Job Details

  • Reference number: RefUnit No 7624
  • Province: Eastern Cape
  • Type of engagement: Permanent appointment
  • Posted: April 26th

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 permanent Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of law.

Faculty of Law

East London Campus

Job Description

Key functional/Technical Competencies:

  • Teaching and learning within the department.
  • Understanding of and familiarity with the higher education teaching, learning, research and innovation, and community engagement.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Strict observance to ethical principles and academic integrity.
  • Suitable ability to mentor junior staff or colleagues.
  • Supervise post-graduate research.
  • Fundraising for research.

Inherent Criteria

Minimum Requirements:

  • Doctoral qualification in Law.
  • At least five (5) years teaching experience in higher education.
  • A track record of DHET accredited research publications commensurate with the academic rank of senior lecturer.
  • Post-graduate supervision experience at least at Master’s level.

Added advantage:

  • NRF rating
  • Registration with professional / scientific bodies.

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 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. No faxes or walk-ins (hard copies) will be accepted.

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.

Closing date: 22 May 2023 

Note:   Correspondence will be conducted with short-listed candidates only. 

Queries can be directed to Ms. Mandlakazi Kwaza 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.