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The Community Engagement department invites suitably qualified candidates to join their team.

The Requirements

Masters in a relevant discipline, preferably Humanities or Social Science (must be prepared to register to do a PhD)

Candidates are also required to have experience in Community Development (CD) and Community Engagement (CE) (partnership development, Service Learning, Volunteerism and Engaged Research)

In Addition, The Following Requirements Are Applicable
• Tutoring, facilitation, or conference presentation experience required. No teaching experience is required.
• Ability to teach diverse groups in the University and the broader community.
• No research supervision is required.
• Some administrative experience, albeit in informal contexts, e.g., student or sports clubs, work experiences.

For additional requirements, please refer to the educational requirements and experience in the academic role profile below

Application Process

It is essential that prospective... candidates read the Job profile for further information and ensure that all relevant documentation is submitted.

The Following Documents Are Required

An online application form;

A Comprehensive CV Which Should Include The Following
• Reasons for leaving your current and previous jobs.
• Referees who are and/or were your direct line manager, their title, name, designation and contact information which should be at least their contact number and email address.

Relevant Qualifications, including academic transcripts;

A Substantial Motivation Letter Which Tells Us
• Your work in the area of Scholarship of Engagement.
• Your research trajectory highlighting your engaged research.
• Your teaching approach and experience highlighting Service Learning and Community Engaged programmes.
• The level you are applying for, your interest in the post and suitability in light of the requirements.

Please note, no hand-written applications will be considered. Failure to submit all documentation will result in an application being disqualified.

Any questions or enquiries regarding the submission of an application please contact 046 603 7266.

Selection Process (provisional Date, Subject To Change)
• Short-listing meeting date to be confirmed.
• The selection process that will be followed for this post will include an assessment and/or presentation and an interview.
• Shortlisted candidates will be informed of the interview date.

Remuneration Per Annum

Basic Pensionable Salary per annum: R600 141

Cost to Company per annum (Approximately): R782 346

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. 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. Employment checks will be conducted on recommended candidates.

Rhodes University has a vaccination mandate as part of its Conditions of Service. The implementation of the vaccine mandate has been held in abeyance from 01 January 2023. Should the COVID-19 situation change in a way that the number of cases of COVID-19 pose a threat to the University, the implementation of the Vaccine Mandate will be re-activated and all staff would be required to be fully vaccinated.

Closing Date: 12th July 2024

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

Please note all appointments are made in line with the requirements of the Employment Equity Act of 55 of 1998, as amended, the Immigration Act No. 13 of 2022 and the University's Recruitment and Selection policies. 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.

Our Core Values And Principles Are The Foundation Of Our Commitment To Creating a Positive, Supportive, And Enabling Environment. These Values Guide Our Decisions, Actions, And How We Engage With Each Other As We Work To Achieve Our Vision And Mission. These Values Are

Diversity; Integrity; Respect; Excellence; Collegiality and Compassion
Makhanda South Africa


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