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Date Posted: 
Friday, 2 June, 2017 - 10:15
Job Description: 



Alice Campus (Ref No:564)      

Senior Lecturer: R 537 636 – R 668 851 per annum (All-inclusive package)

Lecturer: R 435 051 – R 540 620 per annum (All-inclusive package)


The Department of Geology at the University of Fort Hare invites suitably qualified individuals to apply for the following position at market-related remuneration package. The successful candidate will join a university, which is ranked in the first top 7 universities in terms of research in South Africa. The department, based in Alice campus, has highly motivated staff with a strong desire to carry out research in niche areas of economic, mining and exploration geology, water resource and quality management, geohydrology, engineering geology, geochemistry, petrology, structural geology, sedimentology, petroleum geology and geophysics, and exploration geophysics. We are seeking a Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer with a strong background in fundamental and applied geology and who can teach a wide spectrum of geology courses at undergraduate and Honours level. The applicant must show good evidence of research, publications, supervision of postgraduate students and significant teaching experience at tertiary level. Successful candidates will play a significant role in contributing to the development of the department as a research centre of excellence in different branches of geology.



  • Teach fundamental geology and applied geology courses at undergraduate and Honours levels.
  • Organise and lead field trips.
  • Recruit and supervise postgraduate students.
  • Initiate research projects and apply for research funding from academic and industrial grant providers.
  • Undertake academic research and publish the results in accredited journals.
  • Participate in community engagement.
  • Perform academic leadership, mentorship to junior staff and related administrative duties




  • A Masters or a PhD degree with a strong component in fundamental geology or applied geology.
  • Extensive teaching and research experience in geology.
  • Extensive research and publications record commensurate with the level of appointment
  • Extensive postgraduate supervision experience
  • Good teamwork, communication, commitment and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to provide academic leadership.


How to Apply: 

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

  1. E-mail application with COVERING 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. 



Closing Date: 
Sunday, 18 June, 2017 - 23:45