Lecturer Post in the Department of Literary Studies in English

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Rhodes University Literary Studies in English


Lecturer Post available in the Department of Literary Studies in English

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.


A PhD in Literary Studies in English. In exceptional cases, candidates with Master’s degree in Literary studies in English who are at the final stages of their PhD may be considered, if convincing evidence is provided. Candidates should have tutoring, facilitation or teaching experience. Ability to teach in a broad and flexible curriculum, across genres, contexts and periods. Competency in large-group and small-group instruction. Interest in academic-writing development and online-learning programmes.

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.

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.

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 and evidence that they are close to completion of a PhD.

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

Failure to submit such documentation will result in an application not being considered. Please examine the following documents:

  • Application Form Academic

  • Role Profile

  • Further particulars about the post and the Selection Process

    The selection process that will be followed for this post including dates of short-listing, the interview etc, is contained in the document above. The Full Minimum Requirements against which candidates are to be measured are outlined in the requirements document.

    Shortlisted candidates must be available to be interviewed in May 2020. Remuneration

    Lecturer Level

    Basic salary Pension/Provident fund: R455,373 per annum

    Approximate cost to company: R639, 418 per annum

    All applications will be treated in strict confidence. This position is advertised as a permanent post, but the University may opt to appoint on a fixed-term contract of not less than three-years. The University reserves the right not to proceed with the filling of the post. An application in itself does not entitle the applicant to an interview. Please apply online by accessing the Rhodes University Website.

    Closing Date: 27 April 2020

    *If you are not contacted within 30 days from the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful

Source:  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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