Lecturer, Department of Science and Technology Education job with UNIVERSITY OF JOHANNESBURG

Lecturer (Faculty of Education: Department of Science and Technology Education)

Ad reference: uj_000713
Ad status: Online
Apply before: September 9, 2022

Position Summary

Industry: Education and training
Job Category: Education and Training
Campus: Auckland Park Kingsway Campus
CDI contract
Remuneration: linked to the market
EE position: Open to all
Level: Qualified

The University of Johannesburg (UJ) is a dynamic and cosmopolitan university, rooted in Africa and driven by a powerful strategy focused on achieving Global Excellence and Stature (GES). With an emphasis on independent thinking, sustainability, and strategic partnerships, UJ is an international university of choice. The University is guided by the Vice-Chancellor’s vision to “position UJ in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) within the context of Africa’s social, political and economic evolution”.

job description
The Board of the University of Johannesburg has declared the University as a compulsory vaccination site in accordance with the applicable policy ((https://www.uj.ac.za/covid-19/). All job applications and offers are subject to compliance with this policy.

Job description:

The Department of Science and Technology Education is one of the five departments of the Faculty of Education at UJ. It is a dynamic and innovative department, offering undergraduate and postgraduate programs in the following areas:

  • Learning Technologies
  • Mathematics education
  • Teaching natural, physical and life sciences
  • Technological education.

The department invites applications for the academic position of Lecturer in Mathematics Education. We are looking for someone with excellent academic credentials in teaching and research in this area.


  • Involvement in teaching (contact, blended and online) at undergraduate and postgraduate levels
  • Play a leading role in online education innovation
  • Supervision of student research at Master’s and Doctoral level
  • Participation in national and international research projects
  • Obtaining funds for research
  • Involvement in core department activities such as academic administration, research, short course development, marketing, and community projects

Minimum requirements

  • Master’s degree in Mathematics Education
  • At least 5 years of experience teaching mathematics at school level and/or any related area of ​​teacher education at tertiary level
  • An exemplary teaching record (online teaching recommended)
  • An emerging research footprint (presentation at local research conferences/forums)

Skills and behavioral attributes:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Good sense of planning and organization
  • Good interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to collaborate with colleagues
  • Well-developed teaching and learning fellowship
  • Adept in teaching and developing materials for online education


  • A defined research trajectory that has resulted in good quality peer-reviewed publications in accredited journals
  • Collaboration with leading researchers in mathematics education
  • Teaching experience in mathematics at school level and/or in teacher education at tertiary level


Job content inquiries: Professor Umesh Ramnarain at (011) 559-4384

Compensation and Benefits Inquiries: Ms. Glaudina Croukamp at (011) 559-3467 (HCM Business Partner)

Your application, including a detailed Curriculum Vitae and full names and contact details (including phone numbers and email addresses) of at least three traceable and credible referees, must be uploaded on or before the closing date of the advertised position. Please also attach the following: a copy of your highest academic degree, proof of registration with professional bodies to which you may belong, and, if applying for an academic position, a list of accredited research results and/or or a portfolio of your creative output.

Applications (UJ e-Recruitment Portal)

If you have any general questions regarding the advertised position, please send an e-mail with the subject line of the position reference number to vacancies@uj.ac.za
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Applicants may be subject to appropriate psychometric tests and other selection instruments.

In addition to merit on the basis of qualifications, experience and proven achievement, the University of Johannesburg is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to people with disabilities and people from historically disadvantaged groups. Depending on operational needs, the University reserves the right not to make an appointment to advertised positions. If you have not received a response from the University within 8 weeks of the closing date, you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful.