08 March 2020


Opportunity Description

REF: A/2002302

LECTURER (Visual Art)

Recruiter: University of Johannesburg
BEE: Applicable
Contract: Permanent
Location: Johannesburg Metropolitan
Available: 01 April 2020
Category: Academic
Offer: Market Related


The University of Johannesburg (UJ) is a vibrant and cosmopolitan university anchored in Africa and intent on global excellence and stature. With an emphasis on independent thinking, sustainable development and multiple partnerships, UJ is an international university of choice.

Minimum Requirements

  • A Masters degree in Fine / Visual Art
  • A minimum of four years of lecturing/teaching experience
  • The teaching of Painting 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, preferably 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

Job Specification

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 specialist in painting to join our team of educators in the Visual Art Department as a Painting Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer


  • Teaching and managing all the Painting modules in both the under and postgraduate programmes in the Department
  • Teach in the Studio Practice modules in the undergraduate and Honours programmes in the Department
  • Supervise / co-supervise Masters-level students
  • Contribute to Departmental administration (manage modules, oversee year programmes and fulfil other departmental administrative duties)
  • Actively contribute to the Department’s research / artistic profile
  • Must be competent to teach in Undergraduate and Honours Painting modules and
  • Undergraduate and Honours Studio Practice modules
  • Able to supervise Masters student projects and
  • Participate in the Masters Seminars / Critique programmes
  • Present conference papers and
  • Write research articles for publication
  • Positively contribute to the Department’s national/international standing and reputation


  • Enquiries regarding job content: Prof. Karen von Veh (011)559-1113
  • Enquiries regarding remuneration and benefits: Lungisa Zihlangu (011) 559-2956 (HR Business Partner)

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

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

Candidates may be subjected to appropriate psychometric testing and other selection instruments.

In conjunction to 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 the 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.

How to Apply

LOGIN AND APPLY ONLINE AT http://jobs.uj.ac.za

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.