Associate Professor/Professor in Africa and Gender Studies

Location
South Africa
Posted
May 08, 2018
Closes
Jun 08, 2018
Organization Type
University and College
Hours
Full Time
Faculty Humanities Centre for Gender and Africa Studies

Associate Professor / Professor

Job ID: 2335

 

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Contribute to postgraduate programmes in Africa and Gender Studies through teaching and curriculum design.
  • Engage in research supervision of postgraduate students in Africa Studies and Gender Studies at Honour’s, Master's and Doctoral levels.
  • Conduct and publish interdisciplinary research concerning current and relevant aspects of Africa and/or Gender.
  • Generate funding for research projects.
  • Engage in knowledge exchange and co-operation with academic institutions with an African and/or Gender Studies focus within the continent and internationally.
  • Actively promote engagement with stakeholders in the local community.
  • Proactively participate in the deepening of the University's Africa and Gender foci through promoting a greater involvement of Africa and Gender aware knowledge content in curricula at faculty and institutional levels.
  • Assist in providing service to the faculty and the institution through committee work and related work.
  • Assume administrative/managerial responsibilities at Director or Programme Director level should the need arise.
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    Inherent requirements:

    Associate Professor

  • PhD or equivalent qualification in Africa Studies and/or Feminist/Gender Studies or a related discipline that supports the duties and responsibilities described above.
  • Experience as an external examiner for postgraduate students.
  • Proven experience in the presentation of research papers at national conferences, where there is evidence of peer review of papers.
  • Act as an editorial board member of high-quality national scholarly journals.
  • Proven national recognition for specialist expertise and research leadership in a specific scientific area of scholarship.
  • An NRF rating of C3 or equivalent status.
  • Proven experience in the supervision of graduated masters’ students.
  • A proven research record of relevant publications in national and international accredited journals.
  • Serve as a member of a national scholarly society OR a national committee or agency concerned with research at higher education levels, OR show evidence of service as an active member of an international equivalent.
  • Experience in academic administration at departmental and/or programme level.
  • Proven ability in the management of research and research fundraising.
  • Proven experience in the management of teaching and curriculum design.
  • Proven experience in building strategic partnerships and networks (nationally, on the African continent and internationally).
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    Professor:

    • PhD or equivalent qualification in Africa Studies and/or Feminist/Gender Studies or a related discipline that supports the duties and responsibilities described above;
    • Experience as external examiner for masters’ and doctoral students.
    • Act as editorial board member of high-quality international/ISI/IBSS journals.
    • Proven international recognition for specialist expertise and research leadership in a particular area of academic scholarship (e.g. regularly serves as a reviewer for international/ISI/IBSS journals).
    • An NRF rating of C1 or C2 or equivalent status.
    • Demonstrated successful supervision of graduated master's and preferably graduated doctoral students.
    • Proven experience in delivering keynote addresses at national scholarly conferences.
    • Serve as a member of an international scholarly society OR an international committee or agency concerned with research at higher education levels.
    • Experience in academic administration at departmental and/or programme level.
    • Proven ability in the management of research and research fundraising.
    • Proven experience in the management of teaching and curriculum design.
    • Proven experience in building strategic partnerships and networks (nationally, on the African continent and internationally.

     

    Required competencies:

    • Ability to conduct/manage/publish interdisciplinary research and raise funds for research.
    • Ability to teach and manage curricula at postgraduate level.
    • Ability to successfully supervise postgraduate students towards graduation.
    • Ability and sensitivity to function in a multicultural and multilingual working context.
    • Sensitivity to identity and gender issues including women's rights and the rights of sexual minorities, and related issues.
    • Ability to work independently but also within team context.
    • Adaptability, flexibility and creativity in problem-solving and dealing with human relations.
    • Organisational and administrative skills in the navigation of university processes for the management of postgraduate teaching, research and student supervision.

     

    Recommendations:

    • Proven teaching experience at tertiary level in the fields of Africa and feminist/Gender Studies.
    • Proven experience in the development of programmes and/or qualifications.
    • Ability to innovate in teaching and research.
    • Public intellectual profile.

     

    Assumption of duties:

    1 August 2018.

     

    Closing date:

    8 June 2018.

     

    Salary:

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

     

    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.​

     

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