28 June 2019

Opportunity Description

The University of South Africa, in collaboration with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) seeks to appoint academics as part of the New Generation of Academics’ Programme (nGAP) in the College of Human Sciences, School of Arts, Department of Art and Music, Sunnyside Campus, Pretoria Lecturer (Art History) (P8) X1 on a permanent full time basis with a contractual obligation to participate successfully in the Staffing South Africa’s Universities’ Framework (SSAUF) Development Programme from 2019 to 2024 Ref: CHS/SJ/2312-2019.

UNISA is the only publicly funded Institution in South Africa dedicated to distance education. In keeping with its mandate as a comprehensive, open and distance learning tertiary institution offering a variety of academic and career-focused programmes, the University is inviting applications for positions in the COLLEGE OF HUMAN SCIENCES.

This position is part of the New Generation of Academic Programme (nGAP) co-funded by the Department of Higher Education and Training. To be considered for a position, applicants must meet all the generic requirements plus the specific requirements as stated per position. If found suitable for appointment, Unisa will offer the applicant a permanent employment contract which emphasises the need to participate successfully in the SSAUF – Development Programme.


To be eligible for selection for an nGAP post, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Show interest in becoming an academic
  • Be 40 years or younger
  • Prospective candidates should have achieved an average of 70 % or above in a master’s degree
  • Be willing to commit to placement at the appointing university for the full 6 years of the programme

Post-specific requirements for Lecturer:

  • Applicable and relevant qualification equivalent to NQF level 9 (e.g. master’s degree) in Art History or related field (SAQA evaluation of foreign qualifications must accompany the application)
  • Intention to register for a doctoral degree
  • At least 1 year teaching experience (academics) OR 1 year relevant experience (non-academics)
  • 2 research output unitsӿ during the previous 5 years OR 1 research output unitӿ during the previous 3 years OR rated by NRF as a researcher (academics) – note that the output criteria will be waived if a Master’s degree was obtained within the last 2 years OR a research reflection or portfolio (non-academics)
  • Participation in departmental, school, college and University committees or task teams and voluntary associations (academics) OR participation in workplace committees or task teams and voluntary associations (non-academics)
  • ӿ (Accredited output as recognized in the Research Output Policy, 2015 (Government Gazette 38552 of 11 March 2015)).


  • Experience of teaching in an ODeL environment
  • Involvement or potential to participate in community engagement
  • Ability to contribute to the curriculum transformation in Art History

For full details, download this PDF.

How to Apply

The applicant must attach a short development statement (max 1000 words) to their application specified as follows:

Please include in your application a short summary of how you intend to approach this development opportunity by taking into account the following:

  • Commitment to complete your formal qualification
  • Managing workload
  • Participation in mentoring programmes
  • Participation in short courses on research and teaching development This statement can be supported by relevant evidence to demonstrate your commitment towards completing this programme


  • identity document (including passport, work permit, permanent residence permit or proof of nationalisation if applicable) (certified copies within the previous six months);
  • all educational qualifications (certified copies within the previous six months);
  • academic transcripts/records (certified copies within the previous six months);
  • proof of SAQA verification for foreign qualifications (if applicable) (certified copies within the previous six months) and
  • UNISA reserves the right to authenticate all qualifications without any further consent from the applicant.
  • The contact details of three contactable references must be provided, one of which must be from your present employer excluding your current line manager if you are an internal Unisa applicant
  • Late, incomplete and incorrect applications will not be considered.
  • Unisa is not obliged to fill an advertised position
  • Appointments will be made in accordance with Unisa’s Employment Equity Plan and other applicable legislation.

We welcome applications from Persons with Disabilities

  • Applications must be posted to Unisa, HR: College of Human Sciences, Theo van Wijk Building, Room 8-31, Muckleneuk Campus, PO Box 392, Unisarand, 0003.
  • Hand delivered applications can be deposited into the application box (marked COLLEGE OF HUMAN SCIENCES) situated at Muckleneuk Campus: Theo van Wijk Building, Main Entrance.
  • If you apply for more than one position, each application must be in a separate envelope.
  • Applications which are posted in the wrong application box will not be considered.
  • Applications via email will not be considered.
  • Late, incomplete and incorrect applications will not be considered.

Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. If you have not been contacted within two months after closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was not successful.

Enquiries :
012 429 8889 Ms S Janssen
012 429 2738 Mr I Raulinga