Job Details

  • Reference number: 4086
  • Province: Eastern Cape
  • Type of engagement: Permanent appointment
  • Posted: June 1st

Background to Position


East London Campus: Ref 4086

Job Description

Responsibilities Include:  

  • Provide academic leadership in research, curriculum design, development and implementation
  • Teach undergraduate and postgraduate modules in the relevant field of specialization
  • Supervise postgraduate students to doctoral level
  • Achieve research output norms for Professors/Associate Professors
  • Participate in community engagement integrated with teaching and/or research
  • Perform academic leadership, mentoring and related administrative duties
  • Secure external research grants 

Inherent Criteria

 Minimum requirements:

  • Possession of a doctoral degree with specialization in linguistics;
  • At least 7 years’ experience for a full Professor / 5 years for Associate Professor in higher education with extensive teaching and research experience
  • Track record of research publications commensurate with the academic rank level of a full Professor/ Associate Professor
  • Extensive postgraduate supervision experience

Additional Requirements:

  • Evidence of successful fundraising for research-related activities in linguistics
  • Evidence of academic leadership and/or mentoring less experienced researchers
  • Evidence of attracting and working with post-doctoral fellows will be an added advantage
  • Evidence of professional and academic standing in the field of specialization.
  • Recognition as a leading scholar in a chosen area of research (e.g. NRF rating; international keynote/plenaries) will be an added advantage 

Application Requirement

To apply:  Interested applicants who meet the criteria are invited to:


2. Submit the motivation and resume as well as supporting documents namely; ID/passport, certificates and proof of remuneration and three work-related referees, on the application website.

3. Note that for all re-advertised positions this advert supersedes the one advertised previously owing to modifications made. Candidates who have previously applied are requested to re-apply.

4. No faxes or walk-ins (hard copies) will be accepted.

5. Applicants are urged to ensure that their applications reach the Human Resources Department before the closing date.  Late applications will not be considered.

6. Failure to comply with the above directions will result in the application being disqualified.

Note:   Correspondence will be conducted with short-listed candidates only. 

Queries can be directed to Ms S. Sigodi on 043 704 7190

The University reserves the right NOT to make a permanent appointment at this stage. 

University of Fort Hare is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Pursuant to complying with the Employment Equity Act No.55 of 1998, when appointing preference will be given to applicants from designated groups whose appointments will contribute towards achievement of equitable demographic representation of our workforce profile.

The University offers a competitive package which is negotiable based on experience, qualifications and UFH guidelines.

About University of Fort Hare

The University of Fort Hare is a public university in Alice, Eastern Cape, South Africa. It was a key institution of higher education for black Africans from 1916 to 1959 when it offered a Western-style academic education to students from across sub-Saharan Africa, creating a black African elite.