Professor / Associate Professor: Sociology

Date Posted: 
Friday, 30 August, 2019 - 18:00
Job Description: 



(Ref S094)

East London Campus


Minimum requirements:

  • An appropriate doctoral qualification in Sociology or related field
  • A substantial track record of accredited publications in the form of books, articles in reputable international journals, and book chapters
  • Strong postgraduate supervision record
  • Seven (7) years teaching experience at undergraduate and postgraduate level
  • Proven ability to teach and supervise postgraduate students successfully and develop research capacity
  • Sound theoretical knowledge of the field
  • Ability to raise research funds and lead research projects
  • Ability to undertake administrative responsibilities at departmental or institutional levels
  • Ability and willingness to participate in community engagement projects
  • Willingness to start as soon as possible


Responsibilities include:

  • Provide academic leadership
  • Facilitate teaching, learning and assessment of undergraduate and postgraduate students
  • Assist curriculum design and implementation of newly accredited programmes.
  • Assist with preparation of new programmes for approval and accreditation by relevant bodies in the country within a problem based and case based teaching environment
  • Participate in collaborative research projects locally and internationally
  • Supervise undergraduate and postgraduate students research projects
  • Provide leadership in community engagement projects of own speciality.
  • Integrate research in communities
  • Take responsibility in coordination of programmes
  • Proper administration of courses, student records including discipline
  • Ensure good relations with stakeholders in the clinical environment
  • Represent and contribute to building the University


To apply for any of the positions above, all interested applicants who meet the criteria are invited to: 

E-mail application with Motivation Letter Clearly Indicating The Position You Are Applying For, accompanied by a complete CV which must contain the contact details (email and telephone) of three referees, a certified copy of an identity document and a certified copy of your highest qualification to:


The 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, 16 September, 2019 - 23:45