CHERTL has a vacancy for a Science Language and Literacies Specialist in the Science Extended Studies Programme. Lecturers in the Science Extended Studies Programme work collaboratively to design, teach and assess courses. They also work closely with academics in the Science Faculty. The post offers exciting opportunities for innovative teaching and research in the field of extended and flexible study programmes.

R 640 102 Annually

Lecturer: Extended Studies Unit in the Centre for Higher Education, Research, Teaching and Learning

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

Please note that this appointment will be made in line with the requirements of the Employment Equity Act of RSA 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), 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.



A PhD in a language and literacies related area or equivalent, with either extensive experience or strong interest and ability to do such language and literacies-related work in the sciences.


A PhD degree in science with either extensive experience in language and literacies related teaching or a strong interest and ability to work in language and literacies in the sciences.

For additional information on the requirements, please refer to the Academic Role Profile.

It is essential that prospective candidates read the 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 documentation as one attachment for each application i.e. An application form, a letter of motivation which clearly indicates the level they are applying for, a comprehensive CV and relevant qualifications including academic transcripts.

If you have any questions or experiencing challenges on the system, please contact Mrs Lesleigh Titus on 046 603 8971.

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 dates 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.


Lecturer Level:

Cost to company approximately:  R640 102
Basic salary Pension / Provident fund: R455 373

All applications will be treated in strict confidence. This position is advertised as a permanent post, but the University may opt to appoint on a fixed-term contract of not less than three-years. 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:  12h00 on 17 August 2020

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

Other Benefits: Housing Allowance, Retirement Funding, Medical Aid, Funeral Cover, 13th Cheque, Group Life

Ad Visible Until: 17 August 2020

Ref: RU000389/BN

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