Senior Lecturer - Department of History

South Africa
Sep 04, 2017
Sep 15, 2017
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Faculty Humanities

Department History

Senior Lecturer

Job ID: 2041


Duties and responsibilities:

  • Lecture History of South Africa, the rest of Africa and/or the rest of the world to students from first to third year level.
  • Lecture methodology to students from first to third year level.
  • Provide postgraduate supervision to Honour’s, Master’s and/or Doctoral students.
  • Conduct research related to the discipline.
  • Take responsibility for administrative and financial tasks related to the position when necessary.

    Inherent requirements:

  • PhD in History.
  • Proven experience in the presentation of papers at national scholarly conferences.
  • Proven national recognition for specialist expertise and research in a specific area of scholarship.
  • An NRF rating or demonstrate potential for obtaining an NRF rating.
  • Proven experience with regard to postgraduate supervision.
  • A proven research record of relevant publications in national and international accredited journals.
  • Proven experience of service as an active member of a national or international scholarly society or committee.

    Required competencies:

  • Experience in lecturing at a tertiary educational institution.
  • Ability to seamlessly interact with diverse multi-cultural groups of students
  • Ability to function in the context of the University’s language policy.
  • Ability to function in and contribute to a team.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Ability to manage finances ethically and in accordance with UFS finance policy and procedure.


  • Experience with regard to academic journal editorial board work.
  • Valid driver’s license.

    Assumption of duties:
    1 December 2017.

    Closing date:
    15 September 2017.

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

    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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