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Date Posted: 
Friday, 1 September, 2017 - 13:30
Job Description: 

Faculty of Social ScienceS and Humanities


Alice Campus: Ref No 886

Associate Professor Salary: R 664 424 - R 827 335 (All-Inclusive Package)

 Senior Lecturer Salary: R 537 636 - R 668 851 (All-Inclusive Package)



  • Teach in almost all areas of Social Work
  • Refine the curriculum at undergraduate and postgraduate level
  • Participate in community engagement
  • Interface focusing on strategic wellness consultation
  • Supervise undergraduate and postgraduate research projects
  • Produce academic publications, especially accredited ones.




  • Possession of a Doctoral degree in Social Work.
  • Registration with the South African Council for Social Service, Professions (SACSSP)
  • 10 years teaching and research experience for the Professor position, and 7 years for the Senior Lecturer 
  • A proven research and publications track record.
  • Appropriate experience in working in an academic environment and supervising undergraduate and postgraduate student research to the level of PhD.
  • Advanced theoretical knowledge of and insights into the field.
  • A substantial number of conference papers, peer-reviewed publications or other acceptable research outputs.
  • Peer-recognition as a specialist in the field and a potential to make a substantial contribution to the discipline or field.
  • Ability to supervise research at postgraduate level and to develop research capacity.


How to Apply: 

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

  1. E-mail application with MOTIVATIONAL LETTER CLEARLY INDICATING THE POSITION YOU ARE APPLYING FOR, accompanied by a complete CV with three work-related referees, a certified copy of an identity document and a certified copy of your highest qualification to:
  2. Applications must clearly indicate the reference number and name of the post applied for on the SUBJECT LINE. 
  3. No faxes or walk-ins (hard copies) will be accepted.
  4. Applicants are urged to ensure that their applications reach the Human Resources Department before the closing date.  Late applications will not be considered.
  5. Failure to comply with the above directions will result in the application being disqualified.


Note:   Correspondence will be conducted with short-listed candidates only. Foreign qualifications must be accompanied by an evaluation certificate from SAQA.


 Included in the above remuneration is the company contribution to our compulsory pension fund, medical aid contributions, life cover and an optional annual bonus.

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 appointment will contribute towards achievement of equitable demographic presentation of our workforce profile.

The University reserves the right NOT to make an appointment.



Closing Date: 
Friday, 15 September, 2017 - 23:45