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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer Job Vacancies at University of the Free State in Bloemfontein 2018

University of the Free State hiring for Lecturer/Senior Lecturer placed in Bloemfontein. This job vacancies is open from 29 Maret 2018 to the end of this month. Here is more information about the requirements, qualifications and job descriptions associated with Lecturer/Senior Lecturer job opening 2017.

University of the Free State Recruitment 2017

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer - Bloemfontein

Faculty Theology and Religion

Department Historical and Constructive Theology

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

Job ID: 2304

This post was previously advertised. All applications received in response to the previous advertisement, will automatically be considered again. Previous applicants therefore do not need to reapply.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Teach undergraduate and postgraduate students.
  • Initiate, conduct and sustain high-level research and produce research outputs of a high quality.
  • Participate in community service activities within the department and faculty.
  • Perform general administrative duties.
  • Provide study guidance to undergraduate and postgraduate students.
  • Contribute to curriculum development within the faculty.

Inherent requirements:


  • Master’s degree in Church History or in one of the sub-disciplines of Dogmatology.
  • Proven experience in the delivery of poster or oral presentations at conferences or equivalent activities.
  • Provide evidence of manuscripts produced that have the potential to be converted or submitted for publication, ideally in an accredited journal.
  • A good academic record.

Senior Lecturer:

  • PhD in Church History or in one of the sub-disciplines of Dogmatology.
  • Proven experience in the presentation of papers/posters at national scholarly conferences.
  • Proven national recognition for specialist expertise and research in a specific area of scholarship.
  • An NRF rating or demonstrate potential for obtaining an NRF rating.
  • Proven experience in supervision of graduated master’s students.
  • A proven research record of relevant publications in national and international accredited journals.
  • 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.


  • Specialisation in Patristic and Medieval Church History, Modern and Contemporary Church History or African Church History.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to function with ease in the University’s parallel-medium and richly diverse working environment.
  • Willing to perform duties and responsibilities not limited to only the department of Historical and Constructive Theology from time to time.


  • Willing to enroll for a doctoral degree at the first available opportunity, if not yet attained by the time of the appointment.
  • Proven research record of relevant publications in national accredited journals.

Required competencies:

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written) and, the ability to function well in the university’s richly diverse working environment.
  • Business Acumen.
  • Result Orientated.
  • Strategic Thinking.
  • Leading.
  • Building Coalitions.

Assumption of duties:
1 July 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Closing date:
18 May 2018.

The salary scale is available on request. For any further enquiries, please feel free to contact 051 401 2868/9962/9329.

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

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

Applications that are incomplete or sent by fax or e-mail, will not be considered. The UFS will only consider applications of candidates who meet all the inherent requirements of the position. Communication will be limited to shortlisted candidates only. 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 on Self Service, then on Recruiting, and then on Careers to apply online

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