Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor/Professor in the African Languages Studies in the School of Lan

South Africa
Jul 11, 2018
Jul 30, 2018
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor/Professor in the African Languages Studies in the School of Languages & Literatures 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 successful candidate should be in possession of a PhD degree with strong evidence of expertise in Applied Linguistics, especially Translation Studies (Theory and Practise) and IsiXhosa Second Language Teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

In addition, evidence of empirical research in the field resulting in successful output is required as the candidate will be expected to participate in research activities of the School of Languages and to contribute to its research profile. The candidate is expected to develop her/his own research as well as be part of collaborative research projects. She/he will also need to supervise students and act as their mentor at postgrad level. Three or more years’ experience of supervision and lecturing is therefore recommended. She/he has to also undertake administrative duties such as course-co-ordination and partake in the Faculty of Humanities committees and the university committees at large. 

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 Ntosh Gongqa on 046 603 8616 or

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.


    Professor Level:
Basic salary Pension/Provident fund:  R684, 807 per annum

Approximate cost to company: R875, 750 per annum

    Associate Professor Level:
Basic salary Pension/Provident fund:  R582, 529 per annum

Approximate cost to company: R749, 275 per annum

    Senior Lecturer Level:
Basic salary Pension/Provident fund: R489, 464 per annum:

Approximate cost to company: R634, 194 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.

Closing Date: 30 July 2018

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

Other Benefits: group life,pension fund,medical aid, funeral plan

Vacancy Type: Permanent

Ref: RU000168/MM

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