Qualifications Master’s Degree
Industry Education, training & skills development
Reference Advert reference: uj_000250
Centre Auckland Park Kingsway Campus
ENQUIRIES REGARDING THE JOB CONTENT: Prof F. Nyabadza on 011 559 2305
Where to submit application
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Your application, comprising of a detailed Curriculum Vitae as well as the names and full contact details (including telephone numbers and e-mail addresses) of at least three traceable and credible referees must be uploaded before or on the closing date of the advertised post. Please also attach the following: a copy of your highest academic qualification, proof of registration with professional bodies you might belong to and if applying for an academic position, a list of accredited research output and/ or a portfolio of your creative output.
Minimum requirements: At least an MSc degree in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics and currently registered for a PhD in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics. A minimum of 1 year experience lecturing undergraduate Mathematics and/or Applied Mathematics modules. Competent to lecture any topic in Mathematics and/or Applied Mathematics to undergraduate programmes. Evidence of research output or proof of registration for PhD. Lecturing honours level Mathematics and/or Applied Mathematics modules. Proven record of engagement with the scholarship of teaching, e.g. an abridged teaching evaluation or portfolio. Strong commitment to good teaching and research. Sound communication skills in English. Competencies and Behavioural Attributes: Good academic and administrative skills. Excellent presentation skills. The ability to work under pressure. A high level of proficiency in spoken and written English. Experience using advanced mathematical typesetting software. Good interpersonal skills that contribute to a collegial atmosphere. The ability to work independently and collaboratively. Strong work ethic and integrity. Recommendations: PhD degree in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics. Three or more years of teaching experience at University level. Research specialization that articulates well with the existing research interests of the department. Proven record of engagement with the scholarship of teaching, e.g. teaching evaluation or relevant portfolio. Innovative teaching techniques incorporating technology. NRF Rating would be an added advantage. Ability to develop new undergraduate and postgraduate modules. Able to teach large groups (± 150 students) Job description: The Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics offers a wide variety of lecturing and research opportunities. We teach a broad range of modules catering to Mathematics and Applied Mathematics majors and the full range of BSc qualifications, as well as numerous service modules aimed at students in the Faculties of Engineering and the Built Environment, Economics and Financial Sciences, Education, and Management. We run vibrant honours programmes in pure and applied mathematics, as well as dynamic MSc and PhD programmes. Research specialities include Functional Analysis, Graph Theory, Logic, Algebra, Dynamical Systems, Numerical Analysis, and Mathematical modelling. A collegial and cooperative atmosphere pervades the department. Responsibilities: The successful candidate: Must be able to lecture, coordinate, assess and tutor large undergraduate (service) modules in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics. Must be active in research in any field of Mathematics or Applied mathematics that articulates well with the existing research interests of the department. Must demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and productive research and play a leading role in teaching innovation. Must be able to develop course material for Mathematics and/or Applied Mathematics modules required in the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics. Must contribute to departmental outreach and community engagement programmes. Must be able to perform other academic or administrative duties as determined by the Head of Department.