Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor/Professor and Head of School of Nursing
University of the Free State School of Nursing
South Africa

Faculty of Health Sciences
School of Nursing

Senior Lecturer/ Associate Professor/ Professor and Head of School

Job ID: 3818

This post was previously advertised as Job ID: 3724.  All applications received in response to the previous advertisement, will automatically be considered again. Previous applicants therefore do not need to reapply.

KINDLY TAKE NOTE: Applications may only be submitted online through the official UFS vacancy website: http://www.ufs.ac.za/templates/vacancies. Applications submitted through any other platform will not be considered. 

Please ensure that all relevant documentation is attached to your application. INCOMPLETE OR APPLICATIONS SENT VIA EMAIL WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

• a detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter (please note that the first three (3) referees on your CV will be contacted with regard to reference checking);
• certified copies (not older than 6 months) of all academic records;
• certified copies (not older than 6 months) of qualifications (please provide the SAQA accreditation in the case of foreign qualifications);
• a certified copy (not older than 6 months) of your identity document (ID);
• Proof of registration with a Professional Body (if applicable);
• A copy of your driver’s license (if applicable).

Duties and responsibilities:

• Participate actively in the management of the Faculty of Health Sciences under the leadership of the Dean.
• Lead the School of Nursing in strengthening research, scholarship, reconciliation and social justice as critical foci.
• Build the reputation of innovation of the School of Nursing in terms of teaching and learning (inclusive of simulation and technology).
• Take up a leadership role in national and regional nursing and health care affairs as appropriate to the benefit of the School of Nursing and its wider community.
• Manage the strategic and day-to-day affairs of the School of Nursing within the Faculty of Health Sciences by applying sound leadership and managerial skills.
• Identify and pursue opportunities to secure external income through short learning programmes to support the core functions of the School of Nursing.

Inherent requirements:

Senior Lecturer: 
• A PhD on NQF level 10 in Nursing. 
• Registered with the South African Nursing Council as a General, Psychiatric and Community Nurse and Midwife (attach proof of registration).
• Registered with the SANC (attached proof of registration).
• In possession of a management qualification.
• Has an additional qualification in nursing education.
• Holds at least a bachelor’s degree in nursing. 
• Proven experience in the presentation of papers at national scholarly conferences. 
• Proven national recognition for specialist expertise and research in a specific area of scholarship. 
• An NRF rating or demonstrate potential for obtaining an NRF rating. 
• Proven experience in supervision of graduated master’s students. 
• A proven research record of relevant publications in national and international accredited journals. 
• Proven experience of service as an active member of a national or international scholarly society or committee or agency concerned with research at higher education levels. 

Associate Professor: 

• A PhD on NQF level 10 in Nursing. 
• Registered with the South African Nursing Council as a General, Psychiatric and Community Nurse and Midwife (attach proof of registration).
• Registered with the SANC (attached proof of registration).
• In possession of a management qualification.
• Has an additional qualification in nursing education.
• Holds at least a bachelor’s degree in nursing. 
• Experience as external examiner for postgraduate students. 
• Proven experience in the presentation of research papers at national and international conferences, where there is evidence of peer review of papers. 
• Act as an editorial board member and/or reviewer of high-quality national scholarly journals. 
• Proven national recognition for specialist expertise and research leadership in a specific scientific area of scholarship. 
• A NRF rating of C3 or equivalent status. 
• Proven experience in the supervision of graduated master’s students. 
• A proven research record of relevant publications in accredited national and international journals. 
• Serve as a member of a national scholarly society, OR a national committee or agency concerned with research at higher education levels, OR show evidence of service as an active member of an international equivalent. 

Professor:

• A PhD on NQF level 10 in Nursing. 
• Registered with the South African Nursing Council as a General, Psychiatric and Community Nurse and Midwife (attach proof of registration).
• Registered with the SANC (attached proof of registration).
• In possession of a management qualification.
• Has an additional qualification in nursing education.
• Holds at least a bachelor’s degree in nursing. 
• Experience as external examiner for masters’ and doctoral students.
• Act as editorial board member of high-quality international/ISI/IBSS journals.
• Proven international recognition for specialist expertise and research leadership in a particular area of academic scholarship (e.g. regularly serves as a reviewer for international/ISI/IBSS journals).
• An NRF rating of C1 or C2 or equivalent status.
• Demonstrated successful supervision of graduated master's and preferably graduated doctoral students.
• Proven experience in delivering keynote addresses at national scholarly conferences.
• Serve as a member of an international scholarly society OR an international committee or agency concerned with research at higher education levels.

Required competencies: 

• Results oriented:
- The ability to set high standards, establish tough goals, and to work to achieve success. 
- The ability to cope with a frequently changing environment and to adapt to evolving situations. 

• Strategic thinking:
- The ability to deal with several activities at a time. 
- The ability to be creative and open-minded when addressing work issues. 

• Business acumen:
- The ability to adhere to rules and strictly follow work regulations
- Proficient in using MS Office.

• Leading:
- The ability to maintain high levels of personal motivation, energy and enthusiasm.
- The ability to lead, take charge of situations, and offer opinions and directions to others.

• Building coalitions:
- The ability to negotiate, sell, influence and to persuade others.
- The ability to be self-assured and at ease with people in all types of social situations.

Recommendations:

• Previous applicable management experience.
• Experience in project management and financial management.

Assumption of duties:

As soon as possible.

Closing date:

01 June 2021.

Salary:

The salary scale is available on request. 

Enquiries:

For enquiries, please feel free to contact 051 401 7705/ 7267/ 9848 /9003 or email Recruit@ufs.ac.za

General:

The University reserves the right not to fill the post. The University subscribes to and applies the principles prescribed by the Employment Equity Act. Preference will be given to candidates from the designated groups, in accordance with the principles of the aforementioned act and the employee profile of the specific department/ division. 

The UFS is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity and redress in achieving its equity targets. Our Employment Equity Plan is available at https://ufsacza.sharepoint.com/sites/supportservices/hr/Resources/Employment%20Equity%20Plan_July2017.pdf. For this post, we seek particularly to attract black (i.e. African, Coloured and Indian) and disabled South African candidates.

The UFS will only consider applications of candidates who meet all the inherent requirements of the position. Applications that are incomplete will not be considered. Communication will be limited to shortlisted candidates only. Should you not be contacted within six weeks of the closing date for applications, you may assume that your application was unsuccessful.

APPLY ONLINE:

External candidates can click HERE to apply online.
UFS staff members can log onto PeopleSoft, click on Self Service, then on Recruiting, and then on Careers to apply online.


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