UJ Auckland Park Kingsway Campus Job Vacancy 2023


UJ Auckland Park Kingsway Campus Job Vacancy 2023

  • Position(s):Lecturer (Faculty of Law: Department of Public Law)
  • Location: University of Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Advert Reference:uj_001304
  • Advert Status:Online
  • Apply by:1st December 2023
  • 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


Job Descriptions for UJ

The University of Johannesburg is actively seeking a Lecturer for the Department of Public Law.


The Department of Public Law is a dynamic academic unit that delivers a range of modules to law students across the faculty. Presently, these modules are offered on the Kingsway Campus and cover diverse subjects such as Introduction to Legal Studies, Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, International Law, Social Security Law, and Labour Law.

The ideal candidate will possess proven expertise in instructing first-year law students, as this forms the core of their teaching responsibilities. However, they may also be called upon to teach other modules within the LLB or LLM curricula.


In terms of research, the successful candidate must specialize in a field related to public law. Additionally, flexibility is essential, as the candidate will be expected to travel and teach on any of the university’s campuses as required by the department.


  • Develop, manage, and design study materials for modules in the Department of Public Law, with a primary emphasis on first-year modules.
  • Supervise postgraduate students.
  • Actively engage in research, publications, academic development, and community service.
  • Adhere to administrative duties within the faculty and department.
  • Pursue an LLD degree if not already in possession, within a reasonable timeframe.
  • Demonstrate commitment to self-development through excellence in teaching, research, community engagement, and academic leadership.
  • Possible teaching assignments on any of the university’s campuses.
  • Perform other duties assigned by the Head of Department.
  • Administer the tutorship system.
Minimum Requirements for the UJ:
  • Possession of an LLM degree (NQF level 9) in a related field.
  • Proven track record of teaching law subjects to students and research with a focus on public law.
  • Accredited research output.
  • Expertise in relevant teaching approaches and methods, including online environments.
  • Knowledge of university and faculty policies, rules, and regulations.
  • Successful postgraduate supervision record.
  • Peer-reviewed publications in accredited journals.
  • Potential requirement for shortlisted candidates to present to the faculty and stakeholders on a designated topic.
Competencies and Behavioral Attributes:
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving abilities.
  • Collaboration with faculty, staff, students, community members, and organizational leaders.
  • Collegial and emotionally intelligent.
  • Innovative, proactive, and creative.
  • Ability to thrive in a pressurized environment.
  • Accomplished writing and presentation skills.
  • High level of integrity and ethical foundation.
  • Enthusiasm and passion for Teaching, Research, and Community Engagement.
  • Experience in teaching, learning, and assessment in an online environment.


For inquiries regarding the job content, please contact:

  • Prof Elmarie Fourie
  • Tel: (011) 559-3871

For inquiries regarding remuneration and benefits, please contact:

  • Mr Innocent Masoka (HCM Business Partner)
  • Tel: (011) 559-1531

NOTE: Ensure that your application, inclusive of a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae, and the names and full contact details (including telephone numbers and email addresses) of at least three credible referees, is uploaded before or on the closing date of the advertised post.


  • A copy of your highest academic qualification.
  • Proof of registration with any professional bodies you may belong to. If applying for an academic position, include a list of accredited research output and/or a portfolio of your creative output.

How to Apply:


Need Help? UJ e-recruitment Portal:

  • For general inquiries about the advertised post, please email with the reference number of the post as the subject line.
  • For technical support/assistance on the UJ e-recruitment website, contact our service provider PNET at the following details: 0861 227337 / 010 140 3099 or email

Candidates may be subjected to appropriate psychometric testing and other selection instruments.

In alignment with merit based on qualifications, experience, and proven achievements, the University of Johannesburg is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities and those from historically disadvantaged groups.

As dictated 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, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

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