Contact Person: Ms Abigail Dixon
Contact Number: 021 650 1673
Location: Cape Town
Listing Architect: UCT School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment

The School of Architecture Planning and Geomatics at the University of Cape Town is committed to socially-just design and planning in the development of a post-apartheid South Africa. Through our teaching, research, and interactions, we aim to advance APG as an established space for critical thought and strive to create relevant societal, economic, and environmental positions. We are dedicated to developing outstanding graduates and scholars who can make a progressive contribution through their work and practice.

The School of Architecture, Planning & Geomatics offers an undergraduate and two postgraduate qualifications in architecture that is aligned to the professional registration categories of the South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP). We seek to appoint full-time academics within the architectural programme at lecturer level. We are looking for candidates who can add new dimensions to the teaching of architecture and who bring a dedication to innovation, cross-disciplinary work, and diversity.

We seek applications from architects in practice and/or academia who can make contributions in streams such as design, theory, technology, environmental design, and professional practice.

At least one of the positions is for the appointment of a candidate who focuses on and can teach building technology and construction.

Successful applicants will be expected to participate actively in the intellectual life of the school. Full-time members of staff are required to carry a full teaching load that includes studio as well as coursework teaching, to produce research outcomes, to engage in socially responsive activities, and to contribute to management and leadership at a level appropriate to their academic rank.

Applicants should describe their strengths in terms of the architectural knowledge stream that they best see themselves contributing to. They should explain their pedagogical position and approach to teaching in architecture in relation to studio and coursework respectively. They should provide evidence of engagement with, and commitment to, architectural research and education.


  • a Masters’ degree (professional) or 5-year Bachelors’ degree in architecture or equivalent
  • a minimum of three years post professional qualification practice experience
  • previous teaching experience at the undergraduate and/or graduate level, or evidence of tutoring and/or examining
  • demonstrated outputs in one or more of the following: – research; social responsiveness and or creative practice

The annual cost of employment, inclusive of all benefits, is R853 709.

To apply, please e-mail the below documents in a single pdf file to Ms Abigail Dixon at

  • UCT Application Form (download at;
  • 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 10-page, digital portfolio of representative work, teaching and/or publications.

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 and might not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and may be required to undergo competency assessments, including a short open presentation to the School.

Telephone: 021 650 1673                 Website:

Reference number: E230315           Closing date: 11 September 2023

UCT is a designated employer and is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity, and redress in achieving its equity targets in accordance with the Employment Equity Plan of the University and its Employment Equity goals and targets. Preference will be given to candidates from the under-represented designated groups. Our Employment Equity Policy is available at

UCT reserves the right not to appoint.