Mar 02, 2021

Lecturer (nGAP position)

  • University of Free State
  • Bloemfontein, South Africa
Full time Education

Job Description

Faculty Economic and Management Sciences
Department Economics and Finance
Job ID: 3734

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 (HPCSA or SABPP).
A copy of your driver’s license (if applicable).

Duties and responsibilities:

Teach undergraduate and postgraduate modules in Economics and Finance.
Participate actively in research and publications.
Ensure active involvement in research activities of the Faculty.
Supervise and provide consultation sessions for undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Work in team with colleagues within the Faculty.
Contribute to research coordination and perform administrative task related to the discipline.

Inherent requirements:

A Master's degree on NQF level 9 in Economics.
An excellent academic record with a minimum 70% average mark for the Master's degree. (Please attach your academic record).
Must enroll for doctoral degree at the first available opportunity, if not yet attained by the time of the appointment

Required competencies:

• Business Acumen
o Ability to adhere to rules and strictly follow work regulations.
o Proficient in using MS Office.

• Results Orientated
o The ability to stick with tasks, not give up, and overcome obstacles in completing one’s task.
o The ability to deal calmly and effectively with high stress situations.

• Strategic Thinking
o The ability to deal with several activities at a time.
o The ability to carefully analyses information and use logic to address issues and problems at work.

• Leading
o The ability to maintain high levels of personal motivation, energy and enthusiasm.
o The ability to be cooperative with others, display a good-natured attitude, and encourage people to work together.

• Building Coalitions
o The ability to negotiate, sell, influence and to persuade others.
o The ability to be sensitive and understanding to the needs and feelings of others.


Proven experience in delivery of oral presentations at conferences or equivalent activities.
Excellent research record as demonstrated in the applicant's completed master's studies.
Demonstrated ability to use an Econometric software package.
A minimum of two (2) years’ lecturing experience in the higher education environment.

Assumption of duties:

As soon as possible.


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.


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. 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. 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.

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