Lecturer / Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor / Professor, Department of New Testament

  • University of Pretoria
  • Pretoria, South Africa
  • May 05, 2022
Full time Languages & Literature

Job Description


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 successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in the subject field of New Testament studies;
  • Conducting scholarly research in the field of New Testament (and related literature);
  • Supervising master's and doctoral students (if the successful candidate has a relevant doctoral degree);
  • Mentoring students at undergraduate level;
  • Performing academic administration and management;
  • Performing other duties as delegated by the Head of the Department.



  • A relevant Master's degree;
  • At least 1 publication in an accredited journal;
  • Some academic administration experience.

Senior Lecturer:

  • A relevant doctoral degree;
  • At least 3 years' tertiary experience or relating teaching experience;
  • At least 3 publications in accredited journals;
  • Evidence of conference papers delivered;
  • Experience in academic administration and knowledge of departmental committees

Associate Professor:

  • A relevant doctoral degree;
  • At least 5 years' tertiary experience or related teaching experience;
  • Experience in curriculum development and curriculum innovation;
  • At least 15-20 publications in a variety of accredited journals;
  • Evidence of successful research Master's supervision (at least 5 successfully completed) and at least 2 successful Doctoral supervisions;
  • Experience in academic administration experience and participation in departmental committees;
  • Established nationally as a scholar and researcher.


  • A relevant doctoral degree;
  • At least 8 years' tertiary teaching experience;
  • Experience in curriculum development and curriculum innovation;
  • At least 20 - 30 publications in a variety of accredited journals of which at least 8 of the publications should be ISI and other accredited journals;
  • Evidence of successful research Master's supervision (at least 10 successfully completed) and evidence of at least 4 successful doctoral supervisions;
  • Experience in academic administration and participation in departmental committees
  • Established nationally and internationally as a scholar and researcher.


  • Competency in Greek would be an advantage.


  • Membership of at least one scholarly society related to New Testament studies;
  • Community involvement;
  • NRF rating will serve as a strong advantage for the Associate Professor/Professor levels.

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.

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 (utilising the UP format downloadable from the University website);
  • 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;
  • Teaching portfolio.

CLOSING DATE: 30th May 2022

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

ENQUIRIES:  Jeanette Schoeman Tel: (012) 420 2213/5488 for application-related enquiries, and Prof J Pillay Tel: (012) 420 2322 for enquiries relating to the post content.

Should you not hear from the University of Pretoria by 30 JUNE 2022 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.

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