Opportunity Description

Advert reference: uj_000263
Advert status: Under Review

Position Summary
Industry: Education & Training
Job category: Education and Training
Campus: Auckland Park Bunting Road Campus
Contract: Permanent
Remuneration: Market Related
EE position: Open to all
Level: Skilled

The University of Johannesburg (UJ) is a vibrant and cosmopolitan university, anchored in Africa and driven by a powerful strategy focused on attaining global excellence and stature (GES). With an emphasis on independent thinking, sustainable development and strategic partnerships, UJ is an international university of choice. The University is guided by the Vice-Chancellor’s vision of “Positioning UJ in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) in the context of the changing social, political and economic fortunes of Africa”.

Job description
The Department of Visual Art is part of the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture on the Bunting Road Campus of the University of Johannesburg. The Department has a long and proud history of producing artists and academics who have recognised national / international profiles and who have contributed greatly to the diverse visual industries of South Africa. We are looking for an energetic and vibrant Printmaking specialist to join our team of educators in the Visual Art Department as a New Media/Printmaking Lecturer.


  • Coordinate and provide academic leadership of the New Media Studies Modules, including responsibility for developing professional-practice and e-learning standards and resources,
  • Design and teach appropriate learning units employing Adobe software programs: Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Premier Pro, After Effects etc. as well as web-based design software.
  • Teach Digital Photography, applied – Photography, and Videography to undergraduate and postgraduate students.
  • Teach all aspects of traditional and alternative printmaking methods and techniques in the undergraduate Printmaking modules in the department.
  • Supervise/co-supervise Masters-level students in dissertation writing and/or practical portfolio development – compatible with their own research areas.
  • Provide academic support for Honours-level, Work-Integrated-Learning units.
  • Assist with Honours-level academic theory support and supervision when required.
  • Liaise with the FADA Fab Lab on appropriate projects and design and manufacture opportunities.
  • Actively contribute to the Department’s research/artistic/curatorial profile through publications, exhibitions, projects, conference papers and/or external representation.
  • Undertake all necessary Module, Year and Departmental administration responsibilities.
  • Undertake all appropriate Module, Year and Departmental administrative responsibilities associated with the New Media Studies curriculum.
  • Undertake all Module, Year and Departmental administrative responsibilities associated with the printmaking curriculum.
  • Manage all aspects of the Printmaking Studio, Applied and Digital photography venues and equipment, the computer studios as well as the associated Occupational Health and Safety regulations and requirements.
  • Coordinate all New Media Studies and printmaking procurement requirements related to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching including software licences and hardware, press etc maintenance.
  • Manage any Work-Integrated-Learning in New Media Studies and Printmaking, at Honours level.
  • Coordinate and contribute to all recurriculation initiatives in New Media Studies and printmaking modules, including the requirements for online learning.
  • Represent the Departmental on relevant Faculty committees.

Minimum requirements

  • A Master’s degree in Fine / Visual Art.
  • A minimum of five years lecturing / teaching experience.
  • Teaching of New Media and Printmaking to Honours level is a requirement.

Competencies and Behavioural Attributes:

  • Excellent written and verbal English communications skills.
  • Excellent teaching skills and good interpersonal skills as well as the ability to collaborate with colleagues.
  • Good planning and organizational skills.
  • Enthusiasm and passion for the Visual Arts.
  • Experience in Artmaking and Research.
  • Willingness to contribute to Community Engagement and to pursue international links where possible.


  • Teaching experience at a Higher Education Institution.
  • A track record of post-graduate research supervision and publication in the relevant field.
  • Proven record of engagement with the scholarship of teaching, e.g. teaching evaluation or relevant portfolio.
  • Innovative teaching techniques incorporating technology.
  • Must have an active artmaking / exhibitions profile and/or Curatorial practice.
  • Ability to develop new undergraduate and postgraduate modules.
  • Registration for PhD or interest in further study will be considered an advantage.


Enquiries regarding job content: Mr Gordon Froud (HOD) 011 5591116/7
Enquiries regarding remuneration and benefits: Helen Chemaly (011) 559-xxxx (HR Business Partner)

How to Apply

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.

Enquiries (UJ e-recruitment Portal)

If you have general enquiries regarding the advertised post, please send an e-mail with the subject line being the reference number of the post to vacancies@uj.ac.za
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Candidates may be subjected to appropriate psychometric testing and other selection instruments.

In conjunction with merit on the basis of qualifications, experience, and proven achievements the University of Johannesburg is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for persons with disabilities and those individuals from historically disadvantaged groups. As necessitated by operational requirements the University reserves the right not to make an appointment to positions advertised. 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.