Lecturer, College of Business & Economics: Transport & Supply Chain Management Department job with UNIVERSITY OF JOHANNESBURG



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 Council 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 applications and offers of employment depend on compliance with said policy.

UJ’s Department of Transport and Supply Chain Management has considerable experience in the transport sector in South Africa and is widely recognized for its education, training and research in the areas of economics of transport, logistics and supply chain management. The Department has considerable experience, skills and geographical reach with competence and specialization in training and research. The department is looking for a candidate for a lecturer position.

Job description:

Successful candidates should hold a Master’s degree and have experience in transport economics/logistics management/supply chain management. They should be able to contribute to an interdisciplinary research environment to develop new areas of research. Applicants should have a strong interest in teaching and conducting high quality research, influencing both practitioners and scholars. Candidates must be able to teach at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

By joining our department, you:

  • Be located at Kingsway Auckland Park or Bunting Road campuses, but may be required to teach at other campuses;
  • Teach according to your allocated modules;
  • Conduct and publish your own research within the research interests of the department; and
  • Fulfill leadership and administrative roles within the department as required.


The incumbent must:

  • Teach undergraduate and postgraduate modules
  • Supervise postgraduate student research, including honors level research projects
  • Conduct and publish own research in a research area of ​​professional interest
  • Fulfill leadership roles in the department
  • Make a meaningful difference through community engagement
  • Create and maintain external professional networks

Minimum requirements

  • Master’s degree in Transport Economics/Logistics Management/Supply Chain Management (or equivalent. Applied Economics and Applied Statistics may also be considered)
  • A PhD will be an added advantage
  • Evidence of publications in high-quality peer-reviewed research journals in the discipline
  • Experience teaching/training in at least one of the following areas of Transport Economics/Logistics Management/Supply Chain Management/Economics/Research Methodology/Business Statistics modules in a locally and/or internationally reputable higher education institution; ;
  • Publications and/or industry experience in transport economics/logistics management/supply chain management
  • Well-developed skills in quantitative and/or qualitative research methodology
  • Supervision of successful postgraduate student research projects
  • Excellent ability to speak and write in English

A competitive package linked to experience, skills and qualifications is offered. The department has a very active continuing education programs entity that creates opportunities for additional revenue generation.

Skills and behavioral attributes:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good time management skills.
  • Good planning and organizational skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Good listening skills.
  • Good conflict management skills.
  • Autonomous and lifelong learner.
  • The ability to work in a team


  • Good leadership and team spirit
  • Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Practical experience in the field of transport economics / logistics management / supply chain management


Job content inquiries: Prof. Noleen Pisa on (011) 559-4288

Compensation and Benefits Inquiries: Antoinette Kanfer at (011) 559-2548 (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 you may belong to, 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 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

If you need technical support / assistance on the UJ e-recruitment site, please contact our service provider PNET at the following coordinates: 0861 227337/010 140 3099 or email ujsupport@pnet.co.za

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.


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