Job Details

  • Reference number: RefUnit No P687
  • Province: Eastern Cape
  • Type of engagement: Fixed term contract
  • Posted: May 9th

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. 

East London Campus

Two (2) Year Appointment Contract

Job Description

Key Functional/ Technical Competencies:

  • Understanding of and familiarity with the higher education teaching, learning, research and
  • innovation domain.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Strict observance to ethical principles and academic integrity.
  • Suitable ability to mentor junior staff or colleagues.

Inherent Criteria

Minimum Requirements and Competencies:

At least two (2) years of experience in teaching at undergraduate and post-graduate levels.

At least two (2) years of experience in research and innovation.

Demonstrable understanding of national and international research and innovation environments.

Demonstrable ability to supervise post-graduate students and an acceptable tract record of research

publications in accredited or high impact journals

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. 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. 

Queries can be directed to Ms. Fungai Matumba on  or call 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.

The University offers a competitive package which is negotiable based on experience, qualifications and UFH guidelines.

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.