Department of Civil Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
The Department of Civil Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment has an international reputation for
excellence in research and teaching in civil engineering including: structural engineering, construction materials, geotechnical
engineering, water quality engineering, water engineering, transport studies, engineering education and urban engineering. The
Department is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in the field of water engineering under the auspices of the New Generation of
Academics Programme (nGAP) funded by the Department of Higher Education & Training. This full time permanent position is
open to black South Africans of age 40 years or younger. The 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 successful candidate will be provided with mentoring to nurture their academic career. Furthermore, the successful
candidate will be expected to join relevant research groups in the Department and Faculty and be actively engaged in research
in the field of water engineering.
Minimum requirements for the post include:
- BSc (Eng) or equivalent in Civil Engineering.
- Master’s degree in Water Engineering (or closely related discipline) with a 70% pass or above. If the Master’s degree is not
linked to a percentage pass or if less than 70% is obtained, then specific evidence must be provided of ‘high academic ability’
as per the requirements of the DHET;
- OR, Master’s degree in Water Engineering (or closely related discipline) PLUS evidence of active registration and study for a
PhD in Water Engineering.
- Teaching experience at the undergraduate and/or graduate level
- PhD in Water Engineering
- A record of demonstrated research scholarship
- Practical experience
- Professional registration
- Lecture on water engineering at undergraduate level (i.e. any of the following courses: Fluid Mechanics, Hydraulic Engineering,
Engineering Hydrology and Urban Water Services)
- Lecture on water engineering at postgraduate level
- Supervise undergraduate and postgraduate students
- Conduct academic research in Water Engineering on problems relevant to the local South African and broader African
- Disseminate knowledge through publication of research in various outlets (e.g. journal articles, full paper peer-
reviewed conference papers, peer-reviewed books and book chapters, etc.)
- Contribute to leadership and/or administration roles at course, departmental, Faculty and/or University level, as
appropriate to the job level
- Use academic skills to provide service to bodies outside of the university (e.g. professional society, government
agency, NGO, community group, etc.)
- Successful candidates who not in possession of a PhD and not registered for a PhD will be required to register for a PhD and
make substantial progress towards completion of the PhD in the first three years of programme.
The annual remuneration range, including benefits, is R730 510, based on 2020 salaries. For more detailed information
about remuneration and benefits, please see http://www.hr.uct.ac.za/hr/benefits/remuneration/policy
To apply, please e-mail the documents listed below in a single pdf file to Ms Abigail Dixon at
- UCT Application Form (download at http://forms.uct.ac.za/hr201.doc);
- Motivation letter, inclusive of teaching statement and research interests;
- Curriculum Vitae (CV) with details of three contactable referees; and
- Full academic transcripts.
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 shortlisted candidates will be contacted and
may be required to complete assessments as part of the selection process.
Telephone: 021 650 1673 Website: www.uct.ac.za
Reference Number: E200279 Closing date: 28 September 2020