Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in the Department of Zoology and Entomology (2 year Contract post)

South Africa
Nov 19, 2020
Nov 26, 2020
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in the Department of Zoology and Entomology (2 year Contract post)

Academic, Eastern Cape Grahamstown

R 781303

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in the Department of Zoology and Entomology (2 year contract)

Recognising that diversity is important in achieving excellence, Rhodes University especially encourages South African members of underrepresented designated groups to apply. Spouses and Partners of existing staff members are also encouraged to apply.

Please note that this appointment will be made in line with the requirements of the Employment Equity Act of RSA and the University's recruitment and selection policies and equity strategies. The initial focus will be on equity candidates.

In terms of Immigration Legislation (Act No. 13 of 2002 & Regulations), international staff members (non-SA citizens) have to comply with the provisions of the Act. This therefore means that the period of employment to non-SA citizens will be guided by the validity period of the work permit. In line with legislation governing employment of foreign nationals, employment contracts will be offered on the basis that a development plan would be implemented for the transfer of skills to a South African resident. The onus is on candidates to ensure that they are in possession of a valid work permit before the commencement of employment at the University, failing which the employment with Rhodes University will be terminated.



A PhD in Entomology with the ability to teach in General Entomology, more specifically the principles of insect ecophysiology.

Senior Lecturer:

A PhD in Entomology with experience in teaching in General Entomology, more specifically the principles of insect ecophysiology and research supervision of at least Masters' degrees.

(Please refer to the role profile below for the full requirements of the post)

VERY IMPORTANT: The system DOES NOT allow for multiple attachments and please ensure that your attachments do not exceed a size limit of 2MB. This means that candidates should submit all the documentation (CV, Letter of Motivation, Application Form, Qualifications) as one pdf document.

If you have any questions or experience challenges with the system, please contact Ms Mericha Maccario on 046 603 8001 or Ms Akhona Maqungo on 046 6038117.

Failure to submit such documentation will result in an application not being considered. Please examine the following documents:
  • Application Form
  • Curriculum Vitae Required Format- Academic
  • Role Profile
  • Further particulars about the post and the Selection Process

The selection process that will be followed for this post is contained in the document above. The Full Minimum Requirements against which candidates are to be measured are outlined in the requirements document. An employment check will be conducted on successful candidates.

The proposed dates are as follows:

- Shortlisting: 01 December 2020

- Presentations and Interviews: 07 December 2020



Basic salary: R 455,373.00

Cost to Company: R 640,102.00

Senior Lecturer:

Basic salary: R 549,913.00

Cost to Company: R 781,303.00

All applications will be treated in strict confidence. The University reserves the right not to proceed with the filling of the post. An application in itself does not entitle the applicant to an interview. Please apply online by accessing the Rhodes University Website.

Closing Date: 26 November 2020

If you are not contacted within 30 days from the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful

Ref: RU000415/MM

Vacancy Type: Temporary

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