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  • Posted: Jun 14, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Where we are - A presence in two provinces The NWU is a multi-campus university with a footprint across two provinces. The Mafikeng and Potchefstroom Campuses are situated in the North-West Province and the Vaal Triangle Campus is in Gauteng. The head office, known as the Institutional Office, is in Potchefstroom, situated near the Potchefstroom Campus. W...
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    nGAP Lecturer- IKS

    Job Description

    • Teaching of modules in indigenous knowledge systems
    • Doctoral study / research in indigenous knowledge systems
    • Community engagement in indigenous knowledge systems
    • Participation in development activities as part of the SSAU-Development Programme (SSAU-DP)

    Minimum requirements

    • A Master’s degree specializing in Indigenous knowledge systems is essential
    • Applicants’ academic average of 70 % is essential (Please attach proof of results in your application)
    • Applicants must be SA citizens and 40 years or younger of age.


    • 1 year experience teaching in indigenous knowledge systems is essential
    • 1 year experience in research development and management is essential
    • 1 year community engagement experience is essential


    • Ability to develop study materials, teach modules in Indigenous Knowledge Systems using indigenous pedagogies
    • Ability to engage with the holders / practitioners and communities in indigenous knowledge systems
    • Knowledge, skills, competencies of indigenous research methodologies, cosmologies, ontologies, philosophies, epistemologies and worldviews
    • Effective communication, computer skills suitable for teaching, community engagement and research dissemination
    • Ability to design, execute and publish research findings in indigenous knowledge systems


    • Ability to work in a team, ability to work under pressure
    • Leadership skills, tolerance, innovative, creative, flexible, effective, punctual
    • Ability to work and engage with the indigenous communities, indigenous knowledge holders and practitioners
    • Ability to resolve conflict, build peace, interpersonal skills, emotional intelligence

    Closing Date: 20th, June 2022

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    Associate Professor: Education Law (N001071)

    Job description


    • Scholarly guidance, innovation and initiation with regard, to research in Education Law
    • Teaching modules in Education Law
    • Teaching at all levels in higher education.
    • Supervising masters and PhD students
    • Initiating research projects
    • Involvement in community engagement programmes

    Closing Date: 4th, July 2022

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    Junior Lecturer / Lecturer- Safety Management V002712 & V002672



    Teaching and Learning

    • The conduct of tutorials, practical classes, demonstrations, workshops, student field excursions, clinical sessions, and studio sessions.
    • Initiation and development of subject material.
    • Marking and assessment.
    • Consultation with students.

    Research and Innovation

    • Conduct research.
    • Involved in professional activity.

    Academic Leadership

    • Involved in school and faculty committees.
    • Contribute to advising students and recruitment activities.

    Social responsiveness

    • Involved in community engagement and sharing of expertise.

    Minimum requirements


    A Junior Lecturer / Lecturer is expected to contribute to the teaching effort of the institution and carry out activities to maintain and develop his/her professional activities to the profession or discipline. An academic at this level is also expected to play a role in scholarship, research, and/or professional activities.



    • Junior lecturer: Postgraduate/BTech qualification in Safety Management/relevant field and 3 years/more experience in the safety management field.
    • Lecturer: Postgraduate/BTech qualification in Safety Management/relevant field and 6 years/more experience in the safety management field.


    • A minimum of 3 years (Junior Lecturer) / 6 years (Lecturer) of relevant work experience in this particular subject field is essential.
    • A minimum of 1 year experience in the presentation of relevant subjects in an undergraduate teaching programme is desirable.


    • Computer literary in MS Office, e-mail and internet.
    • Knowledge of the appropriate assessment theory and practice to enhance student performance.
    • Commitment to teaching and learning, including a willingness to become involved in students’ educational environment.


    • Effective time management skills.
    • Effective communication skills.
    • Good digital technology skills.
    • Good interpersonal relations and a client-service orientation.
    • Demonstration of language proficiency to function optimally in the various functionally multilingual environments of the NWU.
    • The ability to function well individually and as part of a team/subject group.
    • Good analytical abilities and innovative thinking, as well as the ability to be self-driven.
    • Ability to solve problems independently.
    • High level of professional and ethical conduct.

    Closing Date: 17th, June 2022

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    Lab Technician M001083

    Job description

    • Analysis of plant and soil samples
    • Laboratory management and planning
    • Financial management (Budgeting)
    • Participate in practical training (WIL)
    • Liaise with academics, students & community around university

    Minimum requirements

    • Bachelor of Sciences in Analytical Chemistry is essential
    • Registration with the SACNASP is essential 
    • Membership with a professional society is desirable 


    • 1-3 years Technician experience is essential 


    • Management plant and soil laboratory skills with 1-3 years’ experience
    • Establishing standard operational procedures (SOPs)
    • Knowledge of instrumentation


    • Good writing and presentation skill
    • Able to work in a team
    • Adaptability/Decisiveness
    • Initiative/Perseverance
    • Interpersonal Skills
    • Knowledge of Organization Skills
    • Stress management
    • Valuing Service and Diversity

    Closing Date: 17th, June 2022

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    Lecturer M000286

    Job description

    • Teaching of Soil Science modules 
    1. Preparation of Study guides 
    2. Contribute towards the development of new curriculum and/or the review of the existing curriculum
    • Undertake research activities (including on the field) and supervising students research projects in the disciplines of Soil Science.
    1. Publish the findings of research works in accredited and high impact journals
    2. Actively involved in driving research activities at the University research farm and promoting the functionality of the department teaching and research laboratory facilities
    • Build on existing and/or initiate strong relationship with communities (including farmers’ groups, science councils etc.) by providing advisory services or conducting research that project the image of the University.
    • Involved in management aspects related to an academic programme and/or research group

    Minimum requirements

    • MSC in Agriculture specialising in Soil Sciences is essential (NQF 9)
    • PhD specialising in soil sciences is desirable (NQF 10)
    • Registration with the SACNASP (Soil Science) is essential 
    • Memberships with the Soil Science Society of South Africa and International Professional organization is desirable 


    • 1-5 years’ experience in Teaching Soil Science is desirable 
    • 1-5 years’ experience in Research in Soil Science and Postgraduate students’ supervision is desirable 
    • 1-5 years Community Engagement experience is desirable 
    • 1-5 years academic management is desirable 


    • Tertiary teaching experience at undergraduate and post graduate level in soil science. Experience in Crop Science will be a recommendation.
    • Supervision of undergraduate students.
    • Research in soil sciences specifically in the agricultural environment and proven track records of published articles in accredited and high impact journals
    • Experience in the application of precision agriculture in soil science will be recommended
    • Strong ability to use SAS software and any other relevant statistical software packages.


    • Demonstrate strong ability to attract research funding and supported by documentary evidence
    • Ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment
    • Good oral and written communication skills
    • Good inter-personal relationships.

    Closing Date: 17th, June 2022

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