Lecturer: New Generation of Academics Programme (nGAP) in CHERTL

South Africa
Aug 09, 2018
Aug 27, 2018
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Lecturer: New Generation of Academics Programme (nGAP) in CHERTL

Academic, Eastern Cape Grahamstown

R 530 140 Annually

Lecturer: New Generation of Academics Programme (nGAP) in CHERTL


Recognising that diversity is important in achieving excellence, Rhodes University especially encourages South African members of designated groups 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.

The New Generation of Academics Programme (nGAP) is funded by the national Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and is aimed at producing the ‘next generation’ of academics for South Africa’s universities.  It does this by identifying promising young academics, appointing them to full time, permanent positions (usually at lecturer level) and placing them on a six year developmental programme.  In the first three years of the programme, appointees are given a much reduced workload to allow them to complete a doctoral degree. In some instances, the requirement may be for the completion of a master’s degree with progression to some doctoral level work.  In addition, appointees are mentored and supported as they are introduced to academic life particularly with regard to their teaching responsibilities.  A number of other opportunities are also open to appointees including support for research. 

The nGAP offers a rare opportunity for individuals with an interest in pursuing an academic career to be developed in a supportive programme designed for their needs. 

 Positions in the (nGAP) are aimed at individuals who are:

  • Interested in and can demonstrate commitment to an academic career
  • 40 years of age and younger
  • Eligible for postgraduate study at doctoral level
  • Willing to commit to an appointment at Rhodes University for the full 6 years of the nGAP.

Preference will be given to Black South Africans in making appointments.

Please pay attention to the Conditions of Services point out in the attached RU Protocol for employment of New Generations of Academics’ Programme



  • A Masters’ degree preferably in Higher Education.
  • Tutoring or facilitation experience required.
  • Some teaching experience would be a recommendation.

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 Lesleigh Titus on 046 603 8971 or jobs-orange@ru.ac.za

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 will be contacted for interviews and presentations.



Basic salary Pension/Provident fund: R405 317 per annum

Approximate cost to company: R530 140 per annum

All applications will be treated in strict confidence. 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:  27 August 2018

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


Other Benefits: Housing Allowance, Medical aid, Retirement fund, Group life, Funeral benefit, 13th Cheque

Ref: RU000188/BN

Vacancy Type: Permanent