Senior Lecturer - Africa and Gender Studies

South Africa
Jul 31, 2018
Aug 17, 2018
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Senior Lecturer


Centre for Gender and Africa Studies

Senior Lecturer  

Job ID: 2423


Duties and responsibilities:

  • Contribute to postgraduate programmes in Africa and Gender Studies through teaching and curriculum design.
  • Engage in research supervision of postgraduate students in Africa Studies and Gender Studies at Honour’s, Master's and Doctoral levels.
  • Conduct and publish research concerning current and relevant aspects of Africa and/or Gender.
  • Generate funding for research projects.
  • Engage in knowledge exchange and co-operation with academic institutions with an African and/or Gender Studies focus within the continent and internationally.
  • Actively promote engagement with stakeholders in the local community.
  • Assist in providing service to the faculty and the institution through committee work and related work.
  • Assume administrative/managerial responsibilities at Director or Programme Director level should the need arise.

    Inherent requirements:

    • PhD or equivalent qualification in Africa Studies and/or Feminist/Gender Studies or a related discipline that supports the duties and responsibilities described above.
    • Proven experience in the teaching of Africa Studies and/or Gender Studies-related academic content.
    • Proven experience in the presentation of research papers at national conferences.
    • An NRF rating or demonstrate potential for obtaining an NRF rating.
    • Experience in the supervision of student research projects (mini-dissertations/dissertations).
    • A research record of relevant publications in national and international accredited journals.
    • Experience in academic administration at departmental and/or programme level.


    Required competencies:

    • Ability to conduct/manage/publish interdisciplinary research.
    • Ability to teach in an interdisciplinary context.
    • Ability to successfully supervise postgraduate students towards graduation.
    • Ability and sensitivity to function in a multicultural and multilingual working context.
    • Sensitivity to identity and gender issues including women's rights and the rights of sexual minorities, and related issues.
    • Ability to work independently but also within team context.
    • Adaptability, flexibility and creativity in problem-solving and dealing with human relations.
    • Organisational and administrative skills in the navigation of university processes for the management of postgraduate teaching, research and student supervision.



    • Teaching experience at postgraduate level in the fields of Africa and Feminist/Gender Studies.
    • Ability to manage research and do research fundraising.
    • Experience as an external examiner for postgraduate students.
    • Proven experience in the management of teaching and curriculum design.
    • Proven experience in the development of programmes and/or qualifications


    Assumption of duties:

    1 October 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.


    Closing date:

    17 August 2018.



    The salary scale is available on request. For any further enquiries, please feel free to contact 051 401 3687/ 9161/ 3221/ 3592.


    Fringe benefits:

    (Subject to specific conditions): pension scheme, medical aid scheme, group life insurance, housing allowance, leave and sick leave, service bonus and study benefits.



    The University reserves the right not to fill the post. The University subscribes to and applies the principles prescribed by the Employment Equity Act. Preference will be given to candidates from the designated groups, in accordance with the principles of the aforementioned act and the employee profile of the specific department/division.


    Applications may only be submitted online. All applications must be accompanied by the following:

  • A cover letter;
  • A detailed curriculum vitae;
  • Copies of all academic records;
  • Copies of qualifications (please provide the SAQA accreditation in the case of foreign qualifications);
  • A copy of your identity document (ID).
  • Three letters of reference.

    Applications that are incomplete, or sent by fax or e-mail, will not be considered. The UFS will only consider applications of candidates who meet all the inherent requirements of the position.  Communication will be limited to shortlisted candidates only.  Should you not be contacted within six weeks of the closing date for applications, you may assume that your application was unsuccessful.

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