Job Details

  • Reference number: RefUnit 5040
  • Province: Eastern Cape
  • Type of engagement: Permanent appointment
  • Posted: August 21st

Background to Position

Alice 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 Economics Department-Faculty of Management and Commerce.

Job Description

Responsibilities Include: 

  • Provide academic leadership in research, curriculum design, development and implementation 
  • Teach undergraduate and postgraduate modules in the relevant field of specialization 
  • Supervise postgraduate students to doctoral level 
  • Achieve research output norms for Professors/Associate Professors 
  • Participate in community engagement integrated with teaching and/or research 
  • Perform academic leadership, mentoring and related administrative duties 
  • Secure external research grants 

Inherent Criteria

Minimum requirements:

  • Doctoral degree in Economics, Development or Finance 
  • At least 7 years higher education experience for a full Professor / 5 years for Associate Professor, with extensive teaching and research experience in Economics 
  • Track record of accredited research publications commensurate with appointment at the academic level of a full Professor/ Associate Professor 
  • Extensive postgraduate supervision experience, including successful doctoral supervision 

Additional Requirements:

  • Evidence of successful fundraising for research-related activities 
  • 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 national and/or international scholar in a chosen area of research (e.g. NRF rating; international keynote/plenaries) will be an added advantage 
  • Specialization in Environmental Economics, Health Economics, Marine Economics or Transport Economics 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.