Job Details

  • Reference number: Ref:Unit1 No P687
  • Province: Eastern Cape
  • Type of engagement: Fixed term contract
  • Posted: February 21st

Background to Position







 The University of Fort Hare is a vibrant, equitable and sustainable African university, committed to teaching and research excellence at the service of its students, scholars and the wider community. It seeks to recruit and appoint a suitable qualified and experienced candidate for the above-mentioned fixed term position.

Job Description


  • Understanding of and familiarity with the higher education teaching, learning, research and innovation domain.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Strict observance to ethical principles and academic integrity.
  • Suitable ability to mentor junior staff or colleagues.

Inherent Criteria


  • Masters qualification in Law.
  • At least two (2) years of experience in teaching at undergraduate and post-graduate levels.
  • At least two (2) years of experience in research and innovation.
  • Demonstrable understanding of national and international research and innovation environments.
  • Demonstrable ability to supervise post-graduate students and an acceptable tract record of research publications in accredited or high impact journals

Application Requirement

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

1.   Visit the Website for a more comprehensive advert and to apply online. Applications must clearly indicate the name of the post and the Campus applied for on the SUBJECT LINE. 

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.

Closing date:  6 March 2023   Queries can be directed to Ms A. Sonjica and 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.

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.