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Three lecturer positions at School of Economics, UCT: macroeconomics, financial economics and labour economics

The School of Economics is seeking to make three appointments, one each in the following areas: macroeconomics, financial economics and labour economics. The posts are at the Senior Lecturer or Lecturer level. Deadline for applications Dec 2, 2016

The University of Cape Town (UCT) is a research-led, strongly internationalised university, and the only one in Africa included in the Times Higher Education Supplement’s Top 200 world universities. The School of Economics at UCT is the top ranked economics department, both in South Africa, as well as Africa. Its PhD programme is in a strong growth phase and is particularly drawing students from the economically growing African continent and other emerging regions. 

For the position of Senior Lecturer, applicants would normally have a PhD (or be able to provide evidence that they expect to complete all the requirements for the degree before 1 January 2017) and evidence of peer-reviewed research output. For the position of Lecturer, a minimum of a Masters degree (with considerable progress toward a PhD) and strong research promise is required. A good track record in teaching would be a strong recommendation.
Candidates are requested to indicate at which level they wish to be considered.
Potential applicants can find information about the school at
Cape Town is a stunning cosmopolitan city; applicants are encouraged to visit and
UCT offers competitive remuneration. The 2016 Standard Academic Salary Package (SASP) Cost of Employment (COE) per annum for permanent academic staff, including benefits is R687 208 at the Senior Lecturer level and R558 915 at the Lecturer level.
Candidates seeking detailed remuneration and benefits information should contact the HR Advisor, Rushda Alawie ( for details of the basic salary, additional benefits, cost of living in Cape Town and any other pertinent topics.
To apply, please e-mail the below documents in a single pdf file to Ms Melanie Falken at
- UCT Application Form (download at
- Motivation letter, inclusive of teaching statement and research interests;
- A clear indication of the position and field you are applying for; and a
- Curriculum Vitae (CV) with details of three contactable referees
Please ensure the title and reference number are indicated in the subject line.
An application which does not comply with the above requirements will be regarded as incomplete.
Telephone: +27 21 650 5764 Website:
Reference number: E16165 Closing date: 2 December 2016
UCT is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity and redress achieving its equity targets. Our Employment Equity Policy is available at . For these posts we seek particularly to attract black South African candidates.
UCT reserves the right not to appoint.