Associate Professor / Senior Lecturer / Lecturer: Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering

Stellenbosch University

Faculty of Engineering

Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering

Associate Professor / Senior Lecturer / Lecturer

(Ref. ING03/039/0219)

The Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering is well established in the fields of structural mechanics (design, analysis, testing and optimisation), noise and vibration, mechanical design, mechatronics (including automation, biomedical applications and reverse engineering), energy systems, heat transfer and thermo-fluid dynamics (including renewable energy). This appointment is specifically aimed at strengthening the Department’s expertise in the field of mechanical design and mechatronics and biomedical engineering research,

as well as maintaining high educational standards and expanding the research profile.

Duties

  • Teaching and developing undergraduate and postgraduate modules in the area of mechanical design and/or systems engineering;
  • Conducting research in the area of biomedical engineering;

Rendering service to industry through specialist consulting.

Requirements for Associate-Professor:

  • A relevant doctoral degree, plus at least three years’ applicable practical, teaching and/ or research experience;
  • An ECSA accredited BEng or BSc(Eng) degree in Mechanical or Mechatronic Engineering, or equivalent;
  • Proven academic and/or industry related management skills at senior level;
  • A strong research record, including successful postgraduate supervision and publication record, or strong industry Research and Development record;
  • Sound communication and teaching skills;
  • Ability to effectively teach in a multi-lingual environment;
  • Good interpersonal skills.

Requirements for Senior Lecturer:

  • A relevant doctoral degree, plus at least three years’ applicable practical, teaching and/or research experience;
  • An ECSA accredited BEng or BSc(Eng) degree in Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent;
  • Sound communication and teaching skills;
  • Ability to teach effectively in a multi-lingual environment;
  • Good interpersonal skills.

Requirements for Lecturer:

  • A relevant master’s degree, plus at least three years’ applicable practical, teaching and/or research experience, or an applicable doctoral degree;
  • An ECSA accredited BEng or BSc (Eng) degree in Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent;
  • Sound communication and teaching skills;
  • Ability to teach effectively in a multi-lingual environment;
  • Good interpersonal skills.

Recommendation

  • More than the minimum practical, teaching and/or research experience in an area relevant to the position being applied for;
  • Applicable experience in the area of data science / artificial intelligence / machine learning;
  • Evaluation by the NRF as a researcher;
  • A strong research track record in biomedical engineering, with fund raising in this area;
  • For appointment as Lecturer, an applicable doctoral degree, or the possibility to obtain the doctoral within one year after appointment;
  • Registration as PrEng;
  • Proficiency in Afrikaans.

Applications

The University will consider all applications in terms of its Employment Equity Plan, which acknowledges the need to diversify the demographic composition of the staff corps, especially with regard to the appointment of suitable candidates from the designated groups.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment.

Apply online by visiting www.sun.ac.za/english/careers.

Your application, comprising a comprehensive curriculum vitae (including the names and e-mail  address of at least three referees), must reach the University before or on the closing date of the advertised post.

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

The University reserves the right to investigate qualifications and conduct background checks on all candidates.

Should no feedback be received from the University within six weeks of the closing date, kindly accept that your application did not succeed.

Enquiries

Enquiries regarding job content:Prof Kristaan Schreve on 021 808 4091, or at kschreve@sun.ac.za

Enquiries regarding remuneration/benefits as well as technical assistance with the electronic application process: Human Resources Client Service Centre on 021 808 2753

 

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