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Lecturer : Political Studies

Job Summary
Job: IRC79262

The Department of Political Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand is looking to appoint a new member of academic staff.

This is a permanent position at the rank of lecturer, and is open to candidates who are working/researching in any area of political studies. The department would especially value applications from researchers with expertise in feminist theory and politics, post-colonial theory, public policy, elections and/or the politics sub-Saharan Africa. However, candidates with expertise in any aspect of political studies will receive serious consideration.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach large and diverse classes in all years of study, cooperate with colleagues in advancing the objectives of the Department, and contribute actively to the intellectual and administrative life of the Department and University. Candidates should possess a PhD or have a PhD under (or nearing) examination.

Candidates should show promise as a productive researcher, effective teacher, and administrator. Commencement of a publication career will be advantageous.

The Department is committed to making an appointment that will contribute to demographic representativeness amongst academic staff, so we are particularly keen to attract black South African candidates.

Remuneration: A competitive salary with excellent benefits will be offered dependent on qualifications and experience.

How To Apply

Applications should include
i) a formal cover letter,
ii) a comprehensive curriculum vitae,
iii) a two-page summary of career highlights that outlines education, publications, teaching and community engagement (this will be made available to the department as a whole), and iv) the contact details (including e-mail addresses) of three academic referees. Candidates who have not yet been formally awarded their PhD must give a clear and realistic account of when they expect their PhD to be awarded.

Internal employees are invited to apply directly on Oracle by following the path: iWits /Self Service application/ "Apply for a job"

External applicants are invited to apply by registering your profile on the Wits i-recruitment platform located at https://irec.wits.ac.za and submitting your application

*The University is committed to employment equity. Preference may be given to appointable applicants from the under-represented designated groups in terms of the relevant employment equity plans and policies of the University. Designated groups as defined in the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998, as amended, means black people, women and people with disabilities.

people with disabilities encouraged to apply


Closing Date: 1st April 2019

Please note that only applications via the website will be considered for shortlisting.
The University reserves the right to verify all information provided by candidates and to verify credit standing. Please note that correspondence will only be entered into with short-listed candidates.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment or to re-advertise.

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