Job Details

  • Reference number: RefUnit 4056
  • Province: Eastern Cape
  • Type of engagement: Permanent appointment
  • Posted: August 21st

Background to Position

East London Campus

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 suitable qualified and experienced candidates for vacant post in Accounting Department-Faculty of Management and Commerce.

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

Closing date:  4 September 2023

To apply: Interested applicants who meet the criteria are invited to visit the Website for a more comprehensive advert and to apply online.

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.