Professor / Associate Professor - Centre for Higher Education Research, Teaching & Learning (CHERTL)

South Africa
Aug 09, 2018
Aug 27, 2018
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Professor / Associate Professor – Centre for Higher Education Research, Teaching & Learning (CHERTL)

Academic, Eastern Cape Grahamstown

R 749 275 Annually

Professor / Associate Professor – Centre for Higher Education Research, Teaching & Learning (CHERTL)


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.

The Centre for Higher Education Research, Teaching and Learning at Rhodes University has developed a national reputation for academic staff development. Its well-theorised and innovative approaches to formal higher education studies and short courses are highly regarded and its research output provides a significant contribution to the sector.

We are also seeking to appoint, at the Associate Professor and Professor levels, someone to take on the coordination of the vibrant and highly-successful CHERTL doctoral programme. This will entail the incumbent taking on a major supervisory role. S/he will be required to contribute to and build on existing research programmes in the Centre, including the development of funding proposals for further projects. In addition, the candidate should have the expertise to devise and contribute to a range of activities to develop the research capacity of doctoral students. The candidate will be expected to contribute to the development of the field of Higher Education Studies through their own research.

In addition to the above roles, the incumbent will be required to contribute to the development and support of academics in their roles as educators at tertiary level. The support and development are provided by:

  • Teaching on formal courses intended to enhance teaching and learning (not only at Rhodes University, but also across the higher education sector)
  • Providing consultancy on issues relating to teaching and learning and
  • Supporting academics as they meet the requirements related to the enhancement and assurance of quality (for example, through student feedback)




A PhD in an area relevant to the field of Higher Education Studies.


Associate Professor

A PhD in an area relevant to the field of Higher Education Studies.


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

It is essential that prospective candidates read the role profile, 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 the level they are applying for, a comprehensive CV and relevant qualifications including academic transcripts.

If you have any questions or experiencing challenges on the system, please contact Ms Busi Nelana on 046 603 8971 or

Failure to submit such documentation will result in an application not being considered (application form, letter of motivation, CV and relevant qualifications). Please examine the following documents:

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.



Professor Level:

Cost to company approximately:  R875 750

Basic salary Pension / Provident fund: R684 807

Associate Professor Level:

Cost to company approximately:  R749 275

Basic salary Pension / Provident fund: R582 529

All applications will be treated in strict confidence. This position is advertised as a permanent post, but the University may opt to appoint on a fixed-term contract of not less than three-years. 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:  27 August 2018

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


Other Benefits: Housing Allowance, Medical aid, Retirement fund, Group life, Funeral benefit, 13th Cheque

Ref: RU000185/BN

Vacancy Type: Permanent