Lecturer: New Generation of Academics Programme (nGAP) in the Department of Psychology

Rhodes University
South Africa
R 469 945 - R 659 307
Jul 21, 2021
Jul 26, 2021
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Recognising that diversity is important in achieving excellence, Rhodes University especially encourages South African members of designated groups 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 candidates from under-represented groups.

The New Generation of Academics Programme (nGAP) is funded by the Department of Higher Education and Training and is part of its Staffing South Africa's Universities Framework (SSAUF). nGAP, seeks to accelerate the academic careers of individuals from designated groups by providing opportunities to acquire a postgraduate qualification (ideally at the doctoral level), within an overall programme which provides mentoring and support as appointees are inducted into all areas of academic life. Appointees are provided with a much-reduced workload in the early years of the six-year programme.

The nGAP offers a rare opportunity for individuals with an interest in pursuing an academic career to be developed in a supportive programme designed for their needs. Applicants should have a minimum of 70% pass for their Master's degree in order to be considered for the post.

The position is aimed at individuals who are:
  • Interested in and can demonstrate commitment to an academic career
  • 40 years of age and younger
  • Eligible for postgraduate study at doctoral level
  • Willing to commit to an appointment at Rhodes University for the full 6 years of the nGAP.

Please pay attention to the Conditions of Services in the attached RU Protocol for employment of New Generations of Academics' Programme


A Master's degree in Psychology preferably with progress being made towards a PhD. In addition, candidates should have:
  • HPCSA registration as a clinical, counselling or industrial (organisational) psychologist.
  • Tutoring or facilitation experience required. No teaching experience is required.
  • Ability to teach in the following disciplinary areas: one or more of general /industrial (organisational) / clinical / counselling psychology.
  • No research supervision required.
  • Some record of administration, management and/or leadership roles (leadership roles may be informal), would be an advantage.

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

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

VERY IMPORTANT: The system DOES NOT allow for multiple attachments. This means that candidates should submit all the documentation as one attachment for each application i.e. An application form, a letter of motivation which clearly indicates your interest in the post and suitability for the post in light of the requirements for the post, a comprehensive CV and relevant qualifications, including academic transcripts.

If you have any questions or experiencing challenges with the system, please contact Ms Ntosh Gongqa on 046 603 8616 or jobs-red@ru.ac.za

Failure to submit such documentation will result in an application not being considered. Please examine the following documents:

Application Form (right hand click and open link in new tab)

Academic Role Profile (right hand click and open link in new tab)

Further Particulars (right hand click and open link in new tab)

RU Protocol for employment of New Generations of Academics' Programme (right hand click and open link in new tab)

nGAP Conditions (right hand click and open link in new tab)

The selection process that will be followed for this post including dates 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 contacted for interviews and presentations.


Basic salary Provident fund: R469 945 per annum

Approximate cost to company: R659 307 per annum

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 Jul 2021

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

Other Benefits: medical aid and retirement fund

Ref: RU000457/MM

Vacancy Type: Permanent