Senior Lecturer – Rhodes University Government Vacancies 2022

Eastern Cape, Grahamstown


R469 945 – R567 510 Plus Medical aid and retirement fund
Senior Lecturer/Lecturer post available in the Department of Fine Art

Recognising that diversity is important in achieving excellence, Rhodes University strongly encourages South African members of underrepresented designated groups as well as persons with disabilities to apply. Spouses and partners of existing staff members are also encouraged to apply.

A PhD in Art History / Art History & Visual Culture is required at the Senior Lecturer level. At the Lecturer level, a Masters in Art History / Art History & Visual Culture is required, with preference given to applicants with a PhD in Art History / Art History & Visual Culture or compelling progress towards completion of a PhD.

Undergraduate teaching experience is required at both Lecturer and Senior Lecturer levels. Postgraduate teaching/supervisory experience is required at Senior Lecturer level, and preferred at Lecturer level. Teaching experience should be in the following disciplinary areas: Art History / Art History & Visual Culture. A strong visual literacy and sensitivity is essential.

For additional information on the requirements on the different levels, please refer to the Academic Role Profiles. Please note that this appointment will be made in line with the requirements of the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998, as amended and the University’s recruitment and selection policies and equity strategies. The initial focus will be on equity candidates.

In terms of Immigration Legislation (Act No. 13 of 2002 & Regulations) as amended, international staff members (non-SA citizens) have to comply with the provisions of the Act. This therefore means that the period of employment to non-SA citizens will be guided by the validity period of the work permit.  In line with legislation governing employment of foreign nationals, employment contracts will be offered on the basis that a development plan would be implemented for the transfer of skills to a South African resident. The onus is on candidates to ensure that they are in possession of a valid work permit before the commencement of employment at the University, failing which the employment with Rhodes University will be terminated.

Application process: 
The following documents are required:

  • An application form;
  • A comprehensive CV and relevant qualifications, including academic transcripts;
  • A substantial motivation which tells us:
    • Your research trajectory (applicants currently undertaking PhD study should indicate their progress towards completion).
    • Your teaching approach and experience.
    • The level you are applying for, your interest in the post and suitability in light of the requirements.

It is essential that prospective candidates read the academic role profile, further particulars relating to this post and ensure that all relevant documentation is submitted.

VERY IMPORTANT: The system DOES NOT allow for multiple attachments. This means that candidates should submit all the above documentation as one single attachment
If you have any questions or experiencing challenges on the system, please contact Ms Ntosh Gongqa on 046 603 8616 or submit your application to

Failure to submit such documentation will result in an application not being considered. Please examine the following documents:

The selection process that will be followed for this post including the process of short-listing, the interview etc, is contained in the document above. The Full Minimum Requirements against which candidates are to be measured are outlined in the requirements document.

Shortlisted candidates will be informed of the interview date.

Senior Lecturer Level:
Basic salary: R567 510 per annum
Approximate cost to company: R804 358 per annum

Lecturer Level:
Basic salary: R469 945 per annum
Approximate cost to company: R659 307 per annum

All applications will be treated in strict confidence. This post is advertised as permanent post, but the University may opt to appoint on a fixed-term contract of not less than three-years. Candidates should note that Rhodes University has introduced a Covid-19 vaccine mandate and that staff members are required to conform to the University’s conditions in this regard. The University reserves the right not to proceed with the filling of the post. An application in itself does not entitle the applicant to an interview. Please apply online by accessing the Rhodes University Website.

Closing Date: 09 February 2022

If you are not contacted within 30 days from the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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For more information please contact:
Mokete Moerane