Job Details

  • Reference number: Ref: Unit No 7888
  • Province: Eastern Cape
  • Type of engagement: Permanent appointment
  • Posted: February 21st

Background to Position

Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities


Job Description

Responsibilities Include:

  • Provide academic leadership in research, curriculum design, development and implementation.
  • Teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses
  • Supervise postgraduate students

  • Undertake publishable academic research

  • Participate in community engagement integrated with teaching and/or research

  • Perform academic leadership and related administrative duties

  • Secure external research grants and establish programmes

Inherent Criteria

Minimum requirements:

  • Possession of a doctoral degree in Social Work
  • Registration with South African Council for Social Service Professions (SACSSP)
  • At least 7 years’ experience for a full Professor / 5 years for Associate Professor in higher education with extensive teaching and research experience in social work
  • 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 the field of social work
  • 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:

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.