Job Details

  • Reference number: Ref: Unit 4056
  • Province: Eastern Cape
  • Type of engagement: Permanent appointment
  • Posted: February 21st

Background to Position


Alice and East London Campus (3 posts)

Ref 4056

Job Description

Responsibilities Include: 

  • Provide academic leadership in research, curriculum design, development and implementation

  • Teach undergraduate and postgraduate accounting 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:

  • CA (SA) plus doctoral degree for a Full Professor or
  • CA (SA) plus proof of registration for a doctoral degree and approval of proposal by faculty structures for Associate Professor
  • At least 7 years’ experience for a Full Professor / 5 years for Associate Professor in higher education; extensive teaching and research experience in Accounting / Tax / Audit / Financial Management
  • Sound knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards
  • Track record of research publications commensurate with the academic rank level of a Full Professor/ Associate Professor
  • Extensive postgraduate supervision experience 

Additional Requirements:

  • A recognized teaching qualification or willingness to work towards achieving it would be an added advantage
  • Evidence of successful fundraising for research-related activities in the field of accounting / auditing or related areas
  • 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.