Lecturer in African Literature University of Witwatersrand, School of Literature, Languages & Media Studies South Africa

Job Title Lecturer

Location Johannesburg,ZA

Organization Name African Literature - School of Literature, Languages & Media Studies

Department Description

Brief Description
The Department of African Literature is seeking to make an appointment at the rank of Lecturer to start in 2018. The department offers an undergraduate major in the literatures of Africa and the black diaspora, as well as Honours, MA and PhD degrees. Since its founding 34 years ago, the department has established an international profile as a leading centre for postcolonial literary studies.


Requirements: Candidates should have teaching experience in the subject at university level, a PhD, and a record of publication in African literatures in English. It is critical that applicants demonstrate an ability to teach two or more African regional literatures, as well as popular culture.


Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be required to offer a wide-ranging curriculum across all years of study; teach academic writing to undergraduate students; supervise postgraduate students; be research-active in areas related to the discipline; participate in interdisciplinary research and teaching; carry out administrative duties; and take part in the intellectual and public life of the School and University.


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How To Apply

Submit a letter of motivation, detailed CV and the names and contact details of three referees (incl. e-mail addresses)


Internal employees are invited to apply directly on Oracle by following the path: iWits /Self Service application/”Apply for a job”


External applicants are invited to apply, by registering profile on the Wits i-recruitment platform located at https://irec.wits.ac.za and submitting your application.


The University is committed to employment equity. Preference may be given to appointable applicants from the underrepresented designated groups in terms of the relevant employment equity plans and policies of the University.

The University retains the right not to make an appointment and to verify all information provided by candidates; including qualifications and credit standing.


Closing Date: 31st December 2017


Please note that only applications via the website will be considered for shortlisting.
Correspondence will only be entered into with shortlisted candidates. The University reserves the right not to make an appointment or to re-advertise.


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