Job Details

  • Reference number: E210262
  • Province: Western Cape
  • Type of engagement: Permanent appointment
  • Posted: July 22nd
  • Remuneration package: 1

Background to Position

The Department of Construction Economics and Management enjoys an international reputation for its activities in the fields of Property Studies, Quantity Surveying, Construction Management and Project Management. The Department is also home to the Urban Real Estate Research Unit.

The Department is seeking to appoint a permanent full-time academic at Lecturer or Senior Lecturer level in the field of Property and Planning. This person will be expected to contribute to the development of the Property and Planning theme in both teaching and research in the Department. We invite suitably qualified persons to apply for this position.

Job Description

  • Lecture to students and develop course material in Property and Planning and contribute to excellence in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.
  •  Conduct research, supervise postgraduate students and publish in refereed journals and contribute to excellence in research at UCT.
  • Participate in the management and administration of the Department
  • Be socially responsive by engaging with community and/or industry through teaching and research.
  • Complete a PhD (if not already held) as soon as possible, and in consultation with the HoD.
  • Apply for NRF rating (if not already held) as soon as possible, and in consultation with the HoD.

Inherent Criteria

Requirements for both levels include:

  • An honours or equivalent qualification in Property or Planning related fields.
  • Having the background to teach in at least two of the following subject areas: (i) Urban Land Economics (ii) Urban Land Use Management (iii) Housing Economics and Policy.
  • Appropriate professional registration with SACPLAN

Additional requirements for appointment at Lecturer level include:

  • Masters degree in Property or Planning and a minimum of 5 years suitable experience in the field

Additional requirements for appointment at Senior Lecturer level include:

  • Masters degree in Property or Planning.
  • PhD in a relevant field.
  • Relevant research and/or teaching experience in higher education.
  • A recent publication record in accredited international peer-reviewed journals

Application Requirement

To apply, please provide the below documents in a single pdf file and address it to Ms Abigail Dixon.

  • UCT Application Form (download at;
  • A 1 – 2 page statement of interest specifying the relevance of the your experience to the Department;
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV); and
  • Names and complete contact information for three references.

Please ensure the title and reference number are indicated in the subject line. Please clearly indicate the level at which you are applying for.

An application which does not comply with the above requirements will be regarded as incomplete and might not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and may be required to deliver a short presentation to the Department.

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.