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3867: Lecturer: Advanced Midwifery (nGAP position)

Job Summary
• Training of undergraduate students in medicine on midwifery and normal obstetrics through formal teaching and practical training sessions. • Organise, supervise and support students in the clinical settings.

Faculty Health Sciences

School of Clinical Medicine

Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Lecturer: Advanced Midwifery (nGAP position)

Job ID 3867

The position is funded by the Department of Higher Education and Training under the New Generation of Academics Programme (nGAP) and the successful candidate will be subject to the terms and conditions of the programme whilst being a permanent staff member of the University of the Free State. Applicants should be under the age of 40. For more information on the programme, the nGAP Standard Operating Procedure is available on request.

KINDLY TAKE NOTE: Applications may only be submitted online through the official UFS vacancy website: Applications submitted through any other platform will not be considered.

Please ensure that all relevant documentation is attached to your application. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
  • A detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter (please note that the first three (3) referees on your CV will be contacted with regard to reference checking);
  • Certified copies (not older than 6 months) of all academic records;
  • Certified copies (not older than 6 months) of qualifications (please provide the SAQA accreditation in the case of foreign qualifications);
  • A certified copy (not older than 6 months) of your identity document (ID);
  • Proof of registration with a Professional Body (if applicable);
  • Copy of current BLS and/ or ACLS instructors' certificate.
  • A copy of your driver's license (if applicable).
Duties and responsibilities:
  • Training of undergraduate students in medicine on midwifery and normal obstetrics through formal teaching and practical training sessions.
  • Organise, supervise and support students in the clinical settings.
  • Perform high quality research to improve health professional training relating to maternity.
  • Perform general administrative duties as applicable at university.
  • Liaise with the school of Nursing to close the gap between medicine and nursing regarding the midwifery training platform. .
  • Assist with the maintenance and operation of the departmental research.
Inherent requirements:
  • A Bachelor's degree in Nursing on NQF level 8 and a Master's degree on NQF level 9 in Advanced Midwifery.
  • An excellent academic record with a minimum of 70% mark for the Master's degree (attach academic record).
  • Registration with the South African Nursing Counsel as an Advanced Midwife.
  • Required to enrol for a PhD at first available opportunity after appointment, if PhD not already obtained or not already enrolled for a PhD by the time of appointment.
  • A PhD (NQF level 10) in nursing or closely related discipline.
  • Experience in undergraduate and or postgraduate lecturing.
  • Expertise in research methodology.
Required competencies:
Results orientated:
  • Ability to set high standards, establish tough goals, and to work to achieve success.
  • Ability to deal calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
Strategic thinking:
  • Ability to be creative and open-minded when addressing work issues.
  • Ability to carefully analyse information and use logic to address issues and problems at work.
Business acumen:
  • Ability to adhere to rules and strictly follow work regulations.
  • Proficient in using MS Office.
  • Ability to lead, take charge of situations, and offer opinions and directions to others.
  • Ability to be cooperative with others, display good-natured attitude, and encourage people to work together.
Building coalitions:
  • Ability to negotiate, sell, influence and to persuade others.
  • Ability to be sensitive and understanding to the needs and feelings of others.

Assumption of duties: As soon as possible.

Closing date: 2 July 2021.

The salary scale is available on request.

Fringe benefits:
(Subject to specific conditions): pension scheme, medical aid scheme, group life insurance, housing allowance, leave and sick leave, service bonus and study benefits.

For enquiries, please feel free to contact 051 401 7705/ 7267/ 9848 /9003 /or email

The University reserves the right not to fill the post. The University subscribes to and applies the principles prescribed by the Employment Equity Act. Preference will be given to candidates from the designated groups, in accordance with the principles of the aforementioned act and the employee profile of the specific department/ division.

The UFS is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity and redress in achieving its equity targets. Our Employment Equity Plan is available at For this post, we seek particularly to attract black (i.e. African, Coloured and Indian) and disabled South African candidates.

The UFS will only consider applications of candidates who meet all the inherent requirements of the position. Applications that are incomplete will not be considered. Communication will be limited to shortlisted candidates only. Should you not be contacted within six weeks of the closing date for applications, you may assume that your application was unsuccessful.

External candidates can click HERE to apply online.
UFS staff members can log onto PeopleSoft, click on Self Service, then on Recruiting, and then on Careers to apply online.

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