The UCT Graduate School of Business is recruiting 3 faculty members:

in Emerging Markets
The University Of Cape Town Graduate School Of Business (UCT GSB) is recruiting 4 Lecturers in the area of
Emerging Markets Research
If you want to make a difference in the academic and business community and feel that this demands a
more value-based, sustainable approach to management, then you will fit right in.
The UCT GSB believes that society is in need of carefully crafted leaders who are able to manage based on
the paradigm of the emerging economy. We understand that emerging economies are confronted with high
degrees of uncertainty, high degrees of complexity, and often, excessive situations of inequality. Such a
world needs innovative solutions not “business as usual”.
If you feel that there is more to business than just “managing the place” join us in helping students and
executives boost their careers as genuine leaders. The GSB is a leading academic business school in South
Africa and recognised as a world leader and innovator in its contribution to the understanding of and
learning in relevant and meaningful business management.
Funded by Old Mutual, and in cooperation with the Old Mutual Centre for Emerging Markets, the GSB is
recruiting 4 promising young academics, on a 3 year contract. The successful candidates will concentrate on
research and research supervision, and they will be working closely together with a senior faculty member.
The area of research is not prescribed, but should contribute to a better understanding of emerging markets
behaviour. This is an opportunity for young PhDs, for gaining useful experience and preparing an impactful
career in academia.
Your profile:
Hold a PhD
Have a good quality publication potential (probably based on the PhD thesis)
Have shown interest in emerging markets
Are a creative team player, involved in and committed to the School
Working language is English
Good candidates of previously disadvantaged background would be given priority
We offer:
A faculty appointment as lecturer, on a 3 year contract
A real space and support for research
A job with a real focus on research output
Some teaching opportunity
A fascinating School, that strives for academic excellence and societal relevance
The potential for a meaningful academic assignment in a prime location in the world
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The GSB’s vision and mission
The GSB has a rich set of values that have emerged out of its community and are commonly shared and
experienced. This gives the School a very strong grounding and its students and clients can be confident in
what it stands for and how it conducts itself in the world.
Growing out of these foundational values, the GSB’s vision is to be a new model of a business school – one
that is based on the paradigm of the emergent economy. By defining emergent economies as economies (or
companies) that experience conditions of high uncertainty, high complexity, and often excessive inequality,
this new paradigm is relevant not only for so-called emerging countries or regions, but equally for companies
encountering or operating in such conditions. Such companies might not only be located in emerging
economies, but could be anywhere in the world.
This vision allows the GSB to occupy a critical niche in driving a more value-based, sustainable approach to
business and management. In this context its two core challenges are: remaining relevant for both society
and the business community and paying attention to continued quality in content delivery and research
The GSB has developed three centres of excellence, in line with its vision.
First is the central role of Academic Excellence. While most business schools develop academic strength via
a few strong disciplinary faculty groups (finance, marketing, strategy, etc), the GSB is developing its
academic excellence in the transversal theme of Emergent Market Business. Our systemic research themes
Governance in emergent economies
Development, innovation and technology
Entrepreneurial development and sustainable business
Diversity, dynamics and culture
Infrastructure, reform and regulation
Secondly, a business school cannot live outside of its economic environment and has to take up its own
societal responsibility. Therefore the GSB has developed Societal Excellence in addressing transformation
and inequality in all its aspects. Initiatives like the Raymond Ackerman Academy of Entrepreneurial
Development, the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and the Centre for Managing Infrastructure,
Reform and Regulation, all find an umbrella theme of societal relevance.
Thirdly, the GSB has developed Pedagogical Excellence through its remarkable and interesting application of
SYSTAL (Systems Thinking Action Learning). Innovative activities take place in the areas of transformative
learning and personal development on many of its programmes, notably the Executive MBA and Executive
programmes as well as in the Centre for Coaching. These are recognised as being at the vanguard of
management education globally. This rich experience makes a real contribution of the GSB to the academic
community, both in theory (research) and practice.
The development of these three areas of excellence ensures that the GSB provides genuine thought
leadership, not only in South Africa, but also in the wider African continent and in BRICSA countries. This
thought leadership is demonstrated to business and society via a strong activity in executive education,
corporate learning and a robust culture of debate.
The remuneration package, including benefits, is negotiable between R 319 362 and R 427 311 per
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Application process:
To apply, please e-mail the completed UCT Application form and all other relevant documentation as
indicated on the form, with the subject line “Lecturers: Emerging Markets X 4(Old Mutual)” followed
by the reference number to: Mrs Melanie Falken, Staff Recruitment and Selection, University of Cape
Town, Private Bag X3, Rondebosch, 7700.
E-mail: [email protected] ; Telephone: +27 21 650 5764; Faculty website:
The application form can also be downloaded at
An application which does not comply with the above requirements will be regarded as incomplete.
Reference number for this position: SR322/12
Closing date for applications:
30 June 2012
UCT is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity and redress. Our Employment Equity Policy is
available at For these posts we seek particularly to attract Black
South African candidates.
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