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Lecturer: Film and Television Studies (nGAP)

Job Summary
nGAP Permanent Post
Reference number: E19232

As part of the new Generation of Academic Practitioners Programme (nGAP), sponsored by the Department of Higher Education and Training in terms of the Staffing South Africa's Universities Framework (SSAUF), the Centre for Film and Media Studies in the Faculty of Humanities is seeking to attract black South African applicants of 40 years or younger for one full-time position as lecturer in the Centre for Film and Media Studies.

The nGAP appointment is a full-time permanent position that covers a six-year development period: a 3-year development programme, followed by a 3-year induction. The successful candidate will be provided with mentoring in order to nurture her/his academic career. The appointment will be governed by a contract that clearly stipulates the expectations, obligations, roles and responsibilities of the university and of the appointed academic.

For more information on the nGAP programme see

Applicants must have:

  • A PhD degree or close to completion in film and television studies
  • Significant knowledge of theory and methods in the field of film and television studies


  • Teaching experience in the field of film and television studies or related field
  • Practical film making skills
  • Administrative experience


The successful candidate will be expected to complete or make considerable progress towards completion of their PhD studies (if not already in possession of a PhD) in the first three years of the programme. They will be given a substantially reduced teaching load, mentorship support and research funding to do so. In addition, they will teach and supervise students at the post-graduate and undergraduate level and contribute to the Departments social engagement activities. They will work to develop a research profile through appropriate academic publishing. The post is envisaged to contribute to the Department's work in African Film and Television in particular.

The annual cost of employment, including benefits for 2019 is R683 358

To apply, please e-mail the below documents in a single pdf file (max size 10Mb) to Ian Petersen at

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 and may be required to deliver a presentation

Telephone: 021 650 2163
Reference number: E19232
Closing date: 21 July 2019

UCT is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity and redress in achieving its equity targets. Our Employment Equity Policy is available at this post, we seek particularly to attract black (i.e Africans, Coloureds and Indians) South African candidates.

UCT reserves the right not to appoint.

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