Senior Lecturer in the Department of Music and Musicology

South Africa
Feb 06, 2019
Feb 18, 2019
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Senior Lecturer in the Department of Music and Musicology

Academic, Eastern Cape Grahamstown

R 523,726 - R 679,055

Senior Lecturer in the Department of Music and Musicology


Senior Lecturer in the Department of Music and Musicology

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.



At least a PhD in Ethnomusicology plus teaching experience at the undergraduate and post graduate levels. Candidates should have experience in teaching in the area of Ethnomusicology (both performance and theory) with a focus on African Continent. Research supervision of at least to Masters' degrees to completion is required. Interests and experience in applied Ethnomusicology, interdisciplinary approaches to music studies, and knowledge of the major world music traditions, will be an advantage. Candidates should provide evidence of a strongly emerging publication record.

A successful candidate would be expected to teach in world music in collaboration with ILAM.

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


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 and interest in the post), a comprehensive CV and relevant qualifications, including academic transcripts.

If you have any questions or experiencing challenges on the system, please contact Ms Ntosh Gongqa on 046 603 8616 or Ms Shannon Thurston on 046 603 7036

Failure to submit such documentation will result in an application not being considered. 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.

Shortlisted candidates must be available to be interviewed on the 06 March 2019.



Basic salary Pension/Provident fund: R R523, 726 per annum

Approximate cost to company: R679, 055 per annum

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.

Other Benefits: Retirement fund and Medical Aid


Closing Date:  18 February 2019

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

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