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Lecturer: Library and Information Science

University of the Western Cape

University of the Western Cape -> Arts -> Library and Information Science
Full Time

Main Campus – Bellville, WC ZA (Primary)
Closing Date: 10/3/2019

Key Performance Areas
Applications are invited for a Lecturer position in the Department of Library & Information Science at the University of the Western Cape. The department offers a four-year BLIS degree, a Postgraduate Diploma in Library & Information Studies, a Master’s degree (by coursework/dissertation) and a PhD degree.

To be considered for this position, applicants should possess the commitment and ability to be productive scholars and excellent teachers within a dynamic environment. Applicants should be able to contribute to at least two of the following areas:

literature studies (including children’s and youth literature)
digitisation and curation
library ICTs and system operation
scholarly communication
Minimum Requirements
Applicants should hold a Master’s degree in Library & Information Studies. Preference will be given to applicants who are registered for a PhD and who are near completion.

Teaching experience and a record of research publications in accredited journals would be a strong recommendation.

In your application, you are encouraged to highlight your strengths and also include anything else that you feel may be pertinent to the selection panel. Please attach your covering letter, a detailed curriculum vitae and highest qualification to your online profile. To be considered for this vacancy, you must click on the Apply for this Job link below or apply directly via UWC Careers at For any queries, please contact the Human Resources Department at +27 21 959 4063/9763/9708/3551/3756.

EQUITY DISCLAIMER: In line with the University’s commitment to diversifying its workforce, preference will be given to suitably qualified applicants in line with Employment Targets of the University. The University reserves the right to not make an appointment, make an appointment at a different level, seek additional candidates and may conduct competency assessments.