Search our site :

Tuesday, 17 July 2018



School of Economics

Faculty of Commerce


The School of Economics in the Faculty of Commerce under the auspices of the New Generation of Academics Programme (nGAP) funded by the Department of Higher Education is seeking to make a permanent appointment of a black South African at the Lecturer level in the field of Economic Development. This appointment will be made in terms of the purposes expressed in the Staffing South African Universities Framework (SSAUF). For more information on the nGAP programme see

The University of Cape Town (UCT) is a research-led and strongly internationalised university. It remains one of the top ranked (11th) institutions in the world in the field of development studies according to the latest QS subject rankings. The School of Economics at UCT is a key contributor towards this ranking and its excellence in teaching and research is recognized globally. Its PhD programme is in a strong growth phase and draws students from across the African continent.


The successful candidate will be expected to complete or make considerable progress towards completion of their PhD studies in the first three years of the programme. They will be given a substantially reduced teaching load, mentorship support and research funding to do so. In addition, they will teach and supervise economics students at the post-graduate and undergraduate level. They will work to develop a research profile through appropriate academic publishing.

Requirements for the post include:

·       A coursework based Masters Degree in Economics or cognate discipline (with minimum of Honours in Economics)

·       Registration for or clear intention to register for a PhD in Economics

Previous teaching experience at the undergraduate and/or graduate level and a record of demonstrated research scholarship would be an advantage.

In terms of the nGAP conditions, priority will be given to applicants 40 years or younger.

The annual remuneration range, including benefits, is R 639 848.

For more detailed information about remuneration and benefits, please see

To apply, please e-mail the documents listed below in a single pdf file to Ms Abigail Dixon at

-       UCT Application Form (download at

-       Motivation letter, inclusive of teaching statement and research interests; and

-       Curriculum Vitae (CV) with details of three contactable referees

Please ensure that the position title and reference number are indicated in the subject line of your email.

An application which does not comply with the above requirements will be regarded as incomplete. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted and may be required to complete assessments as part of the selection process.

Telephone:                 021 650 1673                          Website:

Reference Number:   E18255                                                Closing date: 17 July 2018     

UCT is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity and redress in achieving its equity targets. Our Employment Equity Policy is available at Special funding has been provided for this post with the aim of advancing diversity. For this post, we seek particularly to attract black South African candidates.

UCT reserves the right not to appoint

Story By : School of Economics