Job Details

  • Reference number: 24280
  • Province: Gauteng
  • Type of engagement: Permanent appointment
  • Posted: August 13th

Background to Position

In pursuit of the ideals of excellence and diversity, the University of Pretoria wishes to invite applications for the following vacancy.

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.

Job Description

The incumbents will be required to:

Teach relevant Mercantile Law subjects at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The Department of Mercantile Law has specific needs in the following areas:

  • Law of Negotiable Instruments;
  • Insurance Law;
  • Credit Law;
  • Consumer Protection Law; and
  • Commercial Law;
  • Conduct academic and scholarly research in pursuit of the Faculty’s research objectives;
  • Supervise students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels; and
  • Perform other academic duties as may be required by the Head of Department.

Inherent Criteria



  • An LLM in any of the above listed areas of need in the Department of Mercantile Law;
  • Relevant teaching or tutoring experience at a tertiary educational institution;
  • At least two peer reviewed or DHET accredited publications in the last three years;
  • Evidence of community engagement being embedded in the candidate's research and/or teaching will be to the candidate’s advantage;
  • Relevant academic administration experience.

Senior Lecturer:

  • A Doctorate in any of the above listed areas of need in the Department of Mercantile Law;
  • At least five year’s tertiary teaching experience, which includes curriculum development and transformation as strong recommendations;
  • At least eight peer reviewed or DHET accredited publications, of which at least three should have been published in the last three years;
  • Conference papers presented at national or international conferences;
  • Successful supervision of at least two research master’s degrees or four coursework master’s mini-dissertations;
  • Evidence of community engagement being embedded in the candidate's research and/or teaching;
  • Proven record of academic administration and academic citizenship. This could include the following:
  • Participation in departmental committees;
  • Participation in Faculty committees;
  • Journal review and editing.

Application Requirement


Ability to work independently and as part of a dynamic team;

Appropriate communication skills.

An in-depth understanding of specialisation to enable the development of new knowledge, innovation and understanding within the field;



A doctorate or advanced progress with doctoral studies will be to the candidate’s advantage.

 PLEASE NOTE: All shortlisted applicants will be required to prepare a ten-minute presentation on a scholarly research topic that they have recently worked on or are working on as part of the selection process.

The annual remuneration package will be commensurate with the incumbent’s level of appointment, as determined by UP policy guidelines. UP subscribes to the BESTMED and UMVUZO medical aid schemes and contributes 50% of the applicable monthly premium.

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

In applying for this post, please attach:

  • A comprehensive CV (utilising the UP format downloadable from the University website);
  • 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);
  • Self-evaluation.

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

ENQUIRIES: Contact person, Ms P Ngesi, email: for application-related enquiries, and contact person, Prof PS Munyai, email: for enquiries relating to the post content.

Should you not hear from the University of Pretoria by ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­30 November 2021 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. All candidates agree to undergo verification of personal credentials.

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

About University of Pretoria

The University of Pretoria is a multi-campus public research university in Pretoria, the administrative and de facto capital of South Africa.