FEATURED JOB: Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer/Lecturer African History and cognate fields, Rhodes University, History

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Home Office Notices (Jobs, Reviews)
Location: 
South Africa
Subject Fields: 
African History / Studies, Humanities

2 Posts at Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer/Lecturer levels available in the Department of History at Rhodes University (South Africa). One is a permanent post and the other one is a contract post from 2021 to December 2025. 

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. 

Requirements 

A PhD in History or a cognate discipline is required for applicants applying at Associate Professor/ Senior Lecturer levels. Candidates should have experience in teaching and researching in the disciplinary areas of the Social, Political and Cultural History of Africa. The ability to teach Gender Studies and/or Latin American and Caribbean Studies would be an advantage. Ability to teach through blended learning would be a further advantage. 

Associate Professor:

Considerable teaching experience at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels required including Masters and PhD levels. Research supervision of Masters and PhD degrees to completion required. 

Senior Lecturer: 

Teaching experience at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels required. Research supervision of at least Masters’ degrees to completion required. 

Lecturer: 

A PhD in History or a cognate discipline required. Candidates who are close to completing a PhD may be considered, provided convincing evidence is submitted. Tutoring, practical facilitation and some teaching experience required. Ability to teach and research in the disciplinary areas of the Social, Political and Cultural History of Africa required. The ability to teach Gender Studies and/or Latin American and Caribbean Studies would be an advantage. Ability to teach through blended learning would be a further advantage. No research supervision required. Candidates with supervision experience would be an advantage. 

For additional information on the requirements on the different levels, please refer to the Academic Role Profiles. 

It is essential that prospective candidates read the academic role profiles, further particulars relating to this post and ensure that all relevant documentation is submitted. 

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. 

Application process: 

The following documents are required: 

  • An application form; 
  • A comprehensive CV and relevant qualifications, including academic transcripts; 
  • Evidence of PhD studies to be submitted for those close to completion; 
  • A substantial motivation which tells us:
    • your research trajectory. 
    • Your teaching approach and experience. 
    • The level you are applying for, your interest in the post and suitability in light of the requirements. 

VERY IMPORTANT: The system DOES NOT allow for multiple attachments. This means that candidates should submit all the above documentation as one single attachment 

Failure to submit such documentation will result in an application not being considered. Please examine the following documents on https://www.ru.ac.za/jobs/publishedvacancies/: 

The selection process that will be followed for this post including the process 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 informed of the interview date. 

Remuneration

Associate Professor Level: 

Basic salary Pension/Provident fund: R654 471 per annum 

Approximate cost to company: R928 263 per annum 

Senior Lecturer Level: 

Basic salary Pension/Provident fund: R549, 913 per annum 

Approximate cost to company: R782,562 per annum 

Lecturer Level: 

Basic salary Pension/Provident fund: R455, 373 per annum 

Approximate cost to company: R641, 258 per annum 

All applications will be treated in strict confidence. The University may opt to appoint on a fixed-term contract of not less than three-years for both posts. The University reserves the right not to proceed with the filling of these posts. An application in itself does not entitle the applicant to an interview. Please apply online by accessing the Rhodes University Website. 

Closing Date: 21 June 2021 

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Contact Info: 

If you have any questions or are experiencing challenges on the system, please contact Ms Ntosh Gongqa on +27 (0)46 603 8616 or at ntosh.gongqa@ru.ac.za

Submit your application to jobs-red@ru.ac.za