short-course development, marketing, and community projects and science engagement.
  • Assume responsibility to teach modules (theory and/or practical) enlisted for the academy’s undergraduate programme.
  • The incumbent will also be expected to teach modules in postgraduate programmes.
  • Annually publish peer-reviewed papers in accredited scientific and/or academic journals, and deliver papers at national and international conferences, commensurate with the level of appointment.
  • Obtain research funding from external funding bodies.
  • Perform administrative and ad hoc duties as required by the Department
  • Must mentor and assess the marking of third year practical year projects on a level acceptable to the British Computer Society.
  • Must assist in the organization of the Annual IT Projects Day
  • Must keep records / evidence of teaching and learning activities to a level suitable for the various accreditation bodies the academy interacts with.

Minimum requirements

  • A Masters Degree in Computer Science or Information Technology in the following fields:

o Cyber Security, agent technology in artificial immunological computation

  • The successful applicant must be registered for a Ph.D. in the above fields with a proven record of research publications submitted and published on an international level in the field of registration.
  • The successful applicant must have an excellent academic record.
  • Must have successfully contributed to projects days.
  • Must have successfully mentored and assessed the marking of third year practical year projects on a level acceptable to the British Computer Society.
  • Must pass a practical programming assessment as determined by the Academy of Computer Science and Software Engineering.

Competencies and Behavioural Attributes:

  • The proven ability to teach both Computer Science and Informatics courses and in particular VB.Net, advanced data structures.
  • The proven ability to teach both Computer Science and Informatics courses on an Honours level.
  • Sufficient lecturing experience with professionally evaluated outcomes.
  • Exposure to TurnitIn for checking the integrity of research assignments.
  • Experience of managing the auditing of all answer scripts for all examinations of both Computer Science and Informatics on both undergraduate and postgraduate level.
  • Excellent written and verbal English communications skills.
  • Good planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal relationships as well as the ability to collaborate with colleagues.


  • Membership of the BCS is a strong recommendation.
  • At least 3 years experience of organizing and managing student assistants and tutors for both Computer Science and Informatics is a strong recommendation.
  • Having successfully participated (prize winner) in the annual national Imagine Cup is a strong recommendation.
  • Teaching experience, at a Higher Education Institution
  • Should fit with the current objectives of the department
  • Innovative teaching techniques incorporating blended learning.
  • Able to teach large groups (± 100)


Enquiries regarding job content: Prof Duncan Coulter (011) 559 2842

Enquiries regarding remuneration and benefits: Ms Marian Myburgh (011) 559-3892 (HCM Business Partner)

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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