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Date Posted: 
Friday, 1 September, 2017 - 15:15
Job Description: 



Alice Campus - Ref No: 8161

R 824 012 – R 1 026 820 (All-Inclusive Package)



  • Teaching both GIS and Remote Sensing at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • Supervising postgraduate students’ research and training in the Department and contribute to capacity building.
  • Seek research funding and conduct own research.
  • Give direction to the department’s academic aspects such as course development, course assessment and curriculum review.
  • Participate in normal administrative duties necessary for the smooth running of the department with the possibility of assuming the role of HoD.
  • Offer support to academic staff in scientific research, publications and supervision of graduate students.
  • Provide mentorship required to register students with recognised South African Professional Organisations.





  • PhD in GIS / Remote Sensing (or a related field).
  • Min. 10 years teaching/research and work experience in GIS & Remote Sensing.
  • Experience with successful supervision at Hon, Master & PhD levels.
  • Working experience with multiple GIS/RS software packages, such as ArcGIS, ERDAS Imagine, ENVI, IDRISI, ILWIS and statistical packages such as SPSS & Excel.
  • A proven track record in terms of the ability to initiate, lead and conduct relevant research including participation in collaborative research programmes as well as the ability to mentor junior staff. Experience with administration will be added advantage.
  • Publication in rated journals and evidence of fund raising is essential. NRF rating will be an added advantage. Applicants with foreign qualifications will need to have evaluation of their certificates by the South Africa Qualifications Authority (SAQA).
  • Registration with a recognised South African Professional Organisation, such as South African Geomatics Council (SAGC) or South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions (SACNASP). 



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.

*The University reserves the right NOT to make an appointment 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 presentation of our workforce profile.

The University reserves the right NOT to appoint 



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