LECTURER: INDUSTRIAL PSYCHOLOGY
University of the Western Cape
Main Campus - Bellville, WC ZA
7d ago

Key Performance Areas

Alert to its African and international context, the University of the Western Cape (UWC) strives to be a place of excellence in teaching, learning and research, nurturing the cultural diversity of South Africa, and responding in creative and critical ways to the developmental needs of the country.

Through its academic project, UWC continues to play a leading role in helping to build an equitable and dynamic society in South Africa.

The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) is implementing the fourth phase of the New Generation of Academics’ Programme (nGAP) of the Staffing South African Universities’ Framework.

nGAP involves the recruitment of new academics who display significant potential for scholarship in teaching and research.

The programme consists of a 6-year development programme, including short courses on research and teaching development. As a permanently appointed Academic, employment will commence with a reduced teaching load.

The workload will increase to a full load within the 6-year period with a spread of responsibilities and levels. Applicable support will be provided by an appointed coach, mentor and all UWC structures and systems, while progress will be monitored to ensure successful completion of the nGAP.

As this is a partnership between DHET and UWC, successful candidates will have to comply with the normal employment conditions of UWC, as well as the requirements of DHET.

The Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences recognises that it has an important role to play in preparing a much more representative proportion of the population for careers in the varied fields of the world of work.

The degree, diploma and certificate programmes offered by the Faculty span careers in both the private and public sectors and are, for the most part, oriented to prepare students for scarce skill sectors such as accounting, economics, business management, financial management and investment, human resource management, information systems, and public administration (at all three tiers of government).

The Department of Industrial Psychology forms part of the EMS Faculty and prides itself in producing HPCSA accredited Industrial Psychologists from a wide variety of backgrounds.

In keeping with our vision, we are committed to providing quality teaching to both our undergraduate and postgraduate students in this discipline and to equip them with sought-

after people management knowledge and skills. An exciting opportunity exists at a Lecturer level in this growing Department.

The appointees will be expected to :

  • Lecture at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels; *Conduct research and postgraduate supervision; *Community engagement and outreach;
  • Academic administration; *Curriculum development and assessment.
  • Minimum Requirements

  • A relevant Master’s degree in Industrial Psychology; *registration for a PhD degree as well as registration with the HPCSA will be advantageous.
  • The ideal applicant should have a good record of teaching / training experience.
  • Additional requirements for all positions include :

  • communication and presentation skills
  • tenacity
  • planning and organising skills
  • adaptability. *Registration / enrolment for a PhD (if not already in possession of a PhD), completing a PhD is a key deliverable to successfully completing the 6-
  • year developmental programme.

    For further information (but not applications) about this position, please contact the Head of the Industrial Psychology Department, Prof.

    Bright Mahembe on email bmahembe uwc.ac.za

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