Job Details

  • Reference number: E220135
  • Province: Western Cape
  • Type of engagement: Fixed term contract
  • Posted: February 28th
  • Remuneration package: The annual remuneration package for 2022, including benefits is 968,905 ZAR.

Background to Position

(5- Year Contract)



  • Power Futures Lab is an initiative within the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business with an international
  • reputation for expertise around the two core challenges facing Africa’s power sector: how to accelerate investment in
  • generation to power economic development on the continent; and how to improve utility performance through governance
  • and regulatory incentives so they can extend reliable electricity services to all. Two new senior lectureships, funded from the
  • group’s resources, have been created to lead its specialized research, teaching and advisory work in these two areas.

Job Description

Responsibilities and focus areas:

  • Responsibilities will include supervision of PhDs, teaching executive education courses, obtaining research grants,
  • research, publication and dissemination.
  • The first senior lecturer will be a recognized thought leader and researcher in private investment in power generation,
  • and the design and implementation of renewable energy auctions, in South Africa and other African countries. A
  • further advantage would be a thorough knowledge of the frontiers of experience in renewable energy auctions in
  • other parts of the world, especially in Latin America.
  • The second senior lecturer should be experienced in the management and oversight of power sector regulation and
  • utility performance across the African continent. Experience in the regulation of private electricity concessions will
  • be an advantage, as well as networks in the African power sector.

We offer:

  • A research-intensive culture focused on innovation, application and social relevance
  • A school embedded in international networks of academics, policy-makers and business leaders
  • Competitive salaries with opportunities to earn additional income in executive education courses
  • Excellent students in post graduate-only courses (PGDips, Master’s degrees including MBAs, and PhDs)

Inherent Criteria

Requirements for this post:

  • A PhD degree,
  • At least 10 years research and/or professional experience in the electricity sector including the focus areas above,
  • A publication record in peer reviewed journals or book chapters, and
  • Experience in designing, leading and teaching relevant academic and/or executive education courses.
  • Experience in raising research funding is also essential.

Application Requirement

To apply, please visit and upload the following:

  • - UCT Application Form (download at
  • - Cover letter, and
  • - Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Please ensure your name and the position reference number are indicated on all documents.

An application which does not comply with the above requirements will be regarded as incomplete. Only shortlisted candidates

will be contacted.

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targets iin accordance with the Employment Equity Plan of the University and its Employment Equity goals and targets.

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About University of Cape Town

The University of Cape Town (UCT) is South Africa's oldest university, and is one of Africa's leading teaching and research institutions. UCT was founded in 1829 as the South African College, a high school for boys. The College had a small tertiary-education facility that grew substantially after 1880, when the discovery of gold and diamonds in the north – and the resulting demand for skills in mining – gave it the financial boost it needed to grow. The College developed into a fully fledged university during the period 1880 to 1900, thanks to increased funding from private sources and the government.