Walter Sisulu University is a multi-campus, comprehensive University, with its seat at its Nelson Mandela Drive campus in Mthatha. The University has four campuses in Mthatha, Butterworth, Buffalo City and Queenstown, which are headed by Campus Rectors. Applications are hereby invited for the following position based in Mthatha Campus.
Applications are hereby invited for the following position: Senior Lecturer Sociology
- PhD in Sociology (NQF Level 10)
- Minimum of five years Sociology teaching and research experience at tertiary level
- Teaching experience in any Sociology modules.
- Proven ability of dissemination of research findings at national and international conferences.
- Research and publications record (in peer- reviewed SAPSE accredited journals) commensurate with the level of appointment.
- Successful supervision of postgraduate students in Sociology (MSc and/or PhD).
- Ability to attract research funding.
Key Performance Areas:
- Lecture Sociology modules at all levels including Honours.
- Do administrative duties associated with teaching & learning.
- Ensure quality in education standards.
- Plan and undertake research within niche areas of the department.
- Assist department in academic and administrative responsibilities.
- Promote research, community engagement and partnerships within the department.
- Active participation in departmental activities including performing departmental and faculty committee duties.
- Undertake any other duties assigned by the Head of Department
Skills and Competencies Required:
- Competence in communicating knowledge and facilitating teaching and learning through lectures, research seminars, as well as in relevant, current, fair and valid assessment practices
- Knowledge in curriculum design and development
- Understanding of fundamental research and the ability to undertake research
- Ability to attract research funding
- The candidate must be collegial with sound interpersonal skills; and demonstrate the ability to interact with students from previously disadvantaged backgrounds in a manner that fosters their academic growth
- The candidate must be a patient, person-oriented individual who has the ability to interact with students from previously disadvantaged backgrounds in a manner that fosters their academic growth
- Sound interpersonal skills, including a commitment to collegiality
- Capacity and willingness to undertake administrative responsibilities at departmental or institutional levels to assume leadership positions either in administration or in academic or professional activity
- An involvement in the wider academic community (e.g. editorships, review requests, participation in professional bodies)
Interested applicants should send their applications together with detailed Curriculum Vitae, certified copies of academic qualifications and ID Copy and the names and contact details of three referees to the Human Resources Department, Private Bag X1, Mthatha, 5117.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org ; Telephonic enquiries: (047) 502 2203, Ms Andisiwe Bomvu
Date Issued: 09 November 2022 Closing Date: 23 November 2022
Applicants who have not been informed about the outcome of their application within two months from the closing date may regard their application as having been unsuccessful.
“WSU is committed to Employment Equity and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply