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Date Posted: 
Monday, 5 June, 2017 - 10:15
Job Description: 


nGAP Lecturer – Department of Public Health


SALARY: R 460 000 per annum - CTC


The University of Fort Hare, Faculties of Health Sciences and Management of Commerce seeks to fill (2) nGAP Lecturer Posts. These are permanent posts funded from the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) as part of the New Generation of Academics Programme (nGAP). 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. The Programme covers a six-year period consisting of a 3-year development programme plus 3 years induction thereafter. The nGAP Scholars will be immediately appointed into permanent positions at the University of Fort Hare .

The following generic criteria are applicable:

  • Interest in becoming an academic
  • Be 40 years or younger
  • Evidence of eligibility to undertake postgraduate study
  • Be willing to commit to placement at the University of Fort Hare for the full 6 years of the programme.



  • Bachelor Degree in related fields, Honours will be added advantage.
  • Eligibility and willingness to register for a Masters qualification.
  • Teaching and research ability is highly recommended
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in discharging duties
  • Computer literacy




  • Lecture students at undergraduate 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 levels, and undertake research;
  • Involvement in departmental research and publications; 
  • Assist with administrative duties in the department
  • 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; Completion of a postgraduate degree/s in the relevant field of specialization during the first three year of employment as an nGAP Lecturer.
  • Take part in liaising with Stakeholders in different departments of both private and public Departments of Health



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, with a complete CV, proof of remuneration and three work-related referees  
  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: 
Monday, 19 June, 2017 - 23:45