Professor/Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer in the Department of Environmental Science

Rhodes University

Grahamstown, , ZA

Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor/ Professor in the Department of Environmental Science (3 year contract)

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.


Senior Lecturer/ Associate Professor/ Professor:

At least a PhD in Environmental Science, Environmental Studies or equivalent cognate discipline with experience in teaching in the following disciplinary areas: natural resource/biodiversity governance and management, land issues, livelihoods and rural development, values and environmental behaviour, and/or climate change governance.   Knowledge of social-ecological system thinking and approaches will be beneficial.

VERY IMPORTANT: The system DOES NOT allow for multiple attachments and please ensure that your attachments do not exceed a size limit of 2MB. This means that candidates should submit all the documentation (CV, Letter of Motivation, Application Form, Qualifications) as one pdf document.

If you have any questions or experience challenges with the system, please contact Ms Mericha Maccario on 046 603 8001 or Ms Akhona Maqungo on 046 6038117.

Failure to submit such documentation will result in an application not being considered. Please examine the following documents:

  • Application Form
  • Curriculum Vitae Required Format- Academic
  • Role Profile
  • Further particulars about the post and the Selection Process

The selection process that will be followed for this post is contained in the document above.  The Full Minimum Requirements against which candidates are to be measured are outlined in the requirements document. An employment check will be conducted on successful candidates.

The proposed dates are as follows:

  • Shortlisting: 21st August 2019
  • Presentations and Interviews: 2nd September 2019


Senior Lecturer Level:

  • Cost to company approximately:  R679,055.00
  • Basic salary Pension / Provident fund: R523,726.00

Associate Professor Level:

  • Cost to company approximately:  R802,254.00
  • Basic salary Pension / Provident fund: R623,306.00

Professor Level:

  • Cost to company approximately:  R937,650.00
  • Basic salary Pension / Provident fund: R723,743.00

All applications will be treated in strict confidence. 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:  19 August 2019

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

Other Benefits: Medical Aid, Funeral Benefit, Retirement Fund, Group Life, Housing Allowance,13th Cheque

Ad Visible Until: 19 August 2019

Ref: RU000294/MM