The University of Johannesburg (UJ) is a vibrant and cosmopolitan university anchored in Africa and intent on global excellence and stature.
With an emphasis on independent thinking, sustainable development and multiple partnerships, UJ is an international university of choice.
The Graduate School of Architecture (GSA) at the University of Johannesburg is Africa’s youngest and most dynamic school of architecture.
Following the successful implementation of the world-renowned Unit System method of teaching in the professional programme in 2015, we are now seeking to make a new appointment at the Senior Lecturer or Associate Professor level (appointment at Associate Professor level requires a PhD or extensive practice experience), to commence in February 2019.
We are seeking an exceptionally motivated, qualified and energetic applicant to fulfil the role of Programme Leader in History & Theory , responsible for shaping, managing and delivering a world-
class History & Theory course. In the first year of your appointment, the emphasis will be on the design and implementation of the History & Theory Dissertation (HTD) course within the School’s main programme, the professional M Arch.
Thereafter, the emphasis will shift from the day-to-day management and oversight of the M Arch (Prof) programme to developing a unique post-
professional MA in Critical Theory and / or Contemporary History & Theory, tailored specifically to the African and global South contexts.
You will have demonstrable expertise in the area of nineteenth and twentieth century architectural history, with knowledge of urbanism and urban history.
Proficiency in the history of architectural theory and historiography, including familiarity with major research paradigms in the field is essential.
You will also have a proven track record in teaching and research, as well as excellent managerial and leadership skills.
You will be able to share your vision for contributing to a programme that brings together the different strengths already present in the School, whilst developing new areas of research that are both locally and globally relevant.
In addition, you will be able to meaningfully contribute to the GSA’s new cross-disciplinary think-tank, Transformative Pedagogies, an on-
going design and research initiative tasked with finding innovative and intellectually rigorous approaches to the transformation of architectural canon and pedagogy in a developing world context.
You will share the responsibility of developing a robust and challenging programme with two assistants reporting to you for mentorship and guidance as we seek to build a new generation of African architectural scholars.
Publication, travel and exhibition opportunities are highly encouraged and supported through discussion and negotiation with the Head of School.
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Mrs. Fadilha Minty on Tel : (011) 559 4325 or Denise Fouche on Tel : (011) 559 1104
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