Job Details

  • Reference number: RefUnit 8424/061
  • Province: Eastern Cape
  • Type of engagement: Permanent appointment
  • Posted: April 19th

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.

The University of Fort Hare seeks to appoint a Professor/Associate Professor /Senior Lecturer / Lecturer of Speech-Language Pathology/Therapy in the Department of Rehabilitative Sciences on a permanent basis.

Faculty of Health Sciences     East London Campus: Ref 8424/061

Job Description

Responsibilities commensurate with academic rank level being applied for: 

  • Provide academic leadership in research and teaching, including curriculum design, development and implementation. 
  • Teach undergraduate and postgraduate programs. 
  • Develop postgraduate programs and supervise students.
  • Publish academic research according to Senate approved norms. 
  • Participate in community engagement integrated with teaching and/or research. 
  • Perform academic leadership and related administrative duties.
  • Secure external research grants and establish research programmes. 

Inherent Criteria

Minimum requirements:

  • Doctoral Degree for Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor and full Professor post; or Masters Degree for Lecturer post with plans for Doctoral Degree Registration; and with professional qualification(s) and research specialization in Speech-Language Pathology/Therapy for all academic rank levels
  • Professional registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa in the category of Speech Therapist
  • At least two years clinical experience
  • At least 10 years’ experience in higher education for a full Professor / 7 years for Associate Professor /5 years for a Senior Lecturer / 3 years for a Lecturer; including, academic and clinical teaching, curriculum development and research experience in Speech-Language Pathology/Therapy commensurate with the academic rank being applied for.
  • Track record of Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) accredited research publications commensurate with the academic rank being applied for.
  • Successful postgraduate supervision, including Masters and Doctoral supervision, commensurate with the academic rank being applied for.

Additional Requirements commensurate with the academic rank level being applied for:

  • Evidence of successful fundraising for research-related activities in the field of Speech- Language Pathology/Therapy.
  • Evidence of academic leadership and administration experience.
  • Evidence of attracting, mentoring, and supporting emerging researchers or early career academics, and post-doctoral fellows for professor level posts.
  • Evidence of professional and academic standing in the field of Speech-Language Pathology/Therapy. 
  • Recognition as a leading scholar in a chosen area of research for professor level posts (e.g. NRF rating; international keynote/plenaries).
  • Track record of professional and research networking within Speech-Language Pathology/Therapy
  • Track record and commitment to transformation in the profession and in Higher Education.

Application Requirement

Closing Date: 22 May 2023

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 APPLIED FOR ON THE SUBJECT LINE.  

2.  Submit the motivation and resume as well as supporting documents namely; ID/passport, certificates 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.  Applicants are urged to ensure that their applications reach the Human Resources Department before the closing date.  Late applications will not be considered.

5.  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 M. Gumede on 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.