Job Details

  • Reference number: RefUnit P640
  • Province: Eastern Cape
  • Type of engagement: Fixed term contract
  • Posted: March 22nd

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 fulltime 3-year fixed-term position. The position is renewable based on performance.

Job Description


The successful candidates will be required to engage in:

  • Administration –day-to-day administrative duties related to the clinical training program of Speech-Language Pathology and departmental activities. Contribution to Faculty governance through committee structures. 
  • Clinical Supervision- of students to ensure that they accumulate a variety of clinical skills commensurate with the SPL guidelines. Ensure that all students are allocated to clinical training platforms so that they complete the recommended minimum clinical hours as stipulated in the HPCSA guidelines within their academic year. 
  • Clinical lecturing that involves giving tutorials to students, prepare case-based seminars and have discussions as well as provide feedback to students and lecturers. 
  • Assessment - of students’ performance in all clinical areas.
  • Research co - supervision of undergraduate students and participation in research activities: carry own research, join existing projects and participate in activities of the Health Sciences Institute (HSI).



Applicants have to demonstrate in their applications:

  • an in-depth knowledge of their relevant subject fields in speech therapy and evidence of on-going practice. 
  • independence and evidence of academic and clinical standing in a field of speech therapy. 
  • working knowledge of computers (Microsoft office, Teams, Zoom etc). 
  • an ability to lecture or at least must have shared profession specific knowledge in a group of people. 
  • effective communication skills. 
  • good interpersonal relations and a client-service orientation. 
  • a high level of professional and ethical conduct

Inherent Criteria


  • A Bachelor’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology. 
  • A Valid professional registration as a Speech therapist with HPCSA. 
  • At least 2 years clinical practice in the field of Speech-Language Therapy post community service. 


  • Experience in student’s supervision.
  • Experience with teaching/tutoring or clinical accompaniment.

Application Requirement

  • Visit the Website  for a more comprehensive advert and to apply online.
  • Applications must clearly indicate the name of the post applied for.
  • Submit the motivation and resume as well as supporting documents namely; ID/passport, certificates and three work-related referees, on the application website.
  • 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.
  • No faxes or walk-ins (hard copies) will be accepted.
  • Applicants are urged to ensure that their applications reach the Human Resources 
  • Department before the closing date. Late applications will not be considered.
  • 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. Fungai Matumba on and 043 704 7190

CLOSING DATE: 5 April 2023

“PLEASE NOTE: The University of Fort Hare is an equal opportunity & affirmative action employer. Pursuant to complying with the Employment Equity Act no. 55 of 1998, when appointing, preference will be given to applicants from the designated groups whose appointment will contribute towards the achievement of equitable demographic representation in the Department and the Faculty profiles. The university reserves the right NOT to make an appointment.”

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.