Lecturer, nGap, Department of English

Pretoria, South Africa
Oct 07, 2021
End of advertisement period
Oct 30, 2021
Contract Type
Full Time


In pursuit of the ideals of excellence and diversity, the University of Pretoria wishes to invite applications for the following vacancies.

The University of Pretoria's commitment to quality makes us one of the top research Universities in the country and gives us a competitive advantage in the broad fields of science, technology, engineering, the humanities and social sciences, internationally.


The Department of Higher Education and Training is implementing the New Generation of Academics Programme (nGAP) under Staffing South Africa’s Universities Framework (SSAUF) in partnership with South African state universities. The post is institution-based and permanent. The aim of this advertisement is to recruit candidates that have a passion for pursuing a career in academia. The successful applicant will be guided by a mentor and have a reduced teaching load for the first 18 months of the appointment. The University invites applicants who are 40 years or younger with a PhD degree or who are currently enrolled for a PhD degree and who are from under-represented designated groups to apply for the position in the Department of English. The diversification of the University’s academic staff complement constitutes an important aspect of the nGAP and UP’s Strategic Plan.


The incumbent will be required to:

  • Participate in a formal development programme aimed at strengthening their aspirations and skills as researchers and lecturers;
  • Teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses;
  • Mentor and supervise postgraduate students;
  • Conduct collaborative research in their research field of specialisation;
  • Play an active role as an academic,both  nationally and internationally;
  • Complete their PhD studies in instances where these have not yet been completed, within the allotted time-frame;
  • Assume limited administrative responsibilities in their departments.



  • A Master’s degree in the relevant discipline and progress towards a PhD;
  • Academic results that allows for eligibility to register or progress towards PhD;
  • Demonstrable potential to become a competent lecturer at the undergraduate level;
  • Demonstrable strong potential to become an established researcher.


  • Good communication skills;
  • Experience in interdisciplinary, collaborative research;
  • Proven record of national and international teamwork;
  • Leadership potential.

The annual remuneration package will be commensurate with the incumbent’s level of appointment, as determined by UP policy guidelines. UP subscribes to the BESTMED and UMVUZO medical aid schemes and contributes 50% of the applicable monthly premium.

Applicants are requested to apply online at, and go to About UP.  Select Career Opportunities and select the position you want to apply for.

In applying for this post, please attach:

  • A comprehensive CV (utilising the UP format downloadable from the University website);
  • Certified copies of qualifications;
  • Names, e-mail addresses and telephone details of three referees whom we have permission to contact;
  • At the level of Senior Lecturer, names and contact details of peer reviewers (academic and research);
  • Self-evaluation.

CLOSING DATE:  30 October 2021

No application will be considered after the closing date, or if it does not comply with at least the minimum requirements.

ENQUIRIES: Prof Molly Brown, for enquiries relating to the post content and Vicky Reynders, for application-related enquiries

Should you not hear from the University of Pretoria by end of 31 December 2021, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful.

The University of Pretoria is committed to equality, employment equity and diversity.

In accordance with the Employment Equity Plan of the University and its Employment Equity goals and targets, preference will be given to candidates from under-represented designated groups.

All candidates who comply with the requirements for appointment are invited to apply.

The University of Pretoria reserves the right not to make an appointment to the posts as advertised.