Job Details

  • Reference number: 5593
  • Province: Western Cape
  • Type of engagement: Permanent appointment
  • Posted: February 28th
  • Remuneration package: Annual Salary Package (incl. Medical Aid rate based on principal member only) To be confirmed

Background to Position


Cape Peninsula University of Technology -> Business and Management Sciences -> School of Commerce, Management & Governmental Sciences -> Management & Project Management

Campus/ Location:

District Six Campus - Cape Town, WC ZA (Primary)

Occupational Function:


Job Description

Job Purpose:

  • The purpose of the position is to develop students with specific core knowledge, skills and career training in Project Management, who become life-long learners and engaged citizens.
  • The lecturer is involved in the lecturing subjects such as Project Management and Management.
  • The incumbent will work closely with the rest of the Management and Project Management staff, students and postgraduate students. S/he will provide effective and efficient academic and administrative leadership to promote excellence and prominence in teaching and learning, research and innovation, and community engagement in the Project Management and Management Programme. This will be manifested in the development of:
    • Lecturing material for both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes;
    • Supervision of postgraduate students and a proven research track record;
    • Curricular initiatives responsive to the socio-economic development needs of the society; and
    • Partnerships with associated corporate entities.
  • Contribute to academic initiatives undertaken by the department to enhance learning according to the needs of the industry and the department’s teaching & learning goals.
  • The position requires proven management, academic and student support skills with a Master’s degree relevant to Business Management, and Project Management.
  • The department is interested in an experienced lecturer with knowledge of Project Management, Management and Research methodologies at the Higher Education Level.

Key Performance Areas / Principal Accountabilities:

  • Teaching and Learning: Lectures both undergraduate and postgraduate subjects such as Project Management and Business Management. Compiles subject guides in compliance with University rules. Uses appropriate teaching methods, practices, and technologies. Develops learning materials for students. Assists students with problems in learning and appointment of tutors / mentors. Workload allocation may change according to departmental / faculty needs as determined by the Head of Department.
  • Accreditation - Adhere to Council of Higher Education accreditation policy and procedures.
  • Academic Management- Sets annual objectives pertaining to academic subjects and review teaching and learning practices.
  • Administration - Assists with the registration of students. Administer student attendance registrar, assessment records and uploads learners' results. Examine and moderate assessments and examinations. Reports progress on the syllabus developments.
  • Community Service & Outreach- Contributes to community initiatives by integrating community interventions into curriculum.
  • Counselling - Provides counselling and mentoring to learners.
  • Quality Assurance - Contributes to Quality Assurance through committee meetings and submission of relevant documents. Monitors the impact of QA recommendations within the department and implements appropriate interventions.
  • Recruitment / Admissions / Marketing - Contributes to the planning for "OpenDay” and attends "Open Day".
  • Personal / Professional Development - Keeps abreast with developments in the field of study and their implications for curriculum. Keeps abreast with developments of professional conduct within the University. Engages in current professional developments activities.
  • Human Resources Management- Adhere to University performance management system and identify training needs for career development.
  • Industry Advisory Board and Partnerships - Liaise with commerce and industry on Experiential Training, new techniques / technologies, and research projects.
  • Mentoring – Contribute towards development of academic staff. Guidance of staff (mentor). Creative assistance/rendering of assistance on all aspects of learning material development (content, presentation, preparation of student guides, equipment, etc.). Assistance with the presentation of seminars and workshops/work sessions. Guidance and assistance to lecturers

  • Curriculum and Assessment
  • Guidance and assistance to lecturers in subject field.
  • Research - Conducts research, supervise and lecture to post graduate students, publishes research articles. Keeps abreast of professional literature.
  • Health & Safety - Ensure compliance with university health and safety rules and regulations


  • Excellence in Teaching and Learning, with a track record and evidence of diligence
  • Ability to introduce change
  • Building partnerships
  • Client/learner focus
  • Mentorship skills
  • Interest for research
  • Innovation
  • People management
  • Self-motivated

Inherent Criteria

Job Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • A Master’s degree in project management or Business Management as well as an underpinning Bachelor’s degree in Project Management or Business Management.
  • A minimum of 2 years’ relevant Project Management and Business Management teaching experience in higher education.
  • Knowledge and experience of hybrid models of teaching and learning (FtF and online learning)


    • Successful supervision of postgraduate students as a primary supervisor or co-supervisor:
    • Evidence of research and publications

    Application Requirement

    General Informtion:

    Closing Date: 27 March 2022


    The Cape Peninsula University of Technology is committed to Employment Equity and aims to attract and retain talented individuals to achieve our equity objectives and therefore, people from the designated groups, including those with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to applicants whose appointment contributes towards the achievement of demographic representation. We reserve the right not to make an appointment.

    About Cape Peninsula University of Technology

    The Cape Peninsula University of Technology is at the heart of technology education and innovation in Africa. An internationally acclaimed institution, it is the only university of technology in the Western Cape and is the largest university in the region with an enrolment of more than 30 000 students. The university has six faculties offering a wide range of accredited undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the fields of Applied Sciences, Business, Education and Social Sciences, Engineering, Informatics and Design as well as Health and Wellness Sciences.