UJ Vacancies – Associate Professor

Website University of Johannesburg

Job Description:

The Department of Anthropology and Development Studies (ADS) consists of two subjects, Anthropology and Development Studies. We offer various degrees and courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in these subjects. In recent years ADS has been undergoing a process of internal review and renewal, and ongoing efforts have been made to bring the two sides of department together into a cohesive whole, through shared teaching and postgraduate supervisory programmes and in terms of research. Our undergraduate classes in both subjects are large, ranging from 600 students in some first-year classes, to 400 in some second-year courses, and 150 in third year. Honours classes are much smaller. We offer online and blended approaches.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Teach courses in both Anthropology and Development Studies at UG and Hons levels.
  • Supervise Hons, MA and PhD students in Anthropology and Development Studies.
  • Plan, conduct and publish quality research in peer-reviewed accredited international journals, co-edited books, and monographs.
  • Secure research funding.
  • Offer strategic intellectual and academic leadership across Department of Anthropology and Development Studies, including taking part in development of curricula and teaching programmes.
  • Participate in Global/International/Regional academic and disciplinary associations, conferences, journals etc.
  • Participate in departmental administrative duties.

Job Requirements:

  • PhD in Anthropology or Development Studies, or related discipline.
  • 5 years teaching experience at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • Track record of graduated Honours and Masters students.
  • Teaching experience of large undergraduate classes, including online and blended learning approaches.
  • At least 5 publications in accredited national and international journals.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Good planning and administration skills.

Job Details:

Company: University of Johannesburg

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Johannesburg

Application Deadline: N/A


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