Lecturer Positions @ UP Computer Science




In pursuit of the ideals of excellence and diversity, the University of Pretoria wishes to invite applications for the following vacancy (22417 #1730):

The University of Pretoria’s commitment to quality makes us one of the top research Universities in the country and gives us a competitive advantage in international science and technology development.


The incumbent will be responsible for:

Active participation and leadership in the research agenda of the Department;

Undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in Computer Science;

Departmental administrative tasks.


A Master’s degree in Computer Science;

Publications in accredited journals and conferences;

Active engagement as a researcher in a research focus area of the Department of Computer Science, with a proven research record;

Lecturing experience in Computer Science on both undergraduate and graduate levels.


Experience in both Linux and Windows operating systems;

Experience in programming languages such as C++, Java, Scala and Python;

Big data and data science experience;

Big data platforms such as Hadoop and Sparc.

The total remuneration package for this position ranges from approximately R 375 614 to R 497 258 as determined by UP policy guidelines. (These amounts include the University’s contributions to standard UP benefits, namely provident fund, group life and funeral cover, but exclude contributions to medical aid, as the latter varies per employee.) UP subscribes to the BESTMED medical aid scheme and contributes 50% of the applicable monthly premium.

Applicants are requested to apply online at www.up.ac.za, and follow the link: Careers@UP.

In applying for this post, please attach:

A comprehensive CV;

Certified copies of qualifications;

Names, e-mail addresses and telephone details of three referees whom we have permission to contact;

Names and contact details of peer reviewers (academic and research);


CLOSING DATE: 27 May 2016

No application will be considered after the closing date, or if it does not comply with at least the minimum requirements.

ENQUIRIES: Prof A P Engelbrecht, Tel: (012) 420 3578

Should you not hear from the University of Pretoria by ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­31 July 2016, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful.

The University of Pretoria is committed to equality, employment equity and diversity.

In accordance with the Employment Equity Plan of the University and its Employment Equity goals and targets, preference may be given, but is not limited to candidates from under-represented designated groups.

All candidates who comply with the requirements for appointment are invited to apply.

The University of Pretoria reserves the right to not fill the advertised positions.

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