Temporary Teaching

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Temporary Teaching usually applies to instances where expertise does not exist in-house to cover certain sections of the core or augmented teaching programme. Temporary teachers are then employed for short periods to provide the required expertise.


The funding needs to be applied for annually in advance of appointing such staff. For more information on the budget process, refer to: http://www.ru.ac.za/humanresources/policiesandinfo/information/budget/  and Guidelines for the Temporary Teaching Budget Process

The temporary teaching budget does not apply to relief teachers employed during the illness or absence (other than for planned academic leave) of a member of the academic staff or where there is a vacancy.

Departments wishing to have permanent additional academic support in the form of teaching assistants or lecturing staff should make application for these new posts via the Staffing Committee. For more information refer to: http://www.ru.ac.za/humanresources/leadingacademicstaff/staffnumbersandposts/


Departments wishing to make appointments against temporary teaching funds approved and allocated, should please read the requirements of the Protocol related to the employment of temporary academic staff and teaching assistants as well as complete: Application Temp Appointment against RU Academic Funds 2016Appointment against Temporary Teaching Funds

Remuneration for temporary appointments is determined by the HR Division. Information can be found in: Allowances and Payments 2016  

Please note that no department should be inviting prospective temporary teachers to the institution without a formal letter of invitation and letter of offer by the HR Division. This is important for the following reasons:

  • Ensure that the individual is paid timeously through the completion of the personal particulars form: Personal Particulars Form
  • Ensure that staff from abroad have the necessary documentation (note: this is irrespective of the person receiving salary). For more information, see: http://www.ru.ac.za/humanresources/academicstaffmatters/foreignnationals/newtemporarystaff/
  • There are particular difficulties in paying funds into overseas bank accounts and HoDs and prospective overseas visitors need to be aware of the costs and delays involved in exercising this option.  Please contact the General Accounting office in the Finance Division for information and assistance in this regard, please follow link for their contact details: General Accounting office 

If you require any further assistance, please contact the HR Generalist for your Faculty. Contact details are available at: http://www.ru.ac.za/humanresources/hr/meettheteam/



Last Modified: Mon, 18 Apr 2016 16:12:42 SAST