Postdoctoral Fellowship in Civil Engineering and Survey

Cape Peninsula University of Technology Engineering and the Built Environment

South Africa

Post-Doctoral Fellowship - ( 1 - year contract )

Cape Peninsula University of Technology -> Engineering and the Built Environment -> Civil Engineering & Survey

Campus/ Location
Bellville Campus - Bellville, Cape Town, WC ZA (Primary)

Job Type

Occupational Function
Support / Admin

Number of Positions

Annual Salary Package (incl. Medical Aid rate based on principal member only)
To be confirmed

Advert Closing Date

Job Purpose

The Centre for Water and Sanitation Research (CWSR), Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) is seeking a self-motivated, organised, and dynamic postdoctoral fellow to join the SARChI Chair in governance and economics of water and sanitation sector institutions, starting in early 2023. 

Job Knowledge, Skills and Experience
  • A PhD degree in a subject relevant to water governance and economics obtained within the last 5 years
  • A good understanding of the South African water sector is essential, relating to governance processes for water institutions, economics of the water and sanitation sector, financing models for water service delivery, economic regulation of the water and sanitation sector
  • Experience with qualitative data collection from a variety of stakeholders including focus group discussions, in-depth interviews and other participatory processes and tools (e.g. participatory mapping or diagramming workshops, dialogues, etc.)
  • Experience with processing and presenting quantitative and qualitative data
  • Experience with analysing qualitative data e.g. thematic/content analysis, inductive and deductive coding techniques, and knowledge of software packages e.g. Atlas.ti or Nvivo
  • Familiarity with literature on water governance, water resource management, social-ecological systems, resilience, adaptation, and collaborative governance
  • Experience of working in inter and trans-disciplinary projects
  • The candidate will be expected to mentor and co-supervise postgraduate students
  • A driving license is essential.
Key Performance Areas / Principal Accountabilities




General Information

Closing Date 31 January 2023

Enquiries: Mr Joao Albers

The position is available for one year initially, with a possibility for extension based on applicant performance. Application for this position should be preferably sent by email to and should include:

  1. Curriculum vitae
  2. Letter of motivation which outlines how the candidate meets the above criteria

Applications are open until 31 January 2023 and the institution has the right to not appoint anyone should suitable candidates not be available. Candidates who already applied do not need to submit another application. If you are not contacted within 3 weeks after 31 January 2023, consider your application unsuccessful.

For more information about the position please contact:

Prof Bongani Ncube:, +27 21 953 8706/021 959 6111

The Cape Peninsula University of Technology is committed to Employment Equity and aims to attract and retain talented individuals to achieve our equity objectives and therefore, people from the designated groups, including those with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to applicants whose appointment contributes towards the achievement of demographic representation. We reserve the right not to make an appointment.

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