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Associate Professor/Professor: Sociology

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Department of Sociology
Reference number: E19194

The Department of Sociology, recognized as the leading sociology department in the continent, places emphasis on engaged and active research, critical and socially relevant teaching, as well as continental and southern collaborations. The Department invites applications for a position at Professor/Associate Professor level.


The applicant must have a PhD in sociology or other cognate disciplines, an active and internationally recognized publication profile, at least 5 years of teaching experience, curriculum design, successful supervision record, as well as experience in leadership roles. The applicant should also demonstrate synergies with the department's vision of critical and transformative pedagogy and curriculum, where a strong emphasis is placed on social justice, inequality and development in Africa. Please note that the department is especially keen to expand its curriculum offerings on socio-economic, cultural and political life in African states other than South Africa.


Apart from research and publications, the incumbent will be required to take on senior leadership roles in the department (including headship in the imminent future), teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses, supervise postgraduate students, and undertake administrative duties and other responsibilities commensurate with the rank of Associate Professor/Professor.

The respective annual remuneration packages, including benefits, for 2019 are as follows:

Associate Professor: R 1 002 002

Professor: R 1 237 822

To apply, please e-mail the below documents in a single pdf file to recruitment02@uct.ac.za:

Please ensure the title and reference number are indicated in the subject line

An application which does not comply with the above requirements will be regarded as incomplete

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Telephone: 021 650 2163
Website: www.humanities.uct.ac.za
Reference number: E19194
Closing date: 17 May 2019

UCT is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity and redress in achieving its equity targets. Our Employment Equity Policy is available at http://www.uct.ac.za/downloads/uct.ac.za/about/policies/eepolicy.pdf. For this post we seek particularly to attract Black South African candidates (African/Coloured/Indian).

UCT reserves the right not to appoint.

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