Job Details

  • Province: Limpopo
  • Type of engagement: Permanent appointment
  • Posted: March 28th

Background to Position

The University of Venda seeks to fill five Lecturers' positions in the New Generation of Academics Programme (nGAP), a programme initiated by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) as a component of the Staffing South Africa's Universities Framework (SSAUF). The five positions will be filled in the following fields: Foundation Mathematics, English, Botany, Physics and Financial Accounting.

nGAP Lecturers will be appointed on the university's staff establishment as permanent staff at the outset of employment, subject to satisfactory performance. The nGAP involves the recruitment, support, and retention of highly capable young scholars as new academics in the above-mentioned disciplines.

The nGAP Programme provides a wonderful supporting environment for aspirant academics to complete their studies while developing teaching and learning, research, and innovation as well as community engagement skills. 

Job Description


  • Lecture students at undergraduate and postgraduate level. 
  • Initiate and be involved in community engagement initiatives. 
  • Curriculum and programme development 
  • Setting and assessment of exam papers and assessing portfolio of evidence 
  • Supervise students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and undertake research 
  • Involvement in departmental research and publications 
  • Assist with administrative duties in the department and/or Faculty 
  • Attendance of developmental workshops for teaching and learning 
  • Participation in tutoring and mentoring activities 
  • Participation in all components and activities of the nGAP programme for the duration of the contract.

Inherent Criteria

The following generic criteria are applicable: 

  • Master's degree with an average percentage of at least 70 
  • Interest in becoming an academic 
  • Be 40 years or younger 
  • Willingness to commit to placement at the University of Venda for the full 6 years of the programme plus an additional two years after completion of the program to plough back to the university 
  • Commit to registering for doctoral studies within six months of taking up the nGAP appointment and completion of doctoral degree in the relevant field of specialization during the first 4 years of the nGAP.

Application Requirement

Full details of the positions and the application procedure is available at "Vacancies". Should you need assistance, please call

015 962 9229/9294.

Closing date: 12 April 2024

The University of Venda is an equal opportunity employer committed to the principles of Employment Equity Act no. 55 of

1998 as amended. Preference will be given to designated groups in alignment with our Employment Equity Plan. The University reserves the right not to make an appointment. Candidates with foreign qualifications will be expected to have their qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) before we formalise the appointment.

About University of Venda

The University of Venda is a South African comprehensive rural-based institution, located in Thohoyou in Limpopo province. It was established in 1982 under the then Republic of Venda government.