Lecturer - School of Social Sciences and Language Education

South Africa
Aug 06, 2018
Aug 17, 2018
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Faculty Education

School of Social Sciences and Language Education


Job ID: 2433


Duties and responsibilities:

  • Teach undergraduate and postgraduate certificate modules in Sesotho Education and other foundational modules in education.
  • Participate in the work integrated learning programme of the Faculty (teaching practice).
  • Ensure active involvement in research activities of the Faculty.
  • Contribute to curriculum development in the field of Sesotho Education specifically, and Languages Education in general.
  • Supervise and provide consultation sessions for undergraduate and postgraduate students.
  • Work in a team with colleagues within the Faculty.
  • Contribute to leadership and administrative tasks related to the Faculty.

    Inherent requirements:

  • Master’s degree with specialisation in the teaching and learning of Sesotho Home Language in schools. 
  • Proven experience in the delivery of presentations at conferences or equivalent activities.
  • Provide evidence of manuscripts produced that have the potential to be converted or submitted for publication, ideally in an accredited journal.
  • A good academic record.

    Required competencies:

  • Teaching experience in Sesotho (Home Language).
  • Knowledge of- and the ability to use Learning Management Systems (LMS) for teaching and assessment.
  • Familiarity with inclusive pedagogic practices and alternative assessment strategies.
  • Good research skills and writing abilities.
  • Sound interpersonal relationship skills.
  • Good computer literacy skills.


  • Doctoral degree in Sesotho Education or willingness to enrol for a doctoral degree in Sesotho Education.
  • Proven research record of relevant publications in national accredited journals.
  • Two (2) years’ teaching experience in a post-school education environment or in teacher education.
  • Evidence of previous involvement in engaged scholarship.
  • Experience in postgraduate supervision. 

    Assumption of duties:

    As soon as possible.


    Closing date:

    17 August 2018.



    The salary scale is available on request. For any further enquiries, please feel free to contact 051 401 9161/ 3687/ 3039/ 3221.


    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 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). 

    The UFS will only consider applications of candidates who meet all the inherent requirements of the position.  Applications that are incomplete, or sent by fax or e-mail, will not be considered. 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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