Job Details

  • Type of engagement:
  • Posted: February 2nd

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.



Applications are invited from appropriately qualified candidates to apply for the above-mentioned position.

Job Description


  • Teaching and learning within the department.
  • 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.
  • Supervise post-graduate research.
  • Fundraising for research.

Inherent Criteria


  • Doctorate (LLD) 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 advantages:

  • NRF rating.
  • Registration with professional / scientific bodies.
  • Post admission experience either as an Advocate or an Attorney.

Application Requirement

Closing date: 9 February 2024

To apply: Interested applicants who meet the criteria are invited to:

  • Visit the Website for more comprehensive advert and to apply online. Applications must clearly indicate the name of the post applied for on the SUBJECT LINE.  
  • Submit the motivation and resume as well as supporting documents namely; ID/passport, certificates and three work-related referees, on the application website.
  • No faxes or walk-ins (hard copies) will be accepted.
  • Applicants are urged to ensure that their applications reach the Human Resources Department before the closing date.  Late applications will not be considered.
  • 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. 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.