Job Details

  • Reference number: Job ID: 5720
  • Province: Free State
  • Type of engagement: Permanent appointment
  • Posted: May 14th

Background to Position

Faculty of Health Sciences

School of Nursing

Bloemfontein Campus

Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer and Programme Director

Job ID: 5720

KINDLY TAKE NOTE: Applications may only be submitted online through the official UFS vacancy website: Applications submitted through any other platform will not be considered. 

Job Description

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Participate in curriculum design and implementation.
  • Coordinate development, organization and quality management of the academic programme according to the University of the Free State (UFS) and the South African Nursing Council (SANC).
  • Coordinate teaching and learning of undergraduate and postgraduate students.
  • Coordinate work integrated learning of undergraduate and postgraduate students.
  • Provide academic and registration advice.
  • Apply professional advice and expertise to support planning and assessment practices.
  • Supervise research students.
  • Do research, apply for research funding, present, and publish research results.

Inherent Criteria

  • A PhD degree on NQF Level 10 in Nursing (for a permanent appointment). OR
  • A master’s degree on NQF Level 9 in nursing (contract appointment: five years during which a doctoral degree on NQF Level 10 in Nursing MUST be obtained to be converted to a permanent position).
  • A bachelor’s degree on NQF Level 8 in Nursing or an equivalent qualification.
  • Registered at the South African Nursing Council as a Professional Nurse (General/Psychiatry/ Community) and Midwife/Accoucheur (attach a copy).
  • Nursing Education as an additional qualification and registered with SANC as such (attach a copy).
  • Proven experience in the delivery of poster or oral presentations at conferences or equivalent activities.
  • Provide evidence of manuscripts produced that have the potential to be converted or submitted for publication in accredited journals.
  • A good academic record (attach a copy).
  • Proven clinical experience after basic training.

Senior Lecturer:

  • A PhD degree on NQF Level 10 in Nursing.
  • A bachelor’s degree on NQF Level 8 in Nursing or an equivalent qualification.
  • Registered at the South African Nursing Council as a Professional Nurse (General/Psychiatry/ Community), and Midwife/Accoucheur (attach a copy).
  • Nursing education as an additional qualification and registered with SANC as such (attach a copy).
  • Proven experience in the presentation of papers/posters at national scholarly conferences.
  • Proven national recognition for specialist expertise and research in a specific area of scholarship.
  • An NRF rating or demonstrate potential for obtaining an NRF rating.
  • Proven experience in supervision of graduated masters' students.
  • A proven research record of relevant publications in national and international accredited journals.
  • Proven experience of service as an active member of a national or international scholarly society or committee or agency concerned with research at higher education levels.
  • A minimum of three (3) years' proven clinical experience.


  • An additional qualification in any field of specialisation in a Nursing Programme.
  • Experience in an academic role will be an added advantage. 

Required competencies:

Results oriented

  • The ability to set high standards, establish goals and to work to achieve success.
  • The ability to be reliable, responsible, dependable and to fulfil obligations.

Strategic thinking

  • The ability to focus on details, work towards perfection, and approach work in a neat and organised manner.
  • The ability to carefully analyse information and use logic to address issues and problems at work.

Business Acumen

  • Proficient in using MS Office. 


  • The ability to lead, take charge of situations, and offer opinions and directions to others.
  • The ability to be cooperative with others, display a good-natured attitude, and encourage people to work together.

Building coalitions

  • The ability to interact with others and establish personal connections with people.
  • The ability to make decisions through consultation, collaboration and working with close supervision.

Assumption of duties:

As soon as possible

Closing date:

26 May 2024


The salary is available on request.

Fringe benefits: 

(Subject to specific conditions): pension scheme, medical aid scheme, group life insurance, housing allowance, leave and sick leave, service bonus and study benefits.

Enquiries:For enquiries, please feel free to contact 051 401 9810 or email or Additionally, kindly contact 051 401 9848/ 9813/ 9810/ 9814/ 2979 for assistance.

Application Requirement

Please ensure that all relevant documentation is attached to your application.

  • A detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter. 
  • Copies of qualifications (please provide the SAQA accreditation in the case of foreign qualifications).
  • A copy of your identity document (ID or passport in the case of foreign nationals).
  • Proof of registration with a Professional Body (attach copies).
  • A copy of your driver’s license (if applicable).
  • Confirmation of employment from current employer / last employer if unemployed (only applicable to external applicants).
General:The UFS is a designated employer and is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity, and redress in achieving its equity targets in accordance with the Employment Equity Plan of the University and its Employment Equity goals and targets. Preference will be given to candidates from the under-represented designated groups including candidates with disabilities. Our Employment Equity Policy is available at:

 EEA13_EE Plan UFS 1 March 2022 (003).pdf

The University processes personal information in line with its obligations under the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) and any personal information provided to the University will be treated as confidential and processed in accordance with the rights provided to data subjects under POPIA.

The University reserves the right not to fill the post. The UFS will only consider applications of candidates who meet all the inherent requirements of the position. Applications that are incomplete will not be considered. Communication will be limited to shortlisted candidates only. Should you not be contacted within six weeks of the closing date for applications, you may assume that your application was unsuccessful.

About University of the Free State

The University of the Free State is a multi-campus institution, with two diverse campuses in Bloemfontein and one in Qwaqwa in the scenic Eastern Free State, accommodating more than 40 000 students in its seven faculties, with an increasing number of international students and associates, and an ever-widening scope of active involvement in and contribution to its surrounding communities. It is an institution that goes all out to provide its students and staff with an outstanding university experience, anchored in a value bedrock of Excellence, Innovation and Impact, Sustainability, Care, Social Justice, and Accountability.