Job Details

  • Reference number: P001444
  • Province: North West
  • Type of engagement: Permanent appointment
  • Posted: May 12th
  • Remuneration package: The annual total remuneration package will be commensurate with the level of appointment as advertised and in line with the NWU policy guidelines

Background to Position

NORTH-WEST UNIVERSITY (POTCHEFSTROOM CAMPUS) FACULTY OF EDUCATION SCHOOL OF COMMERCE AND SOCIAL STUDIES IN EDUCATION VACANCY: LECTURER/SENIOR LECTURER POSITION NUMBER: P001444 PEROMNES: A8/A7 PERMANENT APPOINTMENT Purpose of the position: To fill a vacant position in the History in Education Subject group so as to ensure quality teaching and learning; to strengthen the Subject Group’s research profile; to mentor junior academic staff, and to expand community engagement. 

Job Description


  • Partake in lecturing classes in post and undergraduate levels in History in Education
  • Managing teaching and learning processes for the distance as well as on-campus mode of delivery Publish articles and book chapters, as well as presenting papers at conferences
  • Engage in community outreach/implementation of expertise
  • Programme and curriculum development of new under and postgraduate level degrees, diplomas, and certificates as well as short learning programs in History in Education
  • Knowledge and competence of integrating ICT platforms in teaching and learning Supervision of Masters’ and Doctoral students Supervision of Masters’ and Doctoral students
  • Voluntarily participate in curriculum-related community engagement
  • Commitment towards initiating and expanding research in the History in Education subject group

Inherent Criteria

Minimum requirements:


  • Ph.D. in History in Education
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in undergraduate (Bachelor’s Degree) and postgraduate (Honours and Master’s Degree) teaching in History in Education is essential
  • Extensive research publications in accredited journals on History in Education is a requisite
  • Experience and track record of supervision of Masters and Ph.D. students successfully to completion in History in Education is essential.


  • MEd in History in Education OR MA (History) accompanied by a relevant education qualification such as PGCE or any other OR MED Curriculum Studies and any History Qualification
  • Minimum of 3 Years’ teaching experience in history education subject content at secondary school or tertiary institution level.

Recommended competencies:

  • Registering for, and completing PhD - studies within a reasonable period.
  • Commit towards furthering own scholarship in research.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Effective time management
  • Computer literacy
  • Ability to teach large classes in both contact and distance mode.
  • Conducting research
  • Demonstration of language proficiency in order to function optimally in the various multilingual environments of the NWU.

Other competency requirements:

  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) Analytical and problem-solving skills Effective time-management skills
  • Computer literacy (MS office, knowledgeable about cloud storage) Experience in teaching and learning material development Competent in the use of a variety of teaching, learning, and assessment methodologies

Professional status:

  • HASHT Registrations
  • Membership accreditation with any other Education related professional bodies is desirable

Application Requirement

ENQUIRIES REGARDING JOB CONTENT MAY BE DIRECTED TO:                   Dr. Martha Matashu on 018 389 2323


PLANNED COMMENCEMENT OF DUTIES:                                             01 July 2022 

Kindly take note: applications must be submitted online through the official nwu vacancy website. Incomplete applications and those submitted through any other platform will not be considered.

The University subscribes to and applies the principles of Employment Equity (EE) Act and is committed to transformation. Preference will be given to candidates from the designated groups, in accordance with the principles of the EE Act and NWU Employment Equity Plan.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment. Communication will be limited to shortlisted candidates only.

If you are not contacted within two months from the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

About NWU

The NWU is committed to functioning as a unitary, integrated, multi-campus university that enables equity, redress and globally competitive teaching and research across all three of our campuses. Our core activities, teaching-learning and research, are intertwined with community engagement and innovation in our eight faculties, most of which serve both distance and contact students. The NWU offers more than just an education: we offer people a place in the world. Academically, students benefit from great choice and flexibility, enabling them to fulfill their potential and start preparing for their careers. Through collaboration with other universities and institutions internationally, we are part of the global higher education community. Our internationalisation activities include student and staff exchange and cooperation in academic, research, cultural and sports matters. As we like to say in our University Anthem: “where the willow trees grow and the thorn tree spreads its shade, there you will grow in knowledge…”