Job Details

  • Reference number: Ref: Unit No 380
  • Province: Eastern Cape
  • Type of engagement: Permanent appointment
  • Posted: February 21st

Background to Position


Job Description

Responsibilities Include:

  • Teach across broad areas of Political Science and International Relations at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
  • Supervise undergraduate and postgraduate research projects.
  • Refine curriculum at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
  • Participate in collaborative research projects undertaken locally and internationally.
  • Participate in community initiatives in line with University policies.
  • Produce scholarly publications.
  • Participate in academic administrative functions for the smooth running of the department / faculty.
  • Other work-related responsibilities assigned by the Head of Department / Faculty.

Inherent Criteria

Minimum Requirements:  

  • Master’s degrees in Political Science / International Relations or any appropriate cognate field.
  • Basic theoretical knowledge of the field.

  • 3 years university teaching experience with proven research output

Added advantages:

  • PhD or registration towards a PhD in Political Science / International Relations or any other related field
  • Ability to conduct online teaching and assessments

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.