Senior Lecturer

at Tshwane University of Technology
Location Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
Date Posted
Category Education
Work Hours Day
Salary Units MONTH
Currency ZAR



Part Time  Appointment: (OFO CODE: 231101)

Senior Lecturer (Part Time: 25 hrs./week)

Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment

Department of Architecture & Industrial Design

Pretoria Campus

Post level: 7

Ref: 21/472


The Department of Architecture & Industrial Design, located at the Pretoria Campus of TUT, requires the services of a Senior Lecturer (3 year Part Time Appointment) to lecture and coordinate the second year of the Master of Architecture (MArch(Prof)) qualification.


Key performance areas/Core functions:



The successful applicant will join the Department's team in delivering professionally accredited courses in architecture and contribute to the research portfolio and SACAP accreditation submission.


The applicant will be responsible for the coordination, organisation and administration of all the modules in the final year of the MArch(Prof) qualification by delivering the following:

  • design studio teaching,
  • lectures,
  • seminars,
  • tutorials and
  • assessment.


The applicant will be responsible for the teaching and learning of the modules listed under the critical performance areas.



  1. Teaching:

1.1.         Teach the following MArch(Prof) postgraduate modules:

1)            Research Report: Architecture: Professional (ARP209M/R)

2)            Contract Documentation (CDO209M/R)

3)            Research Methodology (RMD209M/R)

1.2.         Contribute to the development of the design studio modules.

1.3.         Utilise appropriate teaching and learning methodologies and approaches.

1.4.         Select appropriate assessment instruments to evaluate the work and progress of students.

1.5.         Assess student submissions timeously and provide constructive feedback.

1.6.         Contribute to the development of the curriculum using an action research approach.

1.7.         Assist with supervising postgraduate students according to their specialist area.


  1. Research:

2.1.         Consolidate and plan an area of personal, architecture-based research as part of a specific research project or research team member.

2.2.         Contribute to and author high-quality research publications in accredited refereed journals.


  1. General Administration:

3.1.         Utilise the existing online platforms to communicate, upload documents, assess submissions and capture marks.

3.2.         Migrate all the existing learning material from the existing LMS platform (myTUTor) to the new LMS (D2L or Brightspace).

3.3.         Carry out administrative duties associated with teaching and research commitments.

3.4.         Actively participate in the administrative requirements of the Department, Faculty and University.

3.5.         Provide support for students ensuring all issues are dealt with in a timeous, sympathetic, and effective manner.

3.6.         Prepare and present the required teaching materials.


  1. Planning and Organising:

4.1.         Plan and manage own teaching as agreed with Head of the Department.

4.2.         Design and update modules in line with departmental teaching strategy.

4.3.         As coordinator of the final MArch year, liaise with others (i.e. support staff or academic colleagues) to ensure student needs and expectations are met.


  1. External Relationships:

1)            Developing links and join external networks promoting TUT.

2)            Initiate and contribute to the departmental community outreach programme.



  1. Academic qualifications:

1.1.         Senior Lecturer: A doctoral degree in Architecture.


  1. Experience:

2.1.         A minimum of five (5) years of teaching experience in architecture or in an environment conducting architectural research.


  1. Advantage:

Experience in the following areas will be an advantage:

3.1.         Proven experience in managing and coordinating a MArch(Prof) Programme in Architecture.

3.2.         Previous community engagement and liaison.


  1. Knowledge and Skills

4.1.         The ability to engage in critical discussions about current issues in architecture and architectural education.

4.2.         The ability to teach, mentor and guide architecture students in the MArch Programme.

4.3.         The ability to critique design projects.

4.4.         The skill to communicate and present ideas clearly and concisely.

4.5.         Well-developed interpersonal skills and the ability to engage with students, colleagues, business, and other agencies on a wide variety of matters.

4.6.         The ability to positively contribute to the larger team.


  1. Registration with a professional body (SACAP):

Registration with the South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP) is required, within either the category of

5.1.         Candidate Professional Architect (Cand PrArch), or

5.2.         Professional Architect (PrArch).



Interested candidates can send their CV


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