Lecturer: Department of Mercantile Law - Faculty of Law (Two Positions)

Country: South Africa;

City: Pretoria

Vacancy added: 29.08.2019

Employer: University of Pretoria

Resumes due: 11.09.2019


In pursuit of the ideals of excellence and diversity, the University of Pretoria wishes to invite applications for the following vacancy.

The University of Pretoria's commitment to quality makes us one of the top research Universities in the country and gives us a competitive advantage in international science and technology development.



The incumbent will be responsible for:

  • Specialising in (a) General Company/Corporate Law with a specific focus on (b) Mergers and Acquisitions or (c) Law of Securities AND (d) Corporate Insolvency (including business rescue) or Specialising in Income Tax AND Tax Administration;
  • Teaching a variety of modules offered by the Department of Mercantile Law at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in order to meet the needs of the department;
  • Conducting academic and scholarly research;
  • Having an in-depth understanding of specialisation to enable development of new knowledge, innovation and understanding within the field;
  • Supervising masters students (lecturer);
  • Supervising masters and doctoral students (senior lecturer/associate professor/professor);
  • Mentoring students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels;
  • Performing academic administration and management;
  • Performing other duties as delegated by the Head of the Department. 



  • At least a LLM in one of the above-mentioned or closely related fields in Mercantile Law;
  • In the absence of a LLD degree, registration for a doctoral degree in one of the above-mentioned fields in Mercantile Law with proof of substantive progress;
  • Relevant’ teaching experience including curriculum development at a tertiary educational institution will be a strong recommendation;
  • At least two substantial publications in peer-reviewed journals or scholarly books in the past three years would be a strong recommendation. 



  • Applicable practical professional experience;
  • Participation in academic conferences, seminars and workshops;
  • Ability to plan and initiate discipline related research
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a dynamic team;
  • Appropriate communication skills.


The annual remuneration package will be commensurate with the incumbent’s level of appointment, as determined by UP policy guidelines. UP subscribes to the BESTMED and UMVUZO medical aid schemes and contributes 50% of the applicable monthly premium.  


CLOSING DATE: 11 September 2019


No application will be considered after the closing date, or if it does not comply with at least the minimum requirements.


 ENQUIRIES: Ms K Manana, Tel: (012) 420 3126


Should you not hear from the University of Pretoria by 1 November 2019, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful.


The University of Pretoria is committed to equality, employment equity and diversity.

In accordance with the Employment Equity Plan of the University and its Employment Equity goals and targets, preference may be given, but is not limited to candidates from under-represented designated groups.

All candidates who comply with the requirements for appointment are invited to apply. All candidates agree to undergo verification of personal credentials.

The University of Pretoria reserves the right to not fill the advertised positions.

Applicants are requested to apply online at www.up.ac.za, and follow the link: Careers@UP.

In applying for this post, please attach:

  • A comprehensive CV;
  • Certified copies of qualifications;
  • Names, e-mail addresses and telephone details of three referees whom we have permission to contact;
  • Names and contact details of peer reviewers (academic and research);
  • Self-evaluation.
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