Senior Lecturer/ Lecturer Department of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies Contract post (2021

Rhodes University
South Africa
Jul 08, 2021
Jul 30, 2021
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Senior Lecturer/ Lecturer Department of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies Contract post (2021 to December 2024)

Academic, Eastern Cape Grahamstown

R 455373 - R 782562

Contract post (2021 to December 2024) available at Senior Lecturer/Lecturer level in the Department of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies

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.


Experience in teaching and supervision in Discourse Analytic approaches in Linguistics required. Candidates applying at the Lecturer level should have experience in teaching and the ability to supervise Discourse Analytic approaches in Linguistics.

Candidates must be able to offer a unique contribution that strengthens our teaching programme. It would be especially advantageous if candidates were able to demonstrate: a discourse analysis of indigenous African languages and/or languages that may contribute toward the transformation of the curriculum; computational/computer-driven approaches to Discourse Analysis.

Senior Lecturer:
  • A PhD in Linguistics. Teaching experience at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels required.
  • Must be able to teach a range of linguistics modules at the undergraduate level. Research supervision of at least Master's degrees to completion required.

  • A PhD in Linguistics. Candidates who are close to completing a PhD may be considered, provided convincing evidence is submitted. Tutoring and/or teaching experience required. Must be willing to develop a teaching interest in a range of linguistics modules at the undergraduate level.

For additional information on the requirements on the different levels, please refer to the Academic Role Profile.

It is essential that prospective candidates read the academic role profiles and further particulars relating to this post and ensure that all relevant documentation is submitted.

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 of non-SA citizens will be guided by the validity period of the work permit. In line with legislation governing the 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.

Application process:

The following documents are required:
  • An application form;
  • A comprehensive CV and relevant qualifications, including academic transcripts;
  • Evidence of PhD studies to be submitted for those close to completion;
  • A substantial motivation which tells us:
    • Your research trajectory.
    • Your teaching approach and experience.
    • The level you are applying for, your interest in the post, and your suitability in light of the requirements.

VERY IMPORTANT: The system DOES NOT allow for multiple attachments. This means that candidates should submit all the above documentation as one single attachment

If you have any questions or experiencing challenges with the system, please contact Ms Ntosh Gongqa on 046 603 8616 or submit your application to

The selection process that will be followed for this post including the process of short-listing, the interview, etc, is contained in the document above. The Full Minimum Requirements against which candidates are to be measured are outlined in the requirements document.

Shortlisted candidates will be informed of the interview date.


Senior Lecturer Level:

Basic salary with Provident fund: R549 913 per annum

Approximate cost to company: R782 562 per annum

Lecturer Level:

Basic salary with Provident fund: R455 373 per annum

Approximate cost to company: R641 258 per annum

All applications will be treated in strict confidence. The University may opt to appoint on a fixed-term contract of not less than three years for both posts. The University reserves the right not to proceed with the filling of these posts. An application in itself does not entitle the applicant to an interview. Please apply online by accessing the Rhodes University Website.

Closing Date: 30 July 2021

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

Other Benefits: Provdent fund and medical aid

Ref: RU000456/MM

Vacancy Type: Temporary

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