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Senior Lecture: School of Cultural and Political Studies

  • Full Time
  • Limpopo

University of Limpopo


Senior Lecturer:

Political Science

A vacancy exists for a suitably qualified, experienced individual in the above post. The individual will form part of a dynamic team, responsible for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and supervision in Cultural and Political Studies. The incumbent will form part of the Political Studies unit, which forms part of the larger Department of Cultural and Political Studies, within the School of Social Sciences, Faculty of Humanities.

Requirements for Senior Lecturer:

 PhD in Political Science (or related equivalent)  Potential to initiate research projects and contribute to joint research projects  Proven record of subsidy generating publications/ articles in SAPSE accredited journals  A minimum of 5 years’ experience in successful teaching at undergraduate level, and /or scholarly post-graduate supervision  Good understanding of collaborative, ethical, innovative and effective leadership style and commitment to higher education standards  Committed ability to promote the Department’s mission and position to internal University constituencies and external stakeholders  Registration with the South African Association of Political Studies (SAAPS) is not mandatory, but it is an essential requirement  Understanding the challenges facing the Higher Education sector and Historically Black Universities (HBCUs) in particular.

Duties for Senior Lecturer:

 Teaching and Learning.  Prepared to get involved in mentorship programmes, involvement in teaching all modules, design and curriculum development, updating material i.r.o. national and international trends, evaluation of lectures, lecturers and course material, maintains discussion class, identify at-risk students and facilitates additional assistance, and undertakes discipline-related research.


Supervise honours, joint supervision of Masters and doctoral students, involvement in research processes and oversees and participates in project teams working on research projects, participation in conferences, produce published articles/books/chapters in book (measurable research outputs)  Academic citizenship: Involvement in community engagement,  Governance: With a focus on quality assurance, prepare module outlines and study guides, organise module files, deliver to deadlines, records of all academic activities, participate in departmental, school committees.  Undergo regular performance appraisal assessments.

Closing date: 22 March 2019

Typed application which should contain comprehensive curriculum vitae, certified copies of all qualifications and contact details of three referees should be forwarded, for the attention of Ms M.J Mokoditoa to the Chief Human Resources Officer, Private Bag X1106 Sovenga, 0727 or e-mail applications, in MS Word format, to Telephonic enquiries regarding conditions of service: (015) 268 3252 It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign obtained qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualification Authority. Please note that failure to submit the requested documents/ information will result in your application not being considered.

The University of Limpopo is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All appointments will be made in accordance with the University’s Employment Equity Policy. Preference will be given to Male (Africans, Indians and Coloureds) Female (Africans and Coloureds) Correspondence will be limited to short listed candidates only. Applicants who have not been contacted within 30 days of the closing must consider their applicants as unsuccessful The University reserve the right not to make an appointment.