Academic Positions in Engineering
North West University Faculty of Engineering
South Africa

NORTH-WEST UNIVERSITY (POTCHEFSTROOM CAMPUS)
FACULTY OF ENGINEERING

PEROMNES: A5; A6/A7/A8; A9
POSITION NUMBERS: P000211; P001300; P000249
VACANCY: (ASSOCIATE) PROFESSOR; (JUNIOR/SENIOR) LECTURER; POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW

At the NWU Faculty of Engineering, we change the world for the better. We do this, first, by educating and developing exceptional engineers who can and want to change the world and, secondly, by finding answers to current and future real-life challenges of our industries and communities, through our cutting-edge as well as applied research. We value our industry, academic and community partners, who enable us to develop relevant, sustainable, multi-disciplinary solutions.

Read more about the NWU Faculty of Engineering on http://engineering.nwu.ac.za [About us].

 

The Faculty has recently introduced two new programmes, namely a BEng-degree in Mechatronics Engineering as well as a Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Engineering with a focus on data-driven decision making. Furthermore, we have a growing number of postgraduate students in our additive and advanced manufacturing research group as well as our medical device development and research group. We are seeking Industrial, Computer, Mechatronic and Mechanical Engineers to embrace the 4th and 5th Industrial revolutions through the education of our students, multi-disciplinary research and industry-engaged projects. We further seek for a Chemical Engineering professor with specific expertise in emissions control, clean alternative fuels and water management.

 

Minimum requirements

Three academic vacancies exist that can be filled on any level, depending on the profile of the preferred candidates. Additionally, doctoral fellowships can be availed to suitable candidates.

 

PROFESSOR

  • PhD in the relevant engineering discipline is essential
  • NRF rating of C or higher
  • Professional ECSA registration is desirable
  • At least 8 years’ work experience in the higher education context
  • At least 15 years’ work experience in total
  • A BEng

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

  • PhD in the relevant engineering discipline is essential
  • NRF rating is desirable
  • Professional ECSA registration is desirable
  • At least 5 years’ work experience in the higher education context is desirable
  • At least 10 years’ work experience in total

SENIOR LECTURER:

  • PhD in the relevant engineering discipline OR an MEng together with professional ECSA registration
  • At least 3 years’ work experience in the higher education context is desirable
  • At least 5 years’ work experience in total

LECTURER:

  • A relevant MEng-degree
  • At least 2 years’ work experience

JUNIOR LECTURER:

  • A relevant BEng-degree
  • Some work experience is desirable

 

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW:

  • A relevant PhD-degree
  • A promising research output portfolio

 

Responsibilities:

PROFESSOR/ ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR/ SENIOR LECTURER

 

  1. Undergraduate teaching of appropriate engineering module(s)
  2. Appropriate research leadership concerning one of the research areas mentioned in the introduction
  3. Appropriate participation in the management of the Faculty
  4. Conceptualization, realization and management of projects through which local and international funding is leveraged

 

JUNIOR LECTURER/ LECTURER

 

  1. Undergraduate teaching of appropriate engineering module(s)
  2. Research participation concerning one of the research areas mentioned in the introduction
  3. Appropriate participation in the administration of the Faculty

 

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW

  1. Research participation concerning one of the research areas mentioned in the introduction

 

Behavioural Competencies

  • Open-minded
  • Ability to leverage knowledge and value across multi-disciplinary boundaries

 

 

TOTAL REMUNERATION PACKAGE:           Market Related

ENQUIRIES:                                                          Appropriate School Director: http://engineering.nwu.ac.za/management/management

CLOSING DATE:                                                 31 October 2020

COMMENCEMENT OF DUTIES:                     As soon as possible

 

TO APPLY:

http://nwu.pnet.co.za/index.php?s=advert_view&g=11080&x=7407486&i=3887&pop=1

 

The University subscribes to and applies the principles of the Employment Equity Act and is committed to transformation.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment. If you are not contacted within two months from the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.


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