Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor / Professor in the African Languages Studies in the School of Languages & Literatures

Country: South Africa;

City: Grahamstown

Vacancy added: 06.08.2019

Employer: Rhodes University

Resumes due: 18.08.2019



The successful candidate must be in possession of a PhD degree in African Language Studies, Literature or related discipline with experience in teaching and researching in these disciplinary areas: IsiXhosa Literature and IsiXhosa Second Language Teaching.

Knowledge and experience of working with and teaching in isiXhosa is essential. The candidate needs to have experience of successful curriculum design and an ability to teach in a variety of settings which include small and big groups.

For additional information on the requirements, please refer to the Academic Role Profile.

It is essential that prospective candidates read the role profile, and further particulars relating to this post and ensure that all relevant documentation is submitted. 

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.

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.

If you have any questions or experiencing challenges on the system, please contact Ms Ntosh Gongqa on 046 603 8616 or

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

  • Application Form Academic
  • Curriculum Vitae Required Format- 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 on the 06th of September 2019.




Basic salary Pension/Provident fund: R732, 743 per annum

Approximate cost to company: R937, 650 per annum

Associate Professor:

Basic salary Pension/Provident fund: R623, 306 per annum

Approximate cost to company: R802, 254 per annum

Senior Lecturer:

Basic salary Pension/Provident fund: R523, 726 per annum

Approximate cost to company: R679, 055 per annum


All applications will be treated in strict confidence. 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: 18 August 2019

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

Where to send resume: