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Date Released: Wed, 20 September 2017 10:17 +0200




Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/ Associate Professor in the Department of Drama

 (Applied Theatre)

Please note that this post has opened up to include Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor Levels.

Recognising that diversity is important in achieving excellence, Rhodes University especially encourages South African members of underrepresented designated groups to apply. Spouses and Partners of existing staff members are also encouraged to apply.

Please note that this appointment will be made in line with the requirements of the Employment Equity Act of RSA and the University’s recruitment and selection policies and equity strategies. The initial focus will be on equity candidates.

In terms of Immigration Legislation (Act No. 13 of 2002 & Regulations), international staff members (non-SA citizens) have to comply with the provisions of the Act. This therefore means that the period of employment to non-SA citizens will be guided by the validity period of the work permit.  In line with legislation governing employment of foreign nationals, employment contracts will be offered on the basis that a development plan would be implemented for the transfer of skills to a South African resident. The onus is on candidates to ensure that they are in possession of a valid work permit before the commencement of employment at the University, failing which the employment with Rhodes University will be terminated.


Applicants need to demonstrate expertise in Applied Theatre, Theatre/Drama and Performance Theory, Theatre Making, Devised Performance, Somatic Practice, Educational Drama. In addition, a sustained record of supervision, as well as, responsible administrative experience in the academic field are required.


Associate Professor

A PhD in Drama with considerable teaching experience at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels required including Masters and at PhD levels. Research supervision of Masters and PhD degrees required.


Senior Lecturer

A PhD in Drama with teaching experience at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels required. Candidates who are close to completion of their PhD may be considered. Research supervision at least Masters’ degrees level.



At least a Masters’ degree or equivalent (or in close completion) in Drama plus tutoring or facilitation.


For additional information on the requirements, please refer to the Academic Role Profile.


It is essential that prospective candidates read the role profile, further particulars relating to this post and ensure that all relevant documentation is submitted. 


VERY IMPORTANT: The system DOES NOT allow for multiple attachments. This means that candidates should submit all the documentation as one attachment for each application i.e. An application form, a letter of motivation, which clearly indicates the level they are applying for, a comprehensive CV and relevant qualifications including academic transcripts.

If you have any questions or experiencing challenges on the system, please contact Ms Ntosh Gongqa on 046 603 8616 or jobs-red@ru.ac.za


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