Category Archives: Call for Applications

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: African Critical Inquiry Programme – Ivan Karp Doctoral Research Awards

The African Critical Inquiry Programme is pleased to announce the 2018 Ivan Karp Doctoral Research Awards to support African doctoral students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who are enrolled at South African universities and conducting dissertation research on relevant topics. Grant amounts vary depending on research plans, with a maximum award of ZAR 40,000.

The African Critical Inquiry Programme (ACIP) seeks to advance inquiry and debate about the roles and practice of public culture, public cultural institutions and public scholarship in shaping identities and society in Africa. The Ivan Karp Doctoral Research Awards are open to African postgraduate students (regardless of citizenship) in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. Applicants must be currently registered in a Ph.D. programme in a South African university and be working on topics related to ACIP’s focus.  Awards will support doctoral research projects focused on topics such as institutions of public culture, particular aspects of museums and exhibitions, forms and practices of public scholarship, culture and communication, and the theories, histories and systems of thought that shape and illuminate public culture and public scholarship.  Awards are open to proposals working with a range of methodologies in the humanities and humanistic social sciences, including research in archives and collections, fieldwork, interviews, surveys, and quantitative data collection.

For full information about this opportunity and how to apply, see the full Call for Proposals listed under “ACIP Opportunities” at

Call for Applications: Senior Lecturer/ Associate Professor/ Professor and Academic Department Head

Faculty of the Humanities
Department Anthropology
Senior Lecturer/ Associate Professor/ Professor and Academic Department Head
Job ID: 1707

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Teaching and supervising at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
  • Involvement in continuous development of the curriculum.
  • Conduct research and give research guidance which culminates in publications in national journals.
  • As Academic Department Head: Continuous planning and execution of teaching and research strategies,
    general organising and coordinating of administrative duties, mentoring and motivating staff, manage
    finances (e.g. annual budgeting, allocation of funds) of the department.

Inherent requirements:

  • Professor:
    • Appropriate PhD-degree
    • Experience as external examiner for Master’s and doctoral students.
    • Act as editorial board member of high-quality international / ISI / IBSS journals.
    • Proven international recognition for specialist expertise and research leadership in a particular area of
      academic scholarship (e.g. regularly serves as a reviewer for international / ISI / IBSS journals).
    • A NRF rating of C1 or C2 or equivalent status.
      Demonstrated successful supervision of graduated Master’s and preferably graduated doctoral
    • Proven experience in delivering keynote addresses at national scholarly conferences.
    • Serve as a member of an international scholarly society OR an international committee or agency
      concerned with research at higher education levels.
  • Associate Professor:
    o Appropriate PhD-degree.
    o Experience as external examiner for postgraduate students.
    o Proven experience in the presentation of research papers at national conferences, where there is
    evidence of the peer review of papers.
    o Editorial board member of high-quality national scholarly journals.
    o Proven national recognition for specialist expertise and research leadership in a specific scientific
    area of scholarship.
    o A NRF rating of C3 or equivalent status.
    o Proven experience in the supervision of graduated Master’s degree students.
    o A proven research record of relevant publications in accredited national and international
    o Serve as a member of a national scholarly society OR a national committee or agency concerned
    with research at higher education levels, OR show evidence of service as an active member of
    an international equivalent.
  • Senior Lecturer:
    o Appropriate PhD-degree.
    o Proven experience in the presentation of papers / posters at national scholarly conferences.
    o Proven national recognition for specialist expertise and research in a specific area of scholarship.
    o A NRF rating or demonstrated potential for obtaining a NRF rating.
    o Proven experience in the supervision of graduated Master’s degree students.
    o A proven research record of relevant publications in accredited national and international
    o Proven experience of service as an active member of a national or international scholarly society,
    or committee or agency concerned with research at higher education levels.
  • Duties applicable to the Academic Department Head:
    • Provide academic leadership by creating and executing strategies to establish the department as a
      leader in the discipline vis-à-vis competing international entities.
    • The Academic Department Head is directly responsible for:
      • directing the academic debate in the department;
      • influencing the department’s overall climate and culture;
      • energising everybody in the department and beyond; and
      • shaping the future of the department.
        • Contribute to the overall leadership in the faculty.
        • Frequent and continuous planning and execution of plans, general organising and coordinating of staff,
          students and activities, mentoring and motivating staff, structuring, and exercising overall control
        • Create an atmosphere of consensus among staff.
        • Effective internal and external communication.
        • The Academic Department Head is pivotal in linking the department‘s staff and students with the
          University’s management and administration through communication, negotiation and consultation.
        • Active participation and involvement in faculty management structures, attending meetings, leading
          project teams, representing the department and faculty, and fulfilling the roles of liaison officer and
          marketer, when necessary.
        • Active participation and involvement in applicable UFS management structures, e.g. Senate.
        • Initiate, formulate and implement a visionary academic strategy for the department that is aligned with
          and supportive of the guiding strategic documents of the UFS and faculty.
        • Ensure:
          • the provision of top-quality, research-informed facilitation of learning at all levels of teaching in the department;
          • relevance of content, material and presentation in all modules;
          • the enhancement of student experiences and their continuous engagement in academic debates;
          • that adequate rules and regulations are in place to optimally deliver high-quality teaching and learning programmes on both undergraduate and postgraduate levels;
          • adherence to all the rules and regulations of the UFS, faculty and department;
          • quality and timely feedback on student work;
          • proper and quality-driven academic advice and support to all under- and postgraduate students in the department; and
          • the revisiting and development of fresh learning programmes that will help to position the department as a leader in the fraternity.
      • Create and maintain a(n):
        • visionary research strategy for the department; and
        • environment that encourages research, leading to strong and active research habits and a culture of inquiry.
      • Ensure that:
        • every academic staff member is engaged in quality-driven and discipline-specific research;
        • postgraduate students are recruited to broaden the research base of the department; and
        • ethical requirements are met.
      • Guiding and supporting senior academics towards acquiring NRF ratings.
      • Active engagement with the faculty research committee and the UFS Directorate of Research
      • Development in order to ensure sustainable financial support for departmental research initiatives.
      • Building an effective team of scholars through:
        • planning and implementing a fair and reasonable dispensation regarding the workload of staff members in the department;
        • planning and implementing a clear and reasonable career path for every staff member in the department, taking account of the strategic plans of the University, faculty and department;
        • appropriate mentoring interventions where and whenever it is needed;
        • managing staff performance in accordance with existing university policies and procedures;
        • recruitment and selection of scholars in the case of vacancies and/or specific strategic needs, whenever strategic repositioning requires expansion of academic endeavours;
        • creating and maintaining a scholarship-friendly environment in the department; and
        • planning and overseeing effective and relevant staff development.
      • Adherence to the UFS’s financial policies and procedures.
      • Encourage and actively support academic staff members to apply for external research and other grants.

Term of office with regard to Academic Department Head:
Five years, with the possibility of reappointment for a further term.

Assumption of duties:
1 December 2016.
Closing date:
27 September 2016.
The salary scale is available on request. For any further enquiries, please feel free to contact 051 401 3221 /3934.
Fringe benefits:
(Subject to specific conditions): pension scheme, medical aid scheme, group life insurance, housing allowance, leave and sick leave, service bonus and study benefits.

The University reserves the right not to fill the post. The University subscribes to and applies the principles prescribed by the Employment Equity Act. Preference will be given to candidates from the designated groups, in accordance with the principles of the aforementioned act and the employee profile of the specific
department / division.

Applications may be submitted online. All applications must be accompanied by the following:

  • A detailed curriculum vitae;
  • Copies of qualifications (please provide the SAQA accreditation in the case of foreign qualifications); and
  • A copy of your identity document (ID).

Please indicate the reference number and the post you are applying for on the cover letter to your application. Applications that are incomplete, without a reference number, or sent by fax or e-mail, will not be considered. Should you not be contacted within six weeks of the closing date for applications, you may assume that your application was unsuccessful.

External candidates can click HERE to apply online.
UFS staff members can log onto PeopleSoft, click Self-Service, Recruiting, and Careers to apply online.

Call for Applications – Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Centre College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of Anthropology beginning August 2017.  We seek a cultural anthropologist who could expand students’ understanding of diversity.  Geographic specialty is open, and we are especially interested in deepening our program’s strengths in Latin America and/or the African Diaspora.  The area of specialty is also open, while we encourage applications from candidates whose research considers urban anthropology, globalization, language and culture, cultural heritage studies, social movements, economic anthropology or political anthropology.  Ph. D. required; candidate must have completed requirements for the degree by the time of appointment.

Centre College, a highly selective liberal arts college of about 1,400 students, has one of the nation’s premier study abroad programs and is ranked among the top fifty National Liberal Arts Colleges by U.S. News & World Report. Classes are small and academic standards are high.  Centre graduates enjoy extraordinary success, with entrance to top graduate and professional schools, prestigious fellowships for further study abroad, and rewarding jobs.  The College is located in Danville, Kentucky, a town of 18,000 recognized for its high quality of life. It is within easy driving distance of Lexington, Louisville, and Cincinnati.

Centre College is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity.  Centre strives to create an environment where differences are celebrated rather than discouraged, where the individuals have the opportunity to exchange ideas and share in the richness of mutual experiences.  Please view the Statement of Community.  For information concerning the college, visit our web site at

To apply, please go to and submit a cover letter.  In addition, candidates should include a statement of how you would contribute to and/or address the issues of diversity and inclusion at Centre, a teaching statement, a c.v., transcripts, and three letters of reference.  Review of applications begins on October 15, 2016.  Centre College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.