Lecturer and Coordinator for Law Students

Country: South Africa;

City: Pretoria

Vacancy added: 29.08.2019

Employer: University of Pretoria

Resumes due: 29.11.2019


In pursuit of the ideals of excellence and diversity, the University of Pretoria wishes to invite applications for the above 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 Unit for Academic Literacy invites applications for a coordinator and lecturer for the Academic Literacy component of Jurisprudence 110 and 120 in 2020. 



The successful candidate will be required to coordinate the language component of JUR 110 and 120, which involves:

  • Designing and developing study guides as well as other print and online materials in collaboration with the Department of Jurisprudence;
  • Teaching three to four groups of students on a weekly basis, and marking test and assignments for these groups;
  • Liaising closely with the Head of Department and the course coordinator of Jurisprudence in terms of curriculum, assessment and administration;
  • Overseeing the work of two other lecturers teaching on the language course;
  • Dealing with questions and grievances that may not be solved by the class lecturer;
  • Doing academic administration and performing other duties, as determined by the Director of the UAL.



  • An honours degree in English, Applied Linguistics or Linguistics, with some background in Law OR an LLB degree (or equivalent) with some background in English;
  • Solid experience in teaching English, Academic Literacy or Law;
  • Excellent oral and writing proficiency in academic English;
  • The ability to lecture large and diverse classes successfully;
  • The ability to work effectively in teams;
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint. 



  • Experience in materials development
  • Experience in designing hybrid learning interventions
  • A record of recently published research and/or current research activity
  • Registered for a master’s degree


The remuneration is on a per lecture basis, commensurate with the incumbent’s level of appointment. Module co-ordination is remunerated additionally.  


Applicants are requested to apply online, quoting the applicable reference number.  

In applying for this post, please attach:               

  • A letter of application;
  • A comprehensive CV;
  • Certified copies of qualifications;
  • Names, e-mail addresses and telephone details of three referees whom we have permission to contact;
  • A self-evaluation of approximately 500 words (MS Word or pdf format). 


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: Mrs Christelle Alberts, Tel: (012) 420 2782 


Should you not have heard from the University of Pretoria by 15 December 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. 

The University of Pretoria reserves the right not to make an appointment to the posts as advertised.

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