Lecturer in Cape Town, Cape Town Metro

Cape Town, Cape Town Metro
Salaries are based on UCT’s standard Cost of Employment (COE) for a Lecturer
16 Sep 2019
11 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term

African Institute of Financial Markets & Risk Management
Faculty of Commerce

We invite applications for a permanent appointment at Lecturer level in the African Institute of Financial Markets and Risk Management (AIFMRM) in the Faculty of Commerce. We strive to appoint educators and researchers
with the ambition to be academic leaders who will be committed to an Institute that views transformation as one of its key responsibilities. Our research is founded on a critical and quantitative approach to the study of financial markets and risk management. AIFMRM is supported by private sector partners from the financial services sector.

This position covers a three-year development period during which the successful candidate will be provided with mentoring in order to nurture their academic career. The successful candidate must have completed a Master's
degree, and will be required to register for a PhD, if that degree has not already been obtained.

The appointment will be governed by a contract that clearly stipulates the expectations, obligations, roles and responsibilities of
the university and of the appointed academic.

The successful candidate will be given a reduced teaching and administrative load for the first three years to enable participation in academic development courses and initiatives, and completion of their PhD (if applicable).

The closing date for applications is 11 October 2019. Appointment is for as soon as is feasible thereafter.

Minimum requirements:

  • A Master’s degree in mathematics, statistics, quantitative finance, risk management, or a directly related field.
  • Demonstrable competence of high-quality research at a Master’s level.
  • Competence in tutoring at an undergraduate level.

The successful candidate should have:

  • up-to-date knowledge of emerging trends in their field,
  • the ability to function both independently or as part of a team,
  • excellent interpersonal and communication skills,

We offer:

  • A collegial and supportive work environment
  • A reduced teaching load for the first three years
  • Full support and resources for innovative teaching
  • A departmental climate which encourages research activities
  • Access to research funds
  • An experienced academic as mentor


Salaries are based on UCT’s standard Cost of Employment (COE) for a Lecturer. AIFMRM academic staff receive a 20% Scarcity Allowance above the standard COE. Candidates may contact Lizzy Starck (lizzy.starck@uct.ac.za) for further details of remuneration, benefits and any other pertinent queries.

To apply, please e-mail the following three documents in a single pdf file to Ms Abigail Dixon at recruitment03@uct.ac.za:

All applicants are required to provide the names and contact details of three referees. UCT will contact them independently, so these referees must be prepared to furnish a reference. The applicant’s Master’s or PhD
supervisor must be one of the referees.

Please ensure the title and reference number are indicated in the subject line. An application not complying with the above requirements will be regarded as incomplete. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Telephone: +27 21 650 1673
Website: http://www.aifmrm.uct.ac.za/
Reference number: E19418
Closing date: 11 October 2019

UCT is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity and redress in achieving its equity targets. Our Employment Equity Policy is available at http://www.uct.ac.za/downloads/uct.ac.za/about/policies/eepolicy.pdf.

For this post, we seek particularly to attract black African, Coloured and Indian South African applicants.

The University reserves the right to make no appointment and/or to continue its search for a suitable candidate.

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