nGAP LECTURER – DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
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Date Posted: 
Friday, 4 May, 2018 - 10:45
Job Description: 

FACULTY OF SCIENCE AND AGRICULTURE

nGAP LECTURER – DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 

HUMAN GEOGRAPHY AND REMOTE SENSING

ALICE CAMPUS

SALARY: R 450 000 P.A. (All-Inclusive Package)


 

 

The University of Fort Hare, Faculties of Science and Agriculture and Law seeks to fill 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 disciplines below.

 

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.  

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. At least 80% of the positions will be allocated to black and/or women South African citizens.


 DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Lecture various modules in the fields of Human Geography and Remote Sensing;
  • Supervise MSc and PhD students
  • Initiate and be involved in community engagement initiatives;
  • Participate in interdisciplinary researches with colleagues in related field
  • Participate in curriculum review and development (new modules /academic programmes design).
  • Research and publish in accredited/referred journals.
  • Participate in the community engagement initiatives/programmes of the School/University.
  • Perform any other administrative/academic tasks as may from time to time be assigned.
  • Deliver papers and otherwise participate in seminars, symposia and conferences.
  • Develop national and international links and collaborative opportunities

  

Requirements: 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS AND COMPETENCIES:

  • Relevant Masters Degree must be willing to study towards PhD
  • Experience of lecturing or tutoring at a university level will be an added advantage
  • Good teamwork, communication, commitment and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to teach and do research
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in discharging duties;
  • Computer literacy.

 

How to Apply: 

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

1.    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: recruitp@ufh.ac.za

 

2.    Applications must CLEARLY INDICATE THE 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 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  

 

For enquiries on the above post, please contact HOD,  Dr Ahmed Mukalazi Kalumba on email: akalumba@ufh.ac.za

 

Closing Date: 
Friday, 18 May, 2018 - 23:45