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



The School of Economics in the Faculty of Commerce under the auspices of the New Generation of Academics Programme

(nGAP) funded by the Department of Higher Education is seeking to make a permanent appointment of a black South

African at the Lecturer level in the field of Economic Development. This appointment will be made as soon as possible in

terms of the purposes expressed in the Staffing South African Universities Framework (SSAUF). For more information on

the nGAP programme see http://www.dhet.gov.za/ssauf/ngap.html.

The University of Cape Town (UCT) is a research-led and strongly internationalised university. It remains one of the top

ranked (11th) institutions in the world in the field of development studies according to the latest QS subject rankings. The

School of Economics at UCT is a key contributor towards this ranking and its excellence in teaching and research is

recognized globally. Its PhD programme is in a strong growth phase and draws students from across the African



The successful candidate will be expected to complete or make considerable progress towards completion of their PhD

studies in the first three years of the programme. For candidates with completed PhDs, they will be expected to publish

peer-reviewed journal articles. They will be given a substantially reduced teaching load, mentorship support and research

funding to do so. In addition, they will teach and supervise economics students at the post-graduate and undergraduate

level. They will work to develop a research profile through appropriate academic publishing. They will also be expected to

contribute to leadership and/or administration roles at course, departmental, Faculty and/or University level, as

appropriate to the job level.

Requirements for the position:

  • A completed coursework based Masters Degree in Economics or cognate discipline, with a minimum average of 70%.

If the Masters degree is not linked to a percentage pass, or if less than 70% is obtained, then specific evidence must

be provided of ‘high academic ability’ as per the requirements of the DHET.

  • Evidence of active registration and study for a PhD in Economics. For those with a completed PhD, evidence of a peerreviewed publication pipeline (e.g. working papers), and articles under submission will be required.
  • Teaching experience in Economics and Economic Development at a tertiary institution.

A record of demonstrated research scholarship would be an advantage.

In terms of the nGAP conditions, priority will be given to applicants who are 40 years or younger.

The annual remuneration package, including benefits, is R765 575. For more detailed information about remuneration

and benefits.


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

- UCT Application Form (download at http://forms.uct.ac.za/hr201.doc);

- Motivation letter, inclusive of teaching statement and research interests;

- Curriculum Vitae (CV) with details of three contactable referees, and teaching evaluations; and

- Certified academic transcript.