Professor and Associate Professor of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics

University of Cape Town

South Africa


School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics
Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment

The School of Architecture Planning and Geomatics (APG) at the University of Cape Town is committed to contributing through its teaching and research to the discourse around the development of a built environment that focusses on sustainable and inclusive cities that address spatial justice and inequality. As the institutional home to the African Centre for Cities and the Zamani project in addition to several creative and public initiatives, the School offers unparalleled access to leading expertise and passionate scholarship, which investigate the lack of clear alternatives that urbanisation and development phenomena in the continent and the global South. The research led curriculum at the School in general and in Architecture in particular is constantly developing to actively engage an undergraduate cohort of 255 and postgraduate cohort of 71 (masters and doctoral) students.

The undergraduate Bachelor of Architectural Studies, and the postgraduate, Bachelor Architectural Studies (Honours) and the Master of Architecture programmes are accredited by the South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP) and the Commonwealth Association of Architects (CAA).

The School is seeking to appoint two full-time staff members in Architecture, whose primary role would be to provide leadership and research-led design teaching aligned with the School's commitment to appropriately respond to questions of sustainability, inclusion, spatial justice and inequality in the built environment in the global South in general and in South Africa in particular. As such, we are looking for individuals who can make relevant and impactful contributions through their teaching, research and social responsiveness activities to show how design research and architectural education within the global South context supports the development of intersectional methodologies and alternative pedagogies of knowledge production.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate through a teaching portfolio their engagement with, and commitment to, active engagement with intellectual life at a school of Architecture and/or associated field in the built environment and how this could add new dimensions to design research and architectural education, through studios, workshops and seminars in support of research, innovation, cross-disciplinary work, and diversity at APG.

For these positions we are seeking candidates for an Associate Professor position, as well as a Professorial position.

Both positions are specifically aimed at candidates who can actively commit to steering and supporting the rich,
diverse culture of the School, in a leadership role. This leadership role asks for candidates who are able and willing to take on the Convenorship of either the Undergraduate or Postgraduate architecture programmes and or assume the Headship of the School for a set period. Successful candidates will also be required to teach across both the Undergraduate and Postgraduate architecture programmes.

Minimum requirements Associate Professor:

- a undergraduate and/or postgraduate degree in architecture
- a PhD degree in architecture or associated field in the built environment
- a strong recent publication record of peer reviewed research scholarship and/or creative works
- a strong recent academic teaching and postgraduate supervision record
- a strong recent involvement in an academic and/or applied research environment

Minimum requirements Professor:

- all minimum requirements as listed above
- a strong recent involvement in an academic and/or applied research environment, shown in recognised
- a strong engagement and or involvement with the management of and or leadership at a School of Architecture
or in an associated field in the built environment

The annual cost of employment, inclusive of all benefits, will be R1, 002 002 for the Associate Professor post
and R1, 237 822 for the Professor post (to be determined by qualifications, research record and experience).
These are permanent appointments and are, therefore, subject to a three-year probation period.

To apply, please e-mail the below documents in a single pdf file (max size 10Mb) to Ms Abigail Dixon at

- UCT Application Form (download at;
- Motivation letter;
- a detailed curriculum vitae;
- a 1-2-page statement of interest specifying the relevance of the applicant's experience to the School with a
description of research, teaching, etc
- a maximum of 5 pages, teaching portfolio
- a maximum of 10 pages, a digital portfolio of representative work, teaching and/or publications.

Please ensure the job 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 and will not be
considered. Shortlisted candidates may be required to deliver a short presentation to the School.
Telephone: 021 650 1673 Website:
Reference number: E19230 Closing date: 15 July 2019

UCT is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity and redress. Our Employment Equity Policy is available at For this post, we seek particularly to
attract black (i.e Africans, Coloureds and Indians) South African candidates.
UCT reserves the right not to appoint.

In your application, please refer to