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Associate Professor

at University of Cape Town
Location Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Date Posted
Category Education
Work Hours Day
Salary Units MONTH
Currency ZAR


UCT is an inclusive and engaged research-intensive African university that inspires creativity through outstanding achievements in learning, discovery and citizenship; enhancing the lives of its students and staff, advancing a more equitable and sustainable social order and influencing the global higher education landscape.

The College of Accounting is one of the largest departments in UCT’s Faculty of Commerce. The College’s vision is to be a centre of excellence in professional accounting education and its highly regarded Chartered Accountant (CA (SA)) programmes are accredited by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA).

The College of Accounting invites applications from suitably professionally qualified persons who wish to make an impactful

contribution to its dynamic team for appointment(s) to permanent full-time post(s) as an Associate Professor in the College. The

College wishes to make the appointment as soon as possible.

Requirements for the position:

  • Professional qualification as a Chartered Accountant (South Africa) or comparable professional accounting designation and a

relevant Master’s degree.

  • A national and developing international reputation as active in the field, making regular and/or substantial contributions to

knowledge of quality. Evidence might typically include papers in local or international academic journals, citations, and review,

and/or the completion of a major research monograph.

  • Demonstrable relevant teaching experience and evidence of good teaching practice at an undergraduate and/or postgraduate

level on a SAICA accredited programme. Evidence might typically include curriculum design, creation of learning materials,

course oversight, postgraduate supervision, mentoring and contributing to the career development of junior staff members,

and/or student testimonials.

  • A track record of substantial academic leadership and administration roles at course, departmental, faculty, and/or university


  • Substantial contributions, based on academic skills, to bodies outside their university.

The following will be to the candidate’s advantage:

  • The completion of a relevant PhD, or demonstrable evidence of substantial progress towards the completion of a PhD.

Responsibilities include:

  • Academic leadership appropriate to that of an Associate Professor.
  • Teach at an undergraduate and/or postgraduate level on a SAICA accredited programme.
  • Convene at least one course or programme at an undergraduate and/or postgraduate level.
  • Engage in research and scholarship that benefits the College and the accounting profession.
  • Mentor and contribute to the career development of junior staff members.
  • Participate in College initiatives, especially those that meet the College’s transformation objectives.
  • Perform related academic administrative tasks at a College, Faculty and University level.


The annual remuneration package, including benefits, is R1, 105 604 (excluding a scarcity allowance).


To apply, please e-mail the below documents in a single pdf file to Ms Abigail Dixon at [email protected]

  • UCT Application Form (download at;
  • A letter of motivation, highlighting your research interest, teaching philosophy and demonstration of academic leadership; and
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV).


Interested candidates can send their CV