Vacancy - Associate Professor/Professor- African Feminist Studies

20 Oct 2021 - 10:30

We seek to appoint a black South African who will be part of leading our full academic teaching programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and a suite of research and networking programmes based within the African Gender Institute.


• PhD in a Humanities-based discipline, with strong connection to the interests of African feminist histories and


• At least a decade of experience as a researcher committed to engaging questions of feminisms, African-centred

issues, and continental intellectual trajectories

• Experience in academic leadership and management (appropriate to the level of appointment)

• Experience in academic teaching and supervision, where African feminist issues have been a core part of the

work, appropriate to the level of appointment (typically 10 years at the professorial level)

• Publications at the appropriate level and quality for the position

• An established profile of continental academic, networking, and research work

• An interest in working to strengthen and build the Department of African Feminist Studies within UCT and beyond


• A record of academic work which bears witness to transdisciplinary interests

• Strong experience in digitally-based engagement with intellectual work

• Fluency in more than one South African language as a language of research/teaching

• An interest in deepening discourse and practice on the decolonial within South African higher education

• Strong experience of fund-raising, to support research interests which include those of postgraduates

• Strong experience



• Research within the candidate’s own field, and concomitant publications at the position’s level

• To take up the Head of Departmentship, as required, after one to two years of appointment

• Teaching, course convenerships, and supervision within the Department

• Strong participation in team building and programming with the Department

• Participation in Faculty, and other UCT governance constituencies, in contributing to UCT’s transformation and


The annual remuneration packages, including benefits for the respective levels, for 2021 is:

Associate Professor: R1 105 604

Professor: R1 348 905

To apply, please e-mail the below documents in a single pdf file to Ian Petersen at

- UCT Application Form (download at

- Cover letter, and

- Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Deadline: 15 November


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