15 July 2020

NESP Scholarship/Internship Opportunity 2020

The NESP Scholarship/Internship is an initiative of the Department of Higher Education and Training and Vaal University of Technology, through the Nurturing Emerging Scholars Programme (NESP) is seeking to recruit individuals with demonstrated academic ability and have a passion in following the academic career.  

The incumbent will be required to: 

 Successfully complete a 3 year, 2 stage programme that include completing the Masters programme in a maximum of two (2) years, and completing a 1 year academic internship programme directly thereafter. The Masters studies must be undertaken full time, and be completed in a maximum time of two (2) years. The Masters studies should be undertaken at a local university or a university abroad.
 During Stage 1 (Masters Scholarship), be involved in academic activities in the department, such as tutoring and mentoring
 During Stage 2 (Academic Internship) 

o Teach and assess at Diploma: Civil Engineering level for the subjects/modules in the discipline of Transportation Engineering, Railway Engineering speciality
o Improve on the current content of the teaching material for the subjects/modules in the discipline of Transportation Engineering, Railway Engineering speciality in line with the industry trends
o Participate in teaching development and research development opportunities offered by the university
o Prepare at least one paper for publication based on the masters study, and to present the paper at a conference; and
o Prepare for/embark on doctoral studies


 A BSc/BEng (Honours) degree in Civil Engineering (Transportation Engineering speciality) or a BTech degree in Civil Engineering (Transportation Engineering speciality) with a minimum average of 70% attained in the Honours or BTech qualification
 Age 35 years or younger
 South African citizen


 Civil Engineering competence in the field of specialisation (Transportation Engineering); Communication skills (verbal and written); Quality control; Ability to work independently

Closing date for applications: 22 July 2020

Submit CV by hand to Carmen Titus at B103 or e-mailed to recruitment@vut.ac.za.

Please Note: The application must be accompanied by a CV, identity document and ORIGINAL certified copies (not older than 3 months) of educational qualifications. Submission of such copies entitles Vaal University of Technology to authenticate the qualifications without any further consent from the applicant. Candidates with foreign qualifications must also submit the South African equivalent of the qualification. These qualifications are evaluated by SAQA. Vaal University of Technology is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, which is committed to the implementation of its employment equity plan. Therefore, people from designated groups are encouraged to apply. If you are not contacted within three weeks after the closing date, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

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