Lecturer / Senior Lecturer English

Location
South Africa
Posted
Aug 07, 2017
Closes
Aug 18, 2017
Organization Type
University and College
Hours
Full Time
Faculty Humanities

Department English

Qwaqwa Campus

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer 

Job-ID: 2003

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Design undergraduate and postgraduate courses and modules in English Literary and Cultural Studies across a range of periods, genres and theoretical approaches.
  • Administer and examine various courses in English Literary and Cultural Studies.
  • Teach across a range of modules/units using appropriate teaching, learning support and assessment methods and technology.
  • Establish own area of independent research in English Literary and Cultural Studies as appropriate to the work of the Department, ensure a commitment to the highest standards of ethics and integrity in research.
  • Participate in the Departmental and Faculty seminars aimed at sharing research outcomes and building interdisciplinary collaboration within and outside the Department.
  • Contribute to community engagement projects of the Department.
  • Publish peer review research outputs in accordance with the requirements of the University of the Free State for the specific position.
  • Handle general departmental administration on joint course design and delivery
  • Inherent requirements:

    Lecturer:

  • Master’s degree in English Literary and Cultural Studies.
  • Knowledge and skills to teach and facilitate learning in English Literary and Cultural Studies.
  • Proven experience in the delivery of oral presentations at conferences or equivalent activities.
  • Provide evidence of manuscripts produced that have the potential to be converted or have been submitted for publication, ideally in accredited journals.
  • A good academic record.
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    Senior Lecturer:

  • A PhD or DLitt degree in English Literature.
  • Three (3) to five (5) years’ experience in teaching English Literature and/or Cultural Studies at university level.
  • Proven experience in the delivery of oral presentations at conferences or equivalent activities.
  • Provide evidence of manuscripts produced that have the potential to be converted or have been submitted for publication, ideally in accredited journals.
  • Proven experience in postgraduate supervision at MA and PhD levels.
  • Evidence of successful grant applications with competitive funding bodies such as the National Research Foundation (NRF).
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    Required competencies:

  • Willingness to enrol for a doctoral degree in English Literary and Cultural Studies at the first available opportunity, if not yet attained by the time of the appointment.
  • Scholarly writing.
  • Administrative skills
  • Mentorship skills
  • Supervision skills
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    Recommendation:

  • Knowledge of any area and period of World Literatures in English, including Postcolonial, North American and British.
  • Familiarity with the academic culture and challenges of students from historically disadvantaged communities.
  • Familiarity with blended learning modes such as “Blackboard”.
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    Assumption of duties:
    As soon possible

     

    Closing date:
    18 August 2017

     

    Salary:
    The salary scale is available on request. For any further enquiries, please feel free to contact 058 7185096/7

     

    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

     

    General:
    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.